An Intro to Social Entrepreneurship and the Virginia Benefit Corporation

So what does it mean to be a social entrepreneur in a purpose-driven economy?  What is a benefit corporation and how is it different from a regular corporation?  How many benefit corporations are there in Virginia today and what do they do?  Come hear the answers to these questions, learn about some exciting developments in the emerging area of social entrepreneurship, and get your questions answered.

About Eric Perkins.  Eric is a small business and nonprofit attorney with Perkins Law, PLLC.  For the past 20 years, he has helped entrepreneurs and business owners with all types of transactional and compliance matters, from start-up and acquisition stage through dissolution.  

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Future of Cars Happy Hour

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The future is now! Engage in an educational session about zero emission transportation over a drink. Meet Tesla, Ford C-Max, Chevy Volt & Nissan Leaf owners, their cars and industry experts at the Dominion Resources Innovation Center in Ashland.

To RSVP, contact Jesse Gordon at mail4jjg@gmail.com


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Protecting Your Brand - Basics of Trademark Law with Justin Laughter

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"Protecting Your Brand - Basics of Trademark Law" will provide an overview of trademark protection and enforcement. Attendees will have a better understanding of trademark rights and the steps necessary to protect those valuable rights. Presented by Justin Laughter, a business, intellectual property, and entertainment attorney at Threshold Counsel, PC

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Crafting A Killer Elevator Speech

You have 30 seconds, go! An enticing 30 second introduction that creates interest in your business and you. It creates a need to know more about your business.

Cost: $20. Space is limited to 20 attendees. Lunch will be provided. 

Location: Dominion Resources Innovation Center

Speaker: Mike Leonard
Mike Leonard is a private consultant to part-time small to mid-size companies where he focusses on business counseling and training activities. Leonard's previous experience includes serving as the Executive Director of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Development Center. He came to the Chamber from James Madison University's Small Business Development Center where he was a Management Analysis and Business Consultant.

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