With the formation of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Elsa in the Atlantic Ocean, the annual "will it or won't it" speculation begins. Small-business owners must begin, if they have not already done so, to look at how a tropical storm or hurricane might affect their business and what options are available to them.
In this next episode of Chamber Chats, President & CEO Bryan Stephens sits with Ron Lewis, Retired General and Vice-Chair of Hampton Roads Chamber Military Affairs. Various topics were discussed including continued love and recognition for military families; and ways to increase that recognition. Ron has 30 years of senior executive experience in Defense, Aerospace, Acquisition, Global Security, and Public Affairs. He spent most of his career working as a strategist, leader, manager, and director. The organizations he led ranged in size from 30 to 20,000 personnel. Much of his recent experience was at the cabinet-level in the United States, Europe, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific regions. Ron is a proven strategic planner, team builder, change manager, and communicator and the Hampton Roads Chamber is gracious for his service to our country and our Executive Committee.
In this next episode of Chamber Chats, President & CEO Bryan Stephens and Vice President of Programs and Communications Priscilla Monti reminisce about past Inter-Regional trips and talk about the Upcoming Denver, Colorado Inter-Regional Leadership Exchange Conference. Special Guest Panelist includes Real Estate Executive Dorcas Helfant-Browning, CEO & Vice Chair of iFLY Virginia Beach Bob Pizzini, and Chairman of the Board Steve Romine.
By Bryan K. Stephens Hampton Roads Chamber Of Commerce
Legislation is working its way through the U.S. Congress, and if it passes, would have grave ramifications for Virginia’s business climate, economic development, and job creation efforts. The bill is called the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. But despite its name, it is anything but positive. It is a union wish list of anti-business policies that ultimately harm businesses and workers alike.