Staunton to host Virginia Microenterprise Network conference

On September 30 and October 1,  the designated Virginia Main Street community of Staunton will host the annual Virginia Microenterprise Network  conference. This year’s  theme is Revitalizing Neighborhoods through Entrepreneurship.

The program includes a look at entrepreneurship in the Queen City;  the role of craft,  green building, and farm-based strategies in revitalization; identifying and supporting emerging neighborhood entrepreneurs; and guided insider tours of the community.

The day and a half conference will be a terrific follow-up for those who attended the Virginia Main Street Toolkit, Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Downtown. Use it as an opportunity to connect with micro-enterprise specialists as we put our heads together in exploring best practices in asset based community development and revitalization. 

The conference ends on a Friday afternoon–great timing to stay and shop, enjoy a show at the Blackfriars Playhouse and dine one of the historic district’s many restaurants.

For the full program and registration visit: