"You all live, work, and operate in a very dangerous profession," said Bryan Stephens, CEO and President of the Hampton Roads Chamber as he opened the Hampton Roads Chamber Military Recognition Reception on Thursday, May 18, "less than 10% of the population serve our military; you are special people and we thank you."
The hardworking men and women of the military are an important part of our region and the Hampton Roads Chamber and the business community of Hampton Roads honors these outstanding individuals at our Military Recognition Receptions. Over 60 military personnel from the Navy, Army, and Coast Guard stationed in Virginia Beach received awards for outstanding service during the event. The Hampton Roads Chamber is proud to recognize outstanding military members from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Dam Neck Fleet Combat Training Center, Naval Air Station Oceana and Camp Pendleton.
The Hampton Roads Chamber means business and we work to be an inspiring ignitor, powerful economic partner, and impactful advocate for our members. The local military presence in Hampton Roads is a powerful economic partner for our region and we believe acknowledging the inspiring and important work of our service members and advocating on their behalf is of the utmost importance.
Thank you to our sponsors: The Museum of Contemporary Art (Host Sponsor); Farm Fresh (Hospitality Sponsor); GEICO (Military Legacy Partner); USAA (Military Platinum Sponsor); Farm Fresh, Inc, and Liberty Tax (Military Silver Partners); Bon Secours Virginia Health System, First Command and Regent University (Military Bronze Partners).