Event Calendar

Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy Registration is now openEntrepreneurAcademy

Date: Academy begins in October and lasts through November
Time: Varies
Location: All classes are held at the Historic Triangle campus of Thomas Nelson Community College

Description: Explore the entrepreneurial mindset with the Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy

This new eight-week session will use the  Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, which is designed to inspire and engage entrepreneurs in the fundamental aspects of entrepreneurship and the limitless opportunities it can provide.

Sessions for the academy will be held September – November, weekly in Williamsburg at the Thomas Nelson Historic Triangle campus.

Lessons are based on capturing the essence of entrepreneurship; teaching and empowering you to succeed in business. The academy will discuss topics such as creating wealth, building your brand, recognizing opportunity and much more.

Meet area entrepreneurs during the academy who are excited to share insight and perspective into their success in the world of entrepreneurship. Travel to local business incubators with the academy and dive into numerous networking opportunities.

Application: http://tncc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Entrepreneurial-Leadership-Academy-Application-Fall-20141.pdf Registration closes September 19, 2014 — it has been extended from the original August 25 deadline
Information: http://tncc.edu/workforce-development/business-services/entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial-leadership-academy-open-house/ or For more information about the Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy contact Ashley Reams at (757) 825-2785 or by email at reamsa@tncc.edu
Cost: Free

Sponsored by Thomas Nelson Community College, James City County, City of Williamsburg, and York County

The Triangle Entrepreneur Exchange: Where Small Business Owners Connect! Innovate! Inspire!

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Legacy Hall, 4301 New Town Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Description: The first in the series of Triangle Entrepreneur Exchange Workshops for Fall 2014.

Work your network – the resources you need might be right beside you. Facilitated by Mary Rogers & Zee Worstell.

You must register by Monday, September 15.

Brought to you by James City County and Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development. Lunch provided by Lumber Liquidators.

Information and registration: Call Gwen at 757-258-6591. To register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FLtJz1mKh-DEtoJ8GNol7x2yBIs9dM-plHTYZQ0C8ik/viewform
Cost: Free

SCORE Workshop: Social Media Marketing

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: 421 N. Boundary Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Description: Social media marketing can be quite overwhelming and time-consuming. After all, it is public relations, customer service, advertising, sales and marketing all rolled into one. And it’s not just posting on Facebook—-questions must be answered, private messages addressed, and conversations are continued. If customer-service questions come up, they require a prompt response.

Learn concrete steps for executing your program from a social media professional:

  • How to write your company’s blog
  • How to photograph your candid shoots
  • How to build your Keyword List and organically grow SEO (how to get “found”)
  • How to write and create the content for posts about your firm
  • How to manage your subscriber list and write and send your newsletter out

The Presenter: The instructor for the workshop will be Wendy Wenck Craighill.  She is a freelance social-media marketer and founder of Social Media Simplifier, a done-for-you social media firm, for businesses seeking someone to post on social media sites or write regular blogs for their corporate websites. Committed to mentoring small businesses in social media strategy, she lives with her family (husband and 2 toddlers) in Williamsburg.

Cost: $24 advanced registration, $29 at the door
Registration: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e9oh6122ca24e91e&oseq=&c=&ch=
Information: https://williamsburg.score.org/

Save the Date: The Triangle Entrepreneur Exchange: Where Small Business Owners Connect! Innovate! Inspire!

Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Legacy Hall, 4301 New Town Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23188

SBDC Workshop: How to Sell your Products and Services to the Commonwealth

Date: Thursday, October 23 , 2014
Time: 9:00 AM to Noon
Location: Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666

Description: eVA is Virginia’s online, electronic procurement system. This web-based vendor registration and purchasing system allows state agencies, colleges, universities and many local governments to use eVA to conduct all purchasing and sourcing activities for goods and services.

Topics to be covered:

  • What is Eva
  • Purchasing Cycle
  • Vendors Manual
  • Small Purchase policy
  • Eva Tools
  • and Much More!

Pre-Registration is required! All registrations must be received at least two business days before the event. All workshops must meet minimum attendance requirements
Cost: $10
Registration: http://events.hamptonroadschamber.com/sbaweb/events/events.asp?&id=1&wpid=-101&cale_id=2588&details=true&newsession=TRUE&sid=763796355
Information: Mrs. Farley John at johnf@tncc.edu or 757-865-3128

Save the Date: The Triangle Entrepreneur Exchange: Where Small Business Owners Connect! Innovate! Inspire!

Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Legacy Hall, 4301 New Town Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Speed Networking presented by the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, 470 McLaws Circle, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Registration: RSVP to Donna Martin at martin@williamsburgcc.com or 757-253-7982.

Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Stuffing

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM 4:00 PM
Location: Chickahominy Riverfront Park (CRP), 1350 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Description:Come enjoy quality family time with various sights and activities at our annual Harvest Festival! Arts and crafts, food, games, inflatables and much, much more! Our featured activity, Scarecrow Stuffing, will be back again! Make the biggest, the best, and maybe the only scarecrow in your neighborhood! First come, first served while supplies last. Cash/checks only on site. Don’t forget your camera! Weather/Activities Hotline: 757-259-3232.

Cost: $5/car, $15/scarecrow (includes all supplies)
Sponsored by James City County Parks & Recreation

Art & Wine for the Mind

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM –10:00 PM
Location: Chambrel Williamsburg, Brookdale Senior Living, 3800 Treyburn Drive Williamsburg, VA 23185

Description:Come to Chambrel Williamsburg for a night of art and dancing! Event includes wine and dinner with a silent auction. There will be valet parking.

