valley business summit
September 21, 2021 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm
Blue Ridge Community College Plecker Center
One College Lane Weyers Cave
VA 24486
Valley Business Summit @ Blue Ridge Community College Plecker Center

Join local business resources and state legislators at the 9th Annual Valley Business Summit to learn about the local business economy.

There will be a panel of business experts to cover various workforce topics as well as Q&A time with Delegates John Avoli, Ronnie Campbell, Chris Runion and Tony Wilt. Light morning refreshments will be provided.

Hosted by the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Harrisonburg Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, Shenandoah Valley Technology Council, Shenandoah Valley Partnership, Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center, Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity, and Blue Ridge Community College.


8:45 Registration, Networking, and Business Resource Fair
9:15 Welcome to Blue Ridge Community College
Dr. John Downey
Panel: Navigating the New Regulatory Environment
  • Courtney Malveaux, Jackson Lewis P.C
  • Cathy Welsh, Flora Pettit
  • Erik Rison, Virginia Chamber of Commerce
10:30 Roundtable Discussion
11:00 Break
11:15 Feedback Forum and Q & A with State Delegates
  • John Avoli, 20th District
  • Ronnie Campbell, 24th District
  • Chris Runion, 25th District
  • Tony Wilt, 26th District
12:00 Closing Remarks
Local Education & Training Providers
Regional Chambers of Commerce
Regional Economic Development Partners
Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center
Shenandoah Valley Technology Council
Shenandoah Valley Workforce Board
Small Business & Supplier Diversity / SWaM
Virginia Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Virginia Dept .of Environmental Quality
Virginia Dept. of Labor & Industry
Virginia Dept. of Rehabilitative Services
Virginia Dept. of Veterans Services/Virginia Values Veterans
Virginia Housing and Community Development
Virginia Small Business Financing Authority
State Delegates Avoli, Campbell, Runion, and Wilt
*topics and participants are subject to change