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ChamberRVA Members Recognized by Virginia Talent + Opportunity Partnership’s 2023 Top Virginia Employers for Interns Award

The Virginia Talent + Opportunity Partnership (V-TOP) recognized 100 recipients of the 2023 Top Virginia Employers for Interns Awards.    Theannualaward recognizes Virginia employers who providehigh-quality internships to students. Some of the noteworthy efforts of employers include exposure to senior leaders, structured mentorship programs, housing allowances, paid time off, security clearances and training for industry certifications. ChamberRVA Members include: Apple Hospitality REIT Bank of America Breeden Construction ColonialWebb […]

ChamberRVA is Hiring Senior Program Manager, Leadership & Engagement

At ChamberRVA, we’re driven by our mission to be the trusted voice for modern business. We take great pride in what we do and the impact we create in the Richmond region. When you join our dynamic team, you’ll work hand in hand with business leaders to help us create a more connected, prosperous, and equitable community. We are experts […]

Richmond Region Tourism Inspiration Campaign Launch

The Richmond Region Speaks for Itself: Campaign Launch! It’s official! Richmond Region Tourism is launching a new, multi-channel $2 million marketing campaign to inspire travel to our world-class destination and to local attractions, hotels, restaurants, and other businesses.  The year-long campaign, running through June 2024, marks a historic opportunity for Richmond Region Tourism to invest more than double its normal […]

ChamberRVA Board Member Victor Branch Recognized as a Virginia Business Heavy Hitter

Virginia Business’ annual list of the commonwealth’s 50 most powerful and influential leaders provides our editors’ take on the heaviest-hitting of heavyweights in business, government, nonprofits and higher education. Think of it as an executive committee for the leaders populating our annual Virginia 500 issue — the top 10% of the state’s power elite. Victor Branch, Richmond market president, Bank of America Corp., Richmond […]

Bringing Business and Education Together

Virginia Learns brings together business and education leaders with the shared goal of creating a more innovative, relevant, and equitable public education system in Virginia. Today, we are asking for your help in moving this work forward by sharing your expertise with us. We are starting a process to develop a suite of assessment, credential, and training tools to ensure […]

Layne Challenges Richmond and Hampton Roads to Collaborate at Convergence 2022 Conference

RTD – October 14,2022 Michael Martz Before Aubrey Layne served in Richmond for eight years as secretary of both finance and transportation, he was a businessman and accountant in Hampton Roads. Now, Layne is a senior executive at a Hampton Roads health care company and chairman of a state authority governing a system of ports that touches almost every part of Virginia’s […]

Richmond-Petersburg Region is a Winner of the National Build Back Better Regional Challenge

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced that public and private sector stakeholders in the Richmond-Petersburg region, working together as the Alliance for Building Better Medicine, will receive $52,942,702 as a winner of the national Build Back Better Regional Challenge. As the marquee of the EDA’s American Rescue Plan, the Build Back Better Regional Challenge aims to boost economic pandemic recovery and rebuild […]

ChamberRVA Member Companies Land Spots on Fortune Global 500

FORTUNE announced the Fortune Global 500TM list for 2022, ranking the world’s largest corporations by revenue for fiscal 2021. Walmart claims the top spot for the ninth consecutive year, and for the 17th time since 1995. Saudi Aramco (No. 6) reclaims its title as the world’s most profitable company, with $105 billion in earnings. Three ChamberRVA member companies made the list including: 432) CarMax, Goochland County (was not on […]

ChamberRVA Partners with Virginia Hispanic Chamber and George Wythe High School for Career Fair

Career Fair is to be held at George Wythe High School on Wednesday, May 18. This is a FREE opportunity to meet the next generation of our RVA workforce. Click here to register for the event. Contact Mr. Rashaad Pitt at (804) 807-3073 or for more information.

CEOs pledge $4.7B to aid minority business from Baltimore to Richmond

Joined by Vice President Kamala D. Harris, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo, and U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella C. Guzman, Greater Washington Partnership Announces $4.7 Billion Toward Advancing Inclusive Growth in the Capital Region A collective of leading companies and organizations spanning the region from Baltimore to Richmond are committed to helping scale support for Minority Business […]

ChamberRVA’s Kelley McCall Recognized by Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40

Congratulations to our very own Kelley McCall – Senior VP of Leadership, Community and Resource Development! Kelley is dedicated to community service, from serving on the United Way Community Impact Council to volunteering at FeedMore and Junior Achievement, to mentoring Richmond Public School students. But in a transformational moment after summer 2020, she created a program called the Shared Values […]

Low-fare carrier Breeze Airways plans to add five flights from Richmond International Airport

