West Virginia Small and Micro Business Alliance for Economic Inclusion will sponsor a Small Business Resource Summit from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Tamarack Conference Center in Beckley.
The U.S. Small Business Administration's West Virginia District Office, West Virginia Small Business Development Center and the West Virginia Women's Business Center will be among participants. The Summit is free.
For more information about the Summit and Cafe, go to www.wvhub.org/news/free-2012-small-business-resource-summit-0 or contact John Meeks at 919-787-8727, Ext. 4915 or email jme...@fdic.gov.
Sustainability projects set to be showcased
Community based sustainability projects will be showcased from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Stonewall Resort.
Featured projects will range from energy efficiency initiatives to local food projects, building deconstruction, job training and historic renovation. Also, sustainability technical assistance providers will be available for consultations.
The showcase is sponsored by West Virginia Sustainable Communities.
Jamie Durant, the West Virginia Sustainable Communities coordinator, said, "This is a great opportunity for our member communities to learn from each other and the technical assistance providers and begin planning for their next big project.
Gregory Adolfson, sustainability officer at the state Department of Environmental Protection, said the agency is committed to West Virginia Sustainable Communities, "and to protecting and improving the environmental, economic, and socio-cultural quality of life for all of West Virginia's citizens. The bottom line is that sustainability is an important agenda for West Virginia, and it is here to stay."
For more information, call Durant at 304 734-6710 or Brian Bolyard at 304 516-3296.
COMPILED BY GEORGE HOHMANN