Jodee Nelson, “Proprietor Extraordinaire” of the 17 North Event Center, may be addressed at 493 Burner Road in Philippi, or called at (304) 621-3671. 

Nelson is the proprietor of the Center, which, coincidentally, is located at 17 North Main Street in downtown Philippi.

The spacious Event Center is located in the former GC Murphy Building, later Wanderlust, and is fully equipped for social events, the first of which began with a reception following the ribbon-cutting.  Nelson calls her 17 North Event Center not only an event rental area, but “a community gathering place.”  She may also be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prior to a gala evening, members of the Philippi Main Street Program, Philippi Main Street, Development Authority, Chamber of Commerce,  and friends cut a ribbon (above)  to mark a new emphasis and another move forward for the City of Philippi and its business community.