Salt Lake City, UT (March 8, 2022) – Breeze Airways, the Seriously Nice™ new U.S. low-fare airline founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, is adding 35 routes this summer from 10 new cities, coast to coast.  Breeze, which began service in May, 2021 primarily in the east and southeast of the United States, is now expanding across the U.S. with […]

ChamberRVA’s Kelley McCall ACCE 40 Under 40 Recognition

Congrats to our very own Kelley McCall, senior vice president, on making the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives “2021 40 Under 40” list! From President Brian Anderson: “Her vision and leadership helped regional organizations step up their support for communities of color by changing business practices, catalyzing transformational projects with other CEOs, and working through civic and community organizations to advance […]

ChamberRVA Partners on Hanover’s State of the County

Hanover’s State of the County November 3 8:00-9:30am Breakfast & Program | Hanover Tavern Hear updates from our Hanover County Administrator and Economic Development Director on current and upcoming projects, economic indicators, county budget highlights, business development plans and more.  Speakers: John Budesky, County Administrator; Linwood Thomas, Economic Development Director Series Essentials Keeping you informed through relevant seminars, top-notch panels and area […]

ACCE Hosting Webinar – Living With COVID: Preparing Our Communities for a New Normal

With the disruption of the Delta variant and health officials tracking dozens of potential additional variants, learning to live with the virus is the next challenge for our communities and businesses. Learn what to expect next and how to prepare your business community. You’ll hear from a panel of national healthcare experts on the impact of the new variants, employer mandates […]

ChamberRVA Board Member John C. Zeheb Recognized by Virginia Business

In the bag -Ukrop’s CFO worked his way up from bagging groceries PUBLISHED JULY 30, 2021BY MARIA HOWARD  Large Business | John C. Zeheb, CFO Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC, Richmond When John C. Zeheb landed his first job bagging groceries at a Ukrop’s supermarket at age 16, he certainly didn’t think it would lead to a career. “At the time, I would never have imagined […]

ChamberRVA CEO & President Earns Elite Certification and Elected to Industry Board

Brian Anderson elected to Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives board of directors and is designated as a Certified Chamber Executive Richmond, VA (July 19, 2021) – Brian Anderson, President & CEO, ChamberRVA has been elected to serve on the board of directors for ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, an Alexandria, Va.-based association of over 9,000 professionals […]

Back to Back: Virginia is Recognized as America’s Top State for Business

CNBC’s annual study once again puts all 50 states to the test, measuring them on more than 85 different metrics in 10 key categories of competitiveness. Virginia has captured top honors five times — more than any other state — and is the first state to notch back-to-back wins. “CNBC’s naming of Virginia as the best state for business for […]

Five ChamberRVA Women Leaders Recognized by Virginia Business

Virginia Business introduced their inaugural Virginia Business Women in Leadership Awards, spotlighting a cohort of 30 executives who have excelled in their careers and are paving the way for other women to follow in their footsteps. ChamberRVA would like to congratulate five ChamberRVA members that were recognized for their outstanding work in our business community including: Courtney Epps – Apex […]

Blueprint Virginia 2030 Statewide Survey Now Open!

To ensure statewide representation of the priorities outlined within Blueprint Virginia 2030, the Virginia Chamber Foundation invites members of the business, economic development, workforce, education, and housing communities, as well as other community representatives from across the Commonwealth to provide input through the Blueprint Virginia 2030 Statewide Survey. Individuals from all regions of the Commonwealth are encouraged to complete the […]

ChamberRVA Members recognized in the Richmond region named as Top Workplaces

The best workplaces in the Richmond region have been named. The recognition goes to 80 companies, government divisions or nonprofits as part of the eighth annual Top Workplaces program conducted by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Energage, a Pennsylvania-based employee research firm. The top-ranking businesses in each of four size categories won’t be disclosed until the Top Workplaces Awards program is […]

The Blueprint Virginia Regional 2030 Tour is Now Open for Registration

The Virginia Chamber Foundation is pleased to formally release the dates and open registration for the Blueprint Virginia 2030 Regional Tour. Those who register will be invited to participate in the Blueprint Virginia 2030 Regional Tour survey. As part of the Blueprint Virginia 2030 development process, the Virginia Chamber Foundation has announced it will host a series of virtual meetings throughout Virginia, in […]

ChamberRVA Mourns the Passing of Tom Farrell, former Chairman, President and CEO of Dominion Energy

Richmond, VA – ChamberRVA mourns the sudden loss of Tom Farrell, former chairman, president, and chief executive of Dominion Energy. Mr. Farrell’s dedication to the Richmond region was legendary. He contributed his time, wisdom, and leadership to move the region forward. He led quietly but powerfully by example, with his passion for the community always evident. He demonstrated the best […]