All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter.

RSVP: Please email John Nguyen at jnguyen@brookdale.com, Marjorie Hilkert at marjoriehilkert@yahoo.com or Jacqueline Schlesinger at jeschlesinger@cox.net
Cost: $45 per ticket

ShinDIG at Jamestown

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Jamestown Island, 1368 Colonial Parkway, Jamestown, VA

Description: Guests enjoy an evening of bluegrass music, delicious barbecue and beautiful views of the James River Thursday, on Jamestown Island at the third annual ShinDIG at Jamestown. The event benefits the Jamestown Rediscovery Project at Historic Jamestowne.

Contact Information: 757-229-4997

Chili N’ Tunes in New Town

Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014ChiliNTunes
Time: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Legacy Hall and Sullivan Square in New Town, 4301 New Town Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Description: This is the first New Town Chili N’ Tunes event featuring unlimited chili provided by local restaurants (Baker’s Crust, Center Street Grill, Hogarth’s, Honey Butter’s Kitcen, Opus 9, Sticks, Two Drummers Smokehouse, and Trader Joe’s) inside Legacy Hall from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM followed by an outdoor concert beginning at 7:30 PM by a Journey tribute band, Trial by Fire.

Your chili ticket includes the concert or you may come to the concert only.  A huge thanks for the Williamsburg Jaycees for their assistance with this event.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage will be available for purchase.  Snacks will be available for purchase during the concert.

NO OUTSIDE FOOD AND BEVERAGE PLEASE.  NO PETS. ID REQUIRED FOR ALCOHOL. Event goes on rain or shine. Children 10 and under are free.

Cost:$10 for both chili and the concert, $5 for concert only
Purchase tickets: http://ironboundgym.com/index.php/store#!/~/product/category=5340003&id=39376930

RESCHEDULED: Chalkapalooza 5K and One Mile Fun Run

Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014 Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: New Town – Sullivan Square and Center Street, 4801 Courthouse Street, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Description: Start out the race wearing a plain white tee and end up with all the colors of the rainbow! Non-toxic, colored corn starch is thrown in the air throughout the race. Come run through New Town and have some Color Fun!

The 5K color run has many, many surprises including 2 extreme wet stations, colors flying at you with extreme power and an awesome, family-friendly after party with plenty of food, music and don’t forget…COLOR! Join for 3.1 miles of fun through New Town. Let us warn you…you may show up clean but you will go home looking like a colored mess!!

Information and registration: http://www.familyfunrunsva.com/
Cost: $40
Sponsored by New Town Commercial Association

RESCHEDULED: Chalkapalooza 5K and One Mile Fun Run

Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014 Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: New Town – Sullivan Square and Center Street, 4801 Courthouse Street, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Description: Start out the race wearing a plain white tee and end up with all the colors of the rainbow! Non-toxic, colored corn starch is thrown in the air throughout the race. Come run through New Town and have some Color Fun!

The 5K color run has many, many surprises including 2 extreme wet stations, colors flying at you with extreme power and an awesome, family-friendly after party with plenty of food, music and don’t forget…COLOR! Join for 3.1 miles of fun through New Town. Let us warn you…you may show up clean but you will go home looking like a colored mess!

Information and registration: http://www.familyfunrunsva.com/
Cost: $40
Sponsored by New Town Commercial Association

Arts Month: Art & Wine for the Mind

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM –10:00 PM
Location: Chambrel Williamsburg, Brookdale Senior Living, 3800 Treyburn Drive Williamsburg, VA 23185

Description:Come to Chambrel Williamsburg for a night of art and dancing! Event includes wine and dinner with a silent auction. There will be valet parking.

All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter.

RSVP: Please email John Nguyen at jnguyen@brookdale.com, Marjorie Hilkert at marjoriehilkert@yahoo.com or Jacqueline Schlesinger at jeschlesinger@cox.net
Cost: $45 per ticket

Arts Month: A Taste of the James by the James River Association (JRA)

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: To be announced
Location: A riverfront event that takes place on Jamestown Road near the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry Dock across from the Jamestown Settlement

Description: This event will feature many different “tastes” including delicious seafood and other great food, a full bar, including local beer and wine, water/nature themed art, history, unique auction items, and lots of fun and educational children’s activities.  The goal of the event is to create awareness for the James River Association and their important work to protect America’s Founding River, as well as to provide much needed operating support to support JRA programs. Artist Bob Oller is art directing this new riverfront event that takes place just off Jamestown Road near the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry Dock across from Jamestown Settlement. Attendees will be able to order limited edition giclee prints that will inaugurate a Lower Waters of the James: America’s Founding River artwork series.

Table Sponsorships are $1,000 and include tickets and table for 10, party favors to commemorate the event, and advertising in event publications.

The James River Association is a 501(c)(3) organization that was started by a group of landowners in 1976 with the mission to be guardian of the James River and to provide a voice for the river, taking action to promote conservation and responsible stewardship of its natural resources.  JRA is the only organization in Virginia working solely to protect and enhance the unique resources in the James River watershed.  From the headwaters in the Alleghany Mountains to the mouth at the Chesapeake Bay, JRA works through its core programs of River Advocacy, James RiverKeeper, Watershed Restoration, Education and Outreach to restore and protect America’s Founding River.

For more information, call 804-788-8811. http://www.jamesriverassociation.org./news/calendar

Cost: $75 per adult, $25 per student (13-21), $15 per child (6-12) and children under 5 are free.

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