Latest SOAR News

  • SOAR Strategy Summit Rescheduled for May 11

    PIKEVILLE, Ky.  (Feb. 27, 2015) – The 2015 SOAR Strategy Summit has been rescheduled for May 11 at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. The original summit, planned for Feb.  16, was canceled due to a snowstorm that blanketed much of Kentucky with up to a foot of snow.

  • SOAR Receives $200,000 Grant from ARC

    PIKEVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 20, 2015) – Shaping Our Appalachian Region Inc. (SOAR) received approval of a $200,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to help pay for the nonprofit organization’s startup costs as it works toward innovation, economic diversification and job creation across eastern Kentucky. It is the first

  • SOAR Strategy Summit Postponed Due to Weather

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2015) – Due to forecasts of up to a foot of snow in the region, the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Strategy Summit scheduled for Monday in Pikeville has been postponed. Nearly 1,000 people were pre-registered to attend, with more expected to sign up at the