SoVa Wednesday Webinars: Supply Chain Challenges and Future Opportunities

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Supply Chain Challenges and Future Opportunities

The SoVa COIVD-19 Task Force invites you to the SoVa Wednesday Webinar focusing on the supply chain. We will discuss supply chain challenges from the global spread of COVID-19 at an international, national and local level featuring supply chain experts. Topics to be covered include an overview of supply chain operation, information on international trade from the Port of Virginia, and GENEDGE will unveil the newly developed COVA PPE Playbook.

There will be an opportunity for you to ask the experts questions.

Speakers:

  • Mark Ferguson, Dewey H. Johnson Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina
  • Chris Gullickson, Director, Economic Development at the Port of Virginia
  • Vince Barnett, Vice President, Business Investment, at Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP)
  • Dean Young, VP of Industrial Development at GENEDGE
  • Anthony Cerilli, Interim VP of Operations at GENEDGE

 

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SoVa COVID-19 Task Force Members: Rebecca Adcock, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce; Corrie Bobe, City of Danville Economic Development; Brian Brown, Halifax County IDA; Alexis Ehrhardt, Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce; Mark Gignac, Institute for Advanced Learning and Research; Linda Green, Southern Virginia Regional Alliance; Mitzi McCormick, Halifax County Chamber of Commerce; Matt Rowe, Pittsylvania County Economic Development; Bryce Simmons, Patrick County Economic Development; Lisa Watkins, Martinsville Henry County Chamber of Commerce. 


About the Organizations:

Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina
The Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina is among the highest-ranked schools in the world for international business education and research. Known worldwide for its top-ranked programs in international business, including the No. 1 ranked undergraduate program for international business, the Moore School is home to a world-class faculty and eight major research centers. Mark Ferguson is a Distinguished Business Foundation Fellow and professor of management science at the Moore School. Ferguson's research interests involve many areas of supply chain management including supply chain design for sustainable operations, contracts that improve overall supply chain efficiency, pricing and revenue management, and the operations/marketing interface.

Port of Virginia
The Port of Virginia moves cargo through world-class facilities and transports to and from markets around the globe, carrying the goods and supplies that manufacturers, corporations, and individual consumers use in their everyday lives. The deep water harbor–the deepest on the US East Coast–shelters the world’s largest naval base; a robust shipbuilding and repair industry; a thriving export coal trade and the sixth largest containerized cargo complex in the United States. In an era where container ships are carrying tens of thousands of twenty-foot equivalent units per voyage, deep water and the absence of overhead restrictions is a significant competitive advantage. 

Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP)
Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s International Trade programs provide direct support to Virginia companies committed to increasing their international export sales as a corporate growth strategy. These services help companies identify potential new markets, develop market entry strategies, and locate possible distributors and representatives for products or services – all at little to no cost to the company. With in-country consultants in over 75 countries and our international trade managers in local Virginia offices, our team of professionals are here to help Virginia companies increase their international sales. VEDP is managing the supply chain issues around COVID-19 for the Governor’s office and working hand in hand with GENEDGE and McKinsey to address the solutions. 

GENEDGE
GENEDGE is a Virginia agency here to help the Commonwealth, and even more so during this crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have deployed our team of experts to help Virginia adapt and even thrive during these times. GENEDGE leverages Federal and state funding to provide a wealth of expertise and resources to Virginia manufacturers, businesses, and other organizations. We can help you solve problems, increase productivity, improve economic competitiveness, and enhance technical capabilities. Whether it’s helping adapt to a distributed workforce, implement physical distancing in day-to-day operations, or utilize technology and innovative solutions, GENEDGE’s experts are here for our clients and for Virginia. GENEDGE is Virginia’s only manufacturing and economic development organization partnered with the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Program (MEP). Based at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the MEP provides GENEDGE access to its national network of more than 1,400 manufacturing experts.

