Oct
22
8:00 AM08:00

Startup Virginia – Discover Funding Options in Virginia

Startups can benefit from a wide variety of financing options. During this class learn more about which funding sources are both optimal and available for your business:

– Identify companies’ sources / uses of funds
– Review sources of funds landscape
– Evaluate pre-qualifications for each funding option
– Establish cost of capital
– Estimate average time to funding
– Assess personal versus business risk

For more information and to register click here.

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Oct
22
6:00 PM18:00

Henrico County Public Schools Life-Ready Expo

Students in grades 7-12 and their families can find out more about a variety of career and educational pathways Oct. 22 at HCPS’ first Life-Ready Expo. The event will be held at the Advanced Career Education Center at Hermitage.

Talk with employers about career opportunities and the total value of their pay and benefits. Learn about multiple ways to “learn and earn” when you take advantage of employer programs that pay for employees to attend college and receive other training after high school. Attendees can also tour the ACE Center and talk with current seniors about their coursework and where they’re headed.

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Oct
23
to Oct 24

Mission Tomorrow - Regional Career Exploration Fair

The region’s vitality depends on its future workforce. Mission Tomorrow puts your industry and the skills required on the radar of tomorrow’s workforce.

Mission Tomorrow is designed to introduce the next generation of the local workforce (8th graders from the RVA region) to a variety of career opportunities available in the region through interactive engagement with the exhibitors.

Exhibitors receive the following complimentary:
-Exhibit space. Whether it’s a 10’x10′ or larger, we’re happy to provide it to you.
-One (1) 6′ table and it will be topped and skirted for you.
-Two (2) folding chairs placed in your booth.
-A light breakfast and lunch will be provided both days (10/23 & 10/24).

The only cost you may have is if you need access to electric and/or WIFI and if you are in need of additional chairs and tables.

Did you know that 88% of students at last year’s Mission Tomorrow talked to employers about careers – and 84% saw careers they never knew existed?

Contact Stephanie Phillips at stephanie.phillips@chamberrva.com or (804) 783-9350.

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Oct
29
8:00 AM08:00

Startup Virginia – Design Your Pitch Deck

Whatever your idea, your ability to communicate and influence is key to securing partners, investors, and customers. In our 9th and last workshop within the series learn the skills you need to present your business plan to get results:

– Tell a clear story that effectively influences stakeholders
– Distill your Business Plan into a clear pitch deck that meets the needs of your audience
– Visualize data to effectively support conclusions
– Ensure key points are clear & supported by “the why”

For more information and to register click here.

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Oct
15
8:00 AM08:00

Startup Virginia – Develop Legal Strategies

The course will dive into often overlooked, but crucial insights and dynamics needed to sustain a startup. Areas covered include:

– Founding team formation and agreements
– Allocation of equity and early team hires
– Intellectual property, patents and trade secrets so you can protect your idea
– Trademarks to protect your brand
– Contract and service agreements

For more information and to register click here.

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Oct
8
12:00 PM12:00

CIT Funding Workshop: Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund

  • VA Bio+Tech Park 800 East Leigh Street Founders Room Richmond, VA 23219 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you seeking funding to commercialize your high-potential technology? We can't wait to tell you about funding opportunities available! Register Here!

About this Event

Join us on Tuesday, October 8, to learn about funding available through the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF), a Commonwealth of Virginia program managed by the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT). Bring your own bag lunch -- cookies and water will be provided!

CIT staff will introduce the CRCF, a multi-million dollar technology commercialization grant program that helps drive economic growth in Virginia. The team will discuss the FY2020 round, which includes programs available to higher education, federal labs and other nonprofit research organizations, and the private sector. Topics will include eligibility criteria and the solicitation timeline, the Letter of Intent (LOI) -- a revised approach this year, the application, and tips for strong submissions.

Two public parking decks are located within one block of the Bio+Tech Park: 8th Street Parking Garage and Coliseum Parking Deck.

Please direct questions to the CRCF team at crcf@cit.org. More information on the FY2020 solicitation is available via www.cit.org/initiatives/crcf/fy2020/preview/.

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Oct
8
8:00 AM08:00

Startup Virginia – Understand Startup Finance

The course dives into the importance of your numbers and and will introduce you to financial concepts required for your startup. Covered topics include:

– Financial Statements
– Cash Flow – Cash is King!
– Presenting Financials
– Budget and forecasting
– Accounting systems and tools
– Business structure and paying employees

For more information and to register click here.

