MORGANTOWN , W.Va. �€The West Virginia Entrepreneurs Forum will focus on contracts for new and growing businesses when it meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy on West Virginia Universitys Evansdale Campus.

Jim Grabulis and Randy Kesling, senior contracts management for the National Energy Technology Laboratory, will give a presentation.

Grabulis is also president of the Northern West Virginia Chapter of the National Contracts Managers Association (NCMA) and will give an overview of free assistance NCMA can offer companies on contracts and agreements.

In addition, Tom McLaughlin of Wheeling Jesuit Universitys Office of Law Enforcement Technology Commercialization will discuss how his program provides free assistance to companies interested in commercializing products that can be used in law enforcement or corrections.

The WVEF is a newly formed non-profit organization consisting of individuals from the business and technical community interested in promoting the formation and growth of innovative, technology-oriented companies.

WVEF meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are free and open to the public. Monthly programs include networking with a variety of business professionals, including venture capitalists, private investors, industry experts, business service providers, inventors and other successful entrepreneurs.

Those planning to attend are encouraged to RSVP by Friday, April 6, via the”contact us”page on the WVEF web site: Additional information can be obtained by calling Lynette Pitzer at (304) 292_3311 or e-mailing her at at the Morgantown Chamber of Commerce. Meeting directions are provided on the web site.