Vicki Gardner Receives 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award
The VACCE Board of Directors was proud to present Vicki Gardner, Executive Director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber, the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award at our Executive Leadership Conference held in Fredericksburg, VA.
Vicki recently announced her intent to retire from her position, and on this occasion we wanted to commend her for her dedication and contributions to our industry. We offer our sincere appreciation for her valuable service to the Chamber of Commerce industry.
2019 Webinar Wednesdays
We are pleased to partner with eight other state chamber executive associations to offer Webinar Wednesdays in 2019. The next event will take place:
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Open Chamber Positions
The Chamber is seeking a new President. For more information, please see the VACCE Careers Page.
VACCE Member Updates
Our Board Chairman, Susan Jenkins, has been promoted to Vice President at Benchmark Community Bank. Congratulations Susan!
Richard Bland College of William & Mary and the Chesterfield Chamber are partnering to present
Leadership Chesterfield, a strategic program designed to educate rising business leaders on how to grow and strengthen business networking and civic engagement.
Colonial Heights Chamber
The Chamber is hosting a
Leading Healthy Teams event on July 18 at Life Church. Partnering with Leadercast, the event will be held from 8:30am - 3:30pm.
Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber
The Chamber has a new brand: THE ONLY WAY TO DO BUSINESS. In order to better connect with our member and reflect the growth of the business community around us, we've transformed our brand into a more modern and accessible personality. Part of the rebrand is a
new website that features easy navigation and straightforward information, facilitating access to business, government, and leadership for our members.
Shenandoah County Chamber
The Chamber held their
first Student Leadership Shenandoah County program modeled after our adult Leadership Shenandoah County program. We had 11 students, selected from the three high schools, participate. The Chamber partnered with the County Public School System to make this program a reality. The mission of the Student Leadership Shenandoah County (SLSC) program is to equip rising high school sophomores and juniors with opportunities to acquire and implement leadership skills in their school and community. The SLSC program will foster the development of student leadership skills through various experiences.
The Chamber's Board of Directors recently designated
Sharon Baroncelli's new title as President/CEO to align with her increased role and responsibilities with the Chamber.
Top of Virginia Regional Chamber
Billy Whirley has joined the Chamber's staff as the new Business Development Specialist.