Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum

ANNOUNCEMENT: Following input from our sponsors and attendees, the Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum (EPEF) has changed from a monthly program to a quarterly format that will meet the first Thursday of February, May, August and November and will rotate between Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties. We will continue to provide quality programs and speakers. And, as we market to new audiences, we will find new networks to benefit your business.The next EPEF will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6th, 2015, at the Purple Iris in Martinsburg. Information about the program will be announced in January.

EPEF is a free resource for business networking for entrepreneurs in Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties. 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 quarterly 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.

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 quarterly, the first Thursday of the month in February, May, August, and November, rotating between the three counties. (Please see the schedule below.) A Networking hour with refreshments and business exhibitors begins at 5:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 6:30 p.m.


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 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


February 5, 2015 The Purple Iris, Martinsburg
May 7, 2015 Berkeley Springs
August 6, 2015 The Bavarian Inn, Charles Town
November 5, 2015 The Purple Iris, Martinsburg
February 4, 2016 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.