Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum

The Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum (EPEF) provides free networking and support to small business owners and promotes the formation and growth of innovative new businesses in the Eastern Panhandle.

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. More information can be found on the EPEF’s Facebook and Twitter pages. You may also sign up for EPEF updates by emailing epef@jcda.net.

EPEF – August 3

The topic for the next EPEF is “Tourism & Marketing – How Tourism Creates a Sense of Place”.

Presenters will Be:

  • Scott Fortney, superintendent of Cacapon State Park
  • Lori Hansroth, executive director of the Berkeley Springs-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce
  • Jeanne Mozier, board member of Travel Berkeley Springs
  • Larry Omps, owner of The Country Inn

Networking and refreshments begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program at 6:30 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be at The Country Inn in Berkeley Springs.


February 2, 2017 Inn at Charles Town, Charles Town
May 4, 2017 The Purple Iris, Martinsburg
August 3, 2017 The Country Inn, Berkeley Springs
November 2, 2017 Hosted by Berkeley County. Location TBD.
 *Past topics have included working with the media to promote your business, product development, trademarks and legal entities, pros and cons of online business, tax issues, and risk management.