“We are fortunate in Hampton Roads that we can always count on elected officials who put business interest as a top priority in their legislative agenda,” said Bryan K. Stephens CEO and President of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce as he kicked off the 13th Annual Legislative Reception at the Town Center City Club on October 25th.
The annual advocacy-centered event serves to provide business leaders with one-on-one access to their legislators in an elegant, yet relaxed setting. 25 elected officials were present at the event, including Delegate Barry Knight, of the 81st District who joined Barrett Stork, Cox Communications, and Shep Miller of Kitco Fiber Optics in providing welcoming remarks to the crowd.
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce works as a business advocate in local and state government; working with elected officials to create economic prosperity and enhance the quality of life. Events such as the Legislative Reception allow Chamber members to gain access to decision makers, get involved in business issues that impact the community, and develop the plans necessary to achieve regional prosperity. The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to being an impactful advocate for our members and our regional business community.
Thanks to event sponsors COX (Presenting), KITCO Fiber Optics (Platinum), Coastal Virginia Magazine and Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (Silver), STIHL Inc., Optima Health, Principle Advantage Government Relations Group, LLC (Bronze), Day & Zimmerman, Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy, WBR Insurance Agency LLC, Towne Insurance, Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, Shepelle Watkins-White Consulting & Law, PLLC, LeClairRyan, HRBizpPac (Program), and our Legislative Affairs Partners Bon Secours (Platinum) and Clark Nexsen (Silver).
(Pictured left to right: Bryan K. Stephens, CEO and President, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce; Scott Tilley, STHIL;Frank Wagner, Virginia Senate; Erin Ashcroft, STIHL)