Attend the Small Business Summit on March 28

Attend the Small Business Summit on March 28

The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and Regent University are teaming up to present the 2014 Small Business Summit on Friday, March 28 at The Founders Inn & Spa in Virginia Beach. The event is a half day summit culminating in a luncheon featuring keynote speaker Helen Dragas, President and CEO of The Dragas Companies. She will talk to the audience about leadership and what it takes to run a business while also being a community leader.

With two tracks, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about business topics such as marketing, sales, leadership, IT and management. The opening session will begin with Marc Willson, Retail Consultant, Virginia Small Business Development Center. Marc joined the Small Business Development Center in 2009 as a Retail and Restaurant Consultant and has delivered more than 300 seminars and assisted more than 1000 retailers and restaurateurs throughout the country.

Event Pricing

Effective        Registration              Registration

Initial             $79.00                        $79.00

3/1/2014        $99.00                        $99.00

For more information and to register, visit


7:30 - 8:00 am
Registration - Exhibits open

8:00 - 9:00 am          
Opening Session
Keynote: Marc Willson - Consultant, VASBDC

9:15 - 10:15 am
Breakout sessions (Attendees may choose one of the three sessions)

Session I -    
Health Reform Update for Small Business
Presented by:  Steve Keogh, Regional Sales Manager, Optima Health

Session II -   
Are You in the Business of Being an Exceptional Business?
Presented by: Kevin Neff,

Session III -  
Leading Small Enterprise Success
Presented by: Dr. Gary Oster, Professor of Leadership and Innovation, Regent University

10:15 - 10:45 am     
Break - Visit Exhibitors

10:45 - 11:45            
Breakout sessions (Attendees may choose one of the three sessions)

Session I -    
SBA Loans 2014
Presented by: Michael Austin, Senior Vice President, Fulton Bank

Session II -   
Do Not Attend - Unless You Have Employees
Presented by: John M. Bredehoft, Employment Law Partner, Kaufman & Canoles

Session III -
The Misunderstood World of Small Business Marketing!
Presented by: Dr. Gregory Stone,  MBA Program Director and Professor of Marketing, Regent University

12:00 - 1:00 pm       
Keynote Speaker - Helen Dragas, President & CEO The Dragas Companies


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