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The Hampton Roads Chamber is launching a new initiative

(Southside daily photo/Courtesy of Pixabay)
(Southside daily photo/Courtesy of Pixabay)

NORFOLK — The Hampton Roads Chamber recently announced the launch of a new 2019 initiative designed to bring together the region’s top military officials, representatives from local military commands, municipal leaders, educators, workforce development and business leaders.

These individuals will make up the Hampton Roads Military Advisory Council.

Bryan K. Stephens, president and CEO Hampton Roads Chamber, said the purpose of the HRMAC is to bring synergy to the numerous, disparate local efforts supporting the region’s military members, veterans, transitioning service members and military families, and to leverage the business community to help solve systematic problems on their behalf.

The HRMAC is described as a voluntary, collaborative council representing the whole region and will have the power of a collective voice to make an impact at local, state and federal levels, according to a news release from said the Hampton Roads Chamber.

Stephens said the desired end-state is that Hampton Roads is the assignment of choice for active duty military members and veterans because the issues most important to them are valued and worked by the collective efforts of the members of the HRMAC.

The council will meet quarterly with the first 2019 meeting scheduled for February.

To learn more about the Hampton Roads Chamber, click here.

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