Business

RED Launches CO.STARTERS Program for Entrepreneurs

The Regional Economic Development Partnership (RED) will soon offer CO.STARTERS Core, a 10-session, cohort-based program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed...

New Cocktail Bar Opens in South Wheeling

A decent cocktail can be hard to find - but not anymore! You can now enjoy an incredible cocktail with hand-muddled, fresh ingredients imported from around the globe and mixed to perfection right here in Wheeli...

Open Streets Workshop Comes to Centre Market

When was the last time you took a stroll through the Centre Market neighborhood in Wheeling? What was that experience like? How could it be improved? These are some of the questions that the City of Wheeling, a...

Wheeling’s Cool History of Air Conditioning

If you were filling out the 1960 census, you would have been asked questions about freezers, flush toilets, and air conditioning. Today, these objects seem essential to our everyday lives, but the 1960 census r...

Midge’s Kitchen Wins Show of Hands

After a week of online voting, Wheeling Heritage’s latest round of Show of Hands has come to a close. More than 500 votes were received during the week-long voting period, with Melissa Rebholz, owner of Midge’s...
Neely's Grocery

City of Wheeling CARES About Small Businesses

Does a hairstylist working on her own qualify for a new round of federal assistance to small businesses? Can a corner store get reimbursed for more than $3,000 spent on plexiglass shields, disposable gloves and...
Wheeling Aerial

Support Black-Owned Businesses in the Wheeling Area

As our community continues to support our Black neighbors by condemning institutional racism and advocating for positive change, many wonder how they can do more. One way is to support small businesses owned by persons of color. Weelunk has compiled a list of Black-owned businesses ranging from hair salons to construction companies that you can support in the Wheeling area.
Valerie holding a "Shop Small" sign

Shop Small on Saturday and Carry a Big Bag

Sometimes you just want to shop in your jammies. Sometimes you need everything from an ice scraper to almond butter, and only a big box will do. Other times, you want to smell those coffee beans grinding, ru...

Happy Goat Yoga-Small Business Series

Editor's Note:  This video is part of a Weelunk series focused on small businesses that have recently launched in the Friendly City.  Thank you to AT&T for sponsoring this series.  ...

Hangover BBQ Fired Up Over Show of Hands Win

A sweet little voice from the crowded room asked, “What’s your favorite kind of meat to make?” That question, posed by Billy Litman’s 6-year-old niece CeCe, is what put Hangover BBQ over the top at Wednesday’s ...

Wheeling Heritage (Part 1): A Big Win Today!

J ust like on a reality television show, Jake Dougherty and Alex Weld knew how the competition ended more than seven months ago — and had to keep it hush-hush. Until today. The exciting news — that Wheeli...

(Williams Lea) Tag — You’re It

Along with the fact that there are 100 job openings, why should you consider working at Williams Lea Tag? Because it “feels like home, like family,” said Jennifer Materkoski, senior manager of communications...

Small Cells, Big Improvements in Digital Age

Nearly all of us have endured the dreaded “stadium slowdown” on our mobile devices. Though perhaps we should be paying more attention when the Pirates are at bat or the Nailers set up for a power play, in the d...

A Taste of Japan in the Heart of Wheeling

In Wheeling’s historic Centre Market, a unique corner offers both newcomers and longtime patrons a literal taste of Japan. From fish to chicken, udon noodles and bubble tea, Osaka Express offers a full menu of ...

Show of Hands Looking for Applicants

Do you have an idea for a new business, a business expansion or a project that will impact Wheeling? If so, you are encouraged to apply for Wheeling Heritage’s Show of Hands. The winner will leave the event ...