VEDP International Sales Training: Mastering the Art of Virtual Presentation

Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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VEDP’s International Trade team will host a 3-part webinar training series on sales and communications, designed to help you perfect your virtual presentation, communication, and sales pitch skills. The series will address how to adapt your approach to sales and communicating your company’s value proposition in the new world of virtual meetings.

 

Part 1 - Mastering the Art of Virtual Presentation

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Like an actor going from stage to screen, transitioning from in-person to virtual meetings and presentations with prospective customers requires a new skill set in order to be successful. In this session, Virtual Sales Presentation Expert Julie Hansen will show you how to successfully connect with prospects in a virtual world and share your solution and your expertise in a compelling and memorable way to grow your business.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Organize your message for maximum impact and clarity
  • Keep your audience engaged from start to finish
  • Make a dynamic virtual first impression
  • Use the camera to build relationships
  • Read and respond to virtual body language
  • Bring your message to life with energy, body language and vocal variety
  • Increase virtual interaction with your prospects

Speaker: Julie Hansen

Julie Hansen is a virtual sales speaker, presentation expert and professional actor. She helps business professionals grow their business by building relationships, and communicating with confidence, credibility, and clarity in a virtual world. Julie is the founder of Performance Sales and Training and the creator of the Selling On-Camera Master Class, which has helped thousands of sellers successfully transition from face-to-face to virtual selling.

Virginia’s COVID-19 Management Part 1

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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COVID-19 Management Part 1 — What does that mean for your business.
February 16, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST - Free!

Join us for a three-part webinar series, as we explore Virginia’s COVID-19 Management.

Part 1 - February 16th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - We will explore our state's COVID-19 management requirements that are here to stay, at least for now. In addition, we will give updates on the FFCRA, PPP and talk about specific issues related to workforces during these COVID-19 times. There will be an opportunity at the close for Q&A. > Register

Part 2 - February 18th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - We will detail the issues and processes related to rapid testing in the workplace and discuss the pros and cons of mandatory and optional vaccination policies. There will be an opportunity at the close for Q&A. > Register

Part 3 - February 24th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Our final webinar is an in-depth roundtable discussion that encompasses the topics covered in both prior webinars. > Register

Our guest speakers are from the firm Byrnes Gould Law PLLC located on Main Street in Danville, Virginia.

VEDP International Sales Training: Persuasive Communication

Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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VEDP’s International Trade team will host a 3-part webinar training series on sales and communications, designed to help you perfect your virtual presentation, communication, and sales pitch skills. The series will address how to adapt your approach to sales and communicating your company’s value proposition in the new world of virtual meetings.

 

Part 2 - Persuasive Communication

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

When you are selling a product or service, there are some things you cannot control. What is in your hands is the ability to shape a crisp value proposition that will resonate with your potential buyer. In this virtual world, quickly establishing the connection points for an effective exchange is more important than ever. Hear from a long-time corporate advocate about persuasive communications: understanding your audience, customizing your offering, and presenting you and your company in the most favorable light.

Speaker: Leslie Griffin

Leslie Griffin founded Allinea LLC to provide public affairs, global government relations, and international trade policy consulting services to clients.She has broad experience in strategic communications and policy advocacy, and is a strong believer in the benefits of international trade and global engagement. In positions at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, New York Life, and UPS, she built internal/external support for initiatives and shaped executive communications, including during her role as chief of staff to a CEO. She has had the honor to chair trade association committees, and to serve as chair or member of various coalitions focused on international trade, investment, and U.S. global leadership.

Register Now

 

Virginia's COVID-19 Management Series Part 2

Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Virginia's COVID-19 Management Series


Join us for a three-part webinar series, as we explore Virginia’s COVID-19 Management.

Part 1 - February 16th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - We will explore our state's COVID-19 management requirements that are here to stay, at least for now. In addition, we will give updates on the FFCRA, PPP and talk about specific issues related to workforces during these COVID-19 times. There will be an opportunity at the close for Q&A. > Register

Part 2 - February 18th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - We will detail the issues and processes related to rapid testing in the workplace and discuss the pros and cons of mandatory and optional vaccination policies. There will be an opportunity at the close for Q&A. > Register

Part 3 - February 24th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Our final webinar is an in-depth roundtable discussion that encompasses the topics covered in both prior webinars. > Register

Our guest speakers are from the firm Byrnes Gould Law PLLC located on Main Street in Danville, Virginia.

Virginia's COVID-19 Management Series Part 3

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Virginia's COVID-19 Management Series

Join us for a three-part webinar series, as we explore Virginia’s COVID-19 Management.

