Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce to Host Military Recognition Reception on August 12

Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce to Host Military Recognition Reception on August 12
More than 100 local military personnel will be honored

Norfolk, VA – The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce will host a Military Recognition Reception on Thursday, August 12, at 3 p.m. at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott, located at 235 E. Main Street in downtown Norfolk. This reception, held to honor the hardworking men and women of the military, will recognize 122 military personnel from local commands. The service members will be joined at the reception by their families, military leadership, elected officials, and businessmen and women from the region.

The guest speakers are RDML Walter E. Carter, Commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command’s Enabling Capabilities Command, and Wendy Larry, head coach of the Old Dominion University women’s basketball program.

The Chamber holds Military Recognition Receptions twice a year because they are such an important part of our region. This is one of many events sponsored by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce to show local support for men and women of the armed forces stationed in the area. The Chamber has been recognizing the accomplishments of the military at this reception for more than 15 years.  This event is open to the public. The cost is $25 for Chamber members and $55 for prospective members.  For more information, visit http://events.HamptonRoadsChamber.com

Many thanks to sponsors: City of Norfolk (Gold); Norfolk Waterside Marriott (Hospitality); GEICO (Gold Military Program Partner); Cox Communications (Media); Bank of America, First Command, Lockheed Martin, and Strayer University (Silver Military Program Partners); G4S Secure Solutions USA, Regent University and Saint Leo University (Bronze Military Program Partners); City of Virginia Beach, USAA and USA Discounters (Silver); and Navy Federal Credit Union, Norfolk State University, Northrop Grumman Corp., Virginia Beach Convention Center & Distinctive Gourmet, and VSA Resorts, LLC (Bronze). 

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 if you would like to attend and cover this event.


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