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IntelliPoint Technologies celebrates 20th anniversary

November 23, 2018

IntelliPoint Technologies in Ona is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The company was founded in Barboursville in 1998 by Dennis Barry, a Wheeling native and father of five daughters.

ONA — Employees of Intelli-Point Technologies in Ona will gather this week to celebrate a West Virginia business that has been growing consistently for 20 years.

The company was founded in Barboursville in 1998 by Dennis Barry, a Wheeling native and father of five daughters. It is now located at 2 Insurance Way in Ona.

Barry, who has since expanded his company to a second office in the Cincinnati area, considers his company “a onestop shop for small to medium-sized companies and all their IT and back-office automation needs.”

“We understand the client’s business process, and as a managed services provider, we align our knowledge and resources according to the business requirements so that we can manage the entire operation efficiently,” Barry said. “We look forward to more growth and expansion for the company in the years to come.”

BARE ARMS: Bare Arms LLC, with two local indoor gun ranges in the Huntington and Ashland areas, opened two new tactical gear and apparel stores.

The first store opened at the Ashland Town Center Mall adjacent to the J.C. Penney’s store. Then on Veteran’s Day, a second tactical and apparel store was opened in the former Pac Sun location at the Huntington Mall.

Both stores offer a large variety of tactical gear, accessories, grunt-style T-shirts and a Black Rifle Coffee shop. The new stores employ over 20 new employees and offer discounts to all veterans, current military, police officers and firemen, store officials said in a news release announcing the openings.

Bombshells Burgers & BBQ located inside the Huntington Bare Arms indoor range, on 5th Street Road, also announced it will sell its pulled pork sandwiches and “locked & loaded nachos” at all home Marshall basketball games.

Having had a successful run in selling these products at the Marshall football games, Bill Bare, owner of Bare Arms, LLC, said he is so happy to continue the Marshall tradition over to the basketball season.

“I am so proud of the accomplishments all of our staff, who were all locally employed,” he said. “Both indoor ranges and the Bombshells Burgers & BBQ dinner have quickly become local favorites.

“The community has welcomed the new diner decorated in a WWII theme with open arms,” said Bare, also a veteran. “I am so grateful for the community support for these locally owned and operated businesses.”

WATTS 4 AUCTION: Watts 4 Auction and Foster Adventure will host a Thanksgiving Day auction today starting at 6:30 p.m. at 921 Midland Trail in Hurricane.

There will be drawings, giveaways, door prizes, games and fun and purchases from the Thanksgiving Day auction will directly assist in purchasing holiday gifts for youth in foster care, Watts 4 Auction officials said in a press release.

Watts 4 Auction is a new auction company in Hurricane. For more information, visit www.watts4auction.com.

THE RED CABOOSE: The Red Caboose will kick off the holiday shopping season with its Small Business Saturday Artisan Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24.

The market will occupy the Cabell-Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau’s community rooms at Heritage Station, 210 11th St., Huntington.

The Red Caboose, located in the heart of downtown, is one of Huntington’s premier artisan centers and gift shops that specializes in locally made artisan goods. Meet local artisans, enter to win handcrafted prizes, and shop for local-interest books, specialty food items, home goods and many one-of-a-kind works of art.

“Heritage Station is the perfect place to begin your holiday shopping,” said Red Caboose Manager Raine Klover. “In addition to Red Caboose, you can shop for handmade pottery and other artisan gifts at Full Circle Ceramic, Tony the Tailor offers luxury and custom menswear, and Birds of a Feather is a women’s boutique with unique items you can’t find anywhere else. We have some excellent food options for Small Business Saturday as well. Moonlight Cookies will be open at 11 and Sip Wine and Whiskey Bar opens for brunch at 10:30 a.m.”

GRANDVIEW RETAIL STORE: Grandview Retail Store is going into the former Dollar General location at 7410 County Road 107 in Proctorville, Ohio. No additional details were released.

Fred Pace is the business reporter for The Herald-Dispatch. Send your business news and photos to fpace@herald-dispatch.com. You can also call 304-526-2729. Follow him at Facebook.com/FredPaceHD and via Twitter at @FredPaceHD.

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