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Registration Open for 25th Annual Teaming To Win Event

25th anniversary logoRegistration is now open for the 25th annual “Teaming to Win” event, which will begin at noon on Wednesday, May 27 at the Canaan Valley State Park & Conference Center in Davis, W.Va. and run through May 29 with keynote speakers, educational seminars, an exhibit showcase, and the annual SBA Awards Banquet.

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“We’ve assembled a strong agenda of valuable sessions and we’re delighted to offer this year’s conferenceCanaan Valley in one of the most scenic destinations in the state, the beautiful Canaan Valley.  With the continuing completion of Corridor H, it’s just a short drive from the Washington metro area, making it an ideal location for both West Virginia participants and those from the nation’s capital,” said Shelly Montgomery, president of the group’s board of directors.

The conference will kick off with the 2015 Small Business Awards, to be presented in partnership with the SBA during a luncheon on May 27 and emceed by West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant.

Later that day, leaders of the major Federal anchor facilities in North Central West Virginia will participate in a panel discussion examining future plans, including the FBI, NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory. Arria Hines, President & CEO of Allegheny Science & Technology–recognized in 2014 by Inc. 500 as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies—will moderate the panel.

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito and West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee will address participants at the opening night reception.

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin will also join the conference to help celebrate Teaming to Win’s silver anniversary year.

Montgomery said this year’s conference will also feature former Congressman Alan Mollohan, who started the Teaming to Win series in 1990 as a way to prepare small businesses in the state to do business with the Federal government. “This year, we’ll take some time to celebrate and reflect on where Teaming to Win has come in the past 25 years, while also looking ahead to the next 25 years,” she said.

Training and informational sessions on topics of interest to small business are scheduled, drawings for giveaways will be held, and the exhibit showcase will be open throughout the event.   Featured learning tracks will focus on the impact of regulations on small business, government contracting, the Affordable Health Care Act, and exporting.  Training sessions for Professional Development Unit and Continuing Education Unit credits will be offered each day of the conference.

A premier event for 25 years, Teaming to Win is designed to serve West Virginia’s business community, foster collaboration, and highlight the unique competencies of the many regional companies and individuals in attendance.  The conference incorporates trade show exhibits, corporate presentations, business counseling sessions, keynote speakers, and other activities.   The agenda is available on the event website at

Conference registration is now open.  Visit to register.


Teaming to Win is a 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation providing business support conferences, educational activities, promotional forums, networking resources, workforce and business growth opportunities. The organization’s charitable purpose is to advance and improve small business prospects in West Virginia, and to facilitate educational opportunities which promote higher business standards, methods and practices.