Lead with the Chamber

ChamberRVA works with an amazing group of talented business leaders to accomplish community building in a variety of areas to move the Richmond region forward. Take a look at some of our ongoing efforts:

Chamber Task Force

We lobbied for a long term lease between the City of Richmond and the Virginia Port Authority for the Richmond Marine terminal.  We’ve launched the Chamber Task Force to make the most of the economic development opportunities generated by that new arrangement.  This diverse group of Chamber members is charged with developing strategies for real estate development and small business vendor opportunities, workforce preparation, and advocacy for funds needed to encourage future development.

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State Advocacy

Our advocacy efforts at the state level with the 2016 General Assembly were 100% effective.  We were successful on all 49 bills and budget items relating to our 2016 Legislative Agenda.  Now that’s a track record!

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Regional Advocacy

The Chamber’s Richmond and Henrico Business Councils led advocacy efforts in support of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project throughout the Fall of 2015, leading to the Chamber Board officially voting to support the BRT project, The Chamber rallied City Council members to vote to support the BRT project.

Placemaking

We’ve trained a keen eye on RVA’s attributes and have launched programs to promote its unique culture. We support the arts, encourage a healthy lifestyle and river culture, and work to promote the region’s innovative spirit to the world so that we can attract and retain talent.

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Go Bike! Initiative

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Promotion of RVA's healthy lifestyle and the 2015 Worlds.

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Promotion of RVA's Public Art

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Champion of Regional Collaboration

The Capital Region Collaborative evolved from discussions between ChamberRVA and the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission and has become a regional effort to engage government, business, and community stakeholders in prioritizing and implementing actions that will enhance the quality of life in the Richmond Region.

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InterCity Visits

Our InterCity Visits continue to break ground when it comes to creating an environment where Richmond region’s leaders can engage in meaningful dialogue and generate innovative ideas from peer cities that are open to sharing their successes and failures with us. This three day agenda packed trip has directly resulted in the implementation of many RVA initiatives, businesses and programs.

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Innovative Small Business Tools: Thrive Network

Our InterCity Visits continue to break ground when it comes to creating an environment where Richmond region’s leaders can engage in meaningful dialogue and generate innovative ideas from peer cities that are open to sharing their successes and failures with us. This three day agenda packed trip has directly resulted in the implementation of many RVA initiatives, businesses and programs.

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Early Childhood Education: Smart Beginnings

ChamberRVA has set regional and statewide precedents by establishing early childhood as a component of its workforce development strategies and by raising awareness of the issue among elected officials and business leaders.

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Early Childhood Education: Smart Beginnings

Mission Tomorrow is the Richmond region’s first interactive career exploration event for students. Through an interactive series of activities and discussions with employers, Mission Tomorrow will encourage students to explore career interests and in-demand jobs from 100+ businesses in our region.

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