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  • Micro-Enterprise Council

    The Micro Enterprise Council is a new council with a mission to connect and educate entrepreneurs and micro enterprises to support their pathway to success. The first step will be to survey entrepreneurs and micro business owners throughout Fauquier County to identify ways in which the Micro Enterprise Council can best meet their needs. Results will provide a framework by which the council will create and implement opportunities for education and business development.
    Michelle Coe
    BlueSkyPhoenix, LLC
    Michelle Coe has over 20 years of experience providing elegant design solutions for small to mid-size businesses. She founded BlueSkyPhoenix LLC, a Virginia SWaM (Small, Women-Owned) certified business, in 2011.

    Michelle works with her clients to build brand strategies that create a professional, positive image for their target market. In addition to a full range of graphic design skills, Michelle has expertise in website design and development and marketing strategy. With experience in business, marketing, project management, event coordination, and instruction, Michelle easily relates and adapts to meet the unique needs of each of her clients.
    Wes Shortridge
    Liberty Community Church
    Lead Pastor
    Carlton Shutt
    Event Coordinator
    Premiere Hospitality
    Gary Grenter
    Alpha-Flow `Management Consulting LLC
    Principal Consultant
    For over 35 years Mr. Grenter has held executive level positions in Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations and General Management.  Before Mr. Grenter started Alpha-Flow Management Consulting he co-founded Theragen Inc. and was the President and CEO and on the Board of Directors.  
    Previously Mr. Grenter was the Group President for Spacelabs Healthcare, a global leader in patient monitoring, anesthesia and diagnostic cardiology.  Mr Grenter also led the IPO for Kyphon, Inc. in 2002. The IPO raised $100M for the company. 
    Mr. Grenter holds a B.S. in Production Management from Northern Illinois University and an M.B.A. in Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

    Renee Younes
    Mason Enterprise Center - Fauquier
    Beverly Pullen
    Fauquier County Department of Economic Development