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)|