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
These business savvy members produce seminars and educational events that support development of industry and leadership acumen.
When: Immediately after the Monthly Luncheon, 1:15 p.m.
Where: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, 9901 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond 23235
Chair: Howard Deskin, Impression Marketing, LLC
County & Regional Affairs Committee
These members maintain relationships with elected officials and government agencies while educating them on issues of importance to membership. They craft and communicate pro-business policy positions and host the annual legislative reception.
When: Fourth Wednesday of the month, 8:00 am
Where: SwimRVA, 5050 Ridgedale Parkway, Richmond 23234
Chair: Bo Brown - Brown Signature Properties
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.
When: First Wednesday of the month, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Chamber Conference Room, 9011 Arboretum Parkway, Richmond, VA 23236
Chair: Scott Bennett, SwimRVA
Women’s Business Council (WBC)
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.
When: Third Tuesday of the month, 8:00 a.m.
Where: Urban Farmhouse, 13872 Coalfield Commons Place, Midlothian 23114
Chair: Kim Taylor, Titan Auto & Tire
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.
When: Last Thursday of the month, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Essex Bank
Chair: Bobby Young, Essex Bank
Vice-Chair: Kurt Lights, RVA Insurance Agency, Inc
CHAMPS (Education) Committee
Chamber Helping Achieve Meaningful Partnerships in Schools (CHAMPS)
Fostering collaboration with the public school system, these members identify curriculum engagement opportunities for local businesses, recognize outstanding business contributions, and produce mentorship programs that support workforce development. All while maintaining an open dialogue with the School Board. Want to volunteer at a session? Sign up here!
When: Third Wednesday of the month, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Rotates quarterly, please email John Murray for the address
Chair: Amy DuFour, Capital Ale House
Vice-Chair: Jill Kochheiser, Bryant & Stratton College