The Chamber will host its 27th Annual Meeting of the Membership on Thursday, December 8 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center from 11:45am-2:00pm. This premier event for the membership is a luncheon with legislators, state government officials, and the most influential business people in Hampton Roads. The Chamber will honor its outgoing 2011 volunteer leadership and recognize its incoming 2012 volunteer leaders. In addition, the 2011 Volunteer of the Year Award will be presented.
The USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia is inviting guests from Virginia's Wounded Warriors® program to attend lunch. Opportunities are available for Chamber members to host these special guests. In addition, the USO will have static displays for your exclusive preview. See firsthand how the USO helps lift the spirits of our deployed troops around the world. Experience Mobile USOs, Mobile Entertainment Gaming Systems and the living quarters of a soldier at a Forward Operating Base.
This year's Keynote Speaker, Air Force fighter pilot Brian Shul, flew air support missions in Viet Nam and flew 212 missions before being shot down. Severely burned in the crash, he was given little chance of survival. After a year in hospitals and 15 reconstructive surgeries, Brian surprised his doctors and returned to flying. Brian's remarkable comeback story and message of living fearlessly has inspired audiences nationwide. Following the program, Shul will conduct a book signing.
To register for this event, go to http://Events.HamptonRoadsChamber.com or call 757-622-2312.