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									                        2010 Eastern Panhandle
                     Entrepreneurs Forum Sponsors
                                                At American Public University (APU), you’ll find
                                                more than 50,000 students who are successfully
                                                balancing work and family responsibilities while
                                                conveniently studying online. Entrepreneurs can select
                                                from among a number of APU’s respected and
                                                affordable online programs including a bachelor's
 degree in business and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship.
 APU offers monthly course starts, no specific login times or days, and faculty members who combine
 academic credentials with real world experience. APU is a member of the regionally accredited
 American Public University System and recipient of the Sloan Consortium’s Ralph E. Gomory Award
 for Quality Online Education. For more information, please visit; or contact
 admissions at 1-877-777-9081 or by email at .

                                 Cell-Page Communications is a US Cellular Authorized Agent. Cell-
                                 Page Communications has been serving the Eastern Panhandle for over
                                 10 years and is locally owned and operated by Dennis Donaldson and
                                 Mary Sue Catlett. Cell-Page has 3 convenient locations in the Eastern
                               Panhandle. 106 West Main St. in Hedgesville, Martinsburg Mall near
                               Sears and their newest location at the Potomac Marketplace in Ranson
                               (Near Home Depot). Cell-Page Communications currently provides
 service to the Berkeley County Schools, City of Martinsburg, emergency services in Berkeley County,
 and many other local businesses in tri-county area. We specialize in sorting through the many wireless
 choices available to you and assist you in choosing the plan best suited for your personal and/or
 business needs. Hedgesville - (304) 754-8659, Martinsburg Mall - (304) 263-8755, Ranson - (304)

                                  CNB Bank, Inc. success over the past 75 years has been a direct result
                                  of our unwavering commitment to providing exceptional service and
                                  convenience to our customers, sound banking principles and meeting the
                                  community. of continuing to employ these practices, we are creating a
                               financial needs By our
1934 Celebrating 75 Years 2009
                                  community. Please visit one of our six convenient locations, two in
                               financial service organization more agile than before and able to respond to and anticipa
                                  Morgan County, three in Berkeley County and one in Washington
  County, MD. CNB serving our communities for 75 years.      

                                           The Eastern Panhandle Business Incubator (EPBI) @
                                           BizTech is a branch of the Jefferson County Development
                                           Authority, a non-profit business incubator, designed to
                                           foster the growth of new and expanding businesses. Our
                                           goal is to help small businesses establish, grow and advance
                                           through collaborative business development resources and
                                           professional business opportunities. Through the
                                           partnership of SBDC-WV and local business professionals,
 EPBI offers; business information, planning & training workshops; Starting a Business in WV,
Business Strategies, QuickBooks made Simple, Marketing Your Business and more. The business
incubator program also offers mentoring & networking opportunities, business counseling, and secure,
professional office space for lease. Meeting & conference room facilities are available with wireless
broadband service. The GSA sponsored telework center is also located at BizTech. The center is open
to the public Mon – Fri 9-4PM, available to tenants and teleworkers 24/7. BizTech is a member of the
National Business Incubation Association. For more information, call 304.728.3051 ext 112 or 252. or visit

                              June Parker Estill has created Forte Enterprises for the presentation of
                              her artistic work and those of her recently deceased husband, Calvert L.
                              Estill. Mr. Estill’s body of work includes more than 800 poems and 250
                              short stories, essays, novels. His work has been published nationally and
                              internationally. June is attempting to illustrate each of the short stories
                              and has arranged for their publication in the near future. Upon
                              completing this project, she will begin compiling his poetry for
                              presentation. Other works of art by June are available through the Queen
                              Street Gallery in Martinsburg. June continues to offer real estate
                              brokerage and consultation in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia
                              through the Hawthorne Group. She has been a licensed broker since
                              1979 and limits her practice to commercial and industrial properties. She
                              has advanced training in investment real estate and demographics. She
                              can be reached at 304 263 3360.

                                       The Gateway New Economy Council is a non-profit group of
                                       volunteers dedicated to serving as a bridge between education
                                       and economic development. GNEC brings community partners
                                       together to resolve regional barriers to economic advancement
                                       and secure gainful employment for graduates. If economic
                                       development is about creating wealth, then education is the
                                       gateway to prosperity. Converting education into employment
opportunity is actually what generates wealth. So, maintaining this bridge between employment and
education insures that we’re not Educating for Export. To learn more about why you should join this
organization, contact us at 304-876-2512 or by visiting our web site at