Mayor’s Task Force Requests Your Feedback – Downtown RVA

YOUR OPINION MATTERS! Please Complete this Downtown Task Force Survey Mayor Stoney has assembled a cross departmental downtown action task force assigned with developing and executing solutions to improve our downtown corridor. They are seeking public input to better understand how to help guide the recommendations of this task force. If you could please take 5-10 minutes to complete THIS […]

Community Conversation with The Metropolitan Business League, ChamberRVA and LISC Virginia

Join us for a community conversation about small business development programs, services and grants that have supported your success. And we’ll also discuss the value of business organization membership. This event will be held Wednesday, March 10th from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Click here to register.  

ChamberRVA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center presents: All-of-Nation Effort to Beat Covid-19

Join ChamberRVA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center with special guest, Rep. Abagail Spanberger (VA-7), to learn what’s happening in Virginia communities to discover effective treatments and cures for coronavirus. This is just the latest in a series of regional events for the U.S. Chamber’s Discover & Deliver Initiative—helping to tell the story of what our […]

ChamberRVA President Keynote Speaker at Warren Whitney Leadership Network

Warren Whitney Leadership Network is one of Richmond’s premier networking events, which Warren Whitney created and has hosted for over 30 years. Designed as a way to thank their clients and referral sources, it provides a networking environment for business owners and executives who share similar challenges and experiences to connect. Brian Anderson, ChamberRVA President & CEO and Moses Foster, […]

ChamberRVA Board Member Moses Foster Inducted into JA Hall of Fame

Four Richmond-area executives to be inducted into Business Hall of Fame As appeared in Richmond Times-Dispatch, Feb 12, 2021 Gregory J. Gilligan Four local business executives will be inducted into the Junior Achievement Greater Richmond Business Hall of Fame in May. The four join 114 other business leaders who have been inducted into the program since it was established in 1988. […]

Connect with the Region’s Talented Workforce – ChamberRVA to Host Information Sessions

ChamberRVA will be hosting Virtual Information Sessions with Reynolds Community College and Greater Richmond Workforce Coalition highlighting two workforce initiatives aimed at connecting employers to employees in RVA. Reynolds Community College Re-Employing Virginians (REV) initiative focuses on preparing individuals for a successful career in five essential industries, including health care, information technology, skilled trades, public safety, and early childhood education. […]

Capital Region Workforce Development Board Launches Employer Survey

As some of you may know, the Capital Region Workforce Development Board provides federally-funded employment and training services for employers and job seekers in the eight localities comprising Virginia’s Capital Region. They have asked for our help in promoting completion of an employer survey that will help inform the development of their new Strategic Plan. Please considering taking a few […]

2020 State of Chesterfield County Address To Be Publicly Broadcast

In partnership with ChamberRVA and the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, the ‘State of the County’ will highlight a year of great change and growth  Chesterfield County Administrator Dr. Joseph “Joe” P. Casey will deliver the ‘State of the County’ address before a virtual live audience at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the event […]

ChamberRVA Co-Hosts “Boost With Facebook” Virtual Event

You’re invited! We’re inspired by what small businesses have been able to do using Facebook, but we want to do more—particularly for those who are transitioning to careers that require more digital skills, and for those that are now taking their business completely online. That’s why Facebook has launched the digital Boost with Facebook program, which services cities across the US […]

RVA NOW – Hitting the Ground Running

RVA NOW hosted a regional Internship Information Session featuring representatives from Richmond’s Fortune 500 employers, with over 90 students registering from ten colleges and universities across the state (and one out-of-state). The event included content on why a student would want to focus a job search in the Richmond Region, as well as presentations from each company on their internship programs.  Post […]

Governor Northam Announces New Statewide Measures to Contain COVID-19

Includes limit of 25 individuals for in-person gatherings, expanded mask mandate, on-site alcohol curfew, and increased enforcement As COVID-19 surges in states across the country, Governor Ralph Northam today announced new actions to mitigate the spread of the virus in Virginia. While the Commonwealth’s case count per capita and positivity rate remain comparatively low, all five health regions are experiencing […]

The We Care RVA Grant Awards $250K to 55 small, women and minority owned businesses impacted by Covid-19 and Social Justice Demonstrations

The Metropolitan Business League (MBL) recently awarded $250k in grant funding to 55 small, women- and minority-owned businesses to assist them with managing the ongoing impact of the coronavirus and the social justice demonstrations, through the We Care RVA Rebuild Fund, a community-led initiative. The nearly $1-million fund is being administered by theMBL in partnership with Venture Richmond, Local Initiatives […]

ChamberRVA’s Letter of Support: JetBlue to Los Angeles and Las Vegas

JetBlue’s new nonstop service to Los Angeles and Las Vegas, which begins on December 18, 2020, marks the first-ever direct service from Richmond to the West Coast. While we are delighted about this news, we need you and your business to make every effort to purchase tickets on JetBlue when traveling to these cities or to connect to other destinations […]

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce Announces the official launch of the 2020 Chambers of Commerce Election Center

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the official launch of the 2020 Chambers of Commerce Election Center. The Chambers of Commerce Roundtable is a nonpartisan, issue education and election information organization made up of representatives from the state, local and regional chambers from all areas of the Commonwealth. The Chambers of Commerce Election Center does not endorse […]

“We Care RVA Rebuild Project” to Help Small Businesses Manage Recovery and Address Social Justice Issues in Richmond, VA

  RICHMOND, Va. — The We Care RVA Rebuild Project is a community-led initiative providing support to small, women and minority owned businesses in Richmond, VA as they manage coronavirus impacts and engage in community rebuilding. In Richmond, the nearly $1M fund will be administered by the Metropolitan Business League (MBL) in partnership with Venture Richmond, Local Initiatives Support Corporation […]

Convergence 2020 – InterRegion Leadership Forum

ChamberRVA, Hampton Roads Chamber, and RVA-757 Connects invite you to participate in a one-day leadership forum featuring thoughtful discussions highlighting the assets of our megaregion and defining areas for growth. Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Barnett, Author of “Designing the Megaregion: Meeting Urban Challenges at a New Scale“ Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM $75 in-person SOLD OUT $50 […]

Special Edition August Innsbrook Table Talks

Rebuilding RVA: The Collaborative Strength of Entertainment, Tourism, and Commerce Join us on August 20th for a “special edition” 2 hour, virtual edition of Innsbrook Table Talks featuring some of the most prominent business leaders, including ChamberRVA President, Brian Anderson, as they discuss plans for rebuilding the Richmond region economy post-COVID-19. Register Here Tickets: $10 *50% of ticket sales will […]

Filling Gaps in Response: The Value of Local Partnerships during a Crisis

The Urban Institute has been working with local leaders across the country who are engaged in the Shared Prosperity Partnership to build cross-sector partnerships among municipal governments, civic leaders, foundations, and other partners. Urban Wire:  Neighborhoods, Cities, and MetrosRSS  – The blog of the Urban Institute -Emily Bramhall, Matthew Eldridge, Aaron Stroyer The federal government’s decentralized response to COVID-19 has made local response all the more crucial. A […]

ChamberRVA presents: Virtual Education Forum

      Come hear community leaders during ChamberRVA’s Virtual Education Forum highlighting equity and opportunity in our region as we attempt to provide solutions for our future workforce. The Virtual Education Forum is a series of five sessions featuring business and community leaders who will speak to the importance of equity in the education system – and best practices […]

Webinar – How to keep your team safe: A conversation with local employers and medical providers

Join business leaders, health care providers and regulators to learn best practices for managing teams who are impacted by COVID-19. Businesses can help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 within the workplace. As an employer, your readiness to protect the health and safety of all employees is vital, especially individuals who are members of populations who are being disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus such as […]

Webinar: The Psychology of Safety: Connecting Local Resources to the How and the Why

Virginia Tech Richmond Center  presents a free webinar series, Reviving Our Confidence:  We Can Do It Together – A Series on Business, Consumer, and Employee Confidence. This session will connect local resources through the ChamberRVA with the why and the how of re-opening successfully.  Dr. Scott Geller, Virginia Tech Alumni Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Applied Behavior […]

ForwardRVA to distribute another round of Small Business PPE Starter Toolkits

FREE PPE STARTER TOOLKIT FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS Last week, more than 1,500 of RVA’s small businesses have already received their toolkit — an $80 value, free of charge. If you missed the first wave, ForwardRVA will be distributing addition toolkit on a first-come-first-served basis. No registration required. The toolkits will be available throughout the region on: Wednesday, June 3, […]

Coalition Introduces New Initiative to Support the Reopening of the Richmond Region

Coalition Introduces New Initiative to Support the Reopening of the Richmond Region Richmond region business, community, and governmental leaders have come together to form ForwardRVA, a coalition focused on creating an innovative reopening and planning framework. The immediate focus is to support businesses in reopening and operating safely. In the days and weeks ahead, ForwardRVA will share tools and resources, […]

