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 https://www.qcbsummit.com/.
For more information regarding the event, please contact Rose Deal at (540) 672-1238.
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: www.qcbsummit.com. For more information, please contact Rose Deal, Director at (540) 672-1238.
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.
The Orange County Economic Development Office is pleased to announce it will co-host the 2020 QuadTank Pitch Competition and Quad County Business Summit along with the Economic Development Offices of Greene County, Louisa County, and Fluvanna County, the Fluvanna Chamber of Commerce, and the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center on November 17, 2020. The QuadTank Pitch Competition will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., and the Quad County Business Summit from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
The 5th Annual Quad County Business Summit will be all virtual. The event will feature keynote speaker Sandy Sponaugle from Platinum PR. Participants will also hear from Hope Lawrence of Hudson Henry Baking Company on how her Fluvanna business has reached its current level of success. The Summit will also include breakout sessions and opportunities for virtual networking. The event is free for Quad County business owners. Interested participants can register at www.qcbsummit.com
“In light of current pandemic, the Quad County Business Summit Planning Committee decided to take these events virtual to ensure that our rural entrepreneurs and businesses owners would still have access to this valuable network of resources,” noted Rose Deal, Project Manager for Orange County Economic Development.
Similar to last year, The Summit will also include the QuadTank, a winner take all pitch competition. The QuadTank is available for new or current business owners from the participating counties. Businesses should prepare a business plan and pitch their plan to the panel of judges. The final presentations and judge questions will be hosted live the morning of November 17th, for all participants to view. The grand prize for the QuadTank is $5,000. Last year’s winner was JB Cakes of Orange County.
This year the Quad Counties are inviting Madison County businesses to participate in the Summit as special guests! Madison County entrepreneurs can view the QuadTank and participate in the Summit with fellow Central Virginia business owners.
Registration and sponsorship opportunities are listed on the Summit website: www.qcbsummit.com. Please save the date, November 17th, to virtually attend this event. For more information, please contact Rose Deal, Project Manager at (540) 672-1238.