Steve Brown

Twenty-five years ago, Steve Brown was down on his luck and out of work in the mining machinery business. A friend suggested he open a bar. After taking out a line of credit and exploring several options for his future, the bar became the most promising option he had.

Steve turned a farm equipment dealership in Mt. Nebo into The Tractor Bar…& the rest is history.

Steve and the bar have become not only the prime hangout in Nicholas County, but also a community powerhouse that has raised almost $1 million for scholarships in their 25 years of business.

Steve is a friend to the entire community, injecting life and humor into every project he’s involved with. For his positive spirit that lifts everyone around him, we are proud to name Steve Brown as the certified Real West Virginian of the Week.

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