The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce in association with the Lefcoe Alumni Association hosted the Portsmouth City Council Forum at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame on October 15, 2014. The forum gives residents and the business community the opportunity to hear the candidates discuss their ideas and platforms and respond to questions. There was a reception held at 5:00 pm leading into the forum which began at 6:00 pm. The forum was moderated by Joel Rubin of Rubin Communications.
Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms kicked off the Hampton Roads Chamber's State of the City series. With over 1300 business leaders, city employees and locals in attendance, Mayor Sessoms addressed many highlights of 2016 and announced exciting news regarding the arena in Virginia Beach.