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    Thursday, January 16, 2020
    Dale District representative Debbie Bailey was elected chair of the Chesterfield County School Board this week during the board’s annual reorganization meeting. Dorothy Heffron, who represents the Clover Hill District, was selected vice chair for 2020.In addition, the School Board approved its 2020 schedule during the first meeting of the all-new, five-member board. The other new School Board ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Thursday, January 16, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Marnelle Fanfanmarnelle@chesterfieldchamber.com 804-748-6364  Chesterfield Chamber Announces New Board of Directors and Executive Committee Members  Chesterfield, VA – The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our new 2019-2020 Board of Directors and Executive Committee.    “I’m please to acknowledge the Board of Directors and Executive ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Thursday, January 16, 2020
    The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform seeks to improve academic and developmental outcomes for all students in the middle grades annually by identifying schools that exemplify best practices, promote effective policies, develop leadership, and engage their community. This national group of educators is committed to promoting academic achievement and the best practices that go into ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    Achieving a National Board Certification is an accomplishment that is recognized as being a gold standard in teacher certification. By maintaining higher standards for what teachers should know and be able to do, the National Board believes the end result is more rigorous learning for students.  A total of 100 National Board Certified Teachers are now working in Chesterfield County Public ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Wednesday, January 08, 2020
    The 2020 legislative program reflects that Chesterfield County Public Schools is preparing students for successful futures and creating a better tomorrow. Our award-winning school division is preparing every student to be college and career ready.  As we implement our new strategic plan, Imagine Tomorrow, Team Chesterfield is on the cusp of creating classrooms of the future that will allow our ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Monday, January 06, 2020
    Chesterfield County Public Schools is inviting candidates to attend our Teacher Recruitment Fair on January 25, 2020, at Clover Hill High School - 13301 Kelly Green Lane Midlothian, VA 23112. The event will run from 9:00 a.m. -12 p.m. While all candidates are welcome to attend, the specific area of focus at this event will be on vacancies in Special Education, Math and Science, ESL, and World ...read more
    Categories: Education, Events
    Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    Newly elected members to the Chesterfield County School Board took their oaths of office this week during an investiture ceremony held at Chesterfield County’s historic 1917 Courthouse. The incoming School Board members were elected in November 2019 to four-year terms that begin Jan. 1, 2020, and end Dec. 31, 2023.Ann Coker, Bermuda District representative-elect, is employed by ITAC, located in ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Friday, December 13, 2019
    Newly elected members to the Chesterfield County School Board will take their oaths of office during an investiture at 5 p.m. Dec. 17 in Chesterfield’s historic 1917 Courthouse, located at 10011 Iron Bridge Road. The incoming School Board members were elected in November 2019 to four-year terms that begin Jan. 1, 2020, and end Dec. 31, 2023. Superintendent Dr. Merv Daugherty will welcome ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019
    When it comes to the safety and care of Chesterfield County Public Schools students and staff members, every second matters.  In 2018, the Chesterfield County Public Schools Safety Task Force was created to evaluate current protocols and best practices that ensure the school division is providing a safe, supportive and nurturing learning environment.  This task force’s Work Group No. 2, which ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    Over the course of 150-plus years, Chesterfield County Public Schools have been served by outstanding people. Whether it’s teachers, administrators, support staff or community volunteers, our nationally recognized school division has been supported by individuals who have given their time and talents to impact our students’ education in a meaningful way. In recognition of this exceptional work, ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Friday, November 22, 2019
    Dr. Lachelle Waller felt it was important to take time to give back to the community that helped shape her into the person she is today. As she walked the halls of Thomas Dale High earlier this week, she couldn’t help but think about the teacher who changed her life.   “My ninth grade science teacher, Jackie McDonnough, challenged me to recognize where my strengths were,” the 1997 Thomas Dale ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Thursday, November 14, 2019
    The Community Foundation for a greater Richmond and the R.E.B. Foundation recognized six Chesterfield County teachers with 2019 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence during a regional ceremony earlier this week. Five additional Chesterfield County teachers were recognized as award finalists.These 11 Chesterfield County teachers will receive almost $70,000 in professional development grants. Nearly ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    More than 200 business, faith, and civic community partners were celebrated earlier this week for their support of public education in Chesterfield County. During a partnership recognition breakfast sponsored by the Virginia Credit Union, Chesterfield County Public Schools saluted those in attendance who have provided millions of dollars of financial support, in-kind donations and volunteer ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Thursday, November 07, 2019
    For their senior Capstone Project, Sophie Azula and Kate Morris, two students in the Leadership and International Relations Specialty Center at James River High School, are implementing a plan to help better students' education within their own school  community. They have been researching and formulating a plan to combat the digital divide that goes largely unaddressed within public education ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Thursday, October 10, 2019