Part 1 - February 16th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - We will explore our state's COVID-19 management requirements that are here to stay, at least for now. In addition, we will give updates on the FFCRA, PPP and talk about specific issues related to workforces during these COVID-19 times. There will be an opportunity at the close for Q&A. > Register

Part 2 - February 18th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - We will detail the issues and processes related to rapid testing in the workplace and discuss the pros and cons of mandatory and optional vaccination policies. There will be an opportunity at the close for Q&A. > Register

Part 3 - February 24th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Our final webinar is an in-depth roundtable discussion that encompasses the topics covered in both prior webinars. > Register

Our guest speakers are from the firm Byrnes Gould Law PLLC located on Main Street in Danville, Virginia.

VEDP International Sales Training: Perfecting Your Value Proposition

Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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VEDP’s International Trade team will host a 3-part webinar training series on sales and communications, designed to help you perfect your virtual presentation, communication, and sales pitch skills. The series will address how to adapt your approach to sales and communicating your company’s value proposition in the new world of virtual meetings.

 

Part 3 - Perfecting Your Value Proposition

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

This session will show companies how they can demonstrate a tangible difference in a characteristic of a product, service or the company itself. Each proposition has a clear focus on the market it is being received by and in this session, examples will be given of “good cases” and “not so good cases”. In essence, it is about simple messaging to convey the excellence of your company.

Speaker: Colm Reilly

Dr. Colm Reilly is the Dublin Trade Director for OCO Global. He started his career with Fujistu before moving to Novartis and then Electrolux where he was responsible for Strategy, Acquisitions, and Investment. Over the past 10 years, Colm has worked with a range of government clients to support their economic development objectives by directly working with companies to develop and expand their footprints. These clients have included UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) where Dr. Reilly was Managing Director for eight years, the Japanese IPA JETRO, the Province of British Columbia and Department of Enterprise and Trade (Ireland) where he chaired the Economic Development Commission.

What you need to know about the COVID-19 Final Permanent Standard

Tuesday, March 09, 2021 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Final Permanent Standard

Tuesday, March 9th 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM EST - $249 pp

The Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board adopted §16VAC25-220, Final Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Preventionof the SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19 on January 13, 2021. It went into effect on January 27, 2021. Compliance with the FPS is required by March 26, 2021.
 

In order to help Virginia manufacturers reach compliance by the March 26 deadline, GENEDGE is collaborating with the Virginia Manufacturers Association's Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) in hosting a March 9th workshop led by industry expert David Crawford.

Register now as the last day to register is March 5th.

 

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Grow with Google - Use YouTube to Grow Your Business Webinar

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Use YouTube to Grow Your Business, presented by Grow with Google Trainer Randi Penfil

 
Tuesday, April 6, 20201 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Hosted by the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center and Partners: The Shenandoah Valley Travel Association, The Shenandoah Valley Partnership, The Massanutten Regional Library and The Virginia SBDC Network. Let's talk about YouTube! Are you thinking of creating a YouTube Channel? Are you currently using YouTube for your business? Now sure how to get started or how to build your channel? This is the webinar for you. During the webinar, we will review why you should get started on YouTube if you don’t already have a channel, how to create and promote videos that can help you achieve your business goals, and how to measure the effectiveness of your activities on YouTube. This is also the perfect webinar for those that have thought about creating a channel, are just starting with YouTube, or have a channel but really aren't sure what to do with it. Join Grow with Google trainer Randi Penfil for this hour long webinar.
 
 

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant SBDC Webinar

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Virginia SBDC

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Online Event
Facilitated by Virginia SBDC
 
Topic: Financing
 

This webinar will present some information for applicants to prepare for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application that is currently scheduled to open in early April. While all the details for the program have not been finalized, there are some advance steps that businesses may need to do now to better prepare them for the application process.

A confirmation email with the Zoom login information will be sent after registration, please be on the lookout for it.

Fee: No Cost

Restaurant Revitalization Fund SBDC Webinar

Thursday, March 18, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Virginia SBDC

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Online Event
Facilitated by Virginia SBDC
 
Topic: Financing
 

This webinar will present some information for applicants to prepare for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund application that is currently scheduled to open in early April. While all the details for the program have not been finalized, there are some advance steps that businesses may need to do now to better prepare them for the application process.

A confirmation email with the Zoom login information will be sent after registration, please be on the lookout for it.

Fee: No Cost

Register Online

Virginia’s COVID-19 Permanent Standard March 26th Deadline

Friday, March 26, 2021 12:00 am - 1:00 am
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Are You Ready? 

 

Virginia employers must update their policies and practices to comply with the Permanent Standard and inform employees of any changes. As you know, employers were required to provide training to employees consistent with the requirements of the ETS. While employers are not required to retrain employees, employers must ensure that all employees have been trained and are aware of any new changes. Employees are required to keep certification records of the training received by employees. The training requirements take effect March 26, 2021 - the deadline.

