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Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum

The Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum (EPEF) provides free networking and support to small business owners and promotes the formation and growth of innovative new businesses in the Eastern Panhandle.

A collaboration between the economic development authorities in Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties, EPEF programs occur quarterly on the first Thursday of the month in March, May, September, and November, and rotates between venues in the three counties. The organization is based on the premise that the future economic vitality of the region comes in large part from the emergence of new businesses through entrepreneurial culture, a pool of resources to draw from, and successful models to follow,

More information can be found on the EPEF’s Facebook and Twitter pages. You may also sign up for EPEF updates by emailing

Next EPEF Program – Join us, via Zoom, on April 8 for How the Natural Capital Investment Fund Can Help Your Small Business. Nora Myers, director of the West Virginia Women’s Business Center, and Kevin O’Connor, senior lender with Natural Capital Investment Fund, will be the guest speakers. They will provide information on emergency loans to help small businesses recover and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, NCIF’s loan programs and technical assistance to support small businesses, and the West Virginia Women’s Business Center. For more information, contact Lyn Goodwin at 304-728-3255 or email EPEF Program 04 08 2021

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April 8, 2021 Via Zoom:
May 6, 2021 Via Zoom; Details to be announced
June 3, 2021 Via Zoom; Details to be announced
 *Past topics have included working with the media to promote your business, product development, trademarks and legal entities, pros and cons of online business, tax issues, and risk management.