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Sep
30
8:00 AM08:00

1 on 1 Small Business Consulting

The Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity (SBSD) is offering one-on-one business counseling sessions.  These sessions are designed to help businesses like yours better understand how to do business with the Commonwealth of Virginia state agencies. Whether it’s helping your business become certified in Virginia’s small business set-aside programs (SWaM and Micro), navigating the electronic portal which practically all state agencies use for solicitations (eVa), or helping you connect with key agency buyers SBSD can help! Some of the market research tools eVa offers are:

·         Identifying which state agencies are buying what you sell

·         How much these agencies are paying for your products and services

·         Who are the buyers and how to contact them

·         And much more

Armed with this information, your company will be better positioned to win state contracts as well as contracts with many local government agencies across the region.

Location - Richmond BizWorks, 2545 Bellwood Road, Richmond
To reserve a time slot, contact Randy Brown, randy.brown@sbsd.virginia.gov.

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Sep
27
12:00 PM12:00

The ABCs of SWaM Certification

Heard of SWaM and Micro Certification but don't really understand how it applies to your business? Courtney Mustin, Business Services Manager with the Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity, will be at The Broad to cover the ABCs of SWaM.

Courtney will review benefits of SWaM and Micro certifications (beyond government contracts), how to obtain them, and how to bid on state and local procurements. Plus, you'll learn more about other state programs that can help your business.

This workshop is free for Broads and $20 for guests.

For tickets click here.

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Sep
27
10:00 AM10:00

Job Fair Sept. 24, 27 following closure of Premier XD facilities

  • Virginia Career Works Henrico Center, 121 Cedar Fork Road (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Virginia Career Works-Capital Region and its network of partners will hold a two-day job fair following last week’s sudden closure of three Premier XD facilities in Henrico County.

The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 and Friday, Sept. 27 at the Virginia Career Works Henrico Center, 121 Cedar Fork Road. All job seekers are welcome; no RSVP is required. The event also will provide information on unemployment insurance benefits, health care coverage and other services and assistance.

Employers interested in participating in the job fair are encouraged to contact Mychael Lee at mychael.lee@rescare.com or (804) 952-6100.

For more information, go to vcwcapital.com or call (804) 952-6116.

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Sep
26
9:00 AM09:00

Small Businesses: Show Me the Money!

SBSD, SBA, City of Richmond, VSBFA, Fulton Bank, and The Women’s Business Center - RVA have come together to make sure you are aware of different funding options specifically designed for Small Businesses  

On the Agenda:

·         What Does the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority (VSBFA) What Have to Offer?

·         What Loan Programs Are Offered By The City of Richmond?

·         Not All Banks Are The Same – What Sets Some Community Banks Apart?

·         Crowdfunding, An Often Overlooked, Viable Source of Capital

Location:     Women’s Business Center, RVA / 1510 Willow Lawn Drive #100 / Richmond, VA

To Register: No fee.  Advance registration is required. 

Go to:

1.      www.sbsd.virginia.gov/about-us/events/

2.      Scroll down to Central/South

3.      Scroll to “September 26 Show Me The Money”; access the page and scroll down to RSVP to register

If you have questions concerning this event or difficulty registering, you should contact Randy Brown at (804) 371-8258 or randy.brown@sbsd.virginia.gov.

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Sep
25
8:00 AM08:00

The Virginia Ability Forum: Ability First!

  • Workforce Development & Conference Center 1651 E. Parham Road, Henrico, VA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Virginia Ability is bringing the Richmond Business community an awe-inspiring line up of speakers and self-advocate employment stories to EDUCATE businesses on the proven benefits of hiring qualified individuals with disabilities. Our mission to CULTIVATE partnerships between businesses and community employment resources to connect workforce talent with job opportunities, and EMPOWER businesses to swing into action and make a positive and lasting impact on Virginia’s workforce and economy. Hear from Elizabeth Creamer on best practices for Industry Sector Strategies, and Neil Romano on trends and examples in Corporate America and what can be expected from Capitol Hill as he chairs the National Council on Disability (NCD) in Washington D.C.

The Virginia Ability Forum: Ability First!

SAVE THE DATE

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 8:00am-12pm

Community College Workforce Alliance

On the Parham Road Campus of Reynolds Community College

Workforce Development & Conference Center

1651 E. Parham Road, Henrico, VA

Here’s link for you to use for registration:

http://www.cvent.com/d/ryqdlm

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Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Job Fair Sept. 24, 27 following closure of Premier XD facilities

  • Virginia Career Works Henrico Center, 121 Cedar Fork Road (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Virginia Career Works-Capital Region and its network of partners will hold a two-day job fair following last week’s sudden closure of three Premier XD facilities in Henrico County.

