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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Home-Based Business Conference Speakers Announced

Headshots - Allison Moore and Shanna Kabatznick

The Greater Peninsula Economic Development partners are pleased to announce speakers for the 2020 Home-Based Business Conference.

The opening speaker will be Allison Moore, a comedian from Hampton, VA. Moore proudly holds two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Norfolk State University and a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from The George Washington University. She has opened for comedians such as Sinbad and J. Anthony Brown.

The lunch keynote speaker will be Shanna Kabatznick founder of FABWOMEN. She will speak at noon discussing networking success strategies before conference attendees head out for the lunch, networking and resource fair portion of the event.

More speaker information can be found on the event website.

The event will be held on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center at 600 Butler Farm Road in Hampton, VA. This is the fifth annual conference. The Home-Based Business Conference is an initiative of the Greater Virginia Peninsula. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased online.

The Home-Based Business Conference is presented by York County, Williamsburg, James City County, Poquoson, Gloucester, Newport News and Hampton. For more information about the conference, please visit the website or Facebook event page.

The Home-Based Business Conference and its related Lunch & Learn Series began as programs of the York County Economic Development Office, in partnership with the York County Chamber of Commerce. County representatives learned that two-thirds of York County’s businesses are home-based, a trend that is growing both locally and nationally. In 2018, all six neighboring localities including James City County joined together to co-host the conference and lunch & learn series. This strategic partnership allows these nationally award-winning home-based initiatives to reach and assist more local business owners.

Home-Based Business Conference Media Contact:
Melissa Davidson, York County
757-890-3317; melissa.davidson@yorkcounty.gov

James City County Media Contact:
Laura Messer, Tourism & Marketing Coordinator
757-253-6607; laura.messer@jamescitycountyva.gov

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