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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 December 2 for How the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Can Help Your Business Stand Out and Grow in West Virginia.  Kelsey Coleman, Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the BBB serving the Panhandle of WV, Metro Washington DC and Eastern PA, will be the guest speaker. She will discuss how BBB Accreditation and resources available from the BBB can help your business succeed and grow. She will also discuss how to gain access to on-demand training webinars, dashboards to monitor your company across the Internet, and earn the BBB Accredited Business Seal. For more information, contact Krista Hoffman at 304-728-3255 or email

Zoom Meeting Link:

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.