• Committees

  • Committees are the ideal way to establish business relationships quickly, offering more small group and peer-to-peer opportunities. They are the vehicles that develop and drive initiatives which support our membership and community.

  • Professional Development Committee

    Chair, Bud Yerly, Bank of Southside


    When: Immediately after the Monthly Luncheon, 1:30 p.m.
    Where: Chesterfield Technical Center @ Hull Street,
    13900 Hull St. Rd, Midlothian VA 23112
    Chamber Staff Liaison: Iris Woodson for more information.

    These business savvy members produce seminars and educational events that support development of industry and leadership acumen.



  • Government Affairs Committee

    Chair, Bo Brown,  Brown Signature Properties


    When: Fourth Wednesday of the month, 8:00 am 
    Where: Balzer and Associates,
    15871 City View Drive, Suite 200, Midlothian, VA 23113 
    Chamber Staff LiaisonDanielle MW Fitz-Hugh for more information.

    These members maintain relationships with elected officials and government agencies while educating them on issues of importance to the membership.  They craft and communicate pro-business policy positions and host the annual legislative reception.


  • Membership Committee/Ambassadors

    Chair, Denny O'Shea, Entercom 

    When:  First Wednesday of each month, 3:30 p.m.
    Where: Arboretum 5th Conference Room
    300 Arboretum Place, Midlothian, VA 23236
    Chamber Staff LiaisonCarol Taylor for more information.

    The committee that literally lives by the Chesterfield Chamber’s value of “welcoming.” Members of this committee are often the first to engage prospective and new members. They evaluate member benefits and propose value enhancements; identify target industries and businesses for peer growth; and implement collaborative recruitment and retention strategies.


  • ChesterfieldYP Committee 

    Chair: Brad Strouse, EastCoast Entertainment 


    When: First Wednesday of the month, 12:00 p.m.
    Where: Thunderbolt Indoor Karting,
    1365 Carmia Way, N. Chesterfield, VA  23236 
    Chamber Staff Liaison: Marnelle Fanfan for more information.

    The new initiative providing a platform for young professionals to engage in the Chesterfield Chamber and the community, while improving the county’s appeal and prominence as a preferred workplace and residence for young families.






  • Women’s Business Council (WBC)

    Chair: Libby Dishner, Cresco Coaching & Consulting 


    When: Third Tuesday of the month, 8:00 a.m.
    Where: Chamber Conference Room,
    301 Southlake Boulevard, Ste 200, North Chesterfield, VA 23236
     Chamber Staff Liaison Danielle MW Fitz-Hugh for more information.

    Empowering Dynamic Women Leaders
    The Women’s Business Council is an influential group of professional women striving to build successful businesses within Chesterfield County through collaborative initiatives, education, and networking.  Our focus is to empower and mentor one another personally and professionally while significantly contributing to our community.  

  • CHAMPS (Education) Committee

    Chair: Leon Brownlee, WelcomeMat Services

    When: Third Wednesday of the month, 8:30 a.m.
    Where: Chesterfield Technical Center @ Hull Street,
    13900 Hull St. Rd, Midlothian VA 23112
    Chamber Staff LiaisonCarol Taylor for more information

    Chamber Helping Achieve Meaningful Partnerships in Schools (CHAMPS)

    By fostering collaboration with our school division and maintaining a dialogue with the school board, these members identify engagement opportunities within Chesterfield County Public Schools. CHAMPS recognizes Chesterfield Chamber members for their work in schools through the All-Star program. The Champions program promotes engagement in mentorship programs that develop and support workforce development. Click here to learn how you can become involved!


  • Events Committee

    Expo Chair: Chris Fawcett, Third Marble Marketing
    Golf Outing: John Sarrett, Mass Mutual
    Chesterfield Live!:
    Gala: Terry Kapton, Woodlake Bookkeeping
    Legislative Reception/ Primary Breakfast: Carol Nitz, Networking Technologies + Support

    When:  Third Thursday of the month, 10:00 a.m.
    Where: Chamber Conference Room,
     301 Southlake Blvd, Suite 200, North Chesterfield, VA 23236 
    Chamber Staff Liaison: Marnelle Fanfan for more information.

    Actually the life of the party, these members promote fellowship and camaraderie while raising non-dues revenues that go back into supporting Chesterfield Chamber programs and initiatives for business growth.

  • Non- Profit Committee

    Chair: Don Blanton, Hope Tree Foundation 

    When: Third Thursday of the Month 
    Where: Various Member Location
    Chamber Staff Liaison: Iris Woodson for more information.

    Our mission: “To promote collaboration among member nonprofits and encourage partnerships within the greater Chesterfield Chamber community. ”