2013 Virginia Small Business Summit


Friday September 20, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM EDT
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The Mason Inn 
4352 Mason Pond Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

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Mike Zagami 
Virginia Small Business Partnership 

Join us for the 2013 Virginia Small Business Summit.

Do you want your voice heard in Richmond? Do you want to meet and network with fellow small business owners? Do you want to hear what local politicians and industry experts have to say about the issues that affect your business? Then register for the 2013 Virginia Small Business Summit!

Agenda (Subject to Change)

7:45 AM – 8:30 AM

Registration and Morning Networking

(Coffee and light breakfast buffet available)

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM


Summit Overview

President’s Address

Keynote Speaker

  • Barry DuVal: President and CEO, Virginia Chamber

10:00 AM – 11:50 AM

Breakout Sessions

  • Transportation
    • Sean Connaughton: Virginia Secretary of Transportation
    • Kelley Coyner: Executive Director, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission
  • Healthcare
    • William Hazel, Jr.: Virginia Secretary of Health
  • Tax Policy and Reform
    • Mike Thompson: Chairman and President, Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy
    • Brett Vassey: President and CEO, Virginia Manufacturers Association
  • Public-Private Partnerships
    • Christopher D. Lloyd: Senior Vice President and Director, McGuireWoods Consulting
    • Art Smith: President, Management Analysis, Inc.
  • Are Our Graduates Ready for the Workforce?
    • Theresa Bryant: Vice President for Workforce Development, Tidewater Community College
    • Tom DeWitt: Founder and President, SNVC

11:50 AM – 12:10 PM


12:15 PM – 12:50 PM

Plenary Sessions

  • Veterans and Diversity in the Workforce
    • Barbara Carson: Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Veterans Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration
    • Keith Kelly: Assistant Secretary, Veterans' Employment & Training Services (VETS), U.S. Department of Labor
    • Brian Ketz: Acting Chief of Staff, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Small Business Banking
    • Raymond F. Goodrich: Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, Chain Bridge Bank

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Lunch and Keynote Speakers

  • Terry McAuliffe, Candidate for Governor
  • Ken Cuccinelli, Candidate for Governor

2:00 PM  – 2:30 PM

Afternoon networking and adjournment