Strategic Partners
Strategic Partners

Learn more about the advantages of becoming a Strategic Partner with the Hampton Roads Chamber.  To join this group of extraordinary leaders please contact Anne Thuma, Vice President, Programs.

The other guys are open for business. But ABNB Federal Credit Union is open for people, not for profits and gain. In fact, we've helped our members SAVE more than $48 million since 2011 by refinancing their crazy high interest loans.

Credit unions are just like that. And our credit union is open to you. (that's right, we don't require that you be a part of a particular organization in order to be a member here.). Anyone in South Hampton Roads and parts of North Carolina can sign up for an account.  Visit for more info.

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: BB&T

BB&T Corporation is among the nation's top financial-holding companies with $165.8 billion in assets.  Its bank subsidiaries operate more than 1,800 financial centers in the Carolinas, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Texas and Washington, D.C. 

BB&T's banking subsidiaries are organized as a group of community banks, each with a regional president, which allows decisions to be made locally, close to the client. This also makes BB&T's client service more responsive, reliable and empathetic. BB&T believes in building strong relationships, and that complete financial security comes from making one good decision at a time. We can offer solutions to all your financial needs, and the accounts, tools, and services to help you meet your goals. Learn more at

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: ADP

From our first account in Paterson, N.J., to the more than 650,000 clients we serve in more than 110 countries, ADP helps organizations of all types and sizes unlock their business potential. For over 60 years, we've led the way in defining the future of business outsourcing solutions. And we remain one of the most innovative, diverse and admired companies to work for today.

We are a comprehensive global provider of cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions that unite HR, payroll, talent, time, tax and benefits administration, and a leader in business outsourcing services, analytics and compliance expertise.

Our unmatched experience, deep insights, and cutting-edge technology have transformed human resources from a back-office administrative function to a strategic business advantage. Visit for more information.

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: Bank of America

Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 53 million consumer and small business relationships.

Bank of America is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to more than 4 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. Learn more at

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: Bon Secours

Bon Secours Health System headquarters is located in Marriottsville, Md., (about 15 miles west of Baltimore) as is the United States Provincial House of The Sisters of Bon Secours. Bon Secours Health System, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with owned or joint ventured acute care hospitals, long-term or nursing care facilities, assisted and independent living facilities, along with numerous primary care clinics, outpatient facilities, home health care services, and hospices.

Our ministry, to carry out the healing mission of the Sisters of Bon Secours and the Catholic Church, is practiced throughout the system and carried out by over 20,000 health care coworkers, and thousands of physicians and volunteers. Bon Secours facilities are located in six states on the East Coast and Michigan, with a concentration in Virginia and Florida. The System is focused on a vision of "becoming a leader in Catholic health ministry compassionately, reaching beyond walls of tradition to improve our communities." Learn more at

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For eight years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity nine times, including the last eight years. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at and

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: Chesapeake Regional Medical Center

As a unified family of providers, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare brings a broad range of care to the people of southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina through Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and its affiliate services. A local, independent, community-focused organization, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare offers area residents what they want: high-quality, technologically advanced health care delivered by people who openly display their caring, concern and compassion. 

Chesapeake Regional Healthcare is rolling out new technologies, state-of-the-art facilities, breakthrough clinical protocols, leading edge electronic information systems and powerful wellness initiatives to make each patient’s care faster, safer and more effective. This results in better patient outcomes, higher satisfaction, more holistic treatment and fewer complications. 

As an independent health care system, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare is free to focus, invest, optimize and deliver care by enabling all of our clinicians, staff and employees to treat each of our patients as a person. And we continue to be recognized with praise and awards from national organizations. Chesapeake Regional Healthcare provides exceptional, compassionate health care right in your own backyard.

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: GEICO

GEICO takes pride in being one of the nation’s fastest growing auto insurance companies and third-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. As a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually, serving more than 12 million auto policies and insuring more than 19 million vehicles.

With more than 2,400 associates in the Virginia Beach office, GEICO is the second-largest private passenger insurer in the state of Virginia, with close to 560,000 policyholders. As one of the area’s largest employers, GEICO’s Virginia Beach office has been recognized as a "Best Place to Work" by Virginia Business Magazine in 2013 and voted “Best Insurance Company,” “Best Employer for Advancement and Benefits,” and “Most Enjoyable Place to Work” by The Virginian-Pilot.

Part of GEICO’s corporate mission is to encourage active, involved citizenship.  At GEICO’s Virginia Beach office, hundreds of associates are involved in a number of volunteer and fundraising efforts. GEICO is also dedicated to serving active duty, guard, reserve, and retired Military personnel and their families through its Military Center, located in Virginia Beach. For more information, visit

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: Southern Bank

Founded in 1901, Southern Bank and Trust Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern BancShares (N.C.), Inc. With its Corporate Headquarters located in Mount Olive, the bank has total assets of more than $2 billion and more than 60 locations serving North Carolina and Virginia. Learn more at

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: Gold Key/PHR

Gold Key | PHR has been a leader in the hospitality industry for more than 25 years as a fully-integrated hospitality company that oversees:

  • Hotel and Resort Management Company
  • Development and Construction Management
  • Hotel and Restaurant Sales and Marketing
  • Food and Beverage Operations and Management
  • Mixed Use Commercial Real Estate Development

For more information, visit

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: ClarkNexsen

Founded in 1920, Clark Nexsen is a U.S. based architecture and engineering firm with complementary expertise in planning, interior design, and landscape architecture. Clark Nexsen is ranked in the Top 20 Architecture/Engineering firms by Building Design + Construction and has been named to the prestigious Architect 50 by Architect magazine for the past four consecutive years.

Headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Clark Nexsen has 450 employees in 10 offices located in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, and Washington, D.C. With an established reputation for design excellence, we have been honored to receive more than 50 AIA Design Awards in the last decade. Learn more at

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: Dominion Energy

Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of more than 27,500 megawatts of generation, 12,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,000 miles of electric transmission lines.  Dominion operates the nation's largest natural gas storage system with 942 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in 12 states.

Dominion's strategy is to be a leading provider of electricity, natural gas and related services to customers in the energy-intensive Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the U.S., a potential market of 50 million homes and businesses where 40 percent of the nation's energy is consumed. Learn more at

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: Hampton Roads Workforce Council

The Hampton Roads Workforce Council is responsible for developing workforce policy and administering workforce development initiatives in Virginia’s Workforce Investment Area 16, which includes these localities: Chesapeake, Franklin, Isle of Wight Norfolk, Portsmouth, Southampton, Suffolk and Virginia Beach. 

The Hampton Roads Workforce Council oversees federally funded workforce development programs, which assist businesses in accessing qualified workers and jobseekers in finding suitable job openings and bolstering their earning power through training.

The authority of the Board is established in Federal and State legislation that provides funding to support operation of the workforce development system. The Board’s role is to ensure that the regional workforce development system is market-driven and responsive in meeting the employment and training needs of employers and job seekers alike.

Members of the Board are appointed by the Chief Local Elected Officials of the cities and counties represented in the Workforce Investment Area. Board membership is comprised of leaders from business and industry, education agencies, community-based organizations, economic development agencies, public employment service, public assistance agencies, vocational rehabilitation, labor organizations and the military.

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: Langley Federal Credit Union

Langley Federal Credit Union is one of the 100 largest credit unions in the United States. Based in Hampton Roads, Virginia, Langley has branches in Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Isle of Wight, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach which offer some of the best rates on certificates (CDs), checking accounts, savings accounts, auto loans, personal loans, home equity loans, mortgages, IRAs, auto insurance, homeowner’s insurance, and investment services. In addition, members can make ATM transactions through a network of approximately 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs in the Allpoint network. Langley FCU partners with a number of charitable organizations, and has an incorporated charitable foundation; the Langley for Families Foundation. Each day, over 500 Langley employees arrive at work with a purpose – to make our Vision a reality for our members – to help them Save, Borrow, and Spend Wisely. We do this by following our guiding principles called "The Langley Experience". Make it Easy. Make a Difference. Do the Right Thing. Our culture is built on empowerment, teamwork, community, and professional development. See what Langley Federal Credit Union has to offer you!  Visit for more information.

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 21,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides superior connections to western rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is North America’s largest rail carrier of metals and automotive products. Learn more at

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: Atlantic Union Bank

Atlantic Union Bank is a full service, regional bank, headquartered in the Commonwealth.  Services include consumer banking, commercial banking, wealth management and mortgage.  We are the largest independent bank headquartered in the state of Virginia and have a sizeable presence in Hampton Roads. Learn more at!

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: Norfolk State University

Norfolk State University (NSU) is a comprehensive urban public university committed to offering rigorous academic programs, and a supportive culturally diverse learning environment. As the most affordable four-year public institution of higher education in Virginia, NSU provides opportunity and access to a globally competitive education, preparing students to compete in the 21st-century workforce. Our nationally, and internationally, recognized faculty utilize a student-centered teaching philosophy that correlates to student success in unique areas of study such as Cybersecurity, CyberPsychology, Deep Space Exploration, Entrepreneurship and a nationally acclaimed Theatre/Drama program. With annual operating revenues exceeding $190 million, and more than 1,200 employees and 5,300 students, NSU plays a vital economic and social role in the Hampton Roads region. Learn more at

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University is Virginia’s forward-focused metropolitan research university for high-achieving students who want rigorous academics and an energetic residential community with a rich mix of nationalities, cultures, and life experiences. With an enrollment of 25,000, ODU’s nationally recognized faculty use real-world expertise and award-winning teaching to challenge students to achieve their highest goals. The university is internationally recognized for its research in modeling and simulation, bioelectrics, sea-level rise and alternative energies, among other areas. With a determined entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving that drives collaboration with business and industry, the university contributes $2 billion annually to the regional economy. Learn more at

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: Old Point National Bank

Old Point National Bank is a full-service bank offering a wide range of financial services, from free checking and comprehensive commercial services to home equity products.  In addition, Old Point has locations stretching from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach and offers customers surcharge-free access to over 55,000 ATMs worldwide as part of the Allpoint ATM network.

Old Point is committed to helping the Hampton Roads community through the support of over 300 local charitable organizations.  Our employees live, work, shop, and eat in the footprint in which we serve, and we pride ourselves on creating a better community, every day.

Learn more at or follow them on Facebook and Twitter

Truist Financial Corporation is a purpose-driven financial services company committed to inspiring and building better lives and communities. Formed by the historic merger of equals of BB&T and SunTrust, our new company will deliver the best of both companies’ talent, technology and processes.

Truist is headquartered in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, in the heart of its vibrant financial district. Charlotte will also be the home to Truists Innovation and Technology Center, where client inspiration will drive us to develop transformative banking experiences.

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Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: Optima Health

Optima Health has 430,000 members throughout Virginia and 27 years of experience in health insurance. Optima Health offers an array of plan options at affordable rates. The Optima Health network features 15,000 providers—specialists, primary care physicians and hospitals across the state. Additionally, Optima Health offers programs to support members with chronic illnesses, customized wellness programs, and integrated clinical and behavioral health services, as well as pharmacy management. Its mission is to improve health every day and its mission starts with its members! Learn more at

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: Verizon

Verizon is one of the largest communication technology companies in the world and a global leader delivering innovative communications and technology solutions that improve the way our customers live, work, learn and play.  Founded in 2000, the company operates America's most reliable wireless network and the nation's premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide. With brands like Yahoo!TechCrunch and HuffPost, the company's media group helps consumers stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and partners to connect.  Visit to learn more.

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: STIHL

Virginia Beach-based STIHL Inc., one of several manufacturing facilities in the STIHL Group, is the headquarters for U.S. operations. STIHL Inc. employs over 2,100 people nationwide, with more than 1,900 in Virginia Beach, Va., in a variety of positions from manufacturing, product assembly, manufacturing engineering, sales and marketing, and finance.

The Virginia Beach facility is located on approximately 150 acres with over one million square feet under roof, where the company produces a full line of high-quality, handheld outdoor power equipment including blowers, trimmers, brushcutters, and multi-task tools, as well as the number one selling brand of chainsaws worldwide.

STIHL Inc. manufactures over 260 model variations of handheld outdoor power equipment for sale in the U.S. and around the world. STIHL products are sold through a network of over 9,000 servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast — not mass merchants.

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: The Port of Virginia

The Port of Virginia focuses on what matters most to our customers, our people, and our region. Every day we deliver superior service, safe transport, and continuous improvement. It’s why we get up in the morning, and why The Port of Virginia will keep moving forward.

Cargo moving through our world-class facilities is transported from and to markets around the globe, carrying the goods and supplies that manufacturers, corporations, and individual consumers use in their everyday lives. This cargo is moved by way of:

  • 6 Terminals
  • 1,864 acres
  • 19,885 L.F. of berth
  • Up to 50’ deep berths
  • 30 miles of on-dock rail

Our deep water harbor–the deepest on the US East Coast–shelters the world’s largest naval base; a robust shipbuilding and repair industry; a thriving export coal trade and the sixth largest containerized cargo complex in the United States.

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: Sentara

For 126 years, Sentara has been committed to helping people just like you, people who want the most dedicated medical professionals helping them through every stage of life. Over the years, as we have expanded our offerings in health care, we also have grown as an integrated healthcare system throughout Virginia, North Carolina and beyond. Now, we operate more than 100 sites of care, including 12 acute care hospitals - seven in Hampton Roads (southeastern Virginia), one in Northern Virginia, two in the Blue Ridge region of Virginia, one in southern Virginia and one in North Carolina. Learn more at

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: Towne Bank

TowneBank has twenty-six banking offices throughout Southside Hampton Roads, the Peninsula, Williamsburg, and northeastern North Carolina. In addition, Towne offers a full range of services through their mortgage, real estate, insurance, investment, and title companies. 

TowneBank members enjoy a full-service menu of banking benefits, designed to meet both personal and business goals.  All services are delivered with a hometown touch!  Fast, local loan approvals; specialized products; and a talented team of knowledgeable bankers make the experience at TowneBank truly unique.  Visit your hometown bank at

Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: Virginia Media

Virginia Media combines a legacy of commitment to community, ethics and strong journalism with the strengths of new technologies and experienced thinkers. Our mission is to inform, inspire and improve the communities in which we serve. Our products serve consumers and businesses from eastern North Carolina through Hampton Roads, Virginia, and west to Richmond. As an employer, we value innovation and collaboration across a diverse workforce, driving us to compete to win in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. As a corporate citizen, we champion causes that make people's lives better by offering financial support and our time, both as a company and as individual volunteers.


EdLogics is a digital health communications company dedicated to transforming the way people learn about health. The EdLogics Platform is utilized by employers, health plans, academic institutions, and communities to improve health literacy, drive positive health behaviors, achieve better health outcomes, and reduce healthcare costs. EdLogics leverages innovative educational methods rooted in behavioral science including gamification, game-based learning, and unique incentive strategies to deliver a fun, engaging, and personalized learning experience across a broad range of health topics.




Chartway Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution, has been proudly serving members for more than half a century. Guided by its Purpose and Values, the $2.5 billion credit union that serves more than 190,000 members through its branch footprint and a full line of traditional and digital financial products and services - including Online, Mobile, Video, and Telephone Banking - is dedicated to unlocking the potential of individuals and families so they can thrive.

Chartway is also known for being an award-winning leader in charitable giving through its Chartway Promise Foundation. As the charitable arm of the credit union, the Chartway Promise Foundation provides life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness. The foundation has been recognized nationally for its success in raising more than $12 million to support charities that align with its mission. For more information, visit; or, visit them on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.


Hampton Roads Chamber Strategic Partner: Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo is one of North America’s largest and most diverse financial services companies with a legendary reputation for strength and stability, offering more convenience and resources to help you reach your financial goals.

Wells Fargo is a diversified financial services company providing banking insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance. We're headquartered in San Francisco, but we're decentralized so every local Wells Fargo store is a headquarters for satisfying all our customers' financial needs and helping them succeed financially. Learn more at




We describe The Franklin Johnston Group as the most experienced new multifamily management and development company in America. But in fact, we are one of the largest and most experienced, new or otherwise. We launched our company in 2013 with a portfolio of 24 properties and 3,551 residential units in economically sound and diverse markets. Our executives have a decades-long track record of success developing and managing in the multifamily sector, and the principals decided to continue this legacy together. Within the next 24 months, several strategic partners transferred the management of their assets to The Franklin Johnston Group – tripling our size. The result is a portfolio with more than 115 communities and over 19,000 units along the East Coast. And we’re still growing.



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