The Charleston Gazette | Tomblin Touts Tennant, Rahall At Logan Rally

New Jersey Lottery Creative Account a Mega-Win for Ferrara & Company – Yahoo Finance

Big bucks are coming in. Millions of dollars are coming in, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said at a rally held Saturday morning at the firehouse in downtown Logan. West Virginia is not for sale. About 100 people attended the event. We need people who will push our state forward, Tomblin said, stumping for fellow Democrats Rep.
Source: http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140802/GZ01/140809872

Northstar New Jersey Lottery, which provides management services to the New Jersey Lottery, selected Ferrara & Company from a strong field of agencies from across New Jersey and New York for a multi-year contract. “We’re thrilled to be chosen as the lead agency for the New Jersey Lottery to help build their brand and drive revenue for the State,” said founder and CEO, Art Ferrara. “To have an opportunity to represent such an important client is a testament to the hard work and talent of our team. We thank Northstar New Jersey Lottery for their confidence in our strategic and creative vision; we look forward to partnering with them.” Northstar was selected by the state of New Jersey in 2013 to manage the marketing, sales and related lottery functions. “The competition for entertainment dollars is very strong, and it is important to keep ahead of the competition to guarantee growth of the funding for New Jersey education and institutions and the public they serve,” said Northstar’s Russ Knapp, General Manager. “We believe a partnership with Ferrara & Company will help us fuel new interest and growth.” “We knew that we were competing against a large field that included some very respected agencies and we believe that our creative ideas and track record made a difference,” continued Art Ferrara, referring to the Kim Kardashian and Ray J watch online firm’s extensive proposal covering TV, radio and outdoor advertising as well as retail, digital and promotional ideas.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/jersey-lottery-creative-account-mega-150000412.html

Appy League: Blue Jays lose late lead; Danville beats Rays »
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Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

“Many farmers are looking to add revenue streams to their farms,” Smith said. Last month, the Appalachian Regional Commission, a federal agency charged with promoting economic development in that area, launched a map and guide of nearly 300 farmers markets, vineyards, farm-to-fork restaurants and other destinations in an effort to boost the industry. The map and guide were published in Food Traveler Magazine and online. “Local food systems are growing throughout Appalachia, and their growth is making important economic contributions in rural communities,” said Earl F. Gohl, who co-chairs the commission along with West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.
Source: http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3522747.shtml

Ag tourism touted as way to boost rural economies | KOB.com

Warner mingles at fair U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., flew through the Tazewell County Fairgrounds Sunday afternoon like a whirlwind, pausing to kiss a baby, flip his orange tie in the direction of a Tennessee Volunteers fan and say: Only a Washington politician would be silly enough to wear a tie to a county fair, and addressed the audience at the horse show ring who were polite enough to listen, but were there to see the horse show. August 4, 2014 1 Photo Work begins on tough Elkhorn Water Project Construction on phase one of the Elkhorn Water Project is underway, and the crews who are installing the 10-inch pipe that will carry clean water to communities along the length of Elkhorn Creek are encountering some of the most challenging terrain on earth to install the water mains. August 4, 2014 1 Photo A local volunteer fire department is asking people in its service area to help meet growing expenses and help it stay in operation.
Source: http://www.bdtonline.com/local/x197381024/Appy-League-Blue-Jays-lose-late-lead-Danville-beats-Rays

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