Celebrating 100-year-old businesses in West Virginia
In an effort to recognize businesses which have stood the test of time and served as anchors in their communities, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner founded the WV Centurion Chamber of Commerce program in 2019, presenting recognition and a certificate to businesses which have been in continuous operation for 100 years or longer in the Mountain State. Since then, the office has recognized more than 250 businesses with the award.
The current West Virginia Centurion Chamber of Commerce list of businesses is based on data from the WV Secretary of State’s Business Organizations Database, research and the help of local chambers of commerce. Because not all business types are required to register with the Secretary of State’s Office and some may have existed but not registered with the office until a later date, more businesses may be added at any time.
If you believe your business is eligible for the award but is not on the list, please reach out to the Communications Division at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name, address and founding date of your business, as well as some type of proof of its 100-year-old-plus existence. As an example, some businesses have provided dated photographs, news articles or receipts.
Secretary of State Announces 2020 Members of WV Centurion Chamber of CommerceDecember 29, 2020
WVSOS Business & Licensing Division to Recognize Businesses and Organizations That Have Been Operating in WV for 100 or More YearsMay 24, 2019
If we may be of any further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us: 304.558.6000 toll free 866.767.8683 email: Communications@wvsos.gov