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Posted on: May 3rd, 2017
We’re super thrilled to be kicking off the launch of Experience West Virginia with our first post. Launching Experience West Virginia comes with big hopes for the future of our state and the residents who inspired this adventure.
Coming from a long line of West Virginia residents, we both carry a special understanding of what a wonderful place our home state really is, an understanding that most tend to miss if they haven’t spent much time among the people and beauty of West Virginia.
Now, here we are balancing life and raising our own families among the hills, small towns and rivers of the mountain state.
Week after week we’ve found ourselves driving around trying to think of something new to do on a weeknight or weekend with our family or friends, only to end up at the same restaurant or big box store. With each passing day we have found ourselves less connected to the fun events, coolest local spots and best activities taking place in our area.
When we had time to chat with our friends on a regular basis, word of mouth was how we got our insider tips and local best of the best recommendations. Now we rely on local and community news sites, Facebook, and much more. By the time we piece together all the things happening around our state and local communities it’s usually after the events have taken place.
After spending 10 months in weekly community meetings speaking with residents from North Central West Virginia, we found we were not alone in this. Too often residents, business owners, and event organizers share how they have a hard time reaching their audience while the audience has a difficult time finding them.
We have a vibrant blend of trendy and traditional offerings across all customer-based industries. There is no lack of creative business owners in our state. There is a lack of consistent, easy-to-use centralized communication that promotes the efforts of these individuals and what they have to offer on a local scale.
With a deep love for our state and the people in it, we’ve responded to the call for connection. Experience West Virginia is an event publishing and promotion platform. We strive to be the one-stop shop to promote your event or plan the perfect weeknight outing or weekend adventure.
Our unique platform aims to connect and engage residents and state visitors with fun local and statewide events. This one-of-a-kind, statewide community calendar focuses on big and small events in each region. If you have an event, special promotion or non-profit meeting, we want to know about it!
We are more than a community calendar. We are customer generator. We are two community organizers dedicated to helping make the West Virginia economy succeed. We will work day in and day out to connect local residents with all the fun their hometowns and surrounding communities have to offer.
Our clean and easy-to-use promotion platform can take your event, however large or small, to the next level. You can visit the site here.
Let us know what you think! If you have any questions, please ask. If you have an event, let us know or add it yourself using the “Add Event” button found on the top left of the site.
If you love it, share it on social media using the hashtag #ExperienceWV.
If you have any suggestions or comments, please e-mail us and we will get to work.
We look forward to connecting you to all West Virginia has to offer!