As the Wheeling streetscape project continues to progress, residents and visitors can expect to see traffic cones on Main and Market well into 2024. While this construction might slow down our commute, it shouldn’t slow down our support for the small businesses located in the heart of Downtown Wheeling. By making an effort to support these businesses, you are not only helping them stay afloat during a difficult time but also contributing to the overall health of the community.
The Wheeling Heritage Media team checked in with Downtown business owners, as well as local leaders, to learn more about how we can come together to make a significant impact on the success and future of these businesses, and ultimately the community as a whole.
• Alex Panas is the Program Manager for Wheeling Heritage, where she works with artists, small business owners, and community stakeholders to provide technical assistance and create meaningful programs that enhance Wheeling. She also serves as the managing editor for Weelunk. Alex lives in St. Clairsville with her husband where they raise four cats and four spunky backyard chickens.
•Wheeling Heritage Mediacreates 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.