Panhandle business in all-star competition

September 01, 2013
  • Lacy Morise, left, and Nicole Sergent run Milestones and Miracles LLC, which recently was chosen to represent the Eastern Panhandle at the statewide Entrepreneurs Caf All-Stars competition in Charleston, W.Va.
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SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Milestones and Miracles LLC recently was chosen to represent the Eastern Panhandle at the statewide Entrepreneurs’ Café All-Stars competition in Charleston, W.Va., on Sept. 12 and compete for a chance to earn up to $5,000 to build the business.

Presenters in the event represent the best from the West Virginia Entrepreneurs’ Café Programs. The company, run by Lacy Morise and Nicole Sergent, was a 2012 winner of the Entrepreneurs’ Café of Shepherdstown/Eastern Panhandle.

West Virginia economic development organization Vision Shared Inc. is hosting the statewide competition to support and promote crowd-funding concepts throughout West Virginia. Café programs are active in eight areas, including Shepherdstown/Eastern Panhandle.

Milestones and Miracles LLC won the crowd funding at the local Entrepreneurs’ Café for its 1-2-3 Just PLAY With Me pediatrician-approved set of 75 interactive cards that feature fun activities to teach childhood developmental skills to those younger than 3. Color-coded to mark the five primary areas of infant/toddler development, the cards serve as a guide for parents, professionals and caregivers.

Early intervention therapists, Morise, a licensed speech pathologist, and Sergent, a licensed physical therapist, co-authored the product after years of professional application and their personal experiences as mothers.

Tickets to the event in are available to the public and include a networking reception, dinner, presentations by the “all-stars” and the right to vote for the winning presentation.

Additional event information, presenter profiles and online ticket purchasing are available at

The next Shepherdstown/Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs’ Café is being planned for October. Details can be found at or by sending an email to David Rosen at

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