“I have been very impressed with the ability of our Chamber to pivot so quickly and go virtual to serve its members: Zoom meetings, conference calls, and the most comprehensive and well organized Covid_19 business support web page. Kudos!” - Georgie Marquez, Norfolk Division Board Chair
The Hampton Roads Chamber continues to be a regional collaborator and connector in this new business environment. The Chamber leadership, staff, and members have quickly pivoted to the use of virtual communications. The Chamber's regional and division boards continue to drive meaningful conversations and topics covering the general assembly, small business management during COVID-19, and economic development. Chamber partners have continued to network, engage and educate through Chesapeake Connects, virtual Chamber Education Series, and Tuesday’s Ten at 10.
"HRC transitioned immediately into Virtual networking from our face to face just a few weeks ago. Tuesday's Ten at 10 was diverse and intimate. It allowed us to stay connected, to find out more about each business, their strategies, and difficulties during Covid-19. We look forward to meeting each Tuesday's Ten at 10 participants at a face to face networking event in the near future." - Sandy Spiro, Heartland Construction
This spring’s advocacy took on a virtual theme, with city council candidates discussing their platforms and answering questions from the Chesapeake division’s endorsement committee via video conferencing. The platforms may have changed, but the Chamber's voices remain strong as we continue to set the future conditions for business to succeed in the 757.