WHAT: The 31st Annual Meeting, the Chamber’s premier annual event, will be one of the largest gatherings of business leaders and elected officials in Hampton Roads. The Chamber will recognize outgoing and incoming volunteer leadership and present its Volunteer of the Year Award.
WHO: This year's keynote speaker will be Former Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder. Governor Wilder was the first African-American to be elected as Governor of Virginia, serving as the 66th Governor of Virginia from 1990-1994. When earlier elected as Lieutenant Governor, he was the first African American elected to statewide office in Virginia. His more recent political office was Mayor of Richmond, VA, which he held from 2005 to 2009.
Governor Wilder, always outspoken and insightful, will be discussing the economic and political climate in Virginia. He will also be signing his book, "Son of Virginia: A Life in America's Political Arena" after the event.
Remarks will also be given by Bryan K. Stephens, President & CEO of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, and the 2016 Chamber Chair, Shepelle Watkins-White, Shepelle Watkins-White Consulting & Law, PLLC.
WHEN: Wednesday, December 9, 2015
11:30am (Registration and Networking), 12-2pm (Lunch & Program)
WHERE: Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
TO ATTEND: Go to Events.HamptonRoadsChamber.com or call 757-622-2312
$60 Chamber Members; $90 Prospective Members
About the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is the Region’s premier business organization. We help our members succeed, drive regional economic growth and enhance the quality of life of our community’s residents. The Chamber is a vigorous advocate for the economic success of its member businesses, which employ nearly 250,000 men and women in southeastern Virginia. Visit HamptonRoadsChamber.com. Like us on Facebook at Chamber757 and follow us on Twitter @Chamber757.