Follow the Leaders
"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.
Roundtable and Forum leaders gather to collaborate and hone their skills. Register now.
Corey Perlman is one of the best speakers and teachers on social media out there. At our lunch, he will lead participants in a hands-on, tactical deep-dive into the latest digital marketing practices. Come prepared to learn something new!
From Executive Director Scot McRoberts: I consider myself pretty savvy when it comes to social media and digital marketing, and Corey impressed me when I took part in one of his workshops. He was able to meet a diverse audience at their various levels of expertise and did enough hands-on instruction that everyone walked away with new skills and ideas. I have been trying to book him for VACEOs since then!
The ultimate learning, connecting, growing experience for small and mid-sized business CEOs. This year, headlined by Marshall Goldsmith at the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. Retreat Schedule and Registration.
Join members, sponsors, and their family/guests on the new group venue at the Diamond – Bistro at the Bullpen. Your game ticket is included. The Squirrels face the Erie Seawolves at 6:35 p.m. Fireworks at the end of the game! All Food and Drinks in the Bistro are included! More info.
Save the date!
Advisory Board members and the Board of Directors to meet. An all-member reception to follow.
Barry DuVal, CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce will speak, and gather your input for Blueprint Virginia 2025, the new business plan for the Commonwealth. Register now.
Swing by the new VACEOs HQ in Scott’s Addition, tour the facility, and raise a pint. The games will be on the big screen, and if the weather is nice the garage door will be open! Feel free to bring a guest. The Madness begins at 3:00 and goes until 6:00-ish. Register now.
Come out and have fun learning about Curling. One of our very own members, Travis Hamilton, and his fellow curling team members will show us how it is done. There will be instructions, coaching, and practice followed by an actual game. Sign up.
Our Advisory Board will meet with the Board of Directors over lunch.
Cancelled. Stay tuned for rescheduled date.
RT and Forum Leaders gather to support one another and sharpen their leadership skills. Lunch included. Sign up.
Sponsors and Council Board, please register here.
Join members, sponsors and guests for this sold-out rivalry game. We will have a reception before the game. Members, sponsors and their guests only. This event is sold out and we have a WAITING LIST. See details and sign up for the waiting list here.
Wharton professor Stew Friedman will lead attendees in an exercise in Total Leadership, his work that equips leaders to perform well in all domains of life – work, home, community, and self. Learn more and register now. Everyone attending will receive a copy of Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life.
Leader training for all 2017 Roundtable and Forum Leaders. Register here.
Speaker: Aaron Montgomery, Co-Founder and COO of CarLotz. Qualified guests (CEOs of $1 million plus companies) are welcome. Details & registration here.
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.
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.
Richard 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.
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.
A luncheon for Council sponsors to network with Council leadership and learn about plans for the future. Learn more and register here.
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.
A mixer for members and their prospective member guests.
An information session on Council membership for qualified CEOs.