The Chamber's annual Beach Bash was held on Thursday, September 17 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at 31st Street's Neptune Park at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Chamber members and guests enjoyed strolling through exhibitor booths featuring products and services of more than 60 local businesses. Attendees sampled complimentary snacks and sandwiches from Arby's and HoneyBaked Ham, and adult beverages provided by Young Veterans Brewing Company. Energetic local band Pretty Ugly played a long lineup of current hits, and blue skies and a light breeze had everyone in good spirits.
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.