The Chamber held its 26th Annual Meeting of the Membership on December 8 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. This event is Hampton Roads’ largest gathering of elected officials and business leaders. The crowd of 750 heard from keynote speaker Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.
The Chamber honored its outgoing 2010 volunteer leadership and recognized its and incoming 2011 volunteer leaders. Nelson Adcock (GeoEnvironmental Resources, Inc.), who served as the Chamber’s 2010 Chair, will continue in this role in 2011. During the luncheon, Adcock presented the Chamber’s 2010 Volunteer of the Year Award to Marino Santarelli (Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Company) for his hard work and dedication. Santarelli served as Chair of the Chamber’s Sustainable Resources Campaign leading an all volunteer effort which raised 5% more than last year.
Thank you to our sponsors: Bon Secours Virginia Health System (Presenting); Virginia Beach Convention Center & Distinctive Gourmet (Hospitality); Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Company (Gold); Cox Communications (Media); and Ampa Events Tidewater, BB&T, and Signal 88 Security (Silver).