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 – November 2

The topic for the next EPEF is “West Virginia Secretary of State: Open for Business in Martinsburg!”

Presenters will Be:

  • Darrell Shull, eastern region field service representative with the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office
  • Lexi Brown, business licensing specialist with the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office
  • Tony Gress, business licensing specialist with the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office

Topics covered will include:

  • Overview of the Secretary of State’s Office
  • Services offered in the new Martinsburg office including how to register a business and file annual reports
  • Programs for entrepreneurs and veterans
  • Business growth in the Eastern Panhandle

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 Purple Iris, 1956 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg.


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 The Purple Iris, Martinsburg
 *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.