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WV Wholesalers Association Presents Four Students with College Scholarships

The West Virginia Wholesalers Association (WVWA), has awarded four students from across the state and region with college scholarships.

Those receiving awards, and the WVWA member they are affiliated with, include:
  • Patrica Ann Weir (Huntington, WV), Goldsmit Sydnor
  • Jordyn Lynn Read (Wheeling, WV), Eby-Brown
  • Brandon Scott Bentley (Cedartown, GA), Eby-Brown
  • Jaren J. Straughn (Wheeling, WV), Team Sledd
The WVWA Scholarship is open to any full-time employees or the children of employees of Class A Wholesale Members within the association’s membership who is a high school senior that has been accepted for admission or a full-time student at a college or university.
Congratulations to all the winners and wish them the best of luck!

2020 Mid Atlantic Legislative Conference Cancelled

It is with great sadness, that we notify you that we are cancelling the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Legislative Conference.  This was an extremely hard decision to make, but due to the Coronavirus pandemic causing travel restrictions within many companies, our numbers were extremely low.  We didn’t feel this year’s event would be the same quality that our attendees have become accustomed to.

We will be back next year better than ever!  We are now in the process of planning the 2021 Mid-Atlantic Legislative Conference for May and we will have that event information to you soon.   

If you made room reservations at The Greenbrier and need to cancel, please call 1-855-676-4716.

We appreciate your understanding and we look forward to seeing you in 2021!

WV OMEGA Appoints Traci Nelson President

Traci NelsonCharleston, W.Va. (August 22, 2017) - The West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association (OMEGA), the trade association which represents the state’s convenience stores, independent grocers and petroleum marketers, has appointed Traci Nelson president of the organization, representatives announced. 

“Given her more than 20 years of experience working with OMEGA and its membership, there is no one more qualified to lead the organization than Traci,” said OMEGA Chairman Joe DeFazio.  “She knows our issues, understands trade association management and for those reasons, was a unanimous choice to lead us into the future.” 

Nelson said, “I’m humbled by the faith and trust of the OMEGA Board in giving me this opportunity.  There was no greater mentor than Jan Vineyard, who led the organization so capably for the past two decades.  She set a high bar and I plan to do my best to live up to it in terms of advocating for our issues and serving our membership.” 

Nelson has worked for OMEGA since 1995 and has held the role of Member Services Coordinator since 2006, when OMEGA took over management of the West Virginia Trucking Association (WVTA).  OMEGA took over management of the West Virginia Wholesalers Association (WVWA) in 2013 and the Independent Insurance Agents of West Virginia (IIAWV) in 2014.

As president of OMEGA, Nelson also manages the day-to-day operations of the WVTA, the WVWA and the IIAWV.  Nelson is also serving her third term as president of the West Virginia Society of Association Executives (WVSAE).

For additional information, contact Traci Nelson at (304) 343-5500, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Year in Review 2016

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WV Wholesalers Association Announce Scholarship Recipents for 2015

Charleston, WV (July 27, 2015) – The West Virginia Wholesalers Association (WVWA), the trade association which represents the state’s wholesale distributors, has announced their annual recipients of $1,000 WVWA Scholarships. Those recipients include: Ryan Beveridge of Finleyville, PA; Taylor Brown of Glen Fork, WV; Danielle McCallister of Barboursville, WV; and Derek Pavlic of Wheeling, WV. 

“As an association representing West Virginians, we are extremely pleased to be in a position to help support our members and our members’ employees and their families in furthering their education,” said Jan Vineyard, executive director of the WVWA.  “This year’s recipients are all great students, leaders in their schools and active community volunteers and we wish them the best of luck in their education and future endeavors.”  

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