Get To Know The Entrepreneurs Competing at Show of Hands This Week

Wheeling Heritage’s Show of Hands will return this Wednesday, July 26 at the Wheeling Artisan Center. Four local entrepreneurs will take the stage in the hopes of receiving more than $4,000 to support their business. Each business owner will have four minutes to make a pitch to the audience, explaining how additional funding through Show of Hands would positively impact their business and the community. The audience will then cast their votes, and the person with the most votes will take home the top prize.

Get to know the latest round of Show of Hands finalists by checking out these videos created by the Wheeling Heritage Media team, and we’ll see you tomorrow, July 26!

Johnny Haught, Ohio Valley MMA

Laura Oswalt, Tacet Coffee Cart

Adam Payne, YNST Magazine

Ashley Sutton, Moonlight Intimate Apparel

Don’t miss the season finale of Show of Hands this Wednesday, July 26 at the Wheeling Artisan Center (1400 Main Street). Doors open at 6 p.m., with presentations beginning at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring $5 cash for their opportunity to vote. Those who can’t attend in person can watch the live-streamed event and vote online at 

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To date, Show of Hands has awarded more than $116,000 to support small businesses and projects in Wheeling. This program is generously funded by Orrick, our corporate sponsor, and our Friends of Show of Hands. Orrick donates $1,000 to each Show of Hands while our Friends of Show of Hands contributes $250 to each event. Friends of Show of Hands includes Barb & Fuzz LaRue, Brian Joseph, Touchstone Research Laboratory, Bridgeway Capital, Dan and Debbie Joseph, FXB, H. Lawrence Jones and Sue Blevins, Kennen & Kennen Realtors, Rabbi Joshua Lief & Rebecca Lief, Sikora Montessori, Steve & Jackie Johnston, Warwood Armature, Wheeling VW-Subarum Will and Tracey Turani

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• Wheeling Heritage Media creates a variety of multimedia experiences in order to tell Wheeling’s story, both past and present. Through videos, podcasts, photos, and more, they create content and provide digital access to help more people feel connected and engaged with this vibrant, growing community