Brian Baker, executive director of the University of Mary Washington Center for Economic Development, was elected president of the Virginia Business Incubation Association (VBIA) at the July 10 Board of Director’s meeting. In that role he will work with the board to improve member engagement and value.
VBIA enters its 14th year as an education and networking association for professionals who support entrepreneurship, small business development, and the advancement of incubation throughout the Commonwealth. The UMW Center for Economic Development enters its second year of serving as the headquarters for the association.
VBIA hosts an annual conference, regional roundtable workshops, a monthly newsletter, and a wealth of web-based publications in the members-only library. Membership is made up of individuals, educators and students, city and county executives, local and regional economic developers, chamber of commerce officials, public and private business assistance providers.