Dec. 13 Entrepreneurial Networking Event at One Cup: Coffee with a Mission
Beckley, W.Va. (Dec. 9, 2022) – The West Virginia Hive is hosting a holiday “Coffee Talks”
networking session from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 13, at One Cup: Coffee with
a Mission in Oceana.
Judy Moore, executive director of the WV Hive and deputy director of the New River Gorge
Regional Development Authority, said “Our Coffee Talks sessions offer an opportunity for local
entrepreneurs, business owners, and community leaders to network, learn from, and exchange
ideas with one another.”
Moore said she will conduct an interview with Kelly Laxton, a local entrepreneur and successful
business owner of The Cakery located in Matheny and RAE’s Diner located in Oceana. Laxton,
who grew up in Oceana, has a culinary degree, and in addition to being a business owner is a
Debra Davis, executive director of One Voice, the parent organization of One Cup, said, “This
event is also an opportunity to learn about the services provided at One Cup: Coffee with a
Mission, a gathering space between work and home where recovery and community come
together to fight stigma every day.”
One Cup: Coffee with a Mission is located at 893 Cook Parkway in Oceana. The link to register is
After the Coffee Talks session, the WV Hive staff will be conducting ‘Community Days’ visits
with local businesses throughout Wyoming County to introduce Hive services and offer support.
The WV Hive is the entrepreneurship program of the New River Gorge Regional Development
Authority and the administrator of the Country Roads Angel Network. Its 13-county service area
includes Raleigh, Fayette, Summers, Nicholas, Webster, Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Monroe,
Mercer, McDowell, Wyoming, Logan, and Mingo counties. More information about the WV
Hive can be found at https://wvhive.com/.