Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum

The Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum (EPEF) is a free resource for business networking. This mission of the EPEF is to help businesses thrive by connecting owners with state and county officials, investors, industry experts and business service providers during a networking hour at monthly gatherings, where programs provide small business start-up entrepreneurs with free information to help them stay successful.

The EPEF is based on the premise that the future economic vitality of Jefferson County must come from the emergence of new businesses. In order for this to occur, there must be Eastern Panhandle entrepreneurs, a pool of resources to draw from and successful models to follow.

We invite you to join us at our monthly EPEF meetings. EPEF is free of charge and open to anyone who is interested in improving their own business and the overall business climate in the Eastern Panhandle. Please visit us on facebook and follow us on twitter @EPEF.

Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. Networking hour with refreshments begins at 5:30 pm, with the program beginning at 6:30 pm. Display tables for local businesses are available at each meeting on a first come basis. Sign up to receive meeting notices directly to your inbox!


Accurate Systems, American Public University System, ANW Wireless, Around the Panhandle magazine, Bank of Charles Town, Bathfitter, Blue Ridge CTC, BB&T, City National Bank, Comcast Business Division, HBS Tax and Small Business Experts, HMS Technologies, Howard Shockey & Sons, Panorama at the Peak, Mid-Atlantic ProTel, Remax 1st Realty, Specialized Engineering, TechMethods, Triad Engineering,United Bank, University of Charleston-Martinsburg, WV Manufacturer’s Extension Partnership

EPEF Upcoming Events in 2014

August 7 The Country Inn, Berkeley Springs
September 4 The Inn at Charles Town, Charles Town
October 2 The Purple Iris, Martinsburg
November 6 Panorama at the Peak, Berkeley Springs
December 5 The Inn at Charles Town, Charles Town

*Past programs have included Advertising Media, Product Development, Trademarks and Legal Entities, Educational Opportunities for Working Adults, Pros and Cons of Online Business, The Importance of Effective Signage, Finding your Niche, Tax Issues, Risk Management, Setting up a Nonprofit, Benefits of Belonging to the Chamber, and Family Owned and Operated Businesses.