Current Members

Hilda Armstrong, Mary Kay    



Krista Black, TOPDOG Legal Mktg LLC    

Office: 304-720-1856   Rm: 122

Linda Bodie,     Element FCU

Office: 304-720-1406  Rm: 108

Cell: 304-561-7745

Shanda Brandon, Real Estate Agent


Shannah Breckenridge, Accurate Books & Payroll    


Gene Brooks, BrooAlexa

Office: 304-720-1413 Rm: 105

Cell: 304-444-9781

Salim Brown, Poetik Inspirationz    



Brian Canterbury, Bohemian LLC    

Office: 304-720-1409  Rm: 107

Cell: 304-546-9410

Avon Cobourne, Primerica    


Octavia Cordon, Aspire Achievement Project    


Duane Davis, Havah Ministries    


Jonathan Figg, Brightheart Health Inc    



Tony Gilliam, Photographer    


Kimberly Hambrick, Westat    



Gary Hampton, Nescorp

Office: 304-720-1415   Rm: 106    

Cell: 304-549-7034

Bob Hardy, Hey You Guys LLC    



Patrick Krason, A Political Firm    


Jon Matthews, Matthews Media    


George Montgomery, Edgewood Consulting    



Charlotte Moore, Mary Kay    


Tess Myers, Generations Saved    


Brandon Nida, New WV (WV Coops)

Office: 304-720-1412   Rm: 109    

Cell: 681-319-5389

Adrinne O’Neill, Vivian Vernell    



Kodak Oshun, Singer/Rapper    


Ryan Owens


Jon Price, Ultimate Software    



Jim Probst, Citizen’s Climate Lobby    


Morgan Robinson, Palante Technology Coop



Tim Sayre, Kanawha IT Security    


Trevon Taylor, Recording Artist    


Rex Thaxton, MicroCAD Training & Consulting    


Stephen Tolley, Music City Visuals    


Fred Tyson, New Birth Construction, LLC

Office: 304-720-1404   Rm: 104

Cell: 304-419-4633

Ginnie Varnado



Charmaine Wilson, USDA/DST Sorority    



Kevin Young, 4Ever Young Fotos LLC    


Corey Zinn, Create WV    



Stephen Mychal Tolley

Music City Visuals


Kimberly Hambrick


Member Spotlight


When asked how some of our current and past members use the facility, here is what they had to say...

"I use the EDC to access the computer in what I consider quiet time."

-Ginnie Varnado

"I provide accounting, bookkeeping and tax services. I use this amazing building to meet clients, conduct workshops, and provide financial literacy and entrepreneurship classes to young people ages 6 to 18."

-Mavery Davis, CPA

"The EDC gives me the opportunity to have a modern workspace equipped with Wi-Fi and printer and helps me to successfully network and conduct my business activities in international sales and exports."

-Ibrahim Mitias, Stoneza, Inc.

"We use the capture studio any time a client requests headshots with a plain backdrop or indoor session. We also love using it for holiday mini sessions (Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, etc.)."

-Jeremey & Kathleen Burns, Burns Exposures

"I am a management, marketing and technology consultant working in social media, websites and videos. Through my companies Bohemian and Everywhere Local we help businesses grow."

-Brian Canterbury, Bohemian LLC

"I work for the WVSU Upward Bound Program. The Economic Development Center is utilized as a site for various services, particularly after school tutoring recruitment and parent informational meetings, to support participants living closer to the EDC than the main campus."  

-Tiffany Plear, WVSU Upward Bound

"I use the facility to meet face to face with vendors, clients and partners. I also will schedule some shared office or conference room time when I have a teleconference or video meeting and I need a quiet professional place to log in."

-Josh Dunn, Community Care of WV

"I use the facility to record local artist and to do photoshoots and video. I run the Almost Heaven artist showcase out of the building. I also have a associates degree in music production." 

-Stephen Mychal Tolley, Owner, Music City Visuals

"TOPDOG Legal Marketing has an office space at the WVSU-EDC to provide local work space free from the distractions of technology. TOPDOG is also looking forward to using the fresh, modern meeting space and media production facilities."

-Krista Black, J.D.,CEO TOPDOG Legal Marketing

"I use the EDC to teach skincare classes and how to prepare the self employed business. Your facility is a great place because it is handicapped accessible."

-Charlotte Moore, Mary Kay Independent Consultant


Creative Communities Network, Inc.

Create WV

1506 Kanawha Blvd. West

Charleston, WV 25387


Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm

Additional Parking:  Charleston Orthopedic building located at

1532 Kanawha Blvd. W

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