    Tuesday, Oct. 15, marks the beginning of the last phase of school construction projects overwhelmingly approved by Chesterfield County residents through the 2013 school bond referendum. Construction of the new replacement school for Reams Road Elementary School begins with a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 15. Through these school construction efforts, Chesterfield County Public ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    During its work session Monday afternoon, the Chesterfield County School Board arrived at a consensus that it will not pursue a pre-Labor Day start for the 2020-21 school year. The discussion came as two calendar options were presented, one for a pre-Labor Day start and one for a post-Labor Day start.   The school division anticipates presenting a draft 2021-22 calendar with a pre-Labor Day ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    Amazing learning experiences in remarkable learning environments are being credited with helping keep Chesterfield County Public Schools students engaged in school and graduating within the expected four-year timeframe.   Chesterfield County Public Schools’ on-time graduation rate remained steady at 91 percent for the Class of 2019, according to data released by the Virginia Department of ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    During its business meeting Monday night, the Chesterfield County School Board approved modifications to the 2019-20 school calendar that closes school for students on Virginia’s presidential primary day and provides for some of that instructional time to be made up.   As a result of this change: Tuesday, March 3 is a student holiday for all students. For teacher purposes, it will be half ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    Chesterfield, Richmond, Henrico, Hanover unite for Oct. 26 event The city of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Henrico and Hanover will present a free summit Thursday, Oct. 26 to examine and identify solutions to the alarming rise of heroin and opioid abuse in central Virginia. The community event — titled Revive RVA: Regional Solutions to the Opioid Crisis — will be held from 8:30 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community
    Friday, March 03, 2017
    The Chesterfield Chamber supports Dr. James Lane’s proposal to move school start times later. The Chamber’s expectation is that this change will be consistent with positive academic performance and health research correlated to later start times, and that the capital costs and operational expenses will be funded without increasing the budget nor increasing taxes.   Jim Roman, Chairman of the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Education, Press Release
    Friday, October 28, 2016
    Chamber President Danna Markland sits down with Glenn Birch, Director of Public and Media Relations for Virginia Credit Union, to hear about the power of credit unions and the opportunities of VACU's community financial education programs.For more information on Virginia Credit ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Member Spotlight, General News Article
    Friday, October 21, 2016
    We visited with Titan Auto & Tire owner Butch Taylor to learn more about hybrid and electric vehicles, the importance of community involvement, and what sets Titan apart from other auto service centers.For more information on Titan Auto & ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Member Spotlight
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    Chesterfield, VA – The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce applauds the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and Dr. Joe Casey for taking action on cash proffers reform. The Chesterfield Chamber believes this new policy positions the County to be transparent and pragmatic in establishing proffers that are tied to the actual impacts of development. In addition, we believe that it is well suited to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Political, Press Release
    Thursday, August 25, 2016
    The Chesterfield Chamber is partnering with the Virginia Council of CEOs to offer an ad hoc CEO Roundtables experience this November.  The CEO Roundtables will provide small business CEOs the opportunity to meet with peers in a confidential, structured setting.   It is a place where you can share your challenges and opportunities with others who “get it.”  This is not a networking nor leads group; ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, Events
    Monday, August 01, 2016
    "Problem Solvers & Business Builders" Bill Foster, President of Village Bank, sits down with us to share a couple of stories about how his all-star team has helped local businesses overcome obstacles and grow. For more information on Village Bank:www.VillageBank.comFacebookLinkedInYouTube Contact: Village Bank (Headquarters) (804) 897-3900 13319 Midlothian Turnpike Midlothian, Virginia ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, Member Spotlight
    Monday, May 09, 2016
    For immediate release: May 9, 2016 CHAMPS PROGRAM AT CHESTERFIELD CHAMBER RECEIVES VA DEPT. EDUCATION AWARD   Chesterfield, VA – The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce’s CHAMPS (Chamber Helping Achieve Meaningful Partnerships in Schools) program has been selected by the Virginia Department of Education as the Region 1 winner of the 2016 Creating Excellence Business and Industry Partnerships ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Education
    Thursday, April 28, 2016
    "Every Client Matters" We sat down with Samuel J. Kaufman, partner at Owen & Owens PLC, to learn more about how they empower their employees to focus on each client. For more information on Owen & Owens:OwenOwens.comFacebookLinkedInGoogle+ Contact: Owen & Owens PLC (804) 594-1911 15521 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite 300 Midlothian, Virginia 23113
    Categories: Human Interest, Chamber, Member Spotlight
    Friday, March 04, 2016
    Chesterfield Chamber president Danna Markland sits down with Dr. Robert Cross of PartnerMD to learn about the many benefits of concierge medicine. For more information on PartnerMD:PartnerMD.comFacebookTwitterLinkedIn:YouTube Contact: PartnerMD Midlothian (804) 420-1212 13901 Coalfield Commons Place Millworks Building 5 Suite 201 Midlothian, VA 23114
    Categories: Chamber, Member Spotlight
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016
    The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce is pleased to congratulate the following organizations and individuals for their selections as 2015 Annual Award winners. Finalists in each category were voted on by their peers in the business community for accomplishments and contributions during the 2015 calendar year. Winners were celebrated at the Chamber's Annual Gala on February 4th at Ashton Creek ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Events, Member Spotlight, Community, Member of the Month, Press Release
    Thursday, January 14, 2016
    The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce is pleased to congratulate the following organizations and individuals on their nominations for 2015 Annual Awards. Finalists for each category were nominated by their peers in the business community for accomplishments and contributions during the 2015 calendar year. All nominees will be recognized along with the winner for each category during the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Member of the Month, Member Spotlight, Press Release, Events
    Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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    Categories: Chamber, Education, Events