Leap with the Alliance: Bold Ideas for a Bright Future.
You won't want to miss the Alliance's biggest event of the year - the 141st Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance Annual Meeting - as we take a look back at 2023 and ahead to the future.
At the Annual Meeting, you'll hear the State of the Alliance Address, receive our annual Impact Report, eat, connect, and celebrate creativity and commerce. We are excited to announce that Barry DuVal, President & CEO, Virginia Chamber of Commerce will be joining us at the Annual Meeting!
🏆 Awards Recognition:
- State of the Alliance Address
- Annual Impact Report Unveiling
- State Update by Barry DuVal, President & CEO, Virginia Chamber of Commerce
🎟️ Limited Space - Act Fast!
- David M. Corry, F. M. "Dink" Cloyd Award for chamber service
- Dr. Owen C. Cardwell, Jr., George Taylor Stewart III Award for community impact
- Young Professional (YP) to Watch Award
- Ambassador of the Year Announcement
This is an event that demands swift action, as space is limited, and tickets are guaranteed to vanish like hotcakes. Secure your spot now, and for those attending as a group, consider seizing the opportunity of a sponsored table with exclusive benefits – act fast before they're all claimed!
To reserve your place in this epic celebration, make your reservations by the stroke of midnight on February 21. Registration is a breeze – do it online, give us a ring at (434) 845-5966, or drop us a line at email@example.com.
💼 Showcase Your Business
Elevate your brand by showcasing it at the pinnacle of Alliance events! Reach out to Heath Barret at (434) 515-3365 or shoot him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to explore partnership opportunities for the Annual Meeting. Seize the chance to shine in the spotlight of innovation and collaboration!
Special Guest: Barry Duval
Barry DuVal was named President and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce in April 2010. Under his leadership, the Chamber has become Virginia’s largest business advocacy group, growing from approximately 1,000 members in 2010 to more than 29,000 members today. In 2013, the Chamber produced Blueprint Virginia, the Commonwealth’s first comprehensive business-led initiative to provide direction and long-term economic development planning for Virginia. In 2017 and 2021, the Chamber released an update to the original Blueprint, an action plan for strengthening Virginia’s economic competitiveness and getting Virginia back to the top of business climate rankings.
Mr. DuVal has experience in business and public service. His public service began in 1988 when he was elected to the Newport News City Council. In 1990, he was elected mayor of the city. He served as mayor from 1990 through 1996 when he stepped down to become the President & CEO of Hampton Roads Partnership, a regional economic development organization representing Southeast Virginia’s 1.6 million citizens.
From 1998 through 2002, Mr. DuVal served as the Secretary of Commerce and Trade for the Commonwealth of Virginia. During his term as Secretary, Virginia attracted a record-setting 1,500 economic development projects representing 156,850 new jobs and $13.7 billion in private investment.