Icons 2020 – A New Experience for a New RVA

Virtual Awards Ceremony

Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Ticket sales are LIVE!

2020 is a year unlike any other, which calls for an event unlike any other. ICONS 2020 will honor and recognize the young professionals in our community that have really taken this year and made the most of it. Whether that was in their workplace, in the small businesses they own, or in the larger Richmond community – we have brilliant and creative folks in RVA who have pivoted their businesses, led through crisis, or stood up against injustices across our nation.

This event will be held in a virtual format, while highlighting what makes RVA great- and the incredible young professionals in it.

2019 National Teacher of the Year 

(Richmond Public Schools’ very own)
Rodney Robinson

The fabulous Melissa Chase and Jack Lauterback from 103.7 Play will be our hosts for the evening. In addition to our keynote speaker, the evening will consist of:

      • Trivia hosted by Alex and Laura of Why Richmond is Awesome
      • Opportunities for all ticket holders to win giveaways from dozens of local businesses such as Quirk Hotel, Common House RVA, Top Golf, Purify RVA, Charm School Ice Cream, River City Roll, Lakeside Park Club and many more
      • Music provided by DJ JT
      • And most importantly, a time to celebrate the young professionals and businesses that support them to make our region great- especially through trying times

Melissa Chase

Jack Lauterback


Don’t worry, we know this is Richmond- and we haven’t forgotten about the food and drinks! Every ticket holder will receive a cocktail from Cirrus Vodka, and a voucher to use through Chop Chop RVA, Richmond’s locally owned delivery service- where you can choose from any number of Richmond restaurants to support! 

Each ticket to Icons 2020 includes:

  • Access to the virtual awards event on December 3rd at 7pm
  • Voucher to use through Chop Chop RVA for delivery (or pickup) from your choice of local Richmond restaurants 
  • A beverage from Cirrus Vodka
  • Automatic entry for giveaways from local RVA businesses
  • $20 off a membership to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 

All ticket holders are automatically entered to win giveaways provided by the following partners:

Common House RVA | Charm School Ice Cream | Richmond Kickers |Orange Theory Fitness | Top Golf | Curly Willow Spa | NudeFX Mobile Tanning | River City Roll | Burn Down For What Candles | Quirk Hotel | RVA Cheese Girl | Sweet September Lane | Relics To Rhinestones | River Run Dental | Fraiche | Blue Atlas | Chai Dye Custom Tye Dye | Virginia Diner | Holiday Pet Barn |Orbital Music Park | Lakeside Park Club | Mainline Brewery | and more!

Tickets on sale NOW! Purchase here

Nominations are now closed- tune in to meet our winners!

No one expected going into this year that we would all have to PIVOT hard! This award is for the YP who took these uncertain times and thrived. Whether they solved a big problem, made a service accessible, created a way to engage with clients or customers despite the restrictions of COVID-19- this YP saw the obstacle of a global pandemic or the racial justice movement and made the most of it to impact their organization and their constituents.


Click here for nominations.

For small businesses across the country, the impact of the pandemic hit hard. But creativity, risk taking, and identifying unmet needs in the community allowed some small businesses to redirect and hit the mark! This award recognizes 2 small businesses owned by YPs in the Richmond region (40 and under) who completely reworked their normal business plan or rebranded in order to stay afloat and meet the needs of customers through the pandemic.


Click here for nominations.

Living and working in Richmond, VA, during a social justice movement, provides a unique perspective unlike any other. We have seen over a month of protests, resulting in the removal of statues glorifying the Confederacy, and the curtain being lifted on police brutality and institutional and systemic racism in our country and community. This award is for a person or organization that stood up for what was right in our region, and organized to support, lead, educate (or all of the above) in the movement for social justice in RVA.


Click here for nominations.

Managers and team leaders have a lot of expectations to “have it all” together, especially when the world goes sideways. Well, the world went sideways, and even so, there are amazing managers and team leaders who motivated, extended grace, brought positivity and had the courage to be vulnerable through an ever-changing landscape. This award is for a YP in a supervisory role in their organization who exhibited the above actions, making their teams stronger than ever.


Click here for nominations.

This award recognizes organizations (small and large) in the Greater Richmond Region that excel at attracting, retaining and developing young employees. Additionally, these organizations went above and beyond in safely accommodating and supporting their employees through unprecedented times.  The winning organizations will demonstrate a commitment to:

  • Providing young professionals with opportunities for growth and development
  • Encouraging young professional engagement in the Greater Richmond community
  • Attracting and retaining young professionals
  • Valuing the contributions of young professionals

Questions? Contact Rachel Rodney at Rachel.Rodney@ChamberRVA.com

Thank you to our Icons 2020 Sponsors

Presenting & Technology:

Keynote Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:

Virginia Credit Union

Award Sponsor:

Mitchell Wiggins

Beverage Sponsor:

Long and Foster Treehouse Realty

Giveaway Sponsor:

Church Hill Activities and Tutoring


For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Rachel Rodney at Rachel.Rodney@ChamberRVA.com or click here.

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