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Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee Signals Support for Patriot's Crossing
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.
ET3 Jasmin Lamanna Receives Military Citizen of the Year Award
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.
Hispanic Heritage Event Held at Dam Neck Annex October 8
The Hampton Roads defense and business communities came together at a local Navy base to celebrate Hispanic heritage October 8.
State of the Region Address Shows Economy is Slow to Recover
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.
Chamber Introduces Private Health Insurance and Benefits Exchange
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.
Small Business Summit Offers Businesses Opportunity to Network, Learn and Grow
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.
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