Event Details

The BOCOTALKS series this month is presented by JD Sutphin, Owner and Creative Director-CEO of Big Lick Entertainment. JD will present on the importance of finding meaning for the method. He will provide understanding about how providing the WHY for a business is a mindset that leads to vertical integration. Passion will lead to the next success.

BOCOTALKS features a video presentation to be watched prior to the in-person networking event at The Kyle House. Here's the video of JD's presentation. At the event, JD will lead a discussion on this important topic at the event. Appetizers are included in the ticket price. Drinks may be purchased at the venue. Tickets are $15 Members, $20 future members.

**We are offering a free drink ticket upon entry if you can answer a trivia question about the video at the door!! We are encouraging everyone to watch the video prior to the event!!


  • JD Sutphin (Owner & Creative Director-CEO of Big Lick Entertainment)

    JD Sutphin

    Owner & Creative Director-CEO of Big Lick Entertainment


    As an entertainment promoter, a Nashville recording artist and leader of his band, Low Low Chariot, JD Sutphin is no stranger to the spotlight. For him, however, it’s all about using his position to build awareness for great causes and organizations. His main focus, Big Lick Entertainment puts on many events throughout the year, with about 90% of them benefiting local charities, such as Center in the Square. Including notable events like Big Lick Downtown Countdown, Virginia’s largest NYE celebration as well as concert series Flat Pickin’ Fridays in Botetourt plus one of the largest comic conventions of the southeast region, Big Lick Comic Con at the Berglund Center. Big Lick Entertainment also functions as a marketing agency and business consultant group with clients from in and around southwest Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. JD is a multiple business owner as he also co-owns the Woodland Place, a wedding and event venue in Vinton and Big Lick Comics, one of Virginia’s largest comic book stores. JD has achieved numerous Platinum, Gold and Silver awards in Roanoker Magazine in 2022 as Star of the Star City, Best Influencer and Most Savvy Entrepreneur. He counts his best achievement however as father to his 6 year old son, Cash Sutphin and husband to his wife of 13 years, Samantha.

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Member Price $15
Future Member

Future member ticket

Standard Price $20
Chamber Ambassadors Only

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Member One employees tickets for sponsoring the event.

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