"Surround yourself with really powerful people - people more advanced than what you need now."

— Avrum Elmakis, CEO, TDBBS (Best Bully Sticks)


Outside of their CEO Roundtables, Council members connect through a variety of learning and social events. Most are CEO-only, and all give you the chance to learn from other leaders.

Knowledge Network: Cyber Security for SMBs
October 20, 2016, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

In this presentation you’ll learn what all small and mid-size business owners should know about cyber security and how to start identifying your risks so that you are able to develop a sound cyber security strategy, make informed investments, and ultimately minimize the likelihood and impact of a cyberattack. Learn more and register here.

Limited Access: Cocktails at Shagbark
November 10, 2016, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy connecting with your VACEOs colleagues over a craft cocktail and delicious, locally sourced food at RVA’s hottest new restaurant, Shagbark. Hurry, space is limited! Register here.

Quarterly Luncheon
November 17, 2016, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Speaker:  Aaron Montgomery, Co-Founder and COO of CarLotz. Qualified guests (CEOs of $1 million plus companies) are welcome. Details & registration here.

Roundtable/Forum Leader Training
December 1, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Leader training for all 2017 Roundtable and Forum Leaders. Register here.

CEO Retreat 2017
April 26-28, 2017

The ultimate learning, connecting, growing experience for small and mid-sized business CEOs. This year at the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. Save the date!

Past Events

Quarterly Luncheon
September 22, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Richard Hadden Hi-ResRichard Hadden is an author and workplace expert who has, for more than 20 years, studied the connection between people practices and profit performance. He will offer a talk “Contented Cows Give Better Milk:  Your People, Your Profit.” Qualified guests (CEOs of $1 million plus companies) are welcome. Details and registration here.

Bike Ride on the VA Capital Trail
September 15, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Join other members and sponsors of all abilities on a bicycle ride along the Virginia Capital Trail. The Trail is a dedicated, paved pedestrian and bicycle trail that connects the Commonwealth’s past and present capitals of Jamestown and Richmond along the scenic Route 5 corridor.

We will adjourn for refreshments after riding, and welcome non-riders to join in. Learn more and register here.

Sponsors Luncheon
September 13, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

A luncheon for Council sponsors to network with Council leadership and learn about plans for the future. Learn more and register here.

Five Factors for Sales Success
August 18, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

At this Knowledge Network lunch, John Asher will share the best global practices for developing sales and marketing processes that are efficient, repeatable and shorten sales cycle times. Members will walk away with actionable items that they can immediately implement to improve overall revenue growth for their companies.

Members and qualified CEO guests are welcome. Learn more and register here.

Member/Guest Mixer @ Reservoir Distillery
August 16, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

A mixer for members and their prospective member guests.

Details and registration here.

PAST – Membership Info Lunch @ Travinia
July 27, 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

An information session on Council membership for qualified CEOs.

Details and registration here.