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0 The Weekend Paper For The Greenbrier Valley - February 25, 2017 - Mountain Messenger- 11 BUSINESS O O O The State Fair of West Virginia and Lewisburg Rotary Club are happy to announce the first-ever West Virgin- ia Craft Brew Festival on Saturday, Apr. 29, at the State Fairgrounds in Lewisburg. The event is set for 2-10 p.m. and will feature West Virginia's finest craft breweries, an assortment of food trucks and all day music fea- turing Tyler Childers, Larry Keel, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, The Jon Stickley Trio and Black King Coal. "We are very excited to bring this unique event to the Greenbrier Val- ley," State Fair CEO Kelly Collins stated. "The craft beer industry is growing in our state and this event is a chance to showcase the best of West V'trginia. Add in the food and music, and it is looking to be a great day!" Patrons for the Brew Festival will also have access to special work- shops on beer and food pah'ings and the importance of agriculture in the brewing process. Tickets for the fast-ever WV Craft Brew Fest may be purchased Mar. 1 by visiting or by call- ing 1-800-514-ETIX (3849). Tickets may also be purchased at the State Fair Box Office and other select lo- cations Mar. 20. The mission of this event is tO support and expand the ever-grow- ing craft beer movement in West Virginia, while also supporting the local community. Proceeds from this event will go toward the scholarship and endowment funds for the State Fair of West V'trginia and Lewisburg Rotary Club. For more information including tickets prices, please visit the State Fair of West Virginia Event Center's website at The State Fair Event Center is a 200 acre multi-purpose meeting and exposition facility providing a wide variety of event rental oppommities and hosting over 300 events annu- ally. Annuat-WV-Craft-Brew-Festi- val-Set-for-April-at-Stat -Fair- announces new William "Will" Windham has been named chief ex- ecutive officer of LewisGale Hospital Alleghany, effec- tive Apr. 3. "Will's progressive career and accomplishments since joining HCA signify the type of leadership we can expect him to bring to LewisGale Hospital Alleghany," said Brian Baumgardner, presi- dent of LewisGale Regional Health System. "This hos- pital has been recognized William Winflham nationally for patient safety and excellent health outcomes, and Will's leadership will continue to build on these successes." Windham has been a member of the HCA family since 2006, when he began his HCA career as an administrative intern at Chippenham & Johnston Willis Hospitals in Rich- mond, VA. He has held progressive leadership positions at HCA's HealthONE division office and Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, both in Denver, CO; and the cor- porate Strategic Resource Group and Centennial Medical Center, both in Nashville, TN. Windham currently resides in McKinney, TX, where he serves as chief operating officer for HCA's Medical City McKinney. "Will's experience and expertise is a perfect fit for our hos- pital," said Joe Carpenter, chairman of LewisGale Hospital Alleghany's Board of Trustees. "I believe his personality and his love of outdoor activities will also be a perfect fit for our community." Windham earned his bachelor of science in business ad- ministration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, NC, and his master of hospital and health administration degree from Virginia Common- wealth University in Richmond. In his spare time, Windham and his wife, Lauren, enjoy visiting with family and friends, hiking and cycling. Wind- ham also enjoys fly-fishing, movies and music. The Wind- hams just welcomed their first child, William Grayson, this month. NIP IT IN THE glff. Will/ 01 gW S gLgMFIN . THE 1tl;81" IN THE I USINESS! Licensed • Insured • Bonded I Master Electrician I ,4-s17.4,, I I Living The Good Life After Retirement • Activity Rooms . Potluck Dinners . Dingo • Cookouts . Church Services . Live Bands • Parties . Social Areas Country living with city conveniences. All common areas have been remodeled and redecorated. We welcome you to stop by and see all of the improvements that have been made. One bedroom apartments for the eldedy, near eldedy and handicapped. HUD approved. Non-assisted living. Rent based on income. A staff member is on call 24/'/for emergencies. To request an application Call 304.645.1308 Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. LEWISBURG MANOR Independent Living 344 Court St., Lewisburg, WV 24901 II A recent study conducted on behalfthat number, 51 percent were between Regarding current policy issues, 71 of West Virginia for Broadband exam- the age of 18 and 34. percent are against adding sales tax to ines the perspective of the state's resi- Mostly though, respondents use telephone servicesas a new source of dents on a number of issues. The poll the Internet for communication pur- revenue for the state. Also, construe- found 85 percent of West Virginians poses. Seventy-eight percent of West tion of the so-called "middle mile," a have Internet services in their homes Virginians with Internet service in section of Internet infrastructure esti- and three out of four of those with their homes use social media such as, mated to cost $75 million and would service said their internet speed cur- Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Snapchat, then only be used by some Internet rently meets their needs. Additionally, Instagram, Linkedln, etc. Addition- providers, was overwhelmingly re- only one out of five said they were ally, 86 percent used the Internet for jeered. 63 percent of those polled not happy with their current Internet email. Seventy percent of those polled stated they would not wish for their service, even among those who work said someone in their household has a legislator to support it. from home. smartphone - such as an Android or Finally, when asked about the rea- The study shows respondents use iPhone. Of those, nearly 90 percent of sons West Virginia's economy cur- the Internet regularly• and for various participants use a data or Internet plan rently lags behind the rest of the na- reasons. 87 percent say they use the for their devices, tion, less than 2 percent felt the state's Internet daily or more often, while 79 A majority of West Virginians, 57 lack of broadband Internet connectiv- percent use the Intemet to shop and percent; stated they do not feel the ity was a contributing factor-instead 62 percent pay bills or conduct online Internet is an essential utility such as pointing to the state's lack of eco- banking• Almost half of those polled water, or electricity. Meanwhile, 63 nomic diversity, workforce education, said that they use the Internet for on- percent of West Virginians are unsure aging population, highways and other line entertainment sites like Hulu, and what the "max" download speed de- issues. Netflix to stream shows or movies. Of livered by their respective provider is. GREENWAY'S REAL ESTATE & AUCTION IS PROUD TO PRESENT... Be/cram. Om 3235 WAYSIDE-CREAMERY RD, PENCE mr l moE ovE