These West Virginia-based companies and organizations are not only leaders in their industries, but they believe in the importance of retaining and attracting driven, versatile talent that can lead West Virginia into the future. Our companies will employ Impact WV Fellows for one year in a paid fellowship.
Downstream Strategies | Morgantown, WV
“At Downstream Strategies, we look forward to offering even more opportunities for young people to thrive in West Virginia.”
Downstream Strategies offers consulting services to help build resilient communities, promote economic development, and protect the environment. Our staff members combine sound interdisciplinary skills with a core belief in the importance of protecting the environment and linking economic development with natural resource stewardship.
Vaught, Inc. | Beckley, WV
“We are confident that this bold, leading-edge initiative will help Vaught, Inc. attract and retain the skilled, energetic talent needed to move our business initiatives forward.”
Vaught, Inc. is a solutions company that thrives on solving tough problems in the complicated, heavily regulated and ever-changing landscape of health care. In its pursuit to develop pioneering solutions for clients, Vaught, Inc. launched four successful subsidiary companies: NightWatch Remote Pharmacy Services, MedMatrix Solutions, V23 and Indigo Health. A new company offering additional services is in the pipeline for 2017. The team has been recognized on Inc. magazine’s 500|5000 roster of fastest-growing private companies.
Core10 | Huntington, WV
“We’re proud to support the inauguration of this initiative dedicated to fostering the Mountain State’s best and brightest.”
Core10 is a 100%-U.S.-based software development company that creates financial technology solutions for the banking, healthcare, insurance, and retail verticals, among others. Its dedicated Tennessee- and West Virginia–based talent provides world-class outsourced design and development expertise at a value without any of the headaches associated with offshoring.
WesBanco | Wheeling, WV
“For nearly 150 years, WesBanco has prided itself on its legacy of community involvement and professional development, and actively seeks innovative ways to collaborate and support local organizations that share our core belief of helping our communities succeed. WesBanco is an innovative and forward-thinking company dedicated to talent development and retention within our key geographies, and we are eager to help with Impact West Virginia Fellowship’s goal to attract, retain, and advance the best and brightest young talent to live, work, and contribute to a better future for West Virginia.”
Founded in 1870, WesBanco, Inc. (www.wesbanco.com) is a multi-state, bank holding company with total assets of approximately $9.8 billion (as of September 30, 2016). WesBanco is a diversified and well-balanced financial services institution, with a community bank at its core, built upon a strong legacy of credit and risk management. WesBanco has meaningful market share across Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, that is maintained by its commitment to dedicated customer service and solid fee-based businesses, including its proprietary mutual fund family, the WesMark Funds, and century-old trust and wealth management business.
MESH | Charleston, WV
“Young, innovative perspectives are vital to our transitioning, diversifying economy. MESH works to create new jobs and recruit fresh talent to West Virginia. The Impact West Virginia Fellowship will be a game-changing program in building the next generation economy we believe in.”
MESH | Design and Development is a full-service communication design studio building compelling, impactful brands and digital platforms for clients across the country. We work to see design and computer programming impact socially-driven entrepreneurship, innovation, education, and equity. Our team of designers, developers, and strategists work out of two studios: Charleston, West Virginia and Brooklyn, New York.
EntreEd | Charleston, WV
EntreEd provides advocacy, leadership, networking, technical assistance, and resources nationally for students and teachers, empowering America’s Entrepreneurial Schools.