She pointed out that the company has had an office in Parkersburg for 50 years.
Fahlgren Mortine currently has 15 employees in Parkersburg, she said. They work out of an office at 418 Grand Park Drive. The company has two employees in Charleston. They work out of Suite 305 in Summers Square.
According to state Auditor Glen Gainer's online vendor database, the state has paid the company $19 million since 1994.
Dykstra said that amount probably includes money the agency received but turned around and paid out to buy billboards, newspaper advertisements and other ads.
Most of the money paid by the state - $15.6 million - was for work performed for the West Virginia Lottery Commission.
"We started the office in Charleston in 2010 as a result of the contract with the lottery," Dykstra said. "We are really proud of the work we've done there. We've done some great work for them that won 15 awards in the last year. We won the 'Best of Show' for the last two years in the Addy Awards."
The awards, presented by the West Virginia chapter of the American Advertising Federation, promote the best of advertising and its practitioners.
Fahlgren Mortine also received $3.4 million from the state Tourism Division. Dykstra said the company had the division's advertising contract from 1989 to 1995.
In addition to contracts with the Lottery Commission and DDHR, Fahlgren Mortine is currently working with WVU Healthcare, Huntington Federal Savings & Loan and United Bank, Dykstra said.
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