The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce was honored to host former Governor L. Douglas Wilder at our 2015 Annual Meeting. His words, insights, and life story of selfless leadership were inspirational to all in attendance. We were also delighted to be awarded at the meeting a Four Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, an accomplishment only obtained by less than 3% of all chambers in the nation. We welcomed 620 members and guests to celebrate a successful 2015 and to set the stage for a stellar 2016.
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.