Now more than ever you and your employees need access to the people, information and resources that can help grow your business. Chamber programs provide a platform for our members to gain valuable insight from prominent business and government leaders, provide awareness regarding pertinent issues affecting the region’s leading industries and the opportunity to build a valuable network of peers!
No matter what your industry or job function, Chamber programs offer something for everyone. In addition to high-level guest speaker events, Chamber members can participate in issue-based roundtables, open networking sessions, and formal awards and recognition ceremonies.
The Chamber provides business development connections through our programs and events. We can help you meet potential customers, increase your visibility, strengthen leadership skills, and have a voice in your community and legislation.
Small Business Programs
Hampton Roads is home to an abundance of top notch small businesses, young entrepreneurs, flourishing startups and small business leaders working every day to strengthen our small business community. With our small business awards, educational support, Small Business Development Center, and Small, Women, and Minority Owned (SWaM) certification program, the Chamber works hard to help small businesses thrive.
LEAD757 provides balanced education and dialogue on issues of critical regional importance. We help community leaders become more informed, civically engaged, and active participants in work that positively impacts our region. The program has a network of over 1,500 graduates from the greater Hampton Roads region representing the private, public, and non-profit sectors who make a positive impact on our region and beyond.
tHRive (Young Professionals)
tHRive is a program of the Hampton Roads Chamber. tHRive cultivates regional awareness and community development by providing a platform to empower young professionals, give them a voice, and invest in the future of our region. tHRive strives to promote an attractive and dynamic community by engaging in the development of our region.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Today diversity, equity and inclusion is a business imperative. Creating a diverse business climate will ensure Hampton Roads is a region where people of all backgrounds want to live, work, and play. We are challenging ourselves to excellence in diversity and inclusion business by business, creating a region that attracts other businesses with the same values and commitment. This is accomplished by being diverse, having a business strategy, holding ourselves accountable, and extending our influence.