Upcoming workshops and webinars
We partner with state agencies and industry experts to host workshops and webinars designed to help communities, businesses, and nonprofits build capacity, address challenges, and enhance impact.
At VCC, we are committed to movements, not moments. We’re taking what we’ve learned since 2020 and forging ahead to find new ways to support communities in Virginia and beyond. During our new quarterly Learning Exchange series, More Than a Moment, VCC and our partners will discuss the need for sustaining and building on the fighting spirit we’ve all embraced in the pursuit of more equitable communities.
In addition to offering flexible financing solutions, the community development experts at VCC frequently host workshops covering a variety of topics. These workshops are always free and open to the public. If you can’t make it to an event, don’t worry! We will always post the recording in the archives.
Jul. 2021 - Jun. 2022 (21 sessions)
Bring your lunch and join us as we offer practical, inspiring, and interactive webinars. The Noon Knowledge series is a FREE professional development program presented by the Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator, Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Community Capital, and the Town of Abingdon. It is designed for all entrepreneurs and professionals interested in building skills in a variety of areas. Sessions are typically 60-90 minutes.
Join one of these 3-hour workshops and get connected to resources and services to launch and grow a business in Southwest Virginia. Turn that idea into a business!
Archived workshops and webinars
Jul. 2020 - Jun. 2021 (21 sessions)
The Noon Knowledge series offers practical and inspiring professional development sessions designed for all local entrepreneurs and professionals interested in building skills in a variety of topics. These 60-90 minute talks cover everything from travel and tourism to business planning and cybersecurity. This series is presented by VCC, the Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator, Washington County Chamber of Commerce, and the Town of Abingdon.
February - June 2021 (10 sessions)
Technology has an important impact on business and nonprofit operations. Technological infrastructure affects the culture, efficiency, and relationships of an organization. VCC is partnering with the Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, UVA Wise, and Aegis IT Solutions to present a third round of the popular Refocus & Rebuild series. This bi-weekly, online series will focus on all aspects of technology including online payment systems, cyber security, data backup, disaster recovery, and more.
From August 2020 to January 2021, Virginia Community Capital and Foodshed Capital hosted a webinar series presenting financial resources and programs available to localize and strengthen Virginia’s food system. Each webinar featured food system funders and organizations who have received financial support. We hope highlighting these resources catalyzes change within organizations and communities for building a more just, equitable, and local food system.
In October 2020, we hosted a conversation with real estate developers Ed Walker and Dave McCormack. Known for their catalytic projects and innovative approaches to rehab and reuse developments, these two developers shared their experience with COVID-19, how it has impacted their current work, and how they are adjusting their approach to future projects.
Presented by the Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator, Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Community Capital, and the Town of Abingdon, the Noon Knowledge program offers professional development webinars designed for all local entrepreneurs and professionals interested in building skills in a variety of areas. Check here for archived sessions.
Virginia businesses deeply felt the impact of COVID-19, leaving them to navigate a complex web of stimulus programs alongside a totally new business landscape. Check here for a collection of talks, podcasts, and webinars designed to help businesses explore the opportunities and next steps available to them.
The impact of COVID-19 on businesses is immense. While the federal government has passed legislation in an attempt to curb the impact, it may be overwhelming for businesses and individuals to comprehend the options available. Virginia Community Capital partnered with Virginia leaders to host multiple weekly update webinars and office hours, announce new programs and resources, and to assist Virginia’s business community.
Click the below to view recorded versions of each webinar.
Virginia Community Capital partnered with the Virginia Small Business Development Center Network, GENEDGE, UVA Wise Office of Economic Development, and Southwest Virginia Alliance of Manufacturing to present another series of webinars focused on helping businesses recover and become more resilient.