Business Beat: RV & Boat Show coming in January

December 20, 2018 GMT

HUNTINGTON — As the region’s first and longest continuously held RV and boat exposition, the Huntington RV & Boat Show has provided outdoor adventurers an early preview of what’s new for the upcoming recreation seasons over more than 35 years.

Hundreds of products and services will be on display and available from knowledgeable exhibitors, organizers said.

The 2019 Huntington RV & Boat Show will be presented Friday, Jan. 25, through Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in downtown Huntington.

The Huntington RV & Boat Show attracts thousands of travelers, campers, boaters and outdoor recreation enthusiasts from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia every year.

If you are involved in a business or organization that provides products or services in which RV and Boat owners would be interested and would like to participate in the 2019 Huntington RV & boat Show, contact Jeff Scott, show coordinator, at 304-757-5487; Lynn Butler, Setzer’s World of Camping, at 304-736-5287; or Stephanie and Phil Abbott, Burdette Camping Center Outlet, at 304-562-2267.


SHEETZ: Sheetz, a family-owned and operated convenience store chain, announced it will celebrate the holidays by offering customers a free cup of freshly brewed coffee from midnight to noon on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

It will also offer free coffee from 4 p.m. New Year’s Eve until 4 p.m. New Year’s Day.

Guests can walk into any one of Sheetz’s stores in West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina and receive a free cup of coffee.

Customers also have the opportunity to make the holiday brighter for local children by donating to Sheetz For The Kidz at checkout. Sheetz For The Kidz is an employee-run charity providing toys, clothes and other basic needs to underprivileged children. One hundred percent of customer donations go directly to supporting the children in the communities Sheetz serves.

All Sheetz locations are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

WORKSHOP: Busy West Virginia entrepreneurs can learn the basics of starting and improving a new business at their own pace online and at no cost.

The online West Virginia Small Business Development Center is free through March 2019, thanks to sponsorship from the Regional Development Funding Corporation.

Online participants register to receive a login code. The unique login allows the registered learner to access the workshop from any device with internet access, whether in the home, library or caf. The participant can start, stop and resume the workshop any time.

To register, visit and click on the training calendar.

Fred Pace is the business reporter for The Herald-Dispatch. Send your business news and photos to You can also call 304-526-2729. Follow him at and via Twitter @FredPaceHD.