Orange County, VA – Orange County Economic Development and the Quad County Business Summit Planning Committee are pleased to announce this year’s Summit will include keynote speaker, Kiley Doll, a local serial entrepreneur.  Kiley is passionate about the empowerment of struggling entrepreneurs and uses every challenge she has encountered during her career to mentor budding business owners. Her enthusiasm for progress has led to the pursuit of a prosperous career consulting and working with household brands like Amazon, EO, and Berkshire Hathaway.

The Summit will also feature a local business owner panel discussion with live Q & A.  Panelists include, Peter Rice, Chairman of BoxInBoxOut, LLC located in Madison County, Andrew Mavraganis, COO & CFO of Spire Collective located in Fluvanna County, and Shannon Horton General Manager of Horton Vineyards located in Orange County.

We will round out the Summit with the QuadTank, a winner takes all pitch competition.  To date, $6,750 has been raised to award to the winner of the Competition.   We would like to graciously thank all of our generous sponsors: Dominion Energy, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Woods Rogers Attorneys at Law, Community Bank of the Chesapeake, First Citizens Bank, KileyCo, BC Photography, Orange Downtown Alliance, Firefly, Xpress Copy & Graphics, Community Investment Collaborative, Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Madison County Chamber of Commerce, Louisa County Chamber of Commerce, Greene County Chamber of Commerce, and Fluvanna County Chamber of Commerce.

The full 2021 Summit agenda, QuadTank Pitch Guidelines, and registration is now live at

For more information regarding the event, please contact Rose Deal at (540) 672-1238.

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Orange County, VA – The Orange County Economic Development Office is pleased to announce it will co-host the 2021 Quad County Business Summit & QuadTank Pitch Competition along with the Economic Development Offices of Fluvanna County, Greene County, Louisa County, Madison County, and the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center on October 20, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The 6th Annual Quad County Business Summit will be held at The Pavilion on Lakeland Farm, in Orange County. The Summit will include a keynote speaker, local business owner panel discussion with Q&A, opportunities for networking, luncheon, and the QuadTank - a winner take all pitch competition. The event is free for Quad County business owners. More information and registration will be available in the coming weeks. Sponsorship opportunities are listed on the Summit website: For more information, please contact Rose Deal, Director at (540) 672-1238.

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Last year, Orange County Economic Development hosted the Quad County Business Summit and introduced the first ever QuadTank Pitch Competition, at which Jennifer Bryington was the finalist and winner.  After taking home the grand prize, she took her busy home-based bakery business, JB Cakes to a storefront operation and sandwich shop in Rhoadesville. 

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Orange County, VA – Orange County is pleased to announce that JB Cakes, winner of the 2019 QuadTank Pitch Competition is officially open for business in their new retail storefront. JB Cakes offers breakfast, lunch, and several varieties of sweet treats.  Owner and operator, Jennifer Bryington, opened the business out of her home and quickly outgrew the space. 

In early October 2019, Bryington competed against three finalists in the QuadTank Pitch Competition held during the Quad County Business Summit. She took home the grand prize of $4,750 which was quickly put to use in her new storefront.  Bryington noted, “The prize money has definitely been put to good use. The opportunity to grow and expand business in the community is priceless. I look forward to serving our community for many years to come!”

Phil Geer, Director of Economic Development stated, “We are incredibly proud that Orange County’s own JB Cakes won the first ever QuadTank Pitch Competition and has put the prize money to good use. Her business is filling a need for that area of the County and we’re confident that JB Cakes will be very successful for many years to come.”

JB Cakes is located at 26322 Constitution Highway, Rhoadesville, VA, 22542 and will hold their grand opening event on January 25, 2020 during normal business hours.

For more information, please contact Phil Geer, Director at (540) 672-1238.  See more on this story from the Culpeper Star-Exponent.


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The 4th annual Quad County Business Summit was held at Madison at the Mill on October 2, 2019. Small business owners and entrepreneurs from Greene, Orange, Louisa, and Fluvanna gathered to hear from various professionals on topics including; business survival, human resources, and social media marketing.  The day was kicked off with a motivational speech delivered by Brett Leake on how "Fun Gets Work Done."  Also in attendance was Doug Bouton, Greene County native, and the co-founder of Halo Top Creamery.  Bouton also participated in a Q&A session regarding the business success story of Halo Top.

The Summit concluded with a live pitch competition where one business from each of the four localities pitched their business idea to a panel of judges, for a chance to win $4,750.  The winning business was JB Cakes of Orange.

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