Your safety is important to us. As we gear up for our MACS Forum in-person event, please be sure to read our COVID-19 safety precautions.

At this time we are planning for an in-person event. If federal and state guidelines change and substantially limit in-person participation, the event may become virtual.

The price is $50 Per Person.

Registration ends October 22.

The Mid-Atlantic Capital Sources Forum® (MACS Forum) provides a venue for the much-needed dialogue between companies and capital sources about the great opportunities available in this region.

Rather than a typical investor conference where companies give pitches, the Forum features speakers representing various capital sources.

Originated by Vandeventer Black, the MACS Forum provides leading information on how to find and use the capital for growth, value creation, investment criteria, transaction structures, and investment climate.

“A key to our regional economic health is the ability of companies to grow and expand their markets. Access to sufficient capital is one of those stumbling blocks that we are working hard to remove so that this economy can thrive.”

-Jeff Tanner, Dean of the Strome College of Business

“A great deal of attention has recently been paid to start-ups, and rightly so. But this forum will reach a broader audience and can help businesses find opportunities for the capital they need to expand.”

– Christopher Topping, 504 Capital Corporation

Countdown to the MACS Forum!


DATE: October 28, 2021

TIME: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

LOCATION: Slover Library in Downtown Norfolk

235 E. Plume St, Norfolk, VA 23510

The regular price per person is $50.

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2021 Speakers

Kelly Martone
Senior Vice President

Bellwether Enterprise

Christopher Topping, CFP®
AVP, Small Business Loan Officer

504 Capital

Scott C. Upton
Managing Director

ICG Capital Securities

Chas Wright
Executive Vice President


Paul Hendershot
Senior Director of Market Analytics

CoStar Group

Paul Hendershot

Senior Director of Market Analytics, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas
CoStar Group

As Director of Analytics for Costar, Paul oversees creating compelling data and analysis to enhance the visibility and understanding of the North Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas markets. Previous positions include Director of Research of the Carolinas for JLL, Director of Research for the Charlotte Chamber, and Adjunct Professor of Applied Economics at the University of North Texas. His research has been highlighted in the Wall Street Journal, San Diego Union-Tribune, Charlotte Observer, Dallas Morning News, and NPR.

In addition to Paul’s research experience, he served in the U.S. Air Force as a communications specialist. He worked in Presidential Communications and volunteered to participate in Operations Joint Endeavor (IFOR) in Bosnia. Mr. Hendershot studied Sociology at the University of North Texas, receiving his B.A., graduating cum laude. He soon began his graduate work in Applied Economics at the University of North Texas, receiving his M.S. Outside of work, Paul is an avid aviator.

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