Growing Together Series – 2013

Growing Together - pathways to business renewal and expansion -

This series of four seminars is designed to strengthen the region's economic vitality. With an eye toward revitalizing our industrial base, each workshop will feature technical and practical advice to help firms re-gain sales and profit and/or to expand to new levels of success.

These seminars are free to all attendees thanks to the generous support of sponsoring organizations.

All sessions are from 8:30-11:30am and include presentations by topic experts, panels of practitioners, and time for Q&A. You can also request a 1-on-1 meeting in the afternoon with an expert on the day's topic. See specific events on the Calendar for updates.

Attend one, two, three, or all four! But please pre-register to ensure a seat. Print a .pdf flyer about the event here: Growing Together 2013.

Thurs, Feb 28: Hub-Zones -
Everything you may not have known to ask about the Historically Underutilized Business census tracts in Waynesboro, Harrisonburg, Lexington, and Luray/Page County. Location: 1 Solutions Way, Waynesboro

Thurs, Mar 28: Selling to the Government -
(federal, state, and/or local) - How to develop and fulfill government orders (contracts) for all types of products and services. Location: Augusta County Government Center, Verona

Thurs, Apr 25: Expansion to Global Markets - Read more here
Why, when and how a firm might choose to make international sales part of its business growth strategy. Location: 1 Solutions Way, Waynesboro

Thurs, May 30: From Idea to Market - Read more here.
The steps to Innovation Excellence, from encouraging product and process creation to commercialization. Location: Augusta County Government Center, Verona

Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center*
City of Waynesboro Economic Development*
Augusta County Department of Economic Development*
REO Distribution*
Shenandoah Valley Partnership*
PPI Time Zero
StellarOne Bank
City of Staunton
McClung Companies
United Bank
Virginia Economic Development Partnership
InterChange Group
James Madison University
U.S. Small Business Administration

*Planning Partners