Appalachian Seed Swap A Success

The 3rd Annual Appalachian Seed Swap was held earlier this spring in Pikeville, KY. A celebration of Appalachia’s unique agricultural heritage, the Seed Swap brought folks together from throughout the region to trade heirloom seeds and to learn more in general about planting, harvesting and processing those home grown fruits and veggies into family foods and […]

Challenge for EKY Entrepreneurs

$10,000 for entrepreneurs in eastern Kentucky! Justin Prater came by WMMT to tell our listeners about the UPIKE Startup Challenge the Kentucky Innovation Network is offering to eastern Kentuckians with a bright idea for a  business. If you live in Eastern Kentucky (east of i75, south of i64), you are eligible to enter the competition. Anyone is […]

EKY Small Businesses Needed – Help Available

Most businesses powering the Kentucky economy are small – less than 50 employees. Increasing entrepreneurship and the growth of local businesses could be key to rebuilding east Kentucky. However 80% of small businesses fail in the first five years. This Making Connections News report focuses on the resources available in our region that dramatically improve […]