                                                     Global Data Consultants (GDC) has been a
                                                     leading provider of Information Technology
                                                     services in the Quad State area of Pennsylvania,
                                                     Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia since
                                                     1995. We customize technology and business
                                                     solutions to deliver tangible results with your
                                                     end goals in mind. For the past 15 years, GDC
has focused on these fundamental business principles – employ the best talent, excel in the delivery of
technical services, and remain focused on customer satisfaction. These business principles are what
have led GDC to success and to becoming a leading provider of I.T. services. Call us today for your
business and technology needs at 866-966-4562 or visit us at for the
full suite of services and solutions we provide.
                                                Growing a business is a lot like raising a family. It
                                                takes love, dedication and constant attention. You can
                                                feel overworked, underpaid and completely
                                                unappreciated. But then come the rewards that make all
                                                the struggles worth it. At Growth Media Services, we
                                                can provide you with the tools to nurture your business
                                                and reach those rewards. Whether you need a new logo,
marketing materials, an affordable website or a print, radio or television ad campaign, we can help.
Contact us for a consultation and we'll build a marketing plan to fit your budget. Contact Darla Gaige
at or by phone at 540-550-0590.

                          Manpower… leads in the creation and delivery of services that enable our
                          clients to win in the changing world of work.      How do we achieve that
                          vision? By offering employers a range of services for the entire
                          employment cycle including permanent, temporary and contract recruitment;
                          employee assessment; selection and training. Our locally owned franchise
                          works with many small and medium size enterprises, as well as Fortune 500
                          firms, in all industry sectors. We focus on raising productivity through
                          improved quality, efficiency and cost-reduction across the total workforce,
enabling clients to concentrate on their core business. As we climb out of the recession, a flexible
workforce will be a key ingredient in business success. Whether your need is clerical, industrial, or
Professional/Technical, Manpower can help you achieve a solution to the staffing issues that come
with growth. Contact our Martinsburg office at 304-263-3900 or call Franchise President Bob Jeffers
directly at 301 491 4563 to discuss potential solutions

                                             Morgan Financial Group, LLC was founded with the goal
                                             of assisting our clients in every aspect of their financial
                                             lives. In our more than 25 years serving the Quad state
                                             area, we have provided the most personal services
                                             available, thus earning a reputation for excellence in our
                                             industry. We help our clients identify their personal goals
                                             and begin to form a strategy tailored to their needs. We
evaluate where our clients are now, and take the time to understand where they would like to be. We
pride ourselves in instituting a long term relationship providing them with an ongoing evaluation of
their changing financial needs. Mr. Slonaker is the managing partner of Morgan Financial Group
LLC. He is a Certified Financial Planner and has been in the financial services business for over 25
years. Please visit our website at or feel free to contact us at 304-263-0854.

                          MVB Bank was founded in West Virginia in 1999 with a goal of being the
                          best community bank in the state. We have had a strong presence in the
                          Eastern Panhandle since 2005. As a matter of fact, we are the only 5-star rated
                          bank for strength and stability in Jefferson County and one of only two in
                          Berkeley County ( We continue to grow as a result
                          of exceptional customer service and innovative products. For example, we
                          offer a totally free, no minimum balance personal checking account that
                          rewards you with 4.05% APY for meeting three simple qualifiers. The
qualifiers are as follows: 1) have one direct deposit or automatic payment per statement cycle, 2)
receive eStatements through online banking, and 3) use your debit card at least 10 times per statement
cycle. As long as you do these three things, you will earn 4.05% APY on balances up to $25,000 and
we will refund up to $50 in nationwide ATM fees per statement cycle! To learn more, check out or stop by one of our two Eastern Panhandle offices. We are located at 88
Somerset Boulevard in Charles Town and 651 Foxcroft Avenue in Martinsburg.

                              Ours, Lawyer, Lewis & Company, PLLC is a full service regional
                              certified public accounting and consulting firm with offices in
                              Martinsburg and Charles Town. Founded by partners Thomas Ours,
                              CPA, Chad Lawyer, CPA and Eric Lewis, CPA in 2007, the firm offers
                              income tax, accounting, payroll, assurance (audit, attest) and business
                              consulting services to clients in the Eastern Panhandle and beyond. Our
                              staff is well versed in QuickBooks accounting software and provides a
                              wide range of services from yearly tax to monthly or daily outsourced
                              accounting and payroll. We strive to provide hands-on consulting
                              expertise. Our partners have extensive experience in industry, outside
public accounting, in high tech, venture capital, banking, real estate, legal and manufacturing. They
have been entrepreneurial in their endeavors and understand the entrepreneur's issues. Learn more
about the firm at

                                                        An Eastern Panhandle gem, Jefferson County's
                                                        Summit Point Automotive Research Center

