City of Bluefield, WV Supports Entrepreneurs and Small-To-Midsized Businesses During National Entrepreneurship Week

The City of Bluefield’s Community & Economic Development Department (CED) today announced its participation in National Entrepreneurship Week, a weeklong series of activities that celebrates the efforts and impact of entrepreneurs and small-to-midsized businesses. Led by Microsoft and supported by more than 100 companies, National Entrepreneurship Week will kick off on Monday, Feb. 20 and conclude on Friday, Feb. 24.

Throughout the week, there will be a variety of opportunities for entrepreneurs to get involved, including a live broadcast of the National Entrepreneurship Week kick-off in New York City, informative webcasts and a Twitter chat. The official National Entrepreneurship Week website,, houses details on each of the week’s daily events and offers. In addition, the site features free articles and downloadable resources on topics like business technology, branding and best practices – all designed to help eager entrepreneurs launch a business and to enable established small businesses to grow and thrive.

“National Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of established business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs that want to make their dream a reality,” said Cindy Bates, vice president of small-to-midsized business at Microsoft. “We are eager to embark upon this week, and we’re encouraged by the collective impact we can make with the support of these various community influencers and those who are telling their inspirational stories.”

As part of the CREATE Opportunity Initiative, the City of Bluefield’s CED will be hosting an event on February 23 from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Clover Club located at 529 Commerce Street in Historic Downtown Bluefield. The event is called “Meet the Millennials’.” Local business leaders have volunteered their time to meet with aspiring entrepreneurs in a round table format to tell the story about their journey as an entrepreneur and answer questions. “I am excited about this event. It was developed to be a time for millennials that want to start a business to network with existing business owners in hopes of obtaining knowledge to help make their dream become a reality. This is another addition to the CREATE Opportunity initiative and will become a regular event.  More information will be made available on the web site on Monday,” said Jim Spencer, the City’s Community & Economic Development Director.

To learn more about National Entrepreneurship Week, how to get involved and to register for events visit You can also find out more information on the City of Bluefield and the “Meet the Millennials’” event by visiting on Monday or contacting Jim Spencer at (304)327-2401 Ext. 2405 or emailing him at