Barbour County Chamber of Commerce President Eric Ruf, right, presented the Chamber’s annual contribution of $ 2,000 to Reg Trefethen, left, and Cheryl Wolfe, Directors of the Barbour County Development Authority, during the Chamber’s Annual Banquet Meeting held recently at Alderson Broaddus University.

Dr. E. Gordon Gee, President of West Virginia University, was the speaker.  While the amount of our contribution is only a small portion of the authority’s budget, said Ruf, it represents over 22% of the Chamber’s dues income.  Economic development is a very important concern of the Chamber, Ruf said.  Ruf is the Director of the Belington Clinic.