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Manager of McDonald's in Hurricane wins national award

Jan. 10, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Restaurant manager Beverly Bellomy of McDonald's in Hurricane was honored last week with the Ray Kroc Award, given to only 141 restaurant managers across the country.

The award was established to honor the hardest working restaurant managers in the country, and with 13,000 McDonald's restaurants in the United States, it's rare to have a winner in the area, said company spokeswoman Emily Myers Duke. The award is named for the founder of McDonald's Corporation.

Bellomy was surprised in her restaurant by local owner/operators Fred and Andy Haughey, as well as Sandy Shuler, vice president of McDonald's Pittsburgh Region, and other regional executives. She received a trophy and ring, and gets a trip to Chicago for the National Ray Kroc Award Ceremony hosted by Jeff Stratton, president of McDonald's USA, LLC.

HADCO: Marc Sprouse, president of the Huntington Area Development Council, will be leading a roundtable discussion on diversifying local economies, at the International Economic Development Council Leadership Summit in Orlando, Fla., later this month.

The Summit, scheduled for Jan. 27-29, brings together economic development professionals to discuss trends and improve skills for those working to grow their local and regional economies.

In the last fifteen years, HADCO's efforts have resulted in $68 million in new capital investment and created 12,000 jobs from new companies locating in Cabell and Wayne County and existing companies expanding their operations.

PROTEA BIOSCIENCES: A West Virginia biotech businessman will be presenting at an industry conference next week in New York. CEO Stephen Turner of Protea Biosciences Group Inc., a leading bioanalytics technology company based in Morgantown, will present at the 15th Annual Needham & Co. Growth Conference on Tuesday, Jan.15, at the Palace Hotel in New York City.

Turner will discuss the company's groundbreaking LAESI technology platform and how his company is building a new life science franchise. The company also recently announced the opening of its Mass Spectrometry Imaging Center (MSIC) in Morgantown, where biologists can directly access LAESI's bioanalytical capabilities and Protea's scientific team for their research projects.

A webinar replay of the presentation will be available at www.proteabio.com.

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