2023 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.

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.

Jan. 4 – Developing a New Business and Expansion Plan Speaker(s): Greg Geough 
Jan. 18 – What Will Marketing Look Like in the Future? Speaker(s): Taylor Winchester
Feb. 1 – Toastmasters – The Importance of Public Speaking Speaker(s): Sonia Vanhook
 Feb. 15 – CANVA 101
Speaker(s): Tatiane Pena, Capital Region Small Business Development Center
Mar. 1 – Challenges in the Labor Market Speaker(s): Rex Carter
Mar. 15 – Federal Labs’ Technologies Waiting to Be Commercialized Speaker(s): Carl Knoblock, Virginia Small Business Administration
Apr. 5 – Communication Techniques to Promote Your Brand Speaker(s): Alex Veatch, Letterpress Communications
Apr. 19 – Adobe Creative Cloud Express Speaker(s): Seth Ritchie, Hilton
May 3 – Income Tax and Bookkeeping for Small Business Speaker(s): Mandy Wakem, Wakem Tax & Accounting
May 17 – Succession Planning Speaker(s): Whitney Pennington
June 7 – Commonly Produced Appalachian Forest Botanicals Speaker(s): Robin Suggs
July 12 – Digital Skills for Everyday Tasks Speaker(s): Courtney Conner
August 2 – Reach Customers Online with Google Speaker(s): Courtney Conner
August 16 – Collaborate, Meet & Work Remotely Speaker(s): Google
September 6 – Learn the Basics of Google Ads Speaker(s): Courtney Conner
September 20 – Sell Online with E-Commerce Tools Speaker(s): Courtney Conner
Oct. 4 – Connect with Customers & Manage Your Business Remotely Speaker(s): Courtney Conner
Oct. 18 – Establish a Professional Domain, Website & Email for Your Business Speaker(s): Courtney Conner
Nov. 1 – Increase Your Sales with Google Tools Speaker(s): Courtney Conner
Nov. 15 – Use YouTube to Grow Your Business Speaker(s): Courtney Conner
Dec. 6 – Launch Your Business with Customer-Focused Marketing Speaker(s): Courtney Conner