Business NOT as Usual

VA

Between February and April this year, 41% of Black owned businesses shut their doors under economic pressure caused by the pandemic, compared with 17% of white owned businesses. 75% of initial PPP loans went to businesses in majority-white census tracts. Between 2001 and 2018, the number of Black owned financial institutions declined over 50%, leaving only 21 Black owned banks in the United States. With a compelling, data driven case for economic inclusivity finally emerging, how do we fix what’s broken?

NOVA EDA Catalyst for Change Webinar

VA

With a commitment to serving the community, Field & Main Restaurant in Marshall, Virginia has earned a reputation for outstanding meals sourced locally and served wherever the diner prefers.

In a tent, or in a car, in a room, or over Zoom, Field & Main meets its customers where they are most comfortable. Flexibility and commitment are the keys to its success. As the Covid-19 Pandemic burgeoned Neal Wavra and his team were quick to set up cabanas in the field, adapt the menu and actively communicate their commitment to the health of their guests.

Earning trust has paid big dividends as repeat business grows. Now, with a long winter coming, Field & Main is poised to sustain itself as it helps sustain the community.

Topics include:
• Community makes good business
• Benefits of sourcing locally
• How to keep thrilling customers
• How to remain flexible, yet consistent

Panelists include:
• Neal Wavra, Chef & Owner, Field & Main Restaurant
• Beverly Pullen, Interim Director, Department of Economic Development, Fauquier County, Virginia

2020 Pitch Night

VA

PEDC is hosting its 2020 Winter Pitch Night as a virtual event on Thursday, Dec. 4. We will use Zoom to once again showcase a new group of clean energy and sustainability technology start-ups working on some amazing innovations!

$40 – $250

Registering Your Business

VA

Led by an Attorney – Registering Your Business walks you through steps that are needed and outlines processes of becoming a legal business entity. This workshop guides you through legal […]