Business Education

    Brought to you by the Professional Development Committee.


  • The Chesterfield Chamber’s Smarter Business Series offers a variety of seminars and educational events ranging from small groups to large functions that support the development of leadership and business acumen.


    Helping business owners, leaders, management and employees to prosper through educational programs covering all stages of a businesses’ growth and development.


    The Chamber’s Professional Development Committee is charged with developing and managing the following programs:


    Smarter Business Series




    A series of unique programs that provide business and individual performance enhancement education to business owners, managers and company staff at a variety of levels in their organization. Events are available each month of the year with some months having multiple learning opportunities.   


    SBS - Main Event - 

    At least once a year we offer an engaging educational program with a keynote speaker and breakout learning sessions. Past programs covered leadership, marketing, organizational excellence, customer and employee engagement.

    Location: Generally a large venue in Midlothian, VA

    Investment - $39 - $49 per event

    Coming November 14th we are proud to present The 4 Disciplines of Execution located at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Hull Street Road!

    Our most recent Main Event was - Accelerate your Performance, Tune up & Fire Up! 

    SBS -Business Growth Workshops


    Multi-day training programs (1 session per week for 3 hours) focused on performance enhancement by building specific business and life skills. Past programs included Sales Training led by Sandler Sales training experts and Transforming the Customer Experience, led by a local Dale Carnegie training team. Programs are held three to four times per year.

    Location: Bryant & Stratton College – 8141 Hull Street Road, Richmond VA

    Investment - $25-$50 per session

    Our most recent Business Growth Workshop was - Improve Your Effectiveness in the Workplace!

    The next Business Growth Workshop is May 2017 - Maximizing Your Marketing!



    SBSCoffee Talk                                                                                                                                                                   


    Led by Chamber members that are subject matter experts, covering the most pressing business issues identified by Chamber members through surveys and other means. Programs are held on the first Tuesday morning every other month. Topics have included marketing, leadership, communication, business strategy & planning, finance, human resources & legal issues.

    Location: Collegiate Aquatic Center – 5050 Ridgedale Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23234

    Investment – Free for Chamber Members!   $10 for Non-Members.

    The next Coffee Talk will be held on Tuesday, March 7. 2017.


    SBS - Ask the Experts


    One hour prior to each Chamber Monthly Membership Luncheon, a group of Chamber member business experts gather informally to offer their expertise in a Q&A session on various hot business topics with other Chamber members and guests. Topics have included legal, tax, human resources, marketing and employee engagement.

    Location: Career and Technical Center @Hull 13900 Hull Street Rd, Midlothian, VA 23112

    Investment – Free for everyone!