NEW! COVID-19 Self-Assessment - GENEDGE has prepared this high-level assessment to help companies understand where they may need to focus to ensure that they remain compliant with the new standard. > Follow here to check out the assessment.

 

In addition, GENEDGE has > a resource page with useful education and training materials - all in helping Virginia companies become compliant. Available now are:

·    Final Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19 16VAC25-220 - This standard is designed to establish requirements for employers to control, prevent, and mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to and among employees and employers.

·    Infectious Disease (COVID-19) Preparedness and Response Plan Template - This plan describes the implementation of mandatory health and safety requirements established by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, Governor Northam’s COVID-19 Executive Order and subsequent Addendum as well as guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control.

·    Job Task Hazard Assessment Certification - This document address COVID-19 Hazards employees may be exposed to, and serves as the Hazard Assessment Certification document required to satisfy the requirements of 16VAC-25-220.

·    Toolbox Talk - PDF for the construction industry training requirements for infectious disease prevention of the virus that causes COVID-19.

·    Recorded February 2021 webinars - Featuring guest speakers covering Virginia’s COVID-19 Management requirements, and some of OSHA's recommendations along with how to develop an effective response plan.

If you have any questions, or need assistance with your compliance obligations under the Permanent Standard please contact: April Schmidt, GENEDGE Practice Manager for Organizational Development, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (757) 617-2366.

 
 
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Vaccinate Virginia Webinar for Employees

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Upcoming Webinar: 

Vaccinate Virginia Webinar for Employers

The Virginia Department of Health will host a webinar for Virginia employers to discuss their newly developed Essential Workers Toolkit and provide additional information on Virginia's vaccination effort. More information and the link to view the webinar can be found below.

Please note, the presentation will include time for a Q&A, and you may submit your questions in advance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Event: Vaccinate Virginia Webinar for Virginia Employers

Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gwk34dK8qs0

Speakers: Dr. Danny Avula, Traci DeShazor, and other members of the Vaccinate Virginia team

 

Grow with Google - Make Your Website Work for You

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Make Your Website Work for You - Presented by Google Trainer, Randi F. Penfil

 
Wednesday, March 31, 20201 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Thanks to SCORE Central Virginia, Central Virginia Small Business Development Center, The GAUNTLET Business Program and SCORE Williamsburg for hosting today's webinar. During this webinar, we will discuss how to create a search-friendly website that drives user action and supports their goals. Whether launching a new website or sprucing up an old one, this workshop will help. We will also introduce Google tools that can help you understand how your website is appearing in a Google search and how your visitors are engaging with your website.

Grow with Google - Reach Customers Online with Google

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Reach Customers Online with Google - Presented by Grow with Google speaker, Randi F. Penfil

 
Tuesday, April 13, 20201 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Thanks to SCORE Central Virginia, Central Virginia Small Business Development Center, Greater Williamsburg Business Council, The GAUNTLET Business Program and SCORE Williamsburg for hosting today's webinar. During this webinar we will discuss how Google works, how to help your business appear on Google when potential customers are searching and how to promote your business on Google using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Smart Campaigns in Google Ads. In this webinar we will cover: How Google works Creating a free Google My Business listing - tips and tricks Improving your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search results, on all devices Tools to help you understand visitors to your site and the health of your website Advertising your business on Google and much more!
 

COVID-19 Scams - SBDC FBI Scam Awareness Webinar Series

Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Virginia SBDC

COVID-19 Scams

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Online Event
Facilitated by Virginia SBDC
 
Topic: Managing a Business
 

An FBI presenter will focus on the following topics and answer questions from participants:

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed our daily lives. It has also proven to be a fertile breeding ground for both criminals and con artists. The scams they employ run from simple to sophisticated and can cause irreparable damage to both individuals and businesses alike. This seminar provides an overview of emerging fraud schemes related to all aspects of the pandemic, from the manner in which business is conducted to personal-related issues including COVID vaccine scams. It is designed to protect your business, your family and yourself from exploitation.

Presented by the FBI Norfolk Outreach team in collaboration with the SBDC of Hampton Roads and virtually hosted by the Virginia SBDC

A confirmation email with the Zoom login information will be sent after registration, please be on the lookout for it.

Fee: No Cost

 Register Online

Supplier Diversity: Program 101

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Blueprint Virginia 2030 - 2021 Regional Meeting Tour

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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MAY 26, 2021 • 12:00PM – 1:00PM

GO Virginia Region 3 | Register Here

Region 3 consists of the cities of Danville and Martinsville; and the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, and Prince Edward.

