March Newsletter
We had a great time at our first big event of the year, the Annual Membership Meeting & Breakfast Bonanza. It almost wasn't a breakfast, but, despite some guy named Murphy trying to disrupt our fun, Wonder City Bakery treats satisfied the hunger until Catered Affairs by Shelby got past the mega traffic jam on I-95 and folks got to eat. Check out Board President Denny McDermott's Membership Address on HPGTV below. And now, onward and upward! Here's a look at what's going on in March.
General Assembly honors Chamber with Resolution
The HPG Chamber and it's legacy members were recognized by the Virginia General Assembly at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 4th . Delegate Carrie Coyner championed this action and Delegate Emily Brewer was the Chief Co-Patron of Bill Senator Joe Morrissey and Delegate Laschrecse Aird were also in support. Watch the video here .
See HPGVA in a Chevrolet!
You may not know that the HPG Chamber assists in marketing Hopewell and Prince George. One initiative for 2020 will be hospitality outreach. We have partnered with Strosnider Chevrolet to host local hotel FAM (familiariztion) tours before summer tourism heats up. The more local hotel staff know about what's on offer in HPG, the better they can inform their guests and drive those crucial tourism dollars into the local economy. Anyone wishing to participate should contact Becky McDonough.
New Members
Ribbon Cutting

We welcome new retailer, Gordman's (replacing Peebles in Cavalier Square) on March 17th at 9am .
Job Fair

Our workforce development initiatives this year include a collaboration between the HPG Chamber, Hopewell and Prince George Public Schools, and local manufacturing, logistics, and construction companies. A Job Fair will be held on March 19th at the Prince George Wellness Center. For more info, contact Becky McDonough .
Learn more about repetitive motion injuries and prevention...

Loss Control Innovations, is offering a series of ergonomic assessment sessions in March. If you have sedentary employees (and who doesn't?) this information could benefit you. Reduce repetitive motion injuries and workers' comp claims while improving morale and employee satisfaction. We've all had it done here at the office and it's well worth it! For more info and to sign up, click here .
Chamber Travel 2020

We're travelling again this year, this time to Ireland! Attend an information session on March 10th from 5-6pm at the Colonial Heights Optimist Club. Book before March 31st and get $100 off ! For more info, contact Daniel Jones .
Centennial Book Club
Another new initiative this year is our Centennial Book Club, in honor of our 100th anniversary, which is also the anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, we have chosen the book 'The Confidence Code: The Science & Art of Self-Assurance - What Women Should Know' , by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman. The Centennial Book Club will have its first meeting at The Boathouse City Point on March 25th from 11:30 - 12:30 with a fixed price lunch of $15. The Club is open to everyone; let's connect through meaningful discussion.

Special Offer from the Reliability Center
Bring a specific, costly problem and it will be used as the basis of the exercises. Our friends at the Reliability Center have moved to Scott's Edition and in honor of their move and our 100th Anniversary, they are offering 50% off their training sessions for chamber members. Contact John Bartlow , Product Manager for the Reliably Center to book your training. mention HPG Chamber!
Legacy Members at the 2020 Membership Meeting: Marks & Harrison, Swift Creek Mill Theater, BSV, J.W. Enochs Builders, J.T. Morris & Son Funeral Home, Fort Lee, Ashland, John Randolph Medical Center, AdvanSix, and Chamber Board President, Denny McDermott of ITAC. 804-541-2461
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