COMMENTARY: Putting Mountaineer Country’s best foot forward

How’s it going, Mountaineer Country? The warmer weather has arrived, and things are starting to look up.

Visit Mountaineer Country CVB is looking forward to the days where we can enjoy our great region together again, but we’re happy to report that the opportunities to collaborate with our partners have been plentiful.

The CVB’s latest projects and involvements have emphasis in creating meaningful connections, offering community support and showcasing our region to enhance it as a tourist destination. Keep reading to find out what we’ve been working on and how you can be involved.

Our partners thrive on community support

Support the West Virginia Black Bears at our upcoming tourism partner meeting.

Matthew Drayer, manager for the team, will join us at our next meeting at 10:30 a.m. March 26, where he will talk about what to expect from the upcoming season.

The Monongalia County Ballpark and the Black Bears games bring people together to create unforgettable experiences. Community support is vital to this year’s season, so head to the waitlist now to secure your tickets:

For more information on the West Virginia Black Bears, go to

If you’d like to be on the Tourism Partner Meeting list, send an email to and let us know.

Just So You Know

Visit Mountaineer Country has created a Lodging Partner Facebook group in response to lodging partners’ requests. The group allows for open communication between lodging partners outside of lodging committee meetings.

The mission of the group is to support one another so that we can continue to provide the best visitor experiences in Mountaineer Country.

You can find the group at

Visit Mountaineer Country CVB is partnering with WV Heat and WVHTA on their supervisory training video initiative.

This training video will showcase businesses from each of the state’s nine regions and emphasize the importance of training employees to fulfill supervisory duties.

The CVB has identified several businesses in Mountaineer Country that exemplify well-trained employees and has recommended them for consideration.

Stay tuned for the final result that will be housed on

VMCCVB shout-outs

We want to give a warm welcome to our newest Mountaineer Deals partners. Please join us in celebrating A & J Sewing Studio, Dunham’s Sports, Gritstone Climbing + Fitness, Jacqueline’s Fine Jewelry, Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, Mountain State Brewing Co., Preston Dental Care, LLC, and The Hotel Morgan.

To view their deals or sign up to be a Mountaineer Deals Partner, go to
As premier tourism partners of the VMCCVB, Mountaineer Deals participants get first access to the CVB’s communication distribution, including our website, social media, e-mails, promotions, giveaways, itineraries and more.

For the latest updates and tourism information in Mountaineer Country, sign up for our e-newsletter at and like @VisitMountaineerCountry on social media.

The Visit Mountaineer Country CVB strives to increase the tourism economy by marketing and selling the destination to our guests by wowing them and encouraging them to stay one more night and spend one more dollar.