The rains did not deter the guests who attended the  informative presentation by Hannah Vargas of Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIF) on Thursday, August 3 for  Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum (EPEF), held at the Purple Iris in Martinsburg. The topic was a “The Non-Traditional Lender’s Approach to Finance.”

NCIF funds and advises small and mid-sized businesses that create jobs, eliminate waste, and use natural resources responsibly. Focusing on economically distressed areas, we catalyze environmentally sustainable development by providing affordable, flexible capital and advisory services to small and emerging businesses.  For more information on their resources and programs, click here

The EPEF is a free resource for business networking. Based on the premise that the future economic vitality of our region must come from the emergence of new businesses through entrepreneurship. A collaboration between Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties, EPEF meets quarterly on the first Thursday of the month in February, May, August, and November, and rotates between the three counties.

SAVE THE DATE for the next EPEF forum to be held on November 1, 2018 in Charles Town, WV. For more details and updates, follow their Facebook by clicking here.