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Staunton Creative Community Fund connecting local entrepreneurs

Staunton Creative Community FundEntrepreneurs can tend to feel isolated as they set themselves on the task of trying to create something from nothing.

Enter the Staunton Creative Community Fund, which has launched Entrepreneurs Unite, a networking event for small business owners.

Held on the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Staunton Innovation Hub, this event brings together local entrepreneurs to learn, connect, and brainstorm their ideas with fellow business owners.

The atmosphere is informal and includes an Entrepreneur Spotlight, Q&A, and opportunities to socialize.

Admission is free, and business owners from all industries are encouraged to attend.

Nick Sabin, co-owner of Staunton Books in downtown Staunton, recalls the origins of the event.

“During an SCCF Pitch Night, we asked audience members to stand and share who they were and how they could be a resource to the aspiring entrepreneurs. Afterwards Debbie (Irvin, executive director, SCCF) and I discussed the value of those introductions. And that is how Entrepreneurs Unite was born.”

To learn more about Entrepreneurs Unite, visit or contact Rachel Haddad at (540) 213-0333,

Staunton Creative Community Fund is a 501©3 non-profit organization that equips entrepreneurs in the Shenandoah Valley with the tools needed to be empowered in their entrepreneurial journey.

For more information visit or contact Debbie Irwin, Executive Director, at (540) 213-0333,

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