Getting Back to Business Town Hall

Join us for a one-hour conversation featuring a panel of health and business experts and leaders who will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the business community and considerations for determining how and when employees return to the workplace. Session will be open for attendee Q&A. Brian D. Anderson President and CEO, ChamberRVA Thomas Briggs Assistant Vice President for Safety […]

ChamberRVA and Facebook Create RVA Small Business Relief Fund, Providing Grants to Richmond Region Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

ChamberRVA and Facebook Create RVA Small Business Relief Fund, Providing Grants to Richmond Region Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 ChamberRVA announces the creation of an RVA Small Business Relief Fund (Relief Fund), a new program intended to provide unrestricted grants to qualifying businesses in the Richmond Region impacted by COVID-19. This effort is a partnership between ChamberRVA and Facebook. The first […]

Richmond businesses struggling to stay afloat during COVID-19

By: Bill Fitzgerald Posted at 9:50 PM, Apr 30, 2020 and last updated 9:55 PM, Apr 30, 2020 WTVR News Story RICHMOND, Va. — Six weeks after Virginians began social distancing, experts say that small businesses are taking a huge hit. Brian Anderson, President and CEO of ChamberRVA, which counts more than 600 businesses as members, joined CBS 6’s Bill Fitzgerald via Zoom […]


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ChamberRVA Postpones Events Scheduled through Friday, April 3

Our member businesses are experiencing a range of challenges associated with COVID-19, all within our rapidly changing health environment. Out of an abundance of caution and in the interest of public safety, we are postponing Chamber events scheduled for the next few weeks, through Friday, April 3. We continue to closely evaluate information as we receive it. Please check our […]

GO Virginia State Board Approves $500K Grant for College Talent Retention Program

Richmond, VA – January 1, 2020 – The Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board, the policy board responsible for several aspects of GO Virginia’s implementation, approved a grant of $500K to launch a new ChamberRVA college talent retention initiative with the working title of “CampusRVA.” The program’s overarching goal is to help facilitate students’ attachment to and participation in the Richmond [...]

ChamberRVA Launches Radio Advertising Campaign in Support of Navy Hill Development Project

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA - ChamberRVA, the only local membership organization dedicated to serving the region's business and entrepreneurial community, announced today the launch of a radio advertisement campaign highlighting the key benefits of the Navy Hill development project, a transformational opportunity to revitalize downtown Richmond. "The Navy Hill project will help our world-class city become an even more attractive place to [...]

Careers come to life at ChamberRVA’s Mission Tomorrow

Nearly 13,000 eighth graders will explore careers this week at ChamberRVA’s fourth annual Mission Tomorrow event. One hundred and fifty businesses and organizations from across the region will set up fun, interactive exhibits at the Richmond Raceway Complex, where students can ask questions, meet professionals and try out hands-on activities in sixteen different industries. This year’s event, which runs from October 23 to October 24, is made possible by presenting sponsor Dominion Energy.

Hear from your representatives at the 2019 Candidate Forums

Candidates for local and statewide office are speaking at a series of forums this fall hosted by the ChamberRVA Business Cabinets. The moderated forums, which started in mid-September and continue through October, serve as a fair and unbiased opportunity for candidates and incumbents to speak publicly in their locality.

Executives from Bon Secours, Allianz and Newport News Shipbuilding to headline UR’s fall C-Suite Conversations

Executives from healthcare, insurance and manufacturing will share their stories at the University of Richmond Robins School of Business this fall as part of the C-Suite Conversations speaker series. Leigh Sewell of Bon Secours, Mike Nelson of Allianz and Don Godwin of Newport News Shipbuilding will take the stage at the Robins School to share their professional journeys in conversations facilitated by UR’s Dr. Richard Coughlan. PNC Bank and ChamberRVA support this popular series, presented each school semester by the Robins School.

Brian Anderson named new president and CEO of ChamberRVA

ChamberRVA leadership is excited to announce that Brian D. Anderson has been named the new president and CEO of ChamberRVA. Anderson comes to Richmond from the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce, where he has served as president and CEO since 2015. Prior to this, he led the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce, chaired the Whitfield County Board of Commissioners, spent 18 years in the beverage industry with Coca-Cola and Anheuser-Busch, and served as a military intelligence officer. Anderson will replace Kim Scheeler, who has served as president and CEO of ChamberRVA since 2008.

HireED and other next steps after the Education Summit

It was a productive morning at our inaugural Education Summit on Thursday, July 18. We heard from leaders in the state legislature, higher education, K-12 education, economic development, and the business community on the current and future state of our education and workforce systems.

