VACCE September 2018 E-Newsletter
VACCE Announces 2018-19 Event Dates
We are excited to share with you the event dates for VACCE for the 2018-19 fiscal year:

2018 VACCE Best Practices Meeting 
Friday, October 12, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond/Midlothian
Click here to register for event

2018 VACCE Governmental Affairs Roundtable Meeting 
Thursday, November 15, 2018
McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC
Richmond, VA

2019 VACCE Staff Development Conference
( formerly VACCE Institute )
Monday & Tuesday, March 4 & 5, 2019
Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center
Staunton, VA

2019 VACCE Executive Leadership Conference
( formerly Annual Meeting )
Thursday & Friday, June 20 & 21, 2019
Fredericksburg Hospitality House Hotel & Conference Center
Fredericksburg, VA

REGISTRATION OPEN - Best Practices Meeting 
Make Plans to Join Us in Richmond!

You won't want to miss the 2018 VACCE Best Practices Meeting scheduled for:

Friday, October 12, 2018
10:00am - 3:00pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond/Midlothian
Richmond, VA
This is always a member favorite, and you won't want to miss out as we hear from your  peers on chamber industry topics. Click here for the event agenda, and click here to register for the event.

This is a one-day meeting, and our registration fees are below:
  • $  95 - First Attendee (member price)
  • $  55 - Each Additional Attendee from Same Chamber (member price)
  • $195 - Non-Member Fee
  Click here for more information and to register.

Virginia Chamber Update
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SAVE THE DATE - Chamber Day at the Capitol and Old Dominion Assembly - January 23, 2019

On January 23, 2019, the Virginia Chamber will host 2019 Chamber Day at the Capitol at the Omni Hotel in Richmond. Join Chambers of Commerce and other business leaders  from around the Commonwealth at Chamber Day for briefings from Virginia's top government leaders!  Your Leadership groups are welcome, and we can provide a special discount.
That evening, join more than 600 guests at the Old Dominion Assembly Legislative Reception, one of the premier events on the legislative social calendar!  Special Group Discounts available for Chambers of Commerce.

Registration information will be made available soon.
Open Positions 
Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber  
The Chamber is seeking a Tourism Coordinator. For more information, please see the VACCE Careers Page.

VACCE Member Updates 
Bedford Area Chamber 
Wende Gaylor has been named the new president & CEO of the Chamber.  She previously worked for the Chamber as Director of Sales and Marketing from 2002 to 2007.

Charlottesville Regional Chamber 
The Chamber recently announced that it has hired Elizabeth Cromwell as the new president & CEO of the organization. Her start date will be October 1.

Highland County Chamber 
VACCE is proud to welcome Josh Umar, Executive Director, and the Highland County Chamber of Commerce as our newest VACCE member chamber.

Luray-Page County Chamber 
The Chamber's Young Professional group hosted a Leadership Seminar on August 9 at Castle Vinyards with leadership coach and author John Lesko. The seminar focused on interviewing techniques to help young professionals.

Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance  
The Virginia Small Business Development Center which serves the City of Lynchburg and Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell Counties has relocated from the campus of CVCC to a new host organization, the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance.  The SBDC - Lynchburg Region is a free, confidential business advising service open to all small businesses in the region.

Northern Virginia Chamber 
Julie Coons has been hired as the new president & CEO for the Chamber. She will begin her duties on September 10.

Top of Virginia Regional Chamber 
The Chamber would like to welcome Ashley Miller as their new Director, Marketing & Communications.  Emily Buhl has left the Chamber to take a position at Shenandoah University.