Only two weeks until the first Blueprint Virginia 2030 Regional Tour meeting! Register today and ensure your voice is heard as part of the Blueprint Virginia 2030 development process. Those who register will be invited to participate in the Blueprint Virginia 2030 Regional Tour survey. 

These meetings will serve to foster greater regional collaboration by bringing together leaders in business, economic development, workforce, education, housing, and other community representatives from across the Commonwealth to provide input for Virginia’s next statewide strategic plan. 

 Participants will also have the opportunity to hear directly from featured speakers, including Virginia Chamber President and CEO, Barry DuVal, and representatives of GO Virginia and VEDA for an exclusive economic update presentation from both the statewide and regional perspectives. 

 

HOW TO REGISTER:

REGISTRATION FOR THE REGIONAL TOUR IS FREE

  • Step One: Follow this link to confirm which GO Virginia region you are located in. Statewide leaders and businesses, associations, and organizations that operate in more than one region are encouraged to participate in the full meeting schedule. 
  • Step Two: After confirming your region, click on the link below for the Blueprint Virginia 2030 event(s) in which you wish to participate
  • Step Three: Once registration is complete, you will receive an email containing the link to join by Zoom Webinar. 

Virtual Hiring Event for the South Central Virginia Area

Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Live, Love, & Work in Virginia - A Virtual Hiring Event for the South Central Virginia Area

Date: June 17th, 2021

Time: 1 PM to 5PM

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To Register as an Employer contact:

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To Register as a Job Seeker visit: 

LIVE, LOVE, & WORK IN VIRGINIA! 

 

 

 

 

Briefing with the U.S. Small Business Administration on New COVID EIDL: Small Business Loan Program

Monday, August 02, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Capital Access will host a webinar series for small business owners to discuss the COVID EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) program’s small business loans. The COVID EIDL program is a Federal small business loan program designed to support small businesses to recover from the COVID-19 economic recession by providing accessible, borrower-friendly capital.

Please join us for an opportunity to learn more about the SBA 's COVID EIDL: Small Business Loans Program!

Disclaimer:
Cosponsorship Authorization # 21-0501-14: The SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products, or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Reasonable Accommodation:

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (such as providing an ASL interpreter) will be made if requested at least 24 hours in advance of this event; please send an email with the subject header ACCOMMODATION REQUEST to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. An ASL Interpreter will be available live for the May 20th and June 3rd webinars. All the webinars will be recorded and will be available on sba.gov with subtitles within a few days after the event.

If you need live language interpreters for a webinar, please contact Stephan Jordan via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. AT LEAST 72 HOURS prior to the webinar you wish to attend. Please use the date of the webinar you wish to attend as the subject header with INTERPRETER REQUEST and in the email please indicate the language you would like interpreted. If you need assistance with registration or other technical difficulties, please contact Stephan Jordan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Aug 2, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

Funding Opportunity: Promoting Vaccine Confidence in Local Communities through Partnership with Regional Health Offices

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Learn More about Applying Here

Deadline to Apply: August 17, 2021

Link:

View Program Website

Sponsors

Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Contact: 

For programmatic or technical questions:
David Kim
240.795.7697
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For grants management or budget questions:
Duane Barlow
240.453.8822
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Purpose

This opportunity provides funding to local public health agencies and other organizations to establish partnerships with community stakeholders, such as minority-serving or other advocacy organizations, to increase confidence in the use of vaccines by the public, healthcare providers, and policymakers. Partnerships will work to plan, implement, and evaluate evidence-based practices and develop novel approaches to increase vaccine confidence among populations with low vaccination rates, including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, residents in rural communities, medical assistants, immigrant and refugee communities, young adults, and adolescents. The initiative is intended to support local vaccination efforts and help communities respond to and prevent COVID-19 and other vaccine preventable diseases.

Objectives include:

  • Identify local communities with low vaccination rates and lagging vaccine confidence and determine the scale of the problem and the causes for the lack of vaccine confidence
  • Plan and implement targeted community interventions to increase vaccine confidence and the number of people willing to be vaccinated
  • Evaluate intervention outcomes qualitatively and quantitatively to determine its value and how it may be used in similar communities

Additional information on project strategies, short-, intermediate-, and long-term outcomes are available in the funding announcement on the program website.

Eligibility: 

Public or private nonprofit entities, including state and local governments, faith-based organizations, and American Indian and Alaska Native organizations, are eligible to apply.

Geographic Coverage:

Nationwide and U.S. territories

Amount of Funding: 

Award ceiling: $125,000 per year
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 6-8
Estimated total program funding: $750,000

Application Process: 

Links to the full announcement and the online application process are available through grants.gov.

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