Hosted by your State Legislative Delegates and Local Partners,
this annual event provides information, resources, and connections to help your business prosper.
1:00 Registration, Networking, Resource Fair
1:30 Keynote Address: Stephen Moret, the new President & CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), the state's leading economic development organization. Mr. Moret will share information about VEDP's enhanced focus on statewide growth for businesses of all sizes.
Topic: Virginia's New Comprehensive Approach to Economic Competitiveness
2:15 Break - visit with each other and the Fair Displays
2:30 Business Transitions: a discussion with local business owners and professionals about successful case studies on business transitions throughout the business life cycle: from opening a new business, transitioning to new ownership, retirement, etc.
John Flora, Attorney, Lenhart Pettit
Dick Halterman, Murphy Business
Larry French, serial entrepreneur, real estate owner
3:30 Break - visit with each other and the Fair Displays
3:45 Feedback Forum with State Delegates: Local legislative leadership will round out the afternoon with Q&A session on local and state business issues.
Richard "Dickie" Bell, 20th District
Benjamin L. Cline, 24th District
R Steven Landes, 25th District
Tony O. Wilt, 26th District
The Business Resource Fair will be open the entire afternoon for you to meet local, regional, and state business assistance partners.
BRCC Continuing Education
Valley Career & Technical Center
Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce
Shenandoah Valley Partnership
Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center (SV SBDC)
Shenandoah Valley Technology Council
Virginia Dept of Small Business & Supplier Diversity
Virginia Dept for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
Virginia Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Virginia Dept of Labor and Industry
Virginia Values Veterans (VA Dept of Veterans Services)
Virginia Employment Commission
Procurement Technical Assistance Center
eVA- Dept of General Services
State Delegates Landes, Bell, Wilt, and Cline
The Summit is FREE, but pre-registration is requested. Click here to register
Light refreshments provided throughout.