Category: Local Business

Jim Strawn on Riverbend, a new opportunity for children coming from foster care

by Sam Sentelle

Jim Strawn

“I’m a ‘yes’ man,” Jim Strawn told Putnam Rotarians during their luncheon meeting today. “I always try to find a way to say ‘yes’ before I say ‘no.'”



Main Street Beats Out Online Commerce, with Mary Zigmond

by Sam Sentelle

Mary Zigmond speaking to Rotary about what she's learned about being a small business owner over the years.

Mary Zigmond became the proud owner of The Gallery in Hurricane ten years ago. It’s been a rough fight against the growth of online retail business, she told Putnam Rotarians today.But with a marketing degree from West Virginia University, she set her goal early to own and operate her own boutique.



Cindy Skiles with Teays Physical Therapy

by Sam Sentelle

Cyndee Adkins and Cindy Skiles

As founder and president of Teays Physical Therapy Center since 1990, Cindy Skiles is recognized as resident practitioner and health educator in a growing service in the area.

Physical therapy is expected to grow some 34 percent by 2024, Skiles told Putnam Rotarians during their weekly luncheon meeting today.



Brian Bolyard with BridgeValley on AEP Foundation funds STEM program

by Sam Sentelle

Brian Bolyard Chief Marketing Officer BridgeValley C&T College

BridgeValley Community & Technical College will support 2,200 students with a special grant from the AEP Foundation, Brian Bolyard told Putnam Rotarians today.