‘Be Local’ Campaign to Kick-Off in Pendleton County

The Pendleton County Economic & Community Development Authority (PCECDA), in conjunction with the Pendleton Times and the Pendleton County Chamber of Commerce, is kicking off a year long ‘Be Local’ campaign to increase support for local businesses.

The ‘Be Local’ campaign originated from a county business owner asking the PCECDA to encourage the community to support local. In August, 2021, at their regular board meeting, the PCECDA voted to create a local campaign which will include bi-weekly local newspaper ads, web presence, and a social media campaign highlighting the county’s businesses. The Pendleton Times and the Pendleton County Chamber of Commerce both agreed to partner with the PCECDA and the idea became reality. The campaign will be lead by PCECDA Business Recognition Committee members, Kristin Dingess, Brianna Bruns and Jamie DiFalco and  Office Administrator, Amber Nesselrodt, and will begin the first week of October.

Why is it so important to be local? Small businesses are the backbone of the economy locally and throughout the state of West Virginia. Studies show that 67 cents of every dollar spent at a small business stays in the community and creates an additional 50 cents in local business activity as employees and owners purchase local goods and services.

How can Pendleton County businesses get involved?

  • Download the below flyer for the ‘Be Local’ campaign and hang it on your business door or window:
  • On your social media channel, tell us why you love being a small business in Pendleton County. Make sure to tag @PendletonCountyEDA and use the hashtag #BeLocalPenCoWV.
  • Reach out to the PCECDA, eda@pendletoncounty.com or (304) 358-2074, to see how your business can get involved.

How can individuals get involved?

  • On your social media channel, share positivity about a local business. Tag the business and make sure to tag @PendletonCountyEDA and use the hashtag #BeLocalPenCoWV.
  • Stay tuned for local PRIZE opportunities from small businesses
  • Be local – shop, eat, play, support, BE local.


Contact: Pendleton County EDA, 304-358-2074, eda@pendletoncounty.com

September 29, 2021

The Pendleton County Economic & Community Development Authority is committed to promoting and developing a thriving local economy by facilitating the expansion and retention of existing and new businesses, attracting new opportunities for local business, and preserving the uniqueness that makes Pendleton County a special place to work and live.