The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is an advocate in local and state government elections and policies. The Chamber works closely with elected officials to help generate and enhance economic prosperity and the quality of life for the workforce, entrepreneurs, and businesses, no matter the size. The Chamber helps the business community gain access to decision makers and get involved in business issues that impact the Hampton Roads.
On November 4, elections will be held in Virginia Beach, Portsmouth and Suffolk for City Council and School Board positions. The Hampton Roads Chamber is educating the business community and the region regarding the candidates and pertinent issues.
On September 17, five candidates were interviewed for three open councilperson slots in Portsmouth. These interviews will be conducted by the Chamber’s Portsmouth Board. A candidate forum will take place on October 15 at 6pm at the Sports Hall of Fame Auditorium with Joel Rubin of the Rubin Communications Group serving as moderator. For more information, contact Sabrina Evans, Chamber Municipal Affairs Manager, at 757-664-2507.
In Suffolk, City Council candidates will be interviewed on October 14 at Sentara Obici Hospital. Joel Rubin will moderate the event which will be broadcast on Charter Cable in Suffolk. The Chamber will provide access to view the broadcast once available.
The Virginia Beach Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber completed its City Council candidate interviews on August 26. After analyzing answers given to a series of 17 questions, the division determines the following as the best candidates for the business community: Brad D. Martin and M. Ben Davenport for the City Council At-Large, Louis R. Jones for Bayside, John E. Uhrin for Beach, James L. Wood for Lynnhaven, Barbara M. Henley for Princess Anne, and Shannon D. S. Kane for Rose Hall. Incumbents were endorsed based on voting records on business issues.
The Hampton Roads Chamber continues to support and advocate for businesses in Hampton Roads for regional economic growth, member success, and enhancement of the quality of life. As a member of the Chamber, gain access to decision makers and get involved in business issues that impact your business community. The Chamber encourages the community to vote on November 4.