Can anything good come out of West Virginia? Tune in weekly to the Positively West Virginia Podcast, where we feature in-depth interviews with the business leaders and entrepreneurs making a positive impact on our state.
Montani Mental Health - Finding the Right Path
Kayla Mullin is owner of Montani Mental Health, LLC. While still in High School, Kayla chose a career in the mental health field after seeing a family member benefit from seeing a therapist.
She is a graduate of Fairmont State University and Waynesburg University - holding specializations in addictions counseling and perinatal mental health. She has worked in juvenile justice, hospitals and outpatient mental health over the past 12 years in this field.
Benedum Foundation: Helping People Help Themselves
Mary Hunt is the Program Director for Community and Economic Development for the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation based in Pittsburgh serving all of West Virginia and parts of southwestern Pennsylvania.
In her program areas Mary works with nonprofits, local, state and federal governments, as well as educational institutions. Prior to joining the Benedum Foundation, she held community development and administrative management positions at the local and state government levels and a private corporation in West Virginia. She holds a BS in Sociology and MS in Public Administration. Mary’s work at the Foundation focuses on Rural and Technology-Based Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Community Capacity Building and Civic Engagement. She serves on several advisory councils and boards which advance the efforts supported by the Foundation.
Benedum Foundation: https://benedum.org
M&M Baits: The Best is Yet to Come
M&M Baits is a small-bait business run by a high school student - soon to be a graduate.
M&M makes and sells custom soft-plastic fishing baits for different species of fish. They offer a variety of colors - some that you see on the market and others that M&M found to work best within certain areas of the state.
Since day one, M&M has been working tirelessly in order to grow their product line and enhance their customer's experience. They are proud of how far they've come, but remain committed to improving the quality of their products and services.
M&M Baits: https://www.mnmcustombaitsllc.com/
M&M Baits Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/m_n_m_custom_baits
Hearing Solutions: A Community of Change
John Vash Jr. is a 16-year resident of West Virginia and is proud to call it his home. Another thing he’s proud to call his own—Hearing Solutions in Bridgeport and White Hall, West Virginia.
Vash has worked in the hearing healthcare field for over 20 years. He has worked as a Workshop Consultant on a national level and has helped thousands of people hear better.
Hearing Solutions: https://www.hearingsolutionswv.com/
Terri Reed Cutright & Associates: The Revitalization of Morgantown
Established in 2008, Terri Reed Cutright & Associates has been on the cutting edge of grant writing and community development. Leading that charge in Morgantown is President and Founder, Terri Cutright.
Over the last 30 years, Cutright has been recognized for her leadership acumen with several awards, including the 2015 SBA West Virginia Women in Business Champion of the Year.
Terri Reed Cutright & Associates: https://www.trcandassociates.com/
Mountaineer Military Museum: A Wartime Memorial
Childhood friends were drafted into their country’s service, but only one of them made it home. Ron McVaney, Founder and CEO of the museum, and his wife, Barb, are dedicated to telling their story.
Mrs. McVaney is the Executive Director of the museum, and with her husband, the two have collected hundreds of pieces of memorabilia over the last thirty-five years.
As a former Morgantown WV resident and small business owner, I love to hear stories of businesses thriving in my home state! This is such a positive and encouraging podcast. Keep up the good work!
Jim does a great job of recognizing WV business and asks the right questions so that you learn about their “stories”, excellent work!
Love spreading word WV businesses!
I love what he’s doing and getting news out about all of these great companies.