Now more than ever, you and your employees need access to the people, information, and resources that can help grow your business. Chamber programs provide a platform for our members to gain valuable insight from prominent business and government leaders, expose members to pertinent issues affecting the region’s leading industries, and the opportunity to build a valuable network of peers! No matter what your industry or job function, Chamber programs offer something for everyone. In addition to high-level guest speaker events, Chamber members can participate in issues-based roundtables, open networking sessions, and formal awards and recognition ceremonies.
The Chamber provides business development connections. Specifically, our offering of programs and events help you meet potential customers, increase your visibility, strengthen executive and managerial skills, and have a voice.
The Hampton Roads Chamber convenes the region's foremost leaders in business and government. Within the past year, the Chamber has featured speakers such as Governor Bob McDonnell, Senator Mark Warner, Congressman Randy Forbes, Congressman Scott Rigell, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, the mayors of the Southside Hampton Roads cities, Earl Industries CEO Jerry Miller, Norfolk City Manager Marcus Jones, Chesapeake Public Schools Superintendent Dr. James Roberts, and TFC Recycling Owner Michael Benedetto.
The Chamber holds more than 125 networking opportunities each year that connect you to over 13,000 business leaders. You can mingle at the monthly Business After Hours, or cast a wider net at the annual Beach Bash and State of the City Series.
Learn from the pros at a fraction of the cost! The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is committed to supporting member business development by offering low or no cost educational opportunities on topics of interest to the business community.
LEAD Hampton Roads, a program of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, is a leadership development program which serves the 17 communities that comprise the greater Hampton Roads area. The program has more than 1,250 graduates who actively provide bold leadership to more than 800 regional businesses, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies. Created in 1988, LEAD Hampton Roads is the oldest and largest community leadership program.
A program of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Sync757 is the “voice” for emerging leaders. The mission of Sync757 is to connect the “under 40” workforce to our region’s rich resources. The Chamber’s Sync757 program incorporates four key elements: Mentor, Enrich, Connect, and Engage. Established in 2005, this young professionals program has grown to more than 500 members.
The Sustainable Resources Campaign (SRC) is an annual, time limited, resource drive utilizing corporate volunteers to involve members and the community in the Chamber through membership, sponsorship and advertising sales.
Take an international trip with the Chamber this fall! The 9-day trip includes memorable sites and unforgettable cultural experiences.
You will also learn about the Chinese business system, and have the opportunity to meet with Chinese business leaders. October 6-14, 2012.
Experience Tuscany with other Chamber members and business leaders from the Hampton Roads region. This trip (with optional 3 day Rome extension*) includes memorable sites and unforgettable cultural experiences. November 8-16, 2012.