Workshops help find value in your business ideas

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is partnering with Ohio University’s LIGHTS Regional Innovation Network to offer two free workshops to help small business owners and entrepreneurs understand how to use value proposition and business models to develop their ideas, products and services.

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It’s our job to help ensure your business succeeds

By Debra Martin, Director
WV SBDC

Running a small business is not for the faint of heart. Underestimating the challenges is one of the biggest obstacles that entrepreneurs face.

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RCBI helps Hercules International ace quality systems audit

Huntington-based manufacturer Hercules International recently passed its ISO 9001:2015 surveillance audit with zero nonconformities. ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized Quality Management Systems standard that signifies company procedures for producing parts and services consistently meet customer and regulatory requirements.

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Scouts from around the globe visit RCBI exhibit at Jamboree 

Scouts from across the U.S. and around the world are exploring robotics, additive manufacturing (3D printing) and the latest automation technology at the RCBI exhibit during the 24th World Scout Jamboree through August 2.

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Marshall School of Aviation to offer two degree programs 

Marshall University is one step closer to takeoff of its aviation program after the University Board of Governors’ recent approval of two new academic degrees. 

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RCBI offering industry training at several state locations

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is offering an array of industry training at sites across the state in the coming months.

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RCBI awards Carbon Fiber $10,000 to develop aircraft

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) has awarded Carbon Fiber Composites, an Ona-based aviation manufacturer, $10,000 to develop a new aircraft concept for the general aviation market.

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Navy partners with RCBI on training

Two civilian employees with the U.S. Navy are among the nation’s first Additive Manufacturing Technician apprentices.

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RCBI partners with the MEP at The Ohio State University South Centers

Marshall University’s Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is partnering with the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at The Ohio State University’s South Centers in Piketon, Ohio, to be a service provider for manufacturers and other businesses in southeast Ohio.

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Expo attracts nearly 80 suppliers hoping to serve manufacturers

RCBI and Advantage Valley joined with the West Virginia Development Office to sponsor an expo June 13 in Hurricane to link small businesses with major West Virginia chemical and polymer manufacturers.

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