 

SoVa Wednesday Webinars: COVID-19 Relief Funding

Wednesday, May 06, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The SoVa COIVD-19 Task Force invites you to the SoVa Wednesday Webinar focusing on the COVID-19 relief funding. Our nation's small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus outbreak. In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak. Our speakers will provide an overview of relief funding options and will answer questions that you may have.

 

Topics to include: 

  • SBA Loans - Round 1 & 2 of Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
  • Recovery funding

 

Speakers:

  • Martin Short, Lead Economic Development Specialist, SBA
  • Jody Keenan, State Director, Virginia SBDC
  • Lin Hite, Regional Director, Longwood SBDC Western Region
  • Michael Scales, Business Analyst, Longwood SBDC Western Region
  • Jeff Haley, Chairman, Virginia Bankers Association and President, American National Bank & Trust
  • Dawn DeHart, Community Development Lending Director, Carter Bank & Trust

 

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SoVa COVID-19 Task Force Members: Rebecca Adcock, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce; Corrie Bobe, City of Danville Economic Development; Brian Brown, Halifax County IDA; Alexis Ehrhardt, Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce; Mark Gignac, Institute for Advanced Learning and Research; Linda Green, Southern Virginia Regional Alliance; Mitzi McCormick, Halifax County Chamber of Commerce; Matt Rowe, Pittsylvania County Economic Development; Bryce Simmons, Patrick County Economic Development; Lisa Watkins, Martinsville Henry County Chamber of Commerce. 


SoVa Wednesday Webinar - Task Force Meeting

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The SoVa COIVD-19 Task Force are meeting during this week's SoVa Wednesday Webinar.

 


SoVa COVID-19 Task Force Members: Rebecca Adcock, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce; Corrie Bobe, City of Danville Economic Development; Brian Brown, Halifax County IDA; Alexis Ehrhardt, Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce; Mark Gignac, Institute for Advanced Learning and Research; Linda Green, Southern Virginia Regional Alliance; Mitzi McCormick, Halifax County Chamber of Commerce; Matt Rowe, Pittsylvania County Economic Development; Bryce Simmons, Patrick County Economic Development; Lisa Watkins, Martinsville Henry County Chamber of Commerce. 


SoVa Wednesday Webinar - Marketing for Reopening Your Business

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The SoVa COIVD-19 Task Force invites you to the SoVa Wednesday Webinar focusing on marketing for reopening your business. Sheri McGuire, Executive Director of the Longwood Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will review their newly released Recovery Resources Guide. Following Sheri will be local perspectives on how businesses are, or should be, preparing to market their reopening.

 

Speakers:

  • Sheri McGuire, Executive Director, Longwood SBDC

  • Diana Schwartz, Executive Director, River District Association 

  • Lisa Watkins, President, Martinsville Henry County Chamber of Commerce

  • Lisa Kipps Brown, President at Glerin Business Solutions

  • Ilsa Loeser, Principal, Letterpress Communications

 

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SoVa COVID-19 Task Force Members: Rebecca Adcock, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce; Corrie Bobe, City of Danville Economic Development; Brian Brown, Halifax County IDA; Alexis Ehrhardt, Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce; Mark Gignac, Institute for Advanced Learning and Research; Linda Green, Southern Virginia Regional Alliance; Mitzi McCormick, Halifax County Chamber of Commerce; Matt Rowe, Pittsylvania County Economic Development; Bryce Simmons, Patrick County Economic Development; Lisa Watkins, Martinsville Henry County Chamber of Commerce. 


SoVa Wednesday Webinar - Task Force Meeting - Economic and Business Impacts From COVID-19

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The SoVa COVID-19 Task Force is meeting to discuss the economic and business impacts from COVID-19.

 


SoVa COVID-19 Task Force Members: Rebecca Adcock, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce; Corrie Bobe, City of Danville Economic Development; Brian Brown, Halifax County IDA; Alexis Ehrhardt, Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce; Mark Gignac, Institute for Advanced Learning and Research; Linda Green, Southern Virginia Regional Alliance; Mitzi McCormick, Halifax County Chamber of Commerce; Matt Rowe, Pittsylvania County Economic Development; Bryce Simmons, Patrick County Economic Development; Lisa Watkins, Martinsville Henry County Chamber of Commerce. 


