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Hampton Roads Retail Academy Helps Entrepreneurs Succeed
The vision of the SBDC and the Academy is to strengthen the regions retail community by developing knowledgeable, innovative-thinking and dynamic entrepreneurs.
Congressman Scott Rigell Urges Business Community to Support  Coastal Energy
On August 20, Congressman Rigell met with more than 50 business leaders to discuss the impact that coastal energy could have on our economy, education system, public infrastructure and national security.
Business Community Honors Local Service Men and Women at Chamber's Military Recognition Reception
Chamber paid tribute to 150 service members from the region on August 8 as a part of its biannual Military Recognition Reception. United States Congressman Rob Wittman served as the event's keynote speaker.
Chamber Evaluates Prospective Mentor-Protege Program
On July 30-31, Bryan K. Stephens, Hampton Roads Chamber President & CEO, and Jim Carroll, Vice President for Small Business for the Chamber and Executive Director of the Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads (SBDC), were joined by Mark Johnson, Community Development Manager for SunTrust Bank, and Zack Miller, Managing Director of HATCH, for a visit to the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce to evaluate their Propel program.
Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy from the U.S. Department of Energy Briefed Members of the Hampton Roads Chamber
Danielson discussed the Presidents Climate Action Plan and Department of Energy efforts to reduce energy use, and ways they could work with the business community to improve efficiency across the board.
Chamber Hosts 21st Annual Virginia Beach Armed Forces Awards Luncheon
Nearly 250 members of the business community honored local military personnel at the 21st Annual Virginia Beach Armed Forces Awards Luncheon held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center on July 31
Refer a Business that Joins - Earn 100 dollars!
The Member Referral Program helps grow the organization which contributes to the vitality of the Hampton Roads business community
LEAD Hampton Roads Presented its 8th Annual eXcel Leadership Academy
The eXcel Leadership Academy is a program designed for the region's rising high school juniors and seniors.
Local Business Leaders Share Ideas at Roundtable Discussion with Elected Officials
More than 40 business leaders gathered July 17 for a Business Development Roundtable Discussion hosted by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and the Entrepreneurs Organization. This Business Development Caucus meeting marked the 10th of its kind to be held in the Commonwealth. On-hand to listen to business leaders were Delegates Glenn Davis, Ron Villanueva, Chris Head and Senator Jeffrey McWaters.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Urges Passage of GROW AMERICA Act
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce participated in a phone call with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx on July 9. Hosted by Business Forward, a D.C.-based business group, Secretary Foxx focused on the Administration's proposed GROW AMERICA Act. He explained that unless Congress acts, by the end of the summer, the Federal Highway Trust Fund could be insolvent, putting jobs and critical road projects in many states at risk.
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