Sep
21
Tue
2021 Valley Business Summit @ Plecker Center, Blue Ridge Community College
Sep 21 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

Join local business resources and state legislators at the 2021 Valley Business Summit to learn about the local business economy. (Registration required, link below)

There will be a panel of business experts to cover various workforce topics as well as Q&A time with Delegates John Avoli, Ronnie Campbell, Chris Runion, and Tony Wilt. Light morning refreshments will be provided.

8:45 Registration, Networking, Business Resource Fair 

 9:15 Welcome to Blue Ridge Community College, Dr. John Downey

Panelists will talk about: Navigating the New Regulatory Environment

  • Courtney Malveaux, Jackson Lewis P.C
  • Cathy Welsh, Flora Pettit 
  • Erik Rison, Virginia Chamber of Commerce

10:30 Roundtable Discussion 

 11:00 Break

 11:15 Feedback Forum and Q & A with State Delegates

  • John Avoli, 20th District
  • Ronnie Campbell, 24th District
  • Chris Runion, 25th District
  • Tony Wilt, 26th District

12:00 Closing Remarks

 On site:

  • Local Education & Training Providers 
  • Regional Chambers of Commerce 
  • Regional Economic Development Partners
  • Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center
  •  Shenandoah Valley Technology Council 
  • Shenandoah Valley Workforce Board 
  • Small Business & Supplier Diversity / SWaM
  • Virginia Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Virginia Dept of Environmental Quality 
  • Virginia Dept of Labor & Industry 
  • Virginia Dept of Rehabilitative Services 
  • Virginia Dept of Veterans Services/Virginia Values Veterans • Virginia Housing and Community Development
  • Virginia Small Business Financing Authority
  • State Delegates Avoli, Campbell, Runion, and Wilt 

*subject to change 

Hosted by the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Harrisonburg Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, Shenandoah Valley Technology Council, Shenandoah Valley Partnership, Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center, Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity, and Blue Ridge Community College.

Due to current regulations, masks will be required by all attendees inside the building.

Register for September 21, 2021 Valley Business Summit

Sep
22
Wed
Fall Tech Mixer 2021 @ Restless Moons Brewing
Sep 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SVTC Fall Tech Mixer 2021 Logo

Registration open! See form below.

Join the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council on September 22, 2021 for its annual Fall Tech Mixer. Hosted by the SVTC’s Board of Directors, this is our fall networking event. We are hosting OUTDOORS at Restless Moons Brewing in Harrisonburg.

Come and find out what the SVTC is doing as an organization, and what our members are doing individually. How are things going? Are you working synchronous or asynchronous?

This is where the growing technology community goes in the fall to catch up. SVTC members are corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, coders, programmers, and more. Membership is not required to participate in the Fall Tech Mixer. Feel free to invite a co-worker, customer, friend, or spouse (please register each).

Come out and join current and potential members as they mingle and network. Appetizers are on us! Drinks are Dutch treat.

Parking: on W Wolf Street. More about Restless Moons Brewing: restlessmoons.com

Make the most of your networking and prep by bringing business cards, or better yet go digital and use this app, recently developed in our area, called BeCardless. More details at BeCardlessapp


SVTC Fall Tech Mixer | September 22, 2021

Please pre-register so that we can plan the set-up of the location, and bring a pre-printed nametag for you.
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Oct
5
Tue
Use YouTube to Grow Your Business @ Virtual (Online)
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Let’s talk about YouTube! Are you thinking of creating a YouTube Channel? Are you currently using YouTube for your business?

Not sure how to get started or how to build your channel? This is the webinar for you. Get best practices for creating a YouTube Channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services and drives engagement with your brand.

In this workshop we’ll discuss best practices for:

  • Why you should have a YouTube channel
  • How to set up a YouTube channel
  • What’s important to fill out when uploading a video
  • Making good creative, and how to target and measure the results

Partners: Central Virginia SBDC | Lord Fairfax SBDC | Shenandoah Valley SBDC | Blue Ridge Community College | Shenandoah Community Capital Fund

SPEAKER: Randi Penfil | Grow with Google trainer | rfpenfil@gmail.com

Randi is a speaker for the Grow with Google partner program. She has more than 20  years of experience helping small businesses and nonprofits improve their digital marketing.

As a professional speaker and trainer, Randi has educated thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs. Before becoming a Google-supported trainer, Randi educated and trained SMBs for Constant Contact as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Development Director. She brings enthusiasm and experience to every workshop and conversation about digital marketing. Her passion is helping small businesses take control of their digital footprint.

Oct
28
Thu
Learn the Basics of Google Ads @ Virtual (Online)
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Let’s talk about Google Ads and how to get started!

In this workshop, you will learn how to reach more customers and grow your business with Google Ads.

In this session we’ll talk about:

  • How to create an account and set up an ad campaign
  • How to write great ads, refine keywords, and include ad extensions
  • How to measure success

Partners: Central Virginia SBDC | Lord Fairfax SBDC | Shenandoah Valley SBDC | Blue Ridge Community College | Shenandoah Community Capital Fund

SPEAKER: Randi Penfil | Grow with Google trainer | rfpenfil@gmail.com

Randi is a speaker for the Grow with Google partner program. She has more than 20  years of experience helping small businesses and nonprofits improve their digital marketing.

As a professional speaker and trainer, Randi has educated thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs. Before becoming a Google-supported trainer, Randi educated and trained SMBs for Constant Contact as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Development Director. She brings enthusiasm and experience to every workshop and conversation about digital marketing. Her passion is helping small businesses take control of their digital footprint.

Nov
16
Tue
Make Better Business Decisions with Analytics @ Virtual (Online)
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Make Better Business Decisions with Analytics

Join us as we discuss and analyze trends about how customers engage with your business online, then turn these insights into well-informed, actionable decisions. We will discuss using Google Analytics to help you collect and interpret real-time information, review some of the reports and terms used so you can learn more about your target audience and how to achieve your business goals.

During this session we will:

  • Identifying business goals (and how you plan to use your online presence to achieve them)
  • Incorporating data into your plan
  • A focus on introducing Google Analytics and how to use this tool to make better business decisions

Partners: Central Virginia SBDC | Lord Fairfax SBDC | Shenandoah Valley SBDC | Blue Ridge Community College | Shenandoah Community Capital Fund

SPEAKER: Randi Penfil | Grow with Google trainer | rfpenfil@gmail.com

Randi is a speaker for the Grow with Google partner program. She has more than 20  years of experience helping small businesses and nonprofits improve their digital marketing.

As a professional speaker and trainer, Randi has educated thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs. Before becoming a Google-supported trainer, Randi educated and trained SMBs for Constant Contact as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Development Director. She brings enthusiasm and experience to every workshop and conversation about digital marketing. Her passion is helping small businesses take control of their digital footprint.