Stafford Business Events

The Department of Stafford Economic Development and Tourism focuses on business attraction, entrepreneurship, and initiatives that stimulate our regional business economy. Watch our list of business events here so you can get involved in the business and entrepreneurial community in Stafford.

Available 24/7: First Steps to Starting a Business Online Learning Module

Virtual , United States

This is a self-guided online learning module that covers the First Steps to Starting a Business webinar. You will receive the link to the module within 1 business day upon receiving your payment. You will have three weeks to go through the online module and it does not need to be completed before the end […]


The RFP: Who? What? When?

Virtual , United States

Many bid requests are written by different people, with different knowledge and interests, with no two bid requests exactly the same. To be successful in your bid submission you should follow the organizational priority set by those who manage the evaluation process. This training will outline the bid request structure for major competitive and negotiated […]


SHRM Essentials of Human Resources – Course Starts February 29th!

Virtual , United States

In partnership with the Society of Human Resource Management, this 16 hour course will be offered live over Zoom. Sharpen your HR skills to face today’s HR issues. Human Resource issues impact every company in some way. That’s why it’s important to understand the fundamental issues surrounding HR today. SHRM, the leading global HR professional […]


2024 Most Influential Women Awards Banquet

Fredericksburg Convention Center 2371 Carl D Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA, United States

We are excited to announce the upcoming Awards Banquet for the Most Influential Women in Central Virginia! Join us March 2, 2024, as we celebrate the phenomenal women who are making an indelible mark on our community. Their stories of leadership, resilience, and positive change will inspire us all. Save the date and let’s come […]


Brooks Appliance Repair & Electric Ribbon Cutting

Brooks Appliance Repair and Electric 107 Juliad Court, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, VA, United States

Join Brooks Appliance Repair & Electric at their Grand Opening on Wednesday, March 6th, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM! Brooks Appliance Repair & Electric is growing, and excited to have the community join them at their NEW warehouse for a ribbon cutting ceremony! Enjoy a food truck, giveaways, and a DJ! Brooks Appliance Repair […]

First Thursdays with the SBA: Market Research w/ Census data and other free tools

Virtual , United States

Market research is an integral step in creating your business plan, identifying your competition, and identifying your market. In this workshop we will cover free resources to find market research data using the following databases: - Census Business Builder - International Trade Data - Trade Group Data - ESRI Learn more and register here >>


V-TOP Workshop: Developing Our Workforce Through Internships

The University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus 4224 University Drive, King Georgia, VA, United States

Join us for a free, half-day workshop designed to help local organizations learn how to develop high-quality, mutually beneficial internship experiences, satisfy the training prerequisite to qualify for state-funded support for creating or expanding an internship program, and network over lunch. About the Workshop: This workshop is designed to provide local organizations with guided support […]

March Coffee Talk: Purposeful Pivots

Jepson Alumni and Executive Center 1119 Hanover Street, Fredericksburg, VA, United States

When life throws us a curve ball it requires us to pivot, and for some that curve ball is your pain that determines your purpose. Turning pain into purpose takes courage that will create new growth opportunities. Purposeful pivots are cultivated and a continual process that require us to be intentionally focused.  We nurture healthy […]

The 2024 Business Acumen Series – The Complete Grant Navigator: From AI Tools to Holistic Tactics Leveraging Technology for High-Impact Proposals

The University of Mary Washington Stafford Campus 125 University Blvd, Stafford, VA, United States

Let's be honest—you do what you do because you believe in making a difference, not because you were dreaming of writing grant proposals in your free time. Every non-profit loves the moment a grant is awarded—it's the fuel for your mission. But the process to get there, the actual grant writing, well, that's rarely anyone's […]


GovCon 101: HubZone

Virtual , United States

The Federal Government has contracting goals for Women, Minorities, Service Disabled Veterans and HUBZone located small businesses. These set asides are a great way to gain entry into the complex world of Federal contracting. This class will introduce you to the HUBZone certification. We will cover these key areas: • Eligibility requirements for HUBZone • […]