Concord University, Third District Accelerator Hosting Business Development Workshop

For Immediate Release: 
Jun 11 2013

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Office of Advancement June 12, 2013
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,


ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University and the Third District Accelerator are hosting a how-to workshop on business development entitled “Get Your Piece of the Tourism Pie.” The workshop is being held Thursday, June 20 at 1 p.m. at the Ritz Theatre in Hinton, W.Va. and is geared toward persons who are interested in starting a business in Summers County.

Guest speakers include: Chris Meadows, New River Gateway CVB; Rick Moorefield, WVU Extension Service; and Joe Brouse, Natural Capital Investment Fund.

Event sponsors are the Ritz Theatre and the Market on Courthouse Square.

Pre-registration is not required and there is no charge to attend. For more information contact Dr. Roy Ramthun at 304-384-5263.

The Third District Accelerator is a new opportunity to accelerate growth in tourism and advanced manufacturing across southern West Virginia.

Concord University is a partner in the Third District Accelerator along with Marshall University, the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI), the Natural Capital Investment Fund and TechConnect West Virginia. Through these organizations, the Third District Accelerator is providing integrated business support efforts and technical assistance, including grantsmanship workshops, training and workforce development, e-business marketing and entrepreneurial support, and advanced manufacturing tools/capabilities.

The Third District Accelerator is funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Appalachian Regional Commission. The Third District Accelerator operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in accordance with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.