          S PAR C
                                                        ("SPARC") has several divisions. BSR, the
                                                        training component, is a leading provider of
                                                        antiterrorism and homeland security advanced
                                                        driver training. It is recognized globally and has
    Summit Point Automotive Research Center             much of the federal government's business, with
                                                        clients ranging from the White House and State
                                                        Department to the military to state and regional
                                                        law enforcement organizations. BSR also
                                                        conducts its highly acclaimed accident avoidance
                                                        ("AA") course for civilians, mostly youth. Our
                                                        long-term AA study irrefutably proves the
                                                        benefits of the hands-on training. Another
                                                        component situated on our park-like setting is
the Summit Point Motorsports Park ("Raceway"), a venue for car, motorcycle and kart racing, and
driver education events. With separate road-racing circuits ranging from one to 2.4 miles, several
exciting events can take place at the same time. "Beautiful Summit Point - where life is just around the
corners." Our Friday At The Track ("FATT") program is very popular because it allows people to drive
their own street-legal vehicles on our race circuits. The third division is the very exciting new Summit
Point Karts operation, with powerful go-karts available for screaming fun. Stop by and see! Finally,
SPARC is creating the Summit Point Training Campus, a 270-acre site that will support security-
oriented education, instruction, and training.

                                                Specialized Engineering was established in 1992 and
                                                provides diversified engineering consulting services in
                                                the areas of construction materials testing and
                                                inspection, laboratory testing and analysis, geotechnical
                                                analysis and design, environmental and geophysical
                                                services. Now in our second decade of service, we offer
clients the right combination of engineering and management expertise, stability and integrity to
consistently perform quality services within specifications, timeframes and budgetary constraints. Our
extraordinary team offers the skill of over 100 engineers, geologists, scientists and inspectors operating
in three full-service regional locations and two full-service mobile labs. Specialized Engineering
understands the complexities of any type or scale of project and manages our services to serve the
client in the most effective and efficient means possible. We continuously expand and develop our
operations to achieve the needs of our dynamic industry. Specialized Engineering is a successful
ESOP company (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) with an ownership culture enhancing company
responsibility and accountability resulting in benefits for the employee and company, and most
importantly, the client. In keeping with our commitment to the communities in which we work,
members of the Specialized Engineering team are proud to be involved in numerous business,
construction, industry, and community organizations. For more information about Specialized
Engineering, please contact Greg Seldon at: 301-748-3647, or 301-607-4180. Please visit our website

Steptoe & Johnson is a business-focused firm with particular strengths in energy, labor, employment
and litigation. It comprises over 180 lawyers resident in eight locations throughout West Virginia,
Ohio, and Kentucky. The firm offers comprehensive business services to clients of all sizes including
business formation, contracts, due diligence, and tax and estate counseling. Steptoe & Johnson also
has a broad-based intellectual property (IP) practice representing clients in all aspects of registration,
enforcement, and value enhancement including:
                          1. Trademarks: Prepare, prosecute, maintain, and monitor federal and state
                              trademark registrations; represent clients in cancellation, opposition, and
                              concurrent use proceedings.
                          2. Copyrights: Prepare and file copyright registrations for works such as
                              books, photographs, product designs, commercial material, and software.
                          3. Patents: Prepare, prosecute, and appeal utility and design patent
                              applications, including foreign patent applications, draft patentability,
                              freedom to use, validity, and non-infringement opinions, and assist in
                              maintaining IP portfolios.
                          4. Domain Names: Assist clients in the acquisition of domain names and
                              arbitrate domain name disputes before international body.
                          5. IP Litigation: Represent patentees and accused infringers throughout the
                              country in patent/trademark/copyright infringement cases, negotiate
        settlement agreements, and defend related claims involving antitrust, false advertising, and
        unfair competition issues.
    6. Counseling & IP Agreements: Develop IP policies to identify and protect IP assets, draft
        licenses non-disclosure, confidentiality, transfer, and research and development agreements.
For more information, contact Mike Smith at or 304.262.3516 or
visit our website at

2010 EPEF SPONSORS without paragraphs

Comcast, Triad Engineering
                            HONORARY EPEF SPONSORS

                                                     Chartered in 1959 and governed by a Board of Directors
                                                    elected by members, the Jefferson County Chamber of
                                                    Commerce is a voluntary organization of business and
professional individuals and firms. It is a central business agency which encourages members to pool their
resources, both natural and human, from which to draw ideas and energy to improve business and build a better
community. The Chamber works for its members from A to Z! Annually at dinner and luncheon membership
meetings the Jefferson County Chamber recognizes the accomplishments of its valued citizens, including new
and expanded businesses; law enforcement, fire and emergency medical service personnel; the agriculture
community; and new educators, as well as administrative assistants, secretaries, etc. All of these events provide
opportunities for Networking and Visibility, two good reasons to belong to a Chamber, and Zero reasons for not
belonging. For other services and more information on how the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce works
for you from A to Z, visit our website at and click on “Services”.

