This is a historic year in the history of the Commonwealth. 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of events in Virginia, which continue to define America. The founding of the House of Burgesses at Jamestown in 1619 shaped the democratic process we continue to enjoy today. However, 2019 also marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans to be sold into bondage in North America.
Honor King and make holiday day of service
If the U.S. and the Hampton Roads region want to remain globally competitive, we must look at the benefits of generating emissions-free energy. Offshore wind technology allows our nation to become competitive in the energy sector and could be a boon to the Hampton Roads economy.
We have long talked about the issues and challenges our region has faced.
There was no single word repeated more often by Pittsburgh leaders than ‘collaboration.’ Pittsburgh’s recovery and growth has captured national attention and while elected officials and county executives do not hesitate in saying this “overnight success, was 30 years in the making,” they also look to each other for the credit of their success.
The Hampton Roads Chamber is laser-focused on diversity for 2018. We’ve already hosted an inaugural diversity forum and had a successful start to the 2018 Glass series, which focuses on women in business.