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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 the economic development authorities in Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties, EPEF programs occur quarterly on the first Thursday of the month in March, May, September, and November, and rotates between venues in the three counties. The organization is based on the premise that the future economic vitality of the region comes in large part from the emergence of new businesses through entrepreneurial culture, a pool of resources to draw from, and successful models to follow,

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

Next EPEF Program – Join us, via Zoom, on November 5 for Small Business Resiliency in Pandemic Times. Local small business owners will discuss how they are being resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear their stories, learn what they are doing, ask questions, etc. For more information, contact Jennifer Smith at 304-267-4144 or email Zoom Meeting Link:


April 2, 2020 Cancelled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
May 7, 2020 Cancelled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
September 3, 2020 Cancelled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
November 5, 2020 Via Zoom; Zoom Meeting Link:
 *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.