NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk Festevents has established a brand new neighborhood growth program designed to assist out small companies, nonprofit organizations, and aspiring trade professionals.
The Norfolk Festevents Group Growth Program is comprised of three initiatives: the Small Enterprise Outreach Kickstart & Grant Program, the Charity Fundraising Program, and the Karen Scherberger Scholarship & Internship Program.
The Small Enterprise Outreach Kickstart & Grant Program is designed to supply Norfolk small companies with a novel alternative for development and publicity by way of a Festevents partnership.
Chosen companies can be showcased at main occasions and festivals, as they are often granted complimentary sales space areas. As well as, chosen companies can even achieve entry to academic workshops on occasion advertising and marketing, in addition to receiving steering in acquiring required enterprise licenses, insurances, and extra enterprise paperwork.
This system will award a choose variety of small companies every year and is primarily directed in direction of native eating places, meals vehicles, retail distributors, start-ups, and newly-owned franchises.
The Charity Fundraising Program will present an avenue for native charities and repair membership organizations to lift funds by way of the sale of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at Festevents occasions and festivals.
A portion of all internet proceeds is donated on to collaborating organizations. Over the course of its 30+ 12 months historical past, Festevents has raised greater than $3.5 million for native charities and organizations.
The Karen Scherberger Scholarship & Internship Program, named in honor of Norfolk Festevents Founding Govt Director Karen Scherberger, has been created to acknowledge aspiring trade professionals at present enrolled in a university program concentrating on particular occasions.
Along with receiving a $1,000 scholarship, the awarded people can even achieve highly effective trade perception by way of hands-on expertise working alongside the Norfolk Festevents workers. Throughout the scholarship program, Norfolk Festevents will work intently with native universities and schools to assist enhance occasion trade academic applications.
The applying window for all three applications is at present open and closes on Wednesday, March 31. Chosen recipients can be notified by April 15.
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