Working hard, having faith and confidence, taking risks, speaking up for yourself, not taking no for an answer, and finding a mentor are just a few things our audience heard at the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce event The Glass: Evolving the Business Woman on Tuesday, April 26th at the Founders Inn and Spa.
At this years ceremony, there were 38 police officers, EMTs, and firefighters honored in six special categories, including Norfolk Police K9, Krijger receiving the Ultimate Sacrifice award.
Judge Laura A. Ward spoke about the trial and prosecution of Italian-American Mobster, John Gotti.
Mayor Wright discussed Portsmouths finances, economic development, investments in their infrastructure, and their challenges.
The first forum on April 5th were for Mayoral Candidates: Kenny Alexander; Bob McCabe and Andy Protogyrou. The second forum was held for candidates in Super Wards 6: Barclay Winn (incumbent); Andria McClellan; and Dr. Warren Stewart and Angelia Williams-Graves (incumbent); Billy Cook; Harry Candela and Kendrick Turner.
Michael Boyd, an internationally known aviation expert discussed the current state of the airline industry and how Norfolk fits in and Robert Bowen, the Executive Director of the Norfolk Airport Authority presented airport growth plans.
Governor Terry McAuliffe addressed Hampton Roads at the Chamber Leadership Series talking about the General Assembly, an update of what happened in 2015, and the plans for 2016.
Virginia Beach City Council voted 9 to 2 in favor of executing the Light Rail agreement. The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Board Members, Staff and Young Professionals Group, THRIVE, lobbied hard to ensure this outcome.