The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 and Friday, Sept. 27 at the Virginia Career Works Henrico Center, 121 Cedar Fork Road. All job seekers are welcome; no RSVP is required. The event also will provide information on unemployment insurance benefits, health care coverage and other services and assistance.

Employers interested in participating in the job fair are encouraged to contact Mychael Lee at mychael.lee@rescare.com or (804) 952-6100.

For more information, go to vcwcapital.com or call (804) 952-6116.

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Sep
20
8:00 AM08:00

1 on 1 Small Business Consulting

The Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity (SBSD) is offering one-on-one business counseling sessions.  These sessions are designed to help businesses like yours better understand how to do business with the Commonwealth of Virginia state agencies. Whether it’s helping your business become certified in Virginia’s small business set-aside programs (SWaM and Micro), navigating the electronic portal which practically all state agencies use for solicitations (eVa), or helping you connect with key agency buyers SBSD can help! Some of the market research tools eVa offers are:

·         Identifying which state agencies are buying what you sell

·         How much these agencies are paying for your products and services

·         Who are the buyers and how to contact them

·         And much more

Armed with this information, your company will be better positioned to win state contracts as well as contracts with many local government agencies across the region.

Location - Chesterfield Economic Development, 9401 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
To reserve a time slot, contact Randy Brown, randy.brown@sbsd.virginia.gov.

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Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

Tradesmen Job Fair (Vendors Wanted!)

September is Tradesmen Month so we’re calling for all accredited vendors to reach out to the Better Business Bureau and attend the job fair.

Hosted by: BBB serving Central Virginia
Location: BBB Training Room, 100 Eastshore Drive, Suite 100, Glen Allen, VA 23059
Cost: $100 (early bird rate is $75)

For more details visit BBB’s event page at www.bbb.org/local-bbb/bbb-serving-central-virginia/events

Contact Grace Pinkert at 804-521-6972 with any questions.

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Sep
19
7:15 AM07:15

Innsbrook Table Talks

Breakfast meeting featuring Henrico County Manager, John Vithoulkas. He will be joined by Deputy County Manager for Public Safety, Tony McDowell, Henrico Police Chief, Humberto Cardounel and Fire Chief, Alec Oughton. The panel discussion will focus on safety, security, communications, disaster response and economic growth in the county. Bring your questions for Henrico’s finest.

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Sep
18
4:30 PM16:30

Eastern Henrico Networking Social

The Airport Business Association is hosting our monthly networking event on Wednesday September 18th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at the Four Points by Sheraton Richmond Airport.

Come join us for an evening focused on networking and making connections. We'll have food, drinks and great people to connect with!

Register Today for this free event:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/airport-business-association-networking-social-tickets-70549833451

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Sep
17
8:00 AM08:00

1 on 1 Small Business Consulting

The Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity (SBSD) is offering one-on-one business counseling sessions.  These sessions are designed to help businesses like yours better understand how to do business with the Commonwealth of Virginia state agencies. Whether it’s helping your business become certified in Virginia’s small business set-aside programs (SWaM and Micro), navigating the electronic portal which practically all state agencies use for solicitations (eVa), or helping you connect with key agency buyers SBSD can help! Some of the market research tools eVa offers are:

·         Identifying which state agencies are buying what you sell

·         How much these agencies are paying for your products and services

·         Who are the buyers and how to contact them

·         And much more

Armed with this information, your company will be better positioned to win state contracts as well as contracts with many local government agencies across the region.

Location - Henrico Purchasing Department, 8600 Staples Mill Road, Richmond
To reserve a time slot, contact Randy Brown, randy.brown@sbsd.virginia.gov.

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Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

Coffee & Code: Should I do a Coding Bootcamp?

This month we will be having a panel on "Should I do a Coding Bootcamp?", where you will have the chance to meet local Richmond area technologists and hear pros and cons of attending a bootcamp as well as their stories about their life and career after the program. If you've been thinking about learning to code through a bootcamp program you don't want to miss this! We will have a short Q& A at the end before breaking into our monthly Coffee and Code.

For more information click here.

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Sep
13
8:00 AM08:00

Small Business and Supplier Diversity: Buyers and Sellers Get Connected

The “Buyers and Sellers Get Connected” Conference is a unique opportunity for businesses that sell goods and services to connect with buyers that purchase goods and services.

The morning will be devoted to helping you better understand how to do business with Virginia. Learn about selling to large corporations; the SWaM program – Virginia’s set-aside program for small businesses, women-owned businesses, and minority- owned businesses; and the eVa system – Virginia’s electronic purchasing portal.