College-, career- and life-ready: ChamberRVA to host Education Summit on July 18

State and regional leaders will speak about education and workforce development this Thursday at ChamberRVA’s inaugural Education Summit, presented in partnership with the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. The event brings together educators, policy makers, and business and community leaders to discuss innovative educational approaches and the role each sector plays in ensuring students are ready for the jobs of tomorrow. Secretary of Education Atif Qarni, Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. James Lane, and Speaker of the House of Delegates Kirk Cox will speak, among a number of other distinguished experts from the fields of education, business, and economic development. Hundreds of regional leaders are expected to attend, including superintendents, school boards, and business and nonprofit leaders. The event is made possible by gold sponsor Altria Group.

ChamberRVA invites you to the Education Summit on July 18

This half-day event will feature state and local leaders in the education and workforce spheres in a comprehensive discussion of innovative educational approaches to address future talent needs. The goal of the summit is to align the education and business communities around the Richmond region’s future workforce requirements.

Ellen Victoria Luckey, Ian Bodkin and Gather among winners at ChamberRVA’s 2019 Icons Awards

ChamberRVA awarded its annual Icons Awards to eight individuals and companies this evening. Winners included Baylee Mabe of Workpath for the Business Innovator award and the Hodges Partnership for the Young Professional (YP) Workplace award, small business category. Kroger presented the event, which was held at the Science Museum of Virginia and hosted nearly 450 attendees from the Richmond region’s young professional community.

Kim Scheeler, president and CEO of ChamberRVA, announces planned retirement in 2020

Kim Scheeler, president and CEO of ChamberRVA, announced today his plans to retire on January 3, 2020, after what will be 11 years at the helm of the organization. During his tenure, Scheeler grew the chamber beyond a networking organization into a true regional changemaker with the mission of building a thriving regional community.

PNC Bank and ChamberRVA support C-Suite Conversations at UR Robins School

PNC Bank and ChamberRVA are pleased to support C-Suite Conversations, a speaker series presented by the University of Richmond Robins School of Business. The series features unscripted, one-on-one interviews with leaders from business, nonprofit and sports organizations.

Dominion Payroll and Dixon Hughes Goodman win ChamberRVA’s 2018 IMPACT Awards

ChamberRVA awarded its annual IMPACT Awards to two local companies yesterday evening. Workforce management company Dominion Payroll took home the honor in the small business category, and CPA firm Dixon Hughes Goodman won the large business category.

ChamberRVA’s Mission Tomorrow event introduces 12,000+ eighth graders to the region’s career options

ChamberRVA’s annual Mission Tomorrow event will bring the region’s 12,000+ public school eighth graders to the Richmond Raceway on Thursday and Friday for interactive career exploration with RVA’s employers. Nearly 150 area businesses will set up fun, hands-on booths that students can visit to learn more about their industries and types of jobs available – think “career con,” but for middle schoolers. In only its third year, this two-day event is already the largest of its kind in the country. This year’s presenting sponsor is Dominion Energy.

ChamberRVA members tour Jeff Davis corridor in Southside Richmond with city leadership

ChamberRVA members had the opportunity to visit impactful sites along Jefferson Davis Highway in Southside Richmond alongside city leadership. The Chamber hosted a bus tour of the corridor on October 9 that visited an area school, the Panattoni development, the American Tobacco development and area housing to discuss timely issues including education, housing, transportation and the Richmond Marine Terminal. The event was sponsored by Trane and featured speakers from the City of Richmond, GRTC, the Port of Virginia, Communities in Schools Richmond and others.

ChamberRVA’s Chrystal Neal appointed to Governor Northam’s Council on Women

ChamberRVA is pleased to announce the appointment of Chrystal Neal to Governor Ralph Northam’s Virginia Council on Women. Chrystal serves as ChamberRVA’s Executive Vice President. Her appointment was announced by the Northam administration on July 27, 2018.

ChamberRVA announces finalists for 2018 IMPACT Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ChamberRVA announces finalists for 2018 IMPACT Awards Winners to be announced at annual dinner in November RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – ChamberRVA is pleased to announce the six company finalists for the 2018 IMPACT Awards., Dodson Property Management and Dominion Payroll have been selected as finalists in the small business category, and CapTech, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP and […]

ChamberRVA will present at the Symposium on Strengthening the Pipeline from School to Work: Private Sector and School Partnerships

ChamberRVA will present at the Symposium on Strengthening the Pipeline from School to Work: Private Sector and School Partnerships, March 8th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at George Mason University -Click Read More to see the flyer and learn more about the symposium. Read More

ChamberRVA names 2018 Young Professional ICONS Award winners

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 22, 2018 ChamberRVA names 2018 Young Professional ICONS Award winners  Dominion Payroll and The Frontier Project win YP Workplace Awards   Richmond, VA - ChamberRVA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 ICONS Awards and YP Workplace winners.  All were recognized at the 4th Annual ICONS: HYPE's Emerging Leader Awards 2018 at the Science Museum of [...]

