Thursday, November 30, 2023

Chamber Insights – March 2023

Heading into spring, the Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce a wide variety of engaging programs to promote professional development, legislative involvement, and building relationships in our community.

Up next, the Chamber will host the 2023 Post-Session Legislative Forum on Wednesday, March 15th at the Williamsburg Regional Library. The event is presented by Principle Advantage Government Relations Group, and it will begin promptly at 8 AM. The Forum will focus on the 2023 Virginia General Assembly Session and specific policy matters related to the Chamber’s Legislative Priorities. Register to attend the Forum for free.

The ASPIRE Young Professionals are looking forward to hosting the first ASPIRE Symposium on Thursday, March 16th from 9 AM to 1 PM at William & Mary. Sponsored by the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, the Symposium will feature a light breakfast, keynote presentation, two professional development sessions, networking, a panel discussion, and lunch. The engaging line-up of speakers and session topics are curated to help local young professionals grow in their careers and form valuable connections. Chamber members can register for $25 online.

Coming up, the Chamber is thrilled to present the Annual Gala on Saturday, March 25th at the William & Mary Alumni House. Join us at 6:30 PM for An Evening in Old Hollywood, fit with a walk down the red carpet, a welcome reception with cocktails and live music, dinner, and dancing. The Gala will also showcase a silent auction to benefit the Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which supports Pathways2Careers and educational programming. Sponsorships, tickets, and tables are currently available online for Chamber members and the community.

The Women’s Business Council will host a spring Bingo Night at Two Rivers Country Club on Thursday, March 30th from 4 to 6 PM. Sponsored by A Working Home, the evening will feature bingo, appetizers, one drink ticket for beer or wine, a cash bar, and prizes for bingo winners. Tickets are $30 for Chamber members, and you can register online to attend.

The Chamber has announced its next travel destination: Portugal! October 22nd through 29th, the Chamber will be traveling through Porto, Coimbra, Tomar, and Lisbon, and more on a deluxe, eight-day tour. The cost includes roundtrip international airfare and tax, luxury hotel accommodations, daily breakfast and three dinners, local tour guides, and entrance fees to attractions. Enjoy a port wine tasting in Porto, visit Coimbra University and the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, tour the Convent of Christ, visit the Cathedral of Lisbon, and more. Learn more, browse the full itinerary, and book your trip online with early bird discounts!

Join us in welcoming the newest members of the Chamber:

The Bake Shop – Located in Williamsburg, The Bake Shop is inspired by its team’s passion for bread, coffee, and all things delicious. Led by head bakers, Janiah Johnson and Leo Rodriquez, as well as the front of house team, Brit Sims and Rae Prentiss, The Bake Shop is dedicated to the art of hand crafting baked goods that are inspired by the seasons.

Colonial Connections – Established in 1990, Colonial Connections has assisted thousands of groups in planning exciting and affordable travel in Coastal Virginia, Charlottesville, and Washington, D.C. They add excitement and expertise to every tour and pride themselves on exceeding groups’ expectations.

Global Hub Media – Global Hub Media is a veteran-owned business offering social media, podcasting, video production, and website design.

Andrew Gilfillan, DDS – Dr. Andrew Gilfillan and his team have built a practice for people of all ages and celebrate the joy of a happy, healthy smile. Enjoy exceptional care with a gentle, personal touch from a team with years of experience.

Audiocraft – Audiocraft, LLC is a full service sound, lighting, and video company specializing in concerts, festivals, and corporate and special events. With over 20 years of experience in live production, the friendly Audiocraft staff will make sure your event is a complete success.

B&C House & Floor Cleaning Service – A clean home is a happy home. B&C Cleaning Services is committed to creating a clean and healthy environment for you and your family. In addition to exceptional routine cleaning, enhanced disinfection services are available for your home to help ensure your family’s wellness.

Fjord Construction – Established in 1989, Fjord Construction, Inc. offers general contracting for both residential and commercial projects. Contact Scott Olsen today!

Jessica Anderson for House of Delegates – Jessica Anderson is running for the Virginia House of Delegates to represent the 71st District.

Mallardee Farm Bed and Breakfast – Mallardee Farm Bed and Breakfast is a woman-owned bed and breakfast on a 57-acre animal rescue farm. Enjoy a lake view, fishing poles, canoe, row boat, and kayak, with more local attractions just 15 minutes away.

To learn more about the Chamber, or to join as an individual or business, contact Vanessa Johnson, Membership Coordinator.

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