Members of the Executive Committee in attendance at the monthly meeting voted unanimously on October 8 to reiterate the Chambers support of the Patriots Crossing project, agreeing to submit a formal endorsement letter to Governor McAuliffe and to HRTAC.
Nearly 300 servicemen and women and business professionals from the community attended the Military Citizen of the Year Luncheon hosted by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce on October 9 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.
The Hampton Roads defense and business communities came together at a local Navy base to celebrate Hispanic heritage October 8.
The annual address, hosted by LEAD Hampton Roads on October 7, provided a comprehensive review of the regions current challenges, explore our current approach to economic growth and offer possible courses of action. Keynote Speaker Dr. James V. Koch, President Emeritus and Professor of Economics, Old Dominion University, who was joined by Dr. Gary A. Wagner, Professor of Economics, Associate Director, Economic Forecasting Project, Old Dominion University. The overall message of the 2014 State of the Region report was that our regional economy continues to recover, but still has not regained the jobs lost in the 2008 recession. Department of Defense (DOD) spending has helped lessen the impact of a recession.
To help companies prepare for this years open enrollment period, the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and Virginia Benefits Market will co-host educational sessions within the next 30-60 days at the Chambers office in Norfolk.
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and Regent University co-sponsored the Small Business Summit on October 2, consisting of two keynote speakers and six breakout sessions at The Founders Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach.