By forming partnerships the Chamber is able to leverage our marketing efforts, services, resources and educational support. It makes us stronger. More importantly, it makes our members stronger.
The Hampton Roads Alliance (the Alliance) is the leading regional economic development organization for the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. It is a nonprofit, public-private partnership supported and led by the region’s most influential business leaders, local governments, and top academic institutions. The Alliance is proud to represent 14 localities who, with the support of over 70 private sector investors, govern and resource the organization and its regional economic development efforts. Those efforts focus on the following services areas: business attraction, business expansion, and business intelligence.
Hampton Roads Workforce Council is an organization advocating for a comprehensive approach to workforce development, endeavoring to solidify relationships between key stakeholders.
In February of 1999, the Hampton Roads Sports Commission (HRSC) was formed as a public/private partnership among seven cities of the Hampton Roads Region of Coastal Virginia: Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach, and the Hampton Roads Chamber.
VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads is the only comprehensive volunteer center in Hampton Roads, serving all cities in the Hampton Roads region. We work with our nonprofit members to build their capacity and achieve their missions by providing training, facilitating volunteerism, coordinating large-scale projects, or complimenting their work through our programs and outreach. As a local leader in nonprofit excellence, we have learned the importance of staying consistent, mission-focused, and deepening programs and service deliveries, rather than continually creating new programs and activities.
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Thomas Nelson Community College, the Mason Enterprise Center at George Mason University and the U.S. Small Business Administration, provides business counseling and educational programs to businesses with 99 or fewer employees.