Join us in Pocahontas County for the Entrepreneur Café at the Marlinton Wellness Center at 5:30 pm on October 14. We need a few more contestants and a big crowd. Register to be a contestant at the Participation Tab!
June 10 Café recap
The theme of the evening of the June 10 café seemed to be looking to the future to build our economy. Johnson Youth Aviation Academy was our grand winner with $1010 to go towards the refurbishment of a Cessna airplane! The plane is a part of the non-profit's program to inspire at risk youth to pursue a program of S.cience, T.echnology, E.ngineering and M.ath to learn to fly. The program is being modeled after a similar program in Virginia. Al Petrie and Sonny Bennett represented the Academy and received the BB&T donation and crowd-funding to use for their project from Debbie Sizemore. Alexis McCarty, our youngest contestant and a recent graduate of Greenbrier East received the Youth Initiative Award from Katie Ickes, event organizer.
Event sponsor, Sam's Club served a delicious supper to crowd-funding attendees. Other participants included Sherry McCormick Hawkins of Fit Your Way, Jesica Temple of Shake it Out and Antonia Ritchie of the Simply Jazz and Blues Education program. A special feature of the evening was hearing of the progress of past winners, Tanya Hazelwood of Healing Hands Mobile Massage Unit and Meredeth Young with her Uncanny jewelry. The success of past contestant and RCBI innovation award winner, Jeremy O'Sullivan of Frobot was also featured with notice of his recent article in the Washington Post and launch party for Frobot at Dupont Circle in D.C. Frobot is a frozen yogurt vending company. The Presidio Studios Bonus Program was also detailed as an added incentive to participate. To see additional photos of the event, check out our Greenbrier Valley Entrepreneur Facebook page photo gallery. Specials thanks to all volunteers and the partnership of the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development, New River Community and Technical College and the Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce.
Our Next Café will be in Pocahontas County this fall...Register to Participate!