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Sustainable Resources Campaign Reaches 100% of Goal!

Sustainable Resources Campaign Reaches 100% of Goal!
Sustainable Resources Campaign Reaches 100% of Goal!
Sustainable Resources Campaign Reaches 100% of Goal!

As of August 31, the 2011 Victory Lap - The Pedal to the Metal Annual Sustainable Resources Campaign has raised ­$754,596 and expects to far exceed the $750,000 goal by the campaign’s conclusion on September 30, 2011.


Campaign Co-Chairs (from left) John Wilson and Michael DudleyApproximately 308 volunteers participated in this year’s campaign from the Chamber’s six boards as well as multiple corporate volunteers.   More than 298 individual Chamber members supported the overall effort with their sponsorships, advertising dollars, and new memberships.  View the latest SRC updates and news.   

The Chamber thanks Michael Dudley, CEO, Optima Health Plans, and John Wilson, Co-Owner, WBR Insurance, for their leadership and enthusiasm while working as the Campaign Co-Chairs.  Special thanks go to the outstanding support of the Chamber’s municipal board teams and corporate teams:


*#Bank of Hampton Roads

*Chamber Ambassadors

*Chesapeake Board

*Clark Nexsen

#Community Bank

Cox Communications & Cox Business

*Dale Carnegie Training

*Fulton Bank


*LEAD Hampton Roads

*#NASCAR Mixed Nuts

*Norfolk Board

*Optima Health Plans

Portsmouth Board

Regional Board

Suffolk Board

*SunTrust Bank


*Virginia Beach Board

Wells Fargo

*Asterisks note teams that have exceeded their goals!

# Hash Marks note teams that are first time or “Rookie” teams

We are pleased to recognize our Top Ten Cash Producers and Top Ten Overall Producers:

Top Ten Overall Producers

Jim Balestino, Adams Outdoor Advertising - $65,000

Sherry Dewar, TowneBank - $25,000

Michael Dudley, Optima Health Plans - $23,650

Lisa DeCoste, SunTrust Bank - $19,596

Jennifer Smith, Bon Secours - $18,500

Maurice Jones,The Virginian-Pilot - $17,414

David Williams, Fulton Bank - $16,772

Kelly Arseneault, GEICO - $16,269

Thom Prevette, Bon Secours - $16,000

Ken Donner, Fulton Bank - $15,972


Top Cash Producers $10,000+

Sherry Dewar, TowneBank - $25,000

Michael Dudley, Optima Health Plans - $23,650

Lisa DeCoste, SunTrust Bank - $19,596

Jennifer Smith, Bon Secours - $18,500

David Williams, Fulton Bank - $16,772

Thom Prevette, Bon Secours - $16,000

Ken Donner, Fulton Bank - $15,972

Ray Pentecost, Clark Nexsen - $15,250

Susan Terpay, Norfolk Southern - $15,000

John Padgett, McGuireWoods - $14,976

Angie Utter, VICOM - $14,655

Andy Callahan, BB&T - $14,587

Kelly Arseneault, GEICO - $13,622

David Ropp, Monarch Bank - $13,200

Joe Licari, USA Discounters - $11,000

Ten of the top producers qualified for an incentive trip (with a guest).  The 2011 trip, in late September, is to Paradise Island, Bahamas at the all inclusive Riu Palace Resort.

Since its inception in 2000, the Chamber’s annual campaign has raised more than $7.5 million dollars and represents nearly a third of the Chamber’s annual operating budget.  If you would like more information about volunteering for next year’s campaign, please contact Sarah Lampert, Vice President of Development, at

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