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Chamber of Commerce
 The purpose of the Summersville Chamber of Commerce is for the advancement of civic, commercial, industrial and agricultural interests of the City of Summersville and surrounding territory.  The Chamber has worked on issues of community interest and provided business leadership for the improvement of economic development, education and healthcare. 
Ivy & Stone
       Ivy and Stone is a volunteer organization located in Summersville (Nicholas County) West Virginia.  Our purpose is to present literary, visual and performing arts in Nicholas County and to assist in supporting a place for the literary, visual and performing arts.


View The Ivy & Stone Performance Schedule


Mountain Transit Authority

 Transportation is provided to Summersville, Fayetteville , Lewisburg , Richwood . Webster Springs, and other communities.  Mountain Transit Authority (MTA) provides a route-deviated service as far as 3/4 of a mile off of the regular route for any passenger when requested in advance.  Featuring "Call A Ride": Anywhere to Anywhere in Summersville and non-emergency medical transportation from Nicholas County to anywhere in West Virginia.
New Life Christian Academy
     In 1985 the vision for New Life Christian Academy began in the hearts of the people of New Life Assembly. In our first year, the school was held in the church basement. Although, as the vision began to spread, it became obvious that God gave our people a heart and a mind to work. During that time many worked for low wages and some even worked only for the tuition of their children. Before the second year began, the school moved to its present location.


New River Community & Technical College
 The Nicholas County Campus of New River Community & Technical College is located in Summersville, in the heart of West Virginia's outdoor adventure country. The campus is the home base for New River's School of Practical Nursing. We offer medical assisting and currently the only campus offering the health information technology program. Our Office of Workforce Education offers an array of continuing and community education classes and provides customized training for business and industry.

You will find our faculty, staff, and administration ready to help you through your college experience. Small class sizes and personalized instruction will help make this journey meaningful and enjoyable. This, coupled with an emphasis on building competencies through hands-on experience, will better prepare you to "hit the ground running" when you gain employment following graduation.

Whether you are pursuing a degree or certificate to obtain the skills you need to qualify for a job, or taking general education courses so that you can transfer into a four-year degree program, we invite you to learn about the many ways that we can help you take the next step to success.

 Mary Igo, Regional Director of Operations
New River Community and Technical College
6101 Webster Road
Summersville, WV 26651-9337
New River Gorge Regional Development Authority

 The New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA) is the Economic Development Authority for the New River Gorge Region of West Virginia, a long-standing collaboration between the City of Beckley and the Commissions of Fayette , Nicholas, Raleigh , and Summers County . The mission of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority is to initiate, facilitate and support the economic development efforts of its members.

New River Gorge Regional Development Authority
North Heber Street, Suite B
Beckley, WV 25801
Nicholas County

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    Nicholas County , with a population of 26,337, is the 24th largest county in West Virginia. The City of Summersville, with a population of 3,200, is the county seat and largest municipality in Nicholas County.     In recent years the Nicholas County area has experienced substantial growth in the retail sector in the Summersville community as well as the creation of new jobs in wood products manufacturing and teleservices. 




Nicholas County Board of Education

        Welcome to Nicholas County Schools where the educational environment for students and staff focuses on teaching and learning in the 21st century.  Technology has opened the world to students and staff in avenues that were unknown a mere ten years ago.  That technology will also open opportunities to students in the next ten years that may not currently be imaginable.  To succeed in this world, students and staff must engage in more challenging curriculum and instruction.  The task is challenging but can be accomplished if planned strategically and implemented in incremental steps.

Nicholas County Board of Education
400 Old Main Drive, Summersville, WV 26651,
Nicholas County High School
    The Nicholas County High School and Summersville Middle School are located just north of Summersville on US Rt. 19.  In addition to the two modern buildings, the educational complex includes an adjoining golf course, county park, and stadium with newly installed artificial turf.  For more information about the outstanding educational institutions in the Summersville area visit the Nicholas County Board of Education.


Nicholas County Red Cross Chapter

    We all know the American Red Cross responds in times of disaster and helps patients in need through blood services. But did you know that we also provide transportation to help seniors live more independently, teach teenagers babysitting skills and relay emergency messages between military members and their loved ones? The Nicholas/Fayette Red Cross Chapter does this and much more every day. Learn more about us and get involved today.

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Nicholas Old Main Foundation

 The Nicholas Old Main Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving "Old Main", the original Nicholas County High School located on Main St. in Summersville.


Rotary Club

     Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.  Summersville's Rotary Club Chapter was organized in 2004 and has continued to serve the surrounding communities ever since.  The Club welcomes and encourages any resident of of Nicholas County interested in joining the Rotary Club to attend the weekly scheduled meeting on Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m., hosted by Shoney’s in Summersville.


Salvation Army

   The Salvation Army is an evangelical Christian organization that devotes billions of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours each year to disaster relief, social services and other charitable causes worldwide. With proceeds going to those in need, both in Nicholas and Webster counties, the Army's many thrift stores play an important role in furthering the organization's mission. Patrons of the stores pick through a diverse selection of moderately worn clothing, as well as second-hand furniture, electronics, books and toys at bargain prices.

                                            Summersville Chapter of the Salvation Army
731 Broad St Summersville, WV 26651
(304) 872-1837