Delta Hotels by Marriott enters multi-year agreement with Marshall Athletics

HUNTINGTON – The Delta by Marriott hotels in downtown Huntington and the Huntington Mall have entered into a multi-year agreement with Marshall Athletics.

Both hotels are owned and operated by Uptowner Inns Inc.

The partnership began on Thursday, July 1, 2021, according to a press release from Delta Hotels by Marriott.

Delta hotels will be featured in various sponsored promotions during the 2021-2022 season, the statement said.

“Delta Hotels are proud to partner with Marshall University Athletics to help give back to the program,” said Mike Shockley, sales manager for Delta Hotels by Marriott in downtown Huntington and the Huntington Mall, in the statement. . “This is a great opportunity, the management and staff are excited about the coming season and look forward to welcoming all the fans to the herd. “

The hotels are located in downtown Huntington at 800 3rd Ave. and at 3551 US 60 East in Barboursville.

“On match weekends the staff will show their support in green and white,” Shockley added.

Marshall Health Recognized As The First Comprehensive Care Center For VM MS

HUNTINGTON – Marshall Health has been recognized as the state’s premier comprehensive care center by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS).

The Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care Center award is nominated by a local and national committee. To earn the distinction, an organization must demonstrate coordinated, multidisciplinary care for patients with MS.

According to NMSS, clinicians at Marshall Health continually demonstrate a wealth of knowledge, experience and the significant attention to detail required to treat people living with MS.

For more than eight years, Marshall Health, under the leadership of President of Neurology Paul B. Ferguson, MD, has trained a comprehensive team of providers to treat the many facets of MS. A Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at Marshall Health was founded in 2013 and now serves over 1,000 patients. At the Comprehensive MS Clinic housed within Marshall Neurology, the team works together to help modify or slow the course of the disease, treat attacks, manage symptoms, improve function and safety, and cope with the burden. emotional that multiple sclerosis can have on a patient.

“This designation is a testament to the work done by countless professionals in our organization over the years to improve the care and quality of life of our MS patients,” said Ferguson, who in 2016 became Virginia’s first neurologist. -Western to receive a Partners in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Care designation in Neurology by NMSS. “I am so proud to work alongside this group of remarkably talented and committed individuals to continue caring for us to the next level, with further growth and development of our program to serve those in need. “

The comprehensive MS clinic includes on-site physicians, therapists, certified MS nurses and clinical pharmacists. Collaboration with other medical specialties includes neuroradiology, ophthalmology, urology, psychiatry and neuropsychology, all with expertise in the assessment and management of symptoms in patients with MS.

“We are proud to partner with Marshall Health to improve coordinated and comprehensive care for people with MS in West Virginia and surrounding areas,” said Sherri Ellis, president of the National MS Society, Virginia-West Virginia . “By earning this recognition, Marshall Health has shown tremendous leadership in the care of MS, having a tremendous impact on nearly one million people living with MS in our country.

There are over 3,000 people in West Virginia living with MS. Marshall Health is one of 145 comprehensive care centers designated by the NMSS nationwide. To learn more about multiple sclerosis care at Marshall Health, visit or call Marshall Neurology at 304-691-1787.

The software is now accepting applications

HUNTINGTON – NewForce, a six-month, fully distance-learning, tuition-free software development training program for West Virginia residents, has opened applications for its fifth cohort of students.

NewForce is a partnership between Generation West Virginia, Mountwest Community and Technical College and West Virginia Community and Technical College System, according to a joint press release.

The program connects graduates with innovative employers in Mountain State who are willing to hire, officials said in the statement.

“NewForce’s learning environment is modeled after real software development workplaces,” Jordan Castelloe, senior instructor at NewForce, said in the release. “Students work as a team to learn how to create software applications, from planning to production. “

NewForce provides technical training for West Virginia residents from all walks of life: customer service workers, teachers, fast food workers, house painters, parents, accountants and more. No coding experience is required to apply.

“It’s something anyone can do,” Jen Johnson, technical trainer at Oktana and NewForce graduate, said in the statement. “I started at 46 years old. I would tell anyone interested in software development to do this. It changed my life.

Additionally, 91% of job-seeking graduates in Cohort 3 – the most recent graduates of the program – were employed in software development with West Virginia-based employers within seven months of graduating. their diploma. The average salary of all NewForce graduates is $ 46,000, according to the release.

Generation West Virginia believes everyone should have the opportunity to find a job they love here in West Virginia, and NewForce is making it easier for more people to live, work and thrive in the state. mountains, ”Courtney Susman, NewForce coordinator at Generation West Virginia, said in the statement.

With all classes now fully remote, the program is available to West Virginia based anywhere in the state, Susman added.

Applications for Cohort Five close July 23, 2021, and classes begin in October. Prospective students can learn more about NewForce and apply on

CSX completes the purchase of Quality Carriers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla .– CSX Corp. announced Thursday that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Quality Carriers, Inc, a North American supplier of bulk liquid chemicals trucking, from Quality Distribution, Inc.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Quality Carriers operates more than 2,500 trucks and 6,400 trailers that serve many of the largest chemical producers and processors. The addition of Quality Carriers allows CSX to extend the reach of its network and access new products, markets and regions through a unique and competitive multimodal solution that leverages the reach of trucking with the cost advantage of rail services. As such, CSX can now provide more comprehensive transportation services to customers along supply chains.

“We are delighted to welcome the Quality Carriers team to CSX,” said James M. Foote, President and CEO of CSX. “We strive to provide producers and shippers of chemicals with the most efficient and cost effective transportation services possible. By combining the capabilities of CSX and Quality Carriers, we can provide an unmatched multimodal solution that will generate substantial value for our customers.

“Joining the CSX family strengthens our position as the premier bulk chemical trucking network in North America and provides our customers with an integrated rail-highway offering that will revolutionize the chemical transportation industry,” added Randy Strutz, president of Quality Carriers. “CSX is a pioneer in the rail transport of bulk chemicals, and this combination offers enormous potential. We look forward to integrating our capabilities and providing improved bulk chemical transport solutions. “

Small Business Development Enrollment Course

ASHLAND – Registration for Workforce Solutions courses that help students learn strategies for starting and growing their own small business is now open.

These include “Starting Your Own Small Business”, “Starting Your Own Online Business”, “Starting and Running Your Own Home Business”, “Building a Successful Business Plan” and “Using Social Media in Business. “.

Classes cost $ 115 and last six weeks. All offer an instructor-led, self-paced option. Classes open on July 14, 2021.

Students take interactive courses entirely on the Internet. All courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally recognized authors.


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