Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell will host a small business summit in Short Pump today, Thursday, to talk about technology, financing, procurement and other issues.

It begins with a noon luncheon at the Hilton Hotel & Spa, 12042 West Broad Street.

After a number of panel discussions, there will be a question-and-answer session with several of McDonnell’s cabinet members: Secretary of Commerce and Trade James S. Cheng, Secretary of Technology James D. Duffey and Secretary of Administration Lisa Hicks-Thomas. Roger Cole, chairman of the governor’s Small Business Advisory Board, will provide an introduction.

The program will wrap up with a networking reception from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

If you can’t make it to Short Pump, the event will be live streamed on the governor’s Web site.

See the full schedule of events below.

Program of Events

Noon – 1:30 p.m.       Lunch with Governor McDonnell

Welcome:                   

The Honorable James S. Cheng

Secretary of Commerce and Trade

Success Story:            

Mike Bucci

President, K&M of VA Inc.

Keynote:                    

The Honorable Robert F. McDonnell

Governor

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.         Building a Technology Business in Virginia

Moderator:                 

Aaron Mathes, Deputy Secretary of Technology

Panel:                         

Kristin D’Amore, Director,

Entrepreneur Center, NVTC

Doug Crenshaw, Strategic Sourcing Manager

VITA

Dennis Barker, Senior Program Manager,

WR Systems Ltd.

Kirk Cameron, CEO and Founder

Miserware

2:30 p.m.                    Break

2:40 – 3:25 p.m.         Key Issues

Moderator:                 

Tom DeWitt, President and CEO

SNVC and Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Panel:                         

Claudia Dodge, Vice President and Benefit Consultant

BB&T

Andrea Kilmer, CPA and CFF

Virginia Board of Accountancy

Dan Bosch, Manager, Regulatory Policy

NFIB

Elizabeth Milito, Senior Executive Counsel

NFIB Small Business Legal Center

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.         Financing     

Moderator:                 

Jeff Mitchell, Attorney at Law

LeClair Ryan

Panel:                         

John McCauley, President and CEO

Virginia Commercial Finance

Mark Murray

Richmond Venture Forum

Bill Alt

Small Business Banking, Capital One

4:15 – 5 p.m.              Closing, Question and Answer with Members of the Governor’s Cabinet

Introduction:            

Roger Cole, Chairman

Governor’s Small Business Advisory Board   

The Honorable James S. Cheng

Secretary of Commerce and Trade

The Honorable James D. Duffey

Secretary of Technology

The Honorable Lisa Hicks-Thomas

Secretary of Administration

5 – 6 p.m.                    Networking Reception