Appalachian Botanical Company received a Power of Performance Award at the 2019 Small Communities/BIG Changes conference.
Held on Nov. 18 in South Charleston, the conference was organized by the Alliance for Economic Development of Southern West Virginia, the West Virginia Community Development Hub and Coalfield Development.
Appalachian Botanical Company was recognized for its efforts to put Southern West Virginians back to work. The large majority of ABCo workers live in Boone County, with the rest coming from Fayette County and Raleigh County.
In accepting the award, ABCo President Jocelyn Sheppard offered thanks for the help and support received throughout this first year of operation. Early partners and collaborators include the Region II Workforce Investment Board, Synergy Health, PSIMED, Inc., and Penn Virginia Operating Co., LLC. Jocelyn also highlighted two individuals for their crucial contributions to the company: Manager Christina Jeffries and Partner/Investor Terry Rusin.
Read more about the other Power of Performance winners who are making a difference in Southern WV at WVhub.org