Chamber to Hold Chesapeake State of the Schools on April 28

Chamber to Hold Chesapeake State of the Schools on April 28
New Superintendent to Speak on Chesapeake Schools' Impact on the Hampton Roads Community

CHESAPEAKE, VA — The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce will hold its Chesapeake State of the Schools Breakfast on Thursday, April 28, 2011 from 8:00-9:00am (7:30am registration) at the Greenbrier Country Club.  This event will offer members of the business community a closer look at the impact public education has on the Hampton Roads community.

In his first State of the Schools address, veteran educator Superintendent Dr. James T. Roberts will highlight the Chesapeake schools’ accomplishments, successes and challenges. Dr. Roberts is in his first year as superintendent of Chesapeake Public Schools. He worked as a teacher, administrator, and director for Portsmouth Public Schools for 26 years before joining Chesapeake Public Schools in 1995. Dr. Roberts is a member of both the Virginia Association of School Personnel Administrators and the National Association of School Personnel Administrators.

The Chamber thanks Superintendent’s Sponsor Electronic Systems Inc. (ESI) and Media Sponsor Cox Communications.  The event, which includes breakfast, is $35 for Chamber members, $50 for prospective members, and $500 for one reserved table for 10.  For individual reservations, go to

About the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce (

The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit member-based business organization. The Chamber is a vigorous advocate for the economic success of its nearly 2,000 member businesses, which employ more than 280,000 men and women in southeastern Virginia.  The Chamber promotes Hampton Roads’ healthy business climate through economic development, public policy initiatives, services and benefits to members.  The Chamber is dedicated to creating economic opportunity and enhancing the quality of life in Hampton Roads.

Please contact Lisa Jones at 757-664-2531 or if you would like to attend and cover this event.


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