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Calendar for week of Sept. 3


Hampton Roads Tech Expo, annual technology conference and awards, noon-7 p.m., 11 a.m. check-in; at VMASC, 1030 University Blvd., Suffolk. Regional gathering for technology and innovation experts and organizations will showcase regional innovation and celebrate “best efforts.” $50. Learn more at

Old Dominion Fashion Exhibitors women’s fashion and accessories trade show, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 5 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel, 5700 Atlantic Ave. Wholesale trade show for retailers. Visit for more information.


Wounded Warrior Golf Outing, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; shotgun start at 10 a.m. At NAS Oceana’s Hornet Course at Aeropines Golf Club, 1750 Tomcat Blvd., Virginia Beach. Contact Liz Blose at 757-664-2533 or Learn more at

SEPT. 10

Hampton Roads Housewives fall event: Create Dreams Networking Happy Hour, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Networking, shopping, mingling and more. Vendors will be doing giveaways and raffles. RSVP:

Norfolk Sports Club luncheon with Latrell Scott, 11:30 a.m. at Hits at the Park, Harbor Park. Coach Latrell Scott will discuss Norfolk State University football. $20 for members, $25 for guests. RSVP at 757-497-9853.

SEPT. 11

Military Recognition Breakfast, 8-10 a.m. at Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina, 700 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton. $35 per ticket (breakfast included). Sponsorship opportunities available. Register at

SEPT. 12


Coffee Connection, 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. at The Mariners’ Museum and Park, 100 Museum Drive Newport News. Free for chamber members, $5 for nonmembers. Registration:

Hook Law Center Coffee with Colleagues, 9 a.m. at Marian Manor, 5345 Marian Lane, Virginia Beach. Guest speaker, Katie McDonough, director of programs and public policy with Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, will speak about 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and effective communication. Breakfast will be provided.

Hampton Roads REALTORS Association’s Discovering Commercial Real Estate course, 8:30 a.m.-noon at HRRA headquarters, 638 Independence Blvd., Suite 100, Chesapeake. Broad overview of commercial real estate and how it differs from industry’s residential side; taught by Terry Fraley with Century 21 Nachman Realty. $49 for HRRA members and $75 for nonmembers. Register at Call Cindy Matthews with questions at 757-473-9700.

Dennis Gartman Presents A Trader’s Perspective on the Capital Markets, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk, 5655 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. Chamber Strome Business Series Event is $40. Register or learn more at

SEPT. 13

Norfolk In-Water Boat Show, noon- 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Waterside Marina, 333 Waterside Drive, Norfolk. Interested exhibitors contact Karen Scherberger, for space reservation details. Learn more at

BizTools Workshop, Optimizing your Business Facebook Page for Beginners, 9-11 a.m. at the BizConnect Resource Center, 318 W. 21st St., Norfolk. Kaycee McCoy of Create/Captivate Digital Marketing has over a decade of creative marketing, consulting, and public speaking experience as well as an Inbound Marketing Certification from Hubspot. BizConnect member cost, $35; nonmember, $40. For more information, visit

Pink Bag Lunch, Incorporating Workplace Team Skills, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at 21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100, Hampton. Speaker is Andrea Pierce of Saint Leo University. Members, $7; nonmembers, $14. Register at

SEPT. 15

LGBTQ Career Fair and Biz Expo, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in Big Blue Room of Ted Constant Center. Event open to public. Vendor blender and VIP reception Friday. For info, contact Eric at 757-761-3742 or Register at

Magnolia Circle Dragon Boat Race Fundraiser at Nauticus in downtown Norfolk. We are a volunteer group focused on raising funds, friends and awareness to support CHKD in Norfolk. Join us as a paddler, sponsor, volunteer or spectator.

Tenth Annual Mayor’s Breakfast to Honor Veterans, 8-10:30 a.m., Chesapeake Conference Center, 700 Conference Center Drive. Speaker: Emanuel Chestnut, provost of Tidewater Community College, Norfolk Campus. Register at: Free, $5 donation suggested.

SEPT. 18

Hampton Roads Utility and Heavy Contractors Association Engineers’ Night, 6-8:30 p.m. at Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 3001 Atlantic Ave. Bruce Husselbee, director of engineering, HRSD, will have updates on upcoming Hampton Roads projects; and Joel Ogren, CEO of Assured Communications Advisors International, will speak on his firm’s $52 million data center coming to Virginia Beach. Register or learn more at

CREW Hampton Roads annual Groundbreaking Woman luncheon, 11:30 a.m Town Point Club, 101 W Main St., Norfolk. Featuring Ellen Keeter, executive vice president, TowneBank. Visit for details and registration. $35 members, $50 for nonmembers.

SEPT. 19

Norfolk Sports Club’s 7th Annual Pete Decker Memorial Golf Outing at Virginia Beach National Golf Club, 2500 Tournament Drive, Virginia Beach. For more info or to register, call 757-497-9583.

