CHARLES TOWN – John Reisenweber, the executive director of the Jefferson County Development Authority, says Friday’s business “Go Pro” workshop with a pair of former Washington Redskins stars is all about helping local business leaders score big.
“We’re here to support and promote existing businesses in our community – they’re vital to our local economy,” he said Tuesday. “We’re committed to serving them in a myriad of ways.”
Anyone is welcome to sign up to attend the seminar with Ken Harvey and Mark Moseley that’s subtitled, “Turn Your Passion into Action and Success in 2014,” though space is limited.
“This is the first of its kind for us and we’re confident that participants with leave with knowledge and tools they can implement immediately,” Reisenweber said.
The $10 workshop runs from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the administration building of American Public University System. The Charles Town school donated space for the event and the retired NFLers donated their time, according to organizer Melanie Miller of Sonic Promotions.
Participants must register online at jcda.net or by calling the JCDA at 304-728-3255.
The program is designed to teach and motivate small business owners and entrepreneurs who can learn from the successes of Moseley and Harvey.
Moseley, a kicker and the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1982, today is the director of franchise development at Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries and owns several of the burger shops, including the one in Ranson.
Harvey, who was the first Redskins player to lead the conference in sacks, works as the business development manager for ETS Credit and Debit Card Processing. He’s also written a number of children’s books.
Miller will also discuss practical, cost-effective marketing and publicity strategies for small business owners. She serves as promotional manager to Harvey, Moseley and NFL Hall of Famer and Redskins player Darrell Green.
Friday’s conference also will include information on business coaching now available at no cost to Panhandle business owners. ss financial concerns and solutions of interest to small business owners and introduce the business coaching process.
Tom Halverstadt, the JCDA’s newly hired business coach, also will be on hand Friday to discuss the free consulting services now available.