2020-2021 Noon Knowledge Lunch Series

Bring your lunch and join us as we offer practical and inspiring interactive learning experiences.

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 designed for all local entrepreneurs and professionals interested in building skills in a variety of topics.

Sessions are designed for a 60 to 90 minute format and offer practical and inspiring interactive learning experiences for participants.

We have 21 sessions available starting July 2020 through June 2021; click the links below to select and register for any of our scheduled talks. Topics include:

• Lodging, travel and tourism
• Leadership, communication, managing growth
• Marketing, social media, public and media relations
• Business planning, online sales, technology/cybersecurity

Jul. 15 – Website, Social Media, and Online Storefronts Speaker: Beth Stockner (Taking Stock Program Management)
Aug. 5 – Marketing Your Business Beyond Your Window Sign Speaker: Cindy Fields (VHCC SBDC)
Aug. 19 – How to Apply to Regional Ahead Grant Speakers: Beth Reinhart, Bristol Chamber, and Andy Dietrich
Sept. 2 – Changes in the Restaurant Business Post COVID Speaker: Jack Barrow (128 Pecan)
Sept. 16 – Market Update Speakers: Mark Tipton, Edwards Jones
Oct. 7 – Paycheck Protection Program Speakers: Mike Spiegler, Spiegler Blevins
Oct. 21 – Changing Landscape of Insurance Post COVID Speaker: Christine Lawson (State Farm Insurance)
Nov. 4 – Financial Literacy Speaker: Cindy Fields (VHCC SBDC)
Nov. 18 – Marketing Changes Post COVID Speaker: Josh Mancuso (Mancuso Entertainment)
Dec. 2 – Keeping Your Business Relevant Post COVID Speaker: Jenny Carlisle
Jan. 6 – Business Planning Speakers: Gary McGeough, Bristol Chamber
Jan. 20 – Rebuilding the Tourism Industry Speaker: Becky Nave (Virginia Tourism Corporation)