Morgantown Area Partnership and Surrounding Chambers to Host North Central West Virginia Business Summit, ”Bridges Without Boundaries”

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., October 22, 2020 — Bridges Without Boundaries is a regional business summit that focuses on the future of North Central West Virginia and includes a presentation on the region’s Economic Outlook from WVU’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research Director John Deskins and David H. McKinley, President and Chief Investment Officer of McKinley Carter Wealth Services. The summit will be held virtually on Thursday, October 29 starting at 8:30 a.m.

The event will open with a small business panel on surviving the pandemic, with panelists Ray Glymph, Owner of Get Fit Juices & Shakes, Lotus McDowell, Owner of Artworks and Jamison Johnson, Manager of Screech Owl Brewing. Additional speakers during Deskins’ Economic Outlook presentation include Greg Corio and Dr. Danny Twilley of the newly appointed Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative (OEDC). Healthcare leaders David Goldberg of Mon Health and Dr. Judie Charlton of WVU Medicine will each provide updates on their organizations including expansion efforts and the impact of COVID-19.  The event concludes with speaker presentations from both of West Virginia’s Gubernatorial Candidates, Republican incumbent Jim Justice and Democratic nominee Ben Salango.

Bridges Without Boundaries is hosted by the Morgantown Area Partnership and the Preston County, Harrison County and Marion County Chambers of Commerce.

“We’re all here to champion for the business community in North Central West Virginia,” says Russell Rogerson, President & CEO of the Morgantown Area Partnership. “With presentations from local business, economic and political leaders, our chamber members and the interested public can partake in a day full of learning. We are building the road leading to economic growth in the region.”

Attendees can register for the virtual event by visiting


About the Morgantown Area Partnership:
The Morgantown Area Partnership is a public/private alliance encompassing four entities including the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce, the Monongalia County Development Authority, the Morgantown Area Economic Partnership and the Campus Neighborhoods Revitalization Corporation (Sunnyside Up). The Partnership takes a holistic approach to economic growth and focuses on creative, strategic solutions to our growing community. Learn more at

Contact: Russell Rogerson
President & CEO, Morgantown Area Partnership
Phone: 304-292-3311 ext. 1010

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