Registration

This is a free conference, however registration is required.

Go to https://www.sbsd.virginia.gov/business-development-and-outreach/events/

Scroll down to Central – South

Press the arrow to the right of “August” to advance to Sept. events

Access the first event – Sept. 13 “Buyers and Sellers Get Connected”

Scroll down to RSVP to register

Please contact Randy Brown (randy.brown@sbsd.virginia.gov) with questions concerning this event.

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Sep
12
7:30 AM07:30

C-Suite Conversations with Leigh Sewell

The Robins School of Business invites you to the kickoff event for the

2019-2020 C-Suite Conversations, a complimentary series of engaging, educational opportunities for students, alumni, and the Richmond community.

Please join us in welcoming Leigh Sewell, chief executive officer of Bon Secours' Memorial Regional Medical Center, Richmond Community Hospital and Memorial College of Nursing, to the stage for an unscripted, hour-long discussion with Dr. Richard Coughlan, on leadership, decision-making, strategy, and other areas that contribute to the organization’s success.

C-Suite Conversations are designed to highlight the challenges, opportunities, and decision-making processes of leaders in an engaging and educational format.   

  • 7:30 AM | Networking Breakfast

  • 8:00 AM | Program

Please register by Wednesday, September 4 here.

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Sep
5
5:00 PM17:00

Business AfterHours Networking event

Success Is Not Who You Know, It's WHO Knows YOU!
Bar Louie Short Pump, 11788 West Broad St, Richmond, VA 23233

Join SCORE Richmond entrepreneurs and mentors at this small business networking event. Each month we meet to develop new business connections and share experiences and success stories.

Why Should You Attend?

This is your opportunity to:

  • Meet other RVA entrepreneurs - You may find potential customers, business partners, or suppliers.

  • Meet SCORE mentors - The Richmond chapter of SCORE has more than 50 mentors, ready to share our expertise in virtually all areas of business-and our mentoring is FREE!

  • Learn what worked (and what didn't work as planned) from other entrepreneurs - Benefit from their experience

  • Practice your elevator pitch - Share your story!

Register for a chance to win a door prize. You must be present to win!

FEE: No charge, a cash bar will be available.

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Sep
4
5:30 PM17:30

Small Business Networking Event

Hello Small Business Owners! Join The Balance Space for an evening of networking and light refreshments. Meet other Small Business Owners at a casual get-together and build your business network. Looking for office space? We will be showing everyone around our Coworking Space to help find a solution to your business needs! Bring a friend ( and lots of business cards ) and enter for a chance to win a prize at the end of the night! We are looking forward to connecting with you soon.

For more information and to register, click here.

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Aug
27
7:30 AM07:30

Encorepreneur August Speaker

Please join us Tuesday, August 27, for coffee and pastries, networking, and our August speaker, Barry Parkhill. Barry played basketball at UVA during the 1970-72 seasons and was named both Player of the Year and Athlete of the Year in the ACC. He is a former college coach and currently the Associate Athletic Director for Development at UVA.

On Tuesday, Barry will fill us in on the "big business" side of college athletics and what it means for UVA, VT, W&M and other state schools. He will also tell us about the excitement of being on the floor for UVA's historic win and what that win might mean for UVA's athletic program.

BARRY PARKHILL
August 27  -  7:30am
UMFS - 3900 West Broad Street

Register here.

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Aug
22
9:00 AM09:00

Innsbrook Table Talks - Henrico's Finest

Breakfast meeting featuring Henrico County Manager, John Vithoulkas. He will be joined by Deputy County Manager for Public Safety, Tony McDowell, Henrico Police Chief, Humberto Cardounel and Fire Chief, Alec Oughton. The panel discussion will focus on safety, security, communications, disaster response and economic growth in the county. Bring your questions for Henrico's finest.

REGISTER

Innsbrook Table Talks is $28 per person if paid in advance and $34 per person if paid at the door

Innsbrook Table Talks is the perfect outlet to network and spread the buzz about your company. We meet monthly on the third Thursday with you in mind. We engage the community, provide opportunities for you to tell your story, and invite the leaders of our community to share information about subjects that are important to you.

We provide you with news and information relevant to your community by joining ours - Innsbrook Table Talks.

We welcome you no matter where you call home, we want you to feel at home in our community.

Come to our table for hot topics, delicious food and conversation. Expand your network and your knowledge of an array of subjects our esteemed roster of speakers will explore. Innsbrook Table Talks meets every third Thursday of the month.

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