SoVa Wednesday Webinars: COVID-19 Human Resource Concerns

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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COVID-19 Human Resource Concerns

The SoVa COVID-19 Task Force invites you to the SoVa Wednesday Webinar on human resource concerns surrounding Return to Work. COVID-19 has forced businesses to immediately develop, adapt or improve work policies and procedures. On May 20th, we will be joined by an employment attorney and human resource experts to learn what steps you need to take now. You will also be able to ask the experts questions.

 Speakers:

  • Ryan A. Glasgow, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
    Ryan represents employers and executives in labor matters and complex employment litigation and provides strategic labor and employment advice.

  • Jennifer Archer, SHRM-SCP, HR Services Manager at Inspiring HR and Mindy Flanigan, PHR, SHRM-CP, IP Aware, Founder & Chief Inspiration Officer (CIO) at Inspiring HR
    Inspiring HR provides employee management services to small businesses

 

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  SoVa Wednesday Webinars COVID19 Human Resources Concerns

SoVa COVID-19 Task Force Members: Rebecca Adcock, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce; Corrie Bobe, City of Danville Economic Development; Brian Brown, Halifax County IDA; Alexis Ehrhardt, Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce; Mark Gignac, Institute for Advanced Learning and Research; Linda Green, Southern Virginia Regional Alliance; Mitzi McCormick, Halifax County Chamber of Commerce; Matt Rowe, Pittsylvania County Economic Development; Bryce Simmons, Patrick County Economic Development; Lisa Watkins, Martinsville Henry County Chamber of Commerce. 


SoVa Wednesday Webinar: DOLI Emergency Workplace Safety Standards

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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SoVa Wednesday Webinar: DOLI Emergency Workplace Safety Standards

July 22, 2020

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The SoVa COVID-19 Task Force invites you to the SoVa Wednesday Webinar on the new Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Safety and Health Codes Board emergency temporary standard on infectious disease prevention.

Governor Ralph Northam announced the adoption of statewide emergency workplace safety standards in response to COVID-19 on July 15th. These first-in-the-nation safety rules to protect Virginia workers by mandating appropriate personal protective equipment, sanitation, social distancing, infectious disease preparedness and response plans, record keeping, training, and hazard communications in workplaces across the Commonwealth.

On Wednesday July 22, we will be joined by Robert Bohannon, Director of Government Affairs, Hunton Andrews Kurth, to learn how this will affect Virginia businesses.

Speaker: Robert Bohannon, Director of Government Affairs, Hunton Andrews Kurth. Robb has more than ten years of experience representing companies and trade associations in the health care, economic development, and high tech industries in federal and state politics. Full Bio

 

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GO VA Region 3 Bridge to Recovery Program Information Session for Prequalified Suppliers

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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      GO VA Region 3 Bridge to Recovery Program Information Session for Prequalified Suppliers

Learn More About Being A Prequalified Supplier

GO Virginia State Board approved $925,000 for Bridge to Recovery to provide immediate and impactful support to businesses through the multiple recovery periods of the COVID-19 pandemic and bridge supply chain needs of companies with service providers.

The program’s vision is to ensure the support is immediate, that it deploys the GO Virginia contributions to work inside the region and that it makes a lasting impact on the businesses it supports. The funds will be leveraged by organizational match with potential for public and private sector contributions and will provide support to businesses located within all localities in GO Virginia Region 3.

The Following Businesses Are Encouraged to Participate

Suppliers of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Companies who provide PPE conversions
(construction and building projects for COVID-19)

Service providers who help companies with COVID-19 issues
(i.e. accounting, legal, human resources, deep cleans, etc.)

Utilizing companies on this prequalified supplier listing will allow businesses to receive a cost match payment to suppliers of up to $20,000.

Date: August 26, 2020
Time: 11:00am
Location: Zoom (A link will be provided with your registration confirmation)

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Information for Business and Industry Regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations

Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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