Chamber Hosts Military Recognition Reception on April 10

Chamber Hosts Military Recognition Reception on April 10
Local military personnel to be honored at biannual event

The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce will host a Military Recognition Reception on Friday, April 10, from 3-5p.m. at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott, located at 235 E. Main Street in downtown Norfolk. This reception, held to honor the hardworking men and women of the military, will recognize more than 150 military personnel from local commands. The service members will be joined at the reception by their families, military leadership, elected officials, and business leaders from the region.

The guest speaker is Delegate Chris Stolle, a retired Naval Officer, who was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2009 to represent the 83rd House District, serving the Virginia Legislature on the Appropriations, Cities & Towns; and Health, Welfare and Institutions Committees. Representing an area with one of the largest populations of veterans in the nation, Dr. Stolle is a champion for Veteran’s issues in the Virginia General Assembly. He has successfully passed legislation to improve veteran’s and their spouse’s education, employment, and health. Dr. Stolle was Chief Patron to a “Veteran’s Courts” bill to provide treatment options for veterans returning from war with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.  Additionally, Dr. Stolle has successfully championed legislation to promote the safety of emergency room patients and health care providers. Delegate Stolle was Chief Patron for the first in the nation legislation protecting physician’s rights to care for patients. Dr. Chris Stolle is a native of the Virginia Beach, a graduate of the US Naval Academy, and holds an MBA degree from the College of William and Mary. 

The Chamber holds Military Recognition Receptions twice a year because they are such an important part of our region. This is one of many events sponsored by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce to show local support for men and women of the armed forces stationed in the area. The Chamber has been recognizing the accomplishments of the military at this reception for more than 20 years.  This event is open to the public. The cost is $15 for Chamber members and $25 for prospective members.  For more information, visit http://events.hamptonroadschamber.com/.

Many thanks to sponsors: Norfolk Waterside Marriott (Hospitality); City of Norfolk (Gold);  USAA (Platinum Military Program Partner); GEICO (Military Legacy Partner); USA Living (Silver); Bryant & Stratton College, Cavalier Inc., Omni Financial of Virginia, Inc. and Tidewater Community College (Bronze); Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance (Special

Military Program Sponsor); First Command Financial Planning, Liberty Tax, Regent University, Troy University and Saint Leo University (Bronze Military Program Partners).

About the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce

The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is the Region’s premier business organization; helping our members succeed, driving regional economic growth and enhancing the quality of life of our community’s residents.  The Chamber is a vigorous advocate for the economic success of its member businesses, which employ nearly 250,000 men and women in southeastern Virginia.  Visit  HamptonRoadsChamber.com.  Like us on Facebook at Chamber757 and follow us on Twitter @Chamber757. 

Please contact Alisa Crider at 757-664-2533 or acrider@hrccva.com if you would like to attend and cover this event. 

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