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    Name: Micro Enterprise Symposium - 2019
    Date: October 18, 2019
    Time: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
    Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
    Event Description:

    The Fauquier Chamber
    Micro Enterprise Symposium

    October 18, 2019
    8:00am - 12:30pm

    Hosted by Lord Fairfax Community College / Fauquier Campus

    Presented by: Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Center

    Major Sponsors: Center for Innovative Technology
    Fauquier County Department of Economic Development
    Piedmont Press & Graphics

    Take concrete, measurable action toward your business goals! 

    Receive practical insights and actionable advice on relevant business topics in this half day symposium held at the LFCC Fauquier Campus.

    This highly interactive and relational event features networking opportunities and three learning tracks, each geared toward business owners at varying stages of their business development cycle. Whether you are a would-be entrepreneur, a fledgling business, or a well-established business, you will find value in attending.

    Throughout the morning, join our speakers at the "Happiness Bar" (a networking opportunity in the Rose Loeb Student Center at LFCC) where attendees can meet 1:1 with event speakers to ask questions and make valuable connections. Table sponsors will also be stationed in the Loeb Center, and attendees are invited to use the morning to create new relationships with sponsors and each other that will benefit their businesses. 

    Make connections with other business owners, create new relationships, and and take action to build greater success in your business.

    Keynote 
    From Janitor to CEO: Five Core Values to Build a Multi-Million Dollar Business

    Carlos A. Castro, President/CEO, TODOS Super Market

    Carlos Castro migrated to the United States from El Salvador in 1980. An entrepreneur by nature, his career path has included time as a remodeling contractor, real estate agent, restaurant owner, and, for the last 27 years, a successful grocery store owner. Mr. Castro is also involved in the community and serves in various capacities on boards, including the Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Action. His passion is to reach out to community youth to get them involved in activities that will help them become successful and respectful leaders. 

    Breakout Sessions Include:

     

    Track 1: Turning your Passion into a Business

    Whether you are just thinking about starting a business or you have only just begun, this track is for you.

    Discover Your Customer
    Gary Grenter, Principal Consultant, Alpha-Flow Management Consulting

    Marketing and Advertising on a Budget
    Bruce Potter, COO, Rappahannock Media LLC; publisher of Inside NoVa

    Organizing the Chaos through Systems that Work
    Kim Jenkins, Owner, Genesis Home Improvement
     

    Track 2: Moving from Startup to Stable

    If you've been in business for a few years, but feel like you may still be missing some of the foundational pieces that can create more stability and profitability in your business, you'll find value in these sessions.

    Communication Skills to Boost Your Business
    Christine Kriz, Director, Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Center

    When, Why and How to Hire the Right Employee
    Renee Younes, Regional Manager, Mason Enterprise Center

    Peak Performance - How Can I Deliver My Best When I Need My Best?
    James Coltharp, Founder/President of The KeePressingOn Project
     

    Track 3: Next Level Business

    This track offers insights and practical advice for veteran business owners who seek to scale or expand their business beyond the "micro-business" level. Are you ready to level up?

    Reinventing Greatness: How to Pivot for Success!
    Shari Goodwin, Business Strategist, Leadership Coach, Author, Speaker

    Do You Have the Right Stuff? Attributes of a High-growth, High expectation Startup... and How to Get There
    Marco Rubin, Senior Investment Director, CIT

    Non-Traditional Business Financing
    Keon Lindsey, Business Finance Consultant, Complete Business Capital

    Event Sponsors:
    • Puffenbarger Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.
    • SocialSteph
    • Orion Solutions
    • Blue Ridge Orthopedic & Spine Center
    • The Foundation of Blue Ridge Orthopaedics
    • Alpha-Flow `Management Consulting LLC
    • BlueSkyPhoenix, LLC
    • Lord Fairfax Community College
    • Mason Enterprise Center - Fauquier
    • Lord Fairfax Community College
    • Piedmont Press & Graphics
    • Fauquier County Department of Economic Development
    • Northern Virginia Business Law
    • Dawn Arruda & Co LLC
    • Trenis Fuel & Hardware
    • The Healing Frequency
    Location:
    Lord Fairfax Community College Fauquier Campus
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday October 18th, 2019
    8:00am to 12:30pm
    Contact Information:
    Fees/Admission:
    $20 in advance
    $25 at the door

    Sponsorships Available:


    $1,000 presenting sponsor(1):  CLAIMED!
    • 5 complimentary tickets to the event
    • 5 minutes at the podium to share about your business and introduce our keynote speaker
    • Full 6' table for company display at the event
    • Opportunity to share your swag in our Micro Enterprise Council goody bags
    • Company Logo on sponsor posters and mention in all marketing with paid sponsorship
     
    $500 major sponsor (3): CLAIMED!
    • 3 complimentary tickets to the event 
    • 3 minutes at the podium to share about your business and introduce the track speaker at three sessions
    • 3' table section for company display at the event
    • Opportunity to share your swag in our Micro Enterprise Council goody bags
    • Company Logo on sponsor posters and mention in all marketing with paid sponsorship
     

     

    $250 Networking sponsor (2) 1 remaining!: 
    • 2 complimentary tickets to the event 
    • Company name on 4 small posters in networking area (Loeb Center) thanking you for your sponsorship
    • Thanks from the podium
    • Opportunity to share your swag in our Micro Enterprise Council goody bags
    • Company name mentioned in our program
     

     

    $250 Breakfast sponsor (2) 1 remaining!: 
    • 2 complimentary tickets to the event 
    • Company name on 2 small posters in breakfast area (Loeb Center) thanking you for your sponsorship
    • Thanks from the podium
    • Opportunity to share your swag in our Micro Enterprise Council goody bags
    • Company name mentioned in our program
     

     

    $150 full tabletop sponsor:
    • 1 complimentary ticket to the event 
    • Full 6' table for company display at the event
    • Opportunity to share your swag in our Micro Enterprise Council goody bags
    • Company name on sponsor posters and in our program
     

     

    $50 small tabletop sponsor:
    • 1 complimentary ticket to the event 
    • 3' table section for company display at the event
    • Opportunity to share your swag in our Micro Enterprise Council goody bags
    • Company name mentioned in our program
     

     

    Door prizes: If you would like to donate a door prize for this event, please contact us!
     
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