WV made products: Blue Smoke Salsa, glass blown vase, Bloomery SweetShine wine, ceramic plate, wooden chair, wooden spoon

Nothing instills more pride in West Virginia than seeing and experiencing its homegrown talent up close. Here are 10 products you can incorporate into your business to help spread the word about successful in-state entrepreneurship.


Originally published in West Virginia Focus magazine

Does your establishment pride itself on fine dining? Take attention to detail one step further with local flavor, using Smooth Ambler Spirits (Maxwelton) or Bloomery SweetShine (Charles Town) in your cocktails. Use the delicious West Virginia Fruit and Berry (Bridgeport) preserves and fruit butters in breakfasts, appetizers, and desserts.

Known for your appetizers? Add some West Virginia kick to your restaurant’s menu by using Blue Smoke Salsa (Ansted) as a side to those nachos.

Wow guests with your food presentation using the colorful and wildly popular Fiestaware (Newell) and homegrown wooden utensils from Allegheny Treenware (Thornton).

If you’re looking for a creative way to brighten up your company’s space, incorporate glassworks by Ron Hinkle Glass (Buckhannon) or whimsical woodblock prints by Eddie Spaghetti (Morgantown) into your décor and introduce clients to some of the state’s finest artists. Gat Creek Furniture (Berkeley Springs) provides beautiful eco-friendly pieces for office and dining areas, all made of Appalachian Cherry.

Set the mood in your office and support local music by playing tunes from the Bob Thompson Unit(Charleston).

Written by Alexis Kessel