Businesses recognized for economic development
Local businesses were also recognized during the Governor's visit for their contribution to local economic development. Pictured with Governor Joe Manchin (in center rear) and Chris Lundberg (far left) and Nancy Ferner (far right) of the Small Business Development Center are (left to right) Isabella Yosuico of CY Communications, Nancy Sostaric of the Country Inn, Linda Sprankle-Lillard of Washington Homeopathic Products and Frog Valley Artisans Angela Matthews, Veronica Wilson and Mark Schwenk. Not present were other recognized business owners, who were Joe Lillard of Wasington Homeopathic Products, Frankie Tan of Atasia Spa, Judy Webb of Nature Niche and Chuck Wheeler of Mountain Laurel Gallery.
The Governor also recognized Betty Lou Harmison – History Hero, Garrett Kysar – All American Soapbox Derby world champion, master's division and Nathan Quarantillo, first place winner in the medicine and health category for the junior regional science fair and recipient of the Paul Saab Biology Award. photos by Kate Evans