“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

— Danessa Knaupp of Ave8Advisors addresses Knowledge Network