Lisa Hull, Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator at the Northern Neck Planning District Commission, Applauds New Northern Neck Enterprise Center

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The new Northern Neck Enterprise Center is a multi-use business incubation facility. Clients benefit from private office and conference space as well as technical assistance and training through the University of Mary Washington Small Business Development Center-Warsaw Office. Lisa Hull shared at a recent partnership meeting with staff from the Center for Economic Development, "The Northern Neck Enterprise Center is part of an overall strategy of the Northern Neck Chesapeake Bay Region Partnership to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Northern Neck. It supports businesses in the early stages of organization to maximize chances of business success." For more information on the Warsaw SBDC visit economicdevelopment.umw.edu/sbdc/ . … [Read more...]

Warsaw SBDC Director Joy Corprew Elected Board Member of the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce

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Warsaw SBDC Director Joy Corprew was elected as a Board Member of the Warsaw-Richmond County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber serves as the voice of the business community to the government, town council, supervisors and state legislature. Joy has been a regular speaker at Chamber meetings through the years and has been an active member since 2003. She has conducted several presentations at the Chamber on services provided by the UMW SBDC, available business classes, and the HP LIFE Entrepreneurial Curriculum. Joy states " I find it an honor to have been elected a board member of the Warsaw-Richmond County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has a lot planned for 2016 and I am looking forward to working with them in order to support our small businesses." For more information on the Warsaw SBDC please visit economicdevelopment.umw.edu/sbdc/ . … [Read more...]

Professional Services Providers Appreciation Breakfast at the UMW Center for Economic Development

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The University of Mary Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has hosted a program utilizing volunteer business professionals since May of 2011.  Known as the Professional Services Center, it provided area business owners with an opportunity to get valuable information from a field expert.  These professionals have donated their time to giving advice on procurement, financing, legal issues, real estate, and marketing.  Professional Services volunteers were recognized recently at a "Program Future" event at the UMW Center for Economic Development.  Brian Baker, CED executive director,  remarked, "We are proud to recognize your generosity and contributions to the region's small businesses.  The giving of your knowledge helped many companies grow and prosper."  242 area businesses benefited from the service from 2011-2015.     Honorees included (pictured above) Terri Tosti (SONA Bank), Debby Girvan (Flair Communications), Lamont Brown (Infinex Investments), Geary Rogers … [Read more...]