Jim Matuga

Jim Matuga is the founder and President of InnerAction Media, a marketing agency in Morgantown, WV. His new book available on AMAZON, Marketing Matters, was inspired by his regular column in the State Journal. You can listen to his weekly podcast “Positively West Virginia” on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play. He has extensive experience in leadership positions with West Virginia media companies, including newspapers, TV, cable, direct mail, radio, agency and digital.

Recent Posts

After Me, the Flood

Posted by Jim Matuga

May 12, 2021 12:23:01 PM

A four-minute mile is the completion of a mile run in four minutes or less. 

This incredible athletic feat was first achieved on May 6th, 1954, (of course, we marked that anniversary this month) by British Athlete Roger Bannister, at age 25. His official time was 3:59.4. at Oxford University's Iffley Road Track in England.

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Looking Out For Those Who Are Most Vulnerable With Karen Haring

Posted by Jim Matuga

May 5, 2020 2:15:00 PM

As many individuals are staying home, domestic violence and mental health cases increase. Karen Haring, the founder of Libera, a women and teen empowerment initiative, knows that this is true. Haring spoke on Positively West Virginia podcast about helping women and teens find freedom in their lives. 

Haring graduated from Ohio State University with an education degree and has taught in Ohio and West Virginia public and private schools. She's served as a volunteer, board member, and staff member with nonprofits since college. 

She has 34 years of experience working with women and teens in both group and mentoring settings and is an expert at listening and helping them identify the lies and barriers in their lives. She's passionate about helping women and teens tell their stories to listening ears so they can find their purpose, their voice, and their freedom.

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Clinton Burley Speaks About the Role Emergency Medical Services Play During COVID-19

Posted by Jim Matuga

Apr 27, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Medical professionals are doing their best to helicopter sick patients affected by COVID-19. Clinton Burley, president and chief executive officer of HealthNet Aeromedical Services, is highly involved in the emergency medical services. 

Through the decades, Burley served as a field paramedic, flight paramedic, EMS educator, public relations officer and flight program manager. HealthNet Aeromedical Services is the nation's third-largest not-for-profit critical care transport program. 

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E. Gordon Gee and the State of WVU with David Alvarez

Posted by Jim Matuga

Apr 24, 2020 2:00:00 PM

West Virginia University (WVU) is undergoing a vast transition from in-person to virtual classes and more. COVID-19 instills change and there are many moving pieces and personnel to help make this transition run smoothly. 

David Alvarez, Vice-Chair of the West Virginia University Board of Governors, provided the listeners of Positively WV with an update on how the university is managing this transition.

Alvarez is a distinguished and recognized owner, business leader and established serial entrepreneur who remains highly active in development, industry and community work.

Alvarez currently serves as Board Chairman of MVB Financial Corp. which includes:

  • MVB Bank, Inc.
  • MVB Mortgage
  • MVB Community Development Corporation
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What WV News Publisher, Andy Kniceley, Thinks of COVID-19

Posted by Jim Matuga

Apr 20, 2020 1:57:03 PM

Andy Kniceley, Publisher of WV News, manages a wide range of ancillary publications and websites, including:

  • The Exponent Telegram
  • The State Journal
  • WV News
  • Morgantown News, Blue & Gold News
  • Fairmont News
  • Bridgeport News
  • Weston News
  • Preston News & Journal
  • Garrett Co. Republican
  • NCWV Life magazine

Kniceley interviewed with Positively WV to discuss the COVID-19 impact on WV News and its surrounding communities. 

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