2021-2022 Noon Knowledge Lunch Series

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.

We are presenting 19 sessions 2021 through 2022. Click the links below to 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

All sessions are offered virtually via zoom. No in-person webinars are offered at this time.

Sep. 1 – Microsoft Outlook: How to use, assign tasks, contacts, and more Speaker(s): Jonathan Evenden, Aegis IT Solutions
Sep. 15 – Recruiting and Retaining Employees Speaker(s): Rex Carter, Universal Fibers
Sep. 29 – iPhone Tips & Tricks Speaker(s): Jonathan Evenden, Aegis IT Solutions
 Oct. 13 – Managing Leases/Rental Agreements Speaker(s): Anthony Farnum, Matt Smith Realty
Oct. 27 – Online Payment Systems/Point-of-Sale/Online Reservations Speaker(s): Chris Clear, Atlantic Merchant Service
Nov. 10 – Marketing: Target Marketing Strategies Speaker(s): Rachel Lewis
Dec. 8 – Cyber Security Obligations/Insurance Speaker(s): Andrew Darlington, Veritas Risk Management & Insurance
Jan. 12 – Key Elements of a Business Plan Speaker(s): Gary McGeough
Jan. 26 – Financial Projections Speaker(s): Eddie Neely, Food City
Feb. 9 – Setting Up a Tourism Business Speaker(s): VTC (TBA)
Feb. 23 – How to develop and push video out Speaker(s): The Leverage Group
Mar. 9 – Reservation and Event Planning Services & Costs Speaker(s): VTC (TBA)
Mar. 23 – How to Create and Use QR Codes Speaker(s): The Leverage Group
Apr. 6 – What Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business/Organization? Speaker(s): Tenille Montgomery
Apr. 20 – Quickbooks Hands On Session #1 Speaker(s): Danny Ruble, Spiegler Blevins
May 4 – Quickbooks Hands On Session #2 Speaker(s): Danny Ruble, Spiegler Blevins
May 18 – Quickbooks Hands On Session #3 Speaker(s): Danny Ruble, Spiegler Blevins
Jun. 1 – Quickbooks Hands On Session #4 Speaker(s): Danny Ruble, Spiegler Blevins
Jun. 15 – Developing a Marketing Plan Speaker(s): Tenille Mongomery