Stafford Economic Development & Tourism
What's Next | June 2022
Play golf with future pros in Stafford!
The Stafford Economic Development Authority (EDA) is seeking partners, sponsors, and volunteers to participate in the Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament.
Stafford County Economic Development & Tourism and the Stafford EDA attracted the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) to host a Qualifier and Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament at The Gauntlet Golf Club. The AJGA is the leading association for junior golfers, many of whom move on to play in college, the LPGA, and the PGA.
It’s the perfect setting to entertain or reward clients and employees, network with business prospects, or enjoy a day of golf with friends and junior athletes. Sign up as a team of three or play individually with a future golf star. Sign up to play here.
Join us at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 14, 2022, for the Shamble! Entrants must be received by Sunday, August 7, 2022.
Tournament Partners, Team Sponsors, Individual Sponsors, Hole Sponsors, and a variety of other opportunities are available. Sign up to sponsor.
PLAY IN THE TOURNAMENT
Sign up as a team of three or play individually with a future golf star. Sign up to play.
We are looking for community volunteers for the EDA fundraiser shamble and the AJGA Tour Stafford Qualifier during the week. Sign up to volunteer.
Summer is here. As we take time to relax and enjoy the summer weather, please consider joining us at the Stafford EDA AJGA Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament. Securing the AJGA Tour Stafford Qualifier was a big win for our organization, particularly Stafford Tourism. We are proud to have the Stafford EDA as a sponsor of the Junior-Am Fundraising event as part of this week-long tournament. The AJGA is the organization for upcoming and inspiring pro golfers—join us to play with a future pro and have fun supporting local charities: the Stafford Junction and the Stafford Education Foundation.
As you enjoy summer, I would like to also encourage you to explore all we have to offer in Stafford. Request a copy of our new Stafford Area Visitor's Guide. And, as you are out and about, welcome new businesses to our community (see below). Recall we have new innovative business resources for growing or expanding your business in Stafford. And, as you explore your next business venture or would like to meet those who are working hard to grow their business, consider participating or simply stopping-in on the second round of RIoT’s Foundations and Virginia Accelerator Program.
As we pause, momentarily, to take in the summer weather, consider #WhatsNextStafford and visit us on social media at @GoStaffordVA and @TourStaffordVA.
John Holden, Director
Economic Development & Tourism
Entrepreneurship & Business Events
We are leading the way to build a stronger regional entrepreneurial community and “ecosystem” in the Stafford area. We strive to engage business leaders, seek out opportunities for new investments, foster talent development, and, most importantly, support the Stafford regional business community. Check out our upcoming events below, and don't forget to submit your business events to our events calendar here.
AUGUST 10, 2022 | 4:00 - 5:30PM | Potomac Point Winery
Join us for Wine & Business to connect with local professionals across all markets. In addition to networking, Wine & Business will have a brief insightful, “Raw Truth” of an industry specific discussion, led by a local expert.
This Wine & Business event will share the Raw Truth of Dirt, Development, and Construction with F&R.
Wine & Business is admissions free, and includes a beverage. Registration is REQUIRED.
Calling All Innovators and Start-Ups
RIoT - Focused on Entrepreneurs.
Stafford County is home to the RIoT Foundations Program and the Virginia RIoT Accelerator Program (VA-RAP). In partnership with our organization and the Virginia Smart Community Testbed, the VA-RAP program is now accepting fall applications, which provides mentorship and support to start-ups and innovators looking to bring products to market. This is a free-12-week program focused to accelerate your business start-up by connecting you with industry leaders, mentors and partners. The Fall 2022 Cohort runs from September 28 through December 15, 2022. Deadline for applications is Friday, July 29th at 5:00PM ET.
RIoT is a renowned, non-profit organization that helps communities build vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems. From research commercialization, startup growth, to corporate innovation projects, RIoT and their programs increase the impact of traditional business development resources.
UPCOMING RIoT Events in Virginia
JUNE 28, 2022 | 5:30 - 7:00PM | Adventure Brewing Company
Join us in person at Adventure Brewing Company in Stafford to learn how companies are innovating from chip to product to customer. IoT has driven semiconductors into everything. Cars, medical devices, roads, farms, appliances – everything has a processor and radio. With nearly all semiconductor manufacturing bottlenecked in China, we’ve seen massive disruption in the global supply chain. Learn more with us in this engaging topic.
Welcome New Stafford Businesses
June 22, 2022 located at 1610 Publix Way, Stafford, VA
Virginia Oncology Care
June 30, 2022 located at 405 Chatham Heights Road, Fredericksburg, VA
Up North Kutz
July1, 2022 located at 1630 Publix Way, Stafford, VA
Stafford County is a pro-business community with an ambitious ecosystem for entrepreneurs, rising cyber and tech investments, and a place with a number of hidden gems to visit. We strive to engage our business leaders, seek out opportunities for new investments, foster talent development - and share our tremendous community, natural, and cultural resources.