Calling all makers: RCBI to host annual WV Makes Festival Oct. 4

Makers of all ages will compete for cash prizes and state bragging rights Oct. 4 during West Virginia’s largest maker festival on the Huntington campus of Marshall University.

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Small business workshop to focus on HUBZone advantages

It pays to be in the Zone.

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Statewide agriculture competition to reward student innovation

To encourage innovation and problem-solving among students interested in agriculture, the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and statewide partners announce the third-annual West Virginia Agriculture Technology & Innovation Student Competition, which offers cash prizes to winners.

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All things local is theme of Oct. 19 food & farm event

Locally sourced food will be the focus Oct. 19 as the inaugural Local by Local: A Food & Farm Conference & Expo kicks off at Pumpkin Park in Milton. 

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RCBI awards $82,000 in early stage funding to businesses

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) recently awarded $82,000 in early stage funding to 10 West Virginia companies and entrepreneurs to help develop new products, market existing goods and services and provide training to facilitate business expansion.

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Nominate your favorite WV small business for SBA awards

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is accepting nominations for its 2020 National and District Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year.

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RCBI partners with Guard to offer new job training program

Young people are learning in-demand industry skills thanks to a new partnership between the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and the West Virginia Army National Guard.

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Military procurement workshop set for Oct. 10 in Huntington

Small businesses from around the region can learn about contracting opportunities with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps during a free workshop October 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (1050 Fourth Ave.) in Huntington.

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RCBI launches new tool for industry

Manufacturers struggling to fill skilled jobs have an additional tool at their disposal – a registered apprenticeship training program for Composite Technicians that was recently approved by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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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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