WV Living Marketplace Opens At Snowshoe

Snowshoe, WV – Don’t feel like you have to go far to get a great shopping experience – WV Living Marketplace is opening at Snowshoe Mountain Resort.

WV Living Marketplace is the flagship store of the popular statewide publication, WV Living Magazine. Nikki Bowman, owner and editor of WV Living and WV Weddings, and Parween Mascari, an attorney with Jackson Kelly, joined forces to create the store.

“The mission of WV Living is to change perceptions and raise awareness” says Bowman. “We are championing our state’s finest craftsmen and small businesses in a vibrant and energetic store. We hope to encourage people to think twice about buying products made out of the country, when they have incredible options right here in the state.”

The store features all West Virginia-made products. Glassware, furnishings, pottery, hand-made jewelry, candles are just a few of the items mentioned that will be in the store. So instead of purchasing furniture from Pottery Barn you can find a one of a kind piece from Pocahontas Woods at the new store.

Bill Rock, President of Snowshoe Mountain Resort is pleased to have the new retail addition to the Village marketplace.

“The resort is excited to welcome WV Living Marketplace to the Village at Snowshoe” says Rock. “Nikki and Parween’s ability to showcase and sell the best West Virginia products is a perfect complement to our resort experience.”

Bowman and Mascari chose to locate their first store at Snowshoe Mountain Resort because the resort is one of the top 10 ski resorts in the East and one of the most popular tourist spots in the state.

Even Govenor Joe Manchin is excited saying he’s pleased that the store is opening. He says he’s confident this investment will be a win-win for the state’s fine craftsmen and Snowshoe Mountain Resort.

Store opens July 9th.

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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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