Recap of the RISE Grapevine virtual meetup

The RISE Grapevine Virtual Meetup was hosted on Thursday, November 16, 2023, 12pm-1pm on Zoom.

During this virtual meetup, we discussed recent events and upcoming opportunities for entrepreneurs who are starting or growing businesses in Southern Virginia. The meetup was hosted by Hope Harris-Gayles of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center and the Longwood SBDC, with support from the SOVA Innovation HubOur featured entrepreneur speaker was Shecorie Conley of River Citi Tax Solutions who shared tips on preparing your business books for year end.

Watch the Video: Tips on Preparing Your Business Books for Year End

Featured Entrepreneur: Shecorie Conley of River City Tax Solutions (Danville, VA)

Shecorie Conley

Shecorie Conley

Owner, River City Tax Solutions

River Citi Tax Solutions

River Citi Tax Solutions

Featured Resources

Longwood Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Longwood Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

SOVA Innovation Hub

SOVA Innovation Hub

Regional Non-Profit & Coworking Space in South Boston, VA

Upcoming Events

December 8

RISE Business Bootcamp – Application Deadline

Friday, December 8  | Apply at

This program is ideal for people who are new business owners (started in last 1-3 years), and wanting to get a clear path to accessing capital for growth and scaling. The program is also open to people who are just getting started or have not opened their business yet who are wanting to create a solid business plan before diving in with forming the business. 

January 18

RISE Grapevine Monthly Virtual Meetup

Thursday, January 18  |   12:00-1:00pm   |   Zoom

The RISE Grapevine Monthly Virtual Meetup is a virtual gathering of diverse, creative, and inclusive entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders from across Southern Virginia. During each monthly meeting, we share updates from local and regional entrepreneurs support organizations. 

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