ChamberRVA names The Fahrenheit Group, CarLotz and AvePoint as 2017 IMPACT Award winners

ChamberRVA names The Fahrenheit Group, CarLotz and AvePoint as 2017 IMPACT Award winners Only second time in IMPACT Award history to have a tie RICHMOND, VA - ChamberRVA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 IMPACT Awards.  All were recognized at the 30th Annual IMPACT Awards Celebration Dinner at the Richmond Marriott this evening. For only the second time in the [...]

VCU Brandcenter students win competition to brand the Richmond Region at SXSW

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Michael Ivey Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. Phone: (804) 898-1093 | Email:  VCU Brandcenter students win competition to brand the Richmond Region at SXSW    RICHMOND, VA - The Greater Richmond Partnership (GRP) and ChamberRVA announces that a student team from the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Brandcenter, one of the top master's level advertising programs in [...]

Decision Maker: Austin Kitchen with ChamberRVA

Meet Decision Maker Austin Kitchen in her new role as director of leadership and engagement at ChamberRVA Read the Richmond Times-Dispatch feature by clicking Read More below Read More

ChamberRVA Announces Six Finalists for the 2017 IMPACT Awards

ChamberRVA Announces Six Finalists for the 2017 IMPACT Awards For Immediate Release July 12, 2017 Richmond, VA - ChamberRVA is pleased to announce the six company finalists of the 2017 30th Annual IMPACT Awards Celebration Dinner, presented by Altria. The IMPACT Awards recognize businesses that are making the greatest impact on their employees, community and the region. The awards are [...]

ChamberRVA celebrated its 150th Anniversary Friday, June 16

  Kicking off 150 years! We just turned 150, can you believe it? We kicked off our 150th year with an anniversary celebration at Omni Richmond Hotel on Friday, June 16 at noon with about 500 in attendance. Governor Terry McAuliffe gave the keynote address. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney congratulated ChamberRVA during the event. Outgoing Chair of 2016-17, Ned Massee [...]

Know a company that’s making an impact? Nominate it for this year’s IMPACT Awards!

Know of a company that is making an impact? Nominate it for this year's IMPACT Awards! ChamberRVA’s IMPACT Awards honor the ways in which nominated businesses throughout the region are making an impact on their industries, communities and employees. The winners are announced at the Annual IMPACT Celebration Dinner held on November 15, 2017. Nominations are now open and will remain open till April 17, [...]

HYPE’s 2017 Icons and YP Workplace Finalists Announced

The Icons is HYPE's Emerging Leader Awards, recognizing YPs and the companies that support them for success in their early careers. The twelve finalists are in! Register for the April 13 ICONS Awards HERE:  The Front Runner Award Honors a career-bold YP who is a driver, pacesetter and pioneer in his or her industry. A Front Runner's approach to leadership is [...]

ChamberRVA announces winners of 2016 IMPACT & Innovation Awards

ChamberRVA names Workshop Digital and Keiter as 2016 IMPACT Award winners Nutriati, Inc. wins Innovation Award ChamberRVA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 IMPACT Awards, as well as the winner of the Innovation Award. All were recognized at the 29th Annual IMPACT Awards Celebration Dinner at the Richmond Marriott on Thursday evening, November 3, 2016.   2016 […]

4 HYPE participants named to Style’s 2016 Class of Top 40 Under 40

Natalie Garramone, The Frontier Project Danielle Gilbert, Bon Secours Brian Forrester & Andrew Miller, Workshop Digital We definitely know great talent when we see it! Natalie Garramone, Danielle Gilbert, Brian Forrester and Andrew Miller recognized as Richmond’s 2016 Top 40. Natalie won the Front Runner Award at our HYPE Icons 2016 event in April while Danielle Gilbert was a finalist [...]

ChamberRVA Releases Mayoral Survey Results; Survey Results By District

Improving Richmond schools is the top concern for city voters, according to a new survey out Friday. When asked their top priority, 93 percent of registered voters cited schools at their top priority. In fact, the majority of those polled gave the school system a C grade, in the ChamberRVA Mayoral Survey. The poll was conducted October 5 - 11 [...]

