More than 40 business leaders gathered July 17 for a Business Development Roundtable Discussion hosted by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and the Entrepreneurs Organization. This Business Development Caucus meeting marked the 10th of its kind to be held in the Commonwealth. On-hand to listen to business leaders were Delegates Glenn Davis, Ron Villanueva, Chris Head and Senator Jeffrey McWaters.
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce participated in a phone call with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx on July 9. Hosted by Business Forward, a D.C.-based business group, Secretary Foxx focused on the Administration's proposed GROW AMERICA Act. He explained that unless Congress acts, by the end of the summer, the Federal Highway Trust Fund could be insolvent, putting jobs and critical road projects in many states at risk.
The Military Recognition Reception is an informal opportunity for the business community to provide additional recognition to our service members and thank them personally for a job well done.
Zaxby's of Chesapeake donated nearly 10,000 dollars to Jolliff United Methodist Church for their 'Youth Exalting the Savior' mission trip. The donation covers the cost of 26 youth and adults who will reconstruct the sanctuary of Adams Memorial United Methodist Church, which was completely destroyed by a fire last year.
LEAD Hampton Roads, a program of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, announces its eXcel Leadership Academy will take place July 15-18.
Nearly 120 business professionals in the defense industry attended a unique briefing developed specifically for members of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce on June 19, which spelled out the likely impact the defense budget will have on the local economy.
Commonwealth Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs, John C. Harvey, Jr., briefed members of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce June 19, on efforts the Commonwealth has undertaken to support a growing veteran population in the state.
Cox Business and Inside Business held their Cox Executive Discussion Series breakfast on June 17 at the Crowne Plaza in Hampton on the topic of damage control - dont be caught with your guard down. A panel of four experts shared personal experiences and why business continuity is extremely important.
The U.S. Small Business Administration Richmond District Office recognized small business owners and advocates that have made critical contributions to Americas entrepreneurs and small business owners as part of their Heart of a Champion Small Business Awards luncheon on June 13 at the Richmond Omni. Nearly 300 business men and women from all over the Commonwealth were in attendance.
The Chamber held a Professional Womens Leadership Luncheon featuring Valerie Salembier on June 5 at the Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk Hotel & Conference Center. Nearly 250 business professionals gathered to hear Valerie share her remarkable, yet bumpy road, to success.