Smithers, W.Va. (May 1, 2023) – West Virginia Hive, a program of the New River
Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA), will continue its county-by-county
“Coffee Talks” sessions with an event in Fayette County at Smithers Wellness Place
from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on May 5, 2023. These gatherings are popular networking
opportunities for entrepreneurs and business owners to meet and learn from each other,
as well as industry professionals.
Judy Moore, executive director of WV Hive and deputy director of the NRGRDA, will
conduct an interview with Beth Fish, inspirational entrepreneur and local small business
owner at American National Insurance.
“Our Coffee Talks sessions are a wonderful opportunity for local entrepreneurs,
business owners, and community leaders to network, learn from, and exchange ideas
with one another,” said Moore.
Smithers Wellness Place is located at 518 Michigan Avenue. Register for the event now
by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wv-hive-coffee-talks-smithers-wv-tickets-
The event is sponsored by United Bank. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.
Following the Coffee Talks session, the WV Hive team will continue their networking in
Smithers with their “Community Days” activities, by visiting local businesses and sharing
information on the services provided by the WV Hive for small businesses.
WV Hive is an entrepreneurship program positioned to help aspiring and existing
business owners launch and grow successful businesses throughout Southern West
Virginia. By serving 13 of the southernmost counties, WV Hive Network brings one-on-
one business advising and technical assistance support to markets typically
undervalued. For more information about WV Hive, please visit https://wvhive.com/.