                                             Spearheading the County's economic vitality, the Martinsburg-
                                             Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary nonprofit
                                             organization composed of more than 500 businesses and 1500
                                             dynamic men and women. The Mission of the Chamber is to
                                             facilitate the economic progress of its members. Benefits of
membership include involvement in Berkeley County's leading business organization giving a unified voice to
local business and industry, networking and advertising opportunities, information to members on vital issues,
legislation, Chamber activities and community updates through monthly newsletters and emails, information
about members in the form of referrals for products and services, leadership opportunities and training through
the Chamber's Leadership Berkeley program, and a professional, full-time staff working for your business and
community interests.

                                   TechMethods is a full service IT Company focused on helping our clients
                                   operate more efficiently through the effective use of technology. Whether
                                   creating a web presence, developing custom applications, or streamlining
                                   internal systems, we can help you save money and maximize your resources.
                                   Services provided: Web programming, software development, database
                                   implementation, Networking, security and hosting. In addition to our
professional services, we offer a number of in-house products to improve your business. WebBuilder content
management system allows your non-technical staff to easily manage your website., a web based
e-mail marketing solution gives businesses the power to create and implement targeted e-mail campaigns.
GalleryServer is a straightforward, customizable, professional web solution for art galleries as well as retail
stores. For more information on our products and services, visit us at, or call 304-876-

 The EPEF organization was started in 2001 by the Eastern Panhandle Development Authority Executive Directors. The
meetings each month are organized by the Berkeley, Morgan, and Jefferson County Dev. Authority’s along with key steering
                                                 committee members.
                                             There’s no better time than now to consider Berkeley County, West
                                             Virginia for your new business location. The Berkeley County
                                             Development Authority is charged with the mission of attracting and
                                             retaining jobs and tax base for the county and its citizens. Our job is
                                             to help you discover the many opportunities that our county has to
                                             offer. We work with businesses of all sizes and all inquiries are kept
                                             confidential. The Berkeley County Development Authority is
available to discuss your business needs. We can help you identify property options and assist with site
selection; assist in obtaining the necessary permits and licenses; locate workforce development and customized
training programs; determine financing options and incentives. You’ll find a wide variety of attractive industrial
and business sites at very competitive prices. Sites range in size from one acre to three hundred acres with
infrastructure including public water and sewer, natural gas, electricity, telecommunications, railroad access, and
industrial access roads. For additional information please visit our website,, or contact: Stephen L. Christian, Executive Director
Berkeley County Development Authority, Tel. 304 267-4144, Fax 304 267-2283

                                                       Located in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic region, Jefferson
                                                       County has it all! A pro-business attitude, certified
                                                       business sites, and an unsurpassed quality of life,
                                                       combined with a lower cost of doing business relative to
                                                       the adjacent metropolitan areas, make Jefferson County
                                                       an ideal location for almost any company. We invite you
       to take a closer look at what we can offer to your business. The mission of the Jefferson County
       Development Authority is to provide an increased and diverse tax base for Jefferson County, and to
       provide new employment opportunities for our citizens through the attraction of various types of
       business, and through the retention and expansion of existing businesses. Established in 1979 and
       governed by a 15 member Board of Directors appointed by the County, the Jefferson County
       Development Authority is available on a confidential, no cost basis, to assist business and industry in
       making the decision to come to Jefferson County and be a point of informational contact for the business
       already here. Please visit for more information or contact Thomas Bayuzik, Executive
       Director at 304-728-3255.

                                   The Morgan County Economic Development Authority is the
                                   authorized entity to provide support and access to funding for community
                                   development projects and develop the infrastructure to attract business,
                                   commercial and technology based companies. The group encourages and
                                   assists with the growth of our existing business base. Attracts new job
                                   opportunities and supports the effort to further tourist related activities
                                   throughout Morgan County. Morgan County is located in West Virginia’s
Eastern Panhandle, less than 100 miles northwest of Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area and 150 miles
southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is the westernmost of the three counties in the Panhandle, which
includes Berkeley and Jefferson counties and which forms a wedge between Maryland to the north and
Virginia to the south. The county has an area of 230 square miles with a population of roughly 16,000
people. There are two incorporated municipalities, the Town of Bath, which is included in the larger area of
Berkeley Springs, and the Town of Paw Paw.

Morgan County Chamber of Commerce

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