Communicating & Marketing to Multicultural America, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 1401 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk. Join PRSA Hampton Roads and AMA Hampton Roads for joint luncheon with Andrew McCaskill, senior vice president of global communications and multicultural marketing for Nielsen and board member for PRSA National. Learn more at or

Hampton Roads Chamber Legislative Reception, 5-7 p.m. at Harbor Club, 333 Waterside Drive, Norfolk. Members and guests invited to engage with General Assembly delegation in a scenic and relaxed setting on the Elizabeth River. Contact the chamber at or 757-622-2312.

SEPT. 20

The Glass 2018 Women’s Business Conference, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Hampton Roads Kroc Center, 1401 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk. Forget glass slipper fantasy, we are talking about the reality of the glass ceiling and how it has been shattered in Hampton Roads. Keynote speaker is Bank of America’s Michelle Moore. $50-$60. Contact, 757-664-2518 or visit

SEPT. 21

It’s Fall, Y’all Charity Party, 5-8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Home. Early-bird rates end Aug. 31. Enjoy this family-friendly fun-raiser sponsored by PRA Group, with food provided by Baker’s Crust. For information, contact Kristen Nelson, (757) 622-2208 ext. 328 or

Neptune Festival End of Summer Bay Bash, 7-11 p.m. at Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club, 1052 Cardinal Road, Virginia Beach. Endless food and beverages, interactive entertainment and live music in dance party atmosphere, in support of Toby’s Dream Foundation. Tickets begin at $125 and include food, beverage and valet.

SEPT. 24

Norfolk Sports Club luncheon with Wood Selig, 11:30 a.m. at Hits at the Park, Harbor Park. Wood Selig will discuss ODU athletics. $20 for members, $25 for guests. RSVP at 757-497-9853.

SEPT. 25

Non-Profit Expo, 7:30-9:30 a.m. at 21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100, Hampton. $10 includes breakfast; must register and pre-pay at

SEPT. 26

2018 Annual Meeting and Workforce Innovation Awards, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Westin Virginia Beach Town Center, 4535 Commerce St. Celebrate accomplishments of Hampton Roads Workforce Development System. $25-$30. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Steve Cooke at 757-314-2370 ext. 110. Register at

SEPT. 27

Business Connection After Hours, 5-7 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina 700 Settlers Landing Road. Free for chamber members, $5 for non-members. Registration:

Cyber Risk Management Breakfast Seminar: Vendor management and cyber insurance, 8-10 a.m. at Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. 150 W. Main Street, Suite 2100 Norfolk. RSVP to Andrea or Caitlyn at 757-624-3232 or, or online at

SEPT. 29

Taste of Hampton Roads culinary crawl, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Olde Towne Portsmouth. Crawls on Oct. 6 in downtown Norfolk and Oct. 21 at Town Center Virginia Beach. Events showcase each city’s local cuisine and culture with many of last year’s favorite restaurants, as well as newcomers. $35 per person, per city or $50 at door; get tickets at

OCT. 2

Peninsula Executive Leadership Forum with Paul S. Trible Jr., president of Christopher Newport University, 7:30-9 a.m. at 21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100, Hampton. Fee $25, sponsorship opportunities available. Register at

OCT. 5

State of the Region Address on the Peninsula, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Newport News Marriott. Regional economic discussion of the year presented by ODU economics professors Robert McNab and Vinod Agarwal. $60, or $50 for LEAD Hampton Roads Alumni; includes copy of the 2018 State of the Region Report. Register at Contact Alexis Epps at or 664-2529 for sponsorship information.

OCT. 12

State of the Region Address on the Southside, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Norfolk Waterside Marriott. Regional economic discussion of the year presented by ODU economics professors Robert McNab and Vinod Agarwal. $60, or $50 for LEAD Hampton Roads Alumni; includes copy of the 2018 State of the Region Report. Register at Contact Alexis Epps at or 664-2529 for sponsorship information.

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Golf Classic, 11 a.m. registration, noon shotgun start, at Virginia Beach National Golf Club, 2500 Tournament Drive, Virginia Beach. Learn more at or contact Will Driscoll at or 757-800-1555.

OCT. 29

Monster Mega Mixer & Business Showcase, 4:30-7:30 p.m. The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center, 4535 Commerce St., Va. Beach. Region’s premier networking opportunity to gain exposure and visibility to help grow your business. Learn more at or contact Diane Raihle at 757-664-2521 or

NOV. 17

34th Annual Holidays in the City Grand Illumination Parade, 7 p.m. in downtown Norfolk. Learn how to participate or volunteer at For sponsorship opportunities, contact Noel Gramlich at

NOV. 28

2018 Pillars of the Economy forum, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Hilton Norfolk The Main, 100 E. Main St. Featuring Mark Honecker, executive director and chief of staff, U.S. Fleet Forces Command; Bruce Thompson, president and CEO, Gold Key | PHR; and John Reinhart, CEO and executive director, The Port of Virginia. $50 for Hampton Roads Chamber member, $65 for prospective member. Contact Anne Baumler at 757-664-2518 or

DEC. 1

Annual Christmas Parade, 9 a.m. at Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg. Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance sponsors “Miracle on DoG Street,” inspired by the holiday classic “Miracle on 34th Street.” Registration will run through October 5th on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration fee $30. Visit or contact Michelle Williams,

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