ChamberRVA names four 2016 winners of young professional awards

Richmond, VA – ChamberRVA is pleased to congratulate the winners of The Icons and YP Workplace Awards. The Icons and YP Workplace awards recognize career bold young professionals and the organizations that support them. Selected from a pool of 12 finalists by a committee of business and community leaders, the winners were announced at an event on April 28th at […]

Spring Is In The Air! Don’t miss BBQ & BREW on May 5th

BBQ & BREW, formerly Schmooza Palooza, has become a long-standing tradition in the Richmond community, bringing hundreds of people together for an afternoon of hanging out with coworkers and peers, enjoying great food, and bidding on locally-sourced silent auction items, all in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Treat your team, clients, colleagues and friends to this signature spring event.   May […]

ChamberRVA Announces New Brand

By GREGORY J. GILLIGAN Richmond Times-Dispatch The Greater Richmond Chamber has adopted a new shorter name and a new logo. The business organization is now simply called ChamberRVA. “Our new name and logo are consistent with our inclusive approach to moving the region forward,” said Kim Scheeler, the chamber’s president and CEO. The new moniker comes as the chamber moved offices last […]

Hanover Ready.Set.Hire. success; organized by the GRC Hanover Business Council

SOURCE: HANOVER – Ready. Set. Hire. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Workforce Development Committee of the Hanover Business Council of the Greater Richmond Chamber organized the event that was hosted at The Hanover Center for Trades and Technology. It brings together businesses, students, parents and key workforce stakeholders to highlight the benefits of the education and job skill training […]

Bob Clark, President of Baskervill and 2014 winner, shares his thoughts on the IMPACT awards

By Robert Clark, President, Baskervill. “To say we had butterflies was an understatement.  Sitting at our table, our entire team all agreed: we didn’t expect to be so nervous!  Being a finalist for the IMPACT Award was a significant achievement on its own; the thought of winning had us on the edge of our seat.  Really, companies considered as a […]

Face time with the Legislators at the Regional Legislative Reception, January 7th, 2016

The 2016 General Assembly will begin January 13, which means that legislators from around the Commonwealth will arrive in town. Many of them – as well as a slew of local officials – will be attending our annual Regional Legislative Reception Thursday night, January 7, 2016 at UNOS. A few representatives from the offices of U.S. Senator Kaine and U.S. Senator […]

Bob Clark, President of Baskervill and 2014 winner, shares his thoughts on the IMPACT awards

By Robert Clark, President, Baskervill. “To say we had butterflies was an understatement.  Sitting at our table, our entire team all agreed: we didn’t expect to be so nervous!  Being a finalist for the IMPACT Award was a significant achievement on its own; the thought of winning had us on the edge of our seat.  Really, companies considered as a […]

Real Conversations about Success and Partnerships

By: Ann Bayliss, Greater Richmond Chamber Fall is here. With it comes cooler, darker days spent indoors,  which likely means more time for introspection.  Now we start to ask ourselves the questions we were happy to push far from our minds all summer.  Am I successful? Am I doing justice to the partnerships in my life?  Am I a leader?  Do I hit the […]

Budget season has ended and the summer heat has begun, so loose that tie or those heels and join the SummerFest fun!

How many events have you attended that are referred to as a “laidback networking soirée”? If your answer is zero then you haven’t been to SummerFest, the annual casual legislative reception hosted by the Chesterfield Business Council of the Greater Richmond Chamber. Held at the Boathouse at Sunday Park overlooking the beautiful Swift Creek Reservoir, this indoor/outdoor event is not […]

Spring is in the (Innsbrook) air. Schmooza heads west again in 2015.

They say “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, and we’re living that quote with Schmooza Palooza. Based on positive feedback in 2014, we’ve decided once again to hold our annual spring picnic at Dominion’s Picnic Area at Innsbrook on May 7th. We also heard you loud and clear about lighting. You wanted more of it. So BAM! Schmooza will be from […]

What is the deal with Business After Hours?

We used to do an all-day trade show called Biz Link, which was basically a business-to-business networking blitzkrieg that occurred once a year. I mean, it was mega. There were businesses. There were links. Everyone went home exhausted, pockets bulging with business cards, heads swimming with ideas. But a few years and a recession later, our members told us that they could […]

If “impactful” isn’t a word, then it should be.

Impactful is one of our seven core values here at the Chamber, even though technically we don’t think it’s an actual word. But “Making an Impact” didn’t match our other one-word values, so we bent the rules. But why isn’t “impactful” a word? It’s an economical way to say that one thing has an effect on another thing. In our case, […]

New(ish) Year, New Database

We’ve recently switched databases here at the Chamber, which means that so far 2015 has meant a whole lot of technical back office work and general teeth gnashing. But hey, at least we’re not in Boston, right? If you’re a Chamber member, this database situation means some important things, things that we’re going to share with you as if they were rejected titles […]

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