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Join us for our next forum to discuss opportunities and resources available to local businesses and entrepreneurs. The events are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Due to COVID-restrictions and maintaining social distancing for health and safety, EPEF meetings will be held via Zoom Meeting until further notice.


How the Natural Capital Investment Fund Can Help Your Small Business


5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

via Zoom Meeting Link:

Meeting ID: 865 9806 4167

Dial-In: 301-715-8592

Hosted by Jefferson County Development Authority


Nora Myers, Director of WV Women’s Business Center

Kevin O’Connor, Senior Lender with Natural Capital Investment Fund


  • Emergency loans to help small businesses recover and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic

  • NCIF’s loan programs and technical assistance to support small businesses

  • WV Women’s Business Center – assistance to gain skills, resources, and connections to launch and grow your business

To download a copy of the flyer, click here.

ABOUT EASTERN PANHANDLE ENTREPRENEURS’ FORUM (EPEF):  The Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum is a non-profit organization comprised of individuals from within the business and technical community to promote the formation and growth of innovative new businesses.  The EPEF is a chapter of the West Virginia Entrepreneurs Forum at West Virginia University. Typical quarterly meetings include networking with a variety of business professionals including venture capitalists, private investors, industry experts, business service providers, inventors, and other successful entrepreneurs.  In addition, a presentation on a topic of interest to entrepreneurs is also on the program.  The EPEF is based on the premise that the future economic vitality of our region must come from the emergence of new businesses through entrepreneurship.  In order for this to occur, there must be an entrepreneurial culture, a pool of resources to draw from, and successful models to follow.  We hope that the EPEF can provide the critical mass necessary to create this mindset and attract these resources to our region.  The Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum is a collaboration between Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties.

WHEN and WHERE: The EPEF meets throughout the year and rotates between the three counties in the Eastern Panhandle at various locations or via the Zoom Meeting. 

For more information, contact Lyn Goodwin, at the Jefferson County Development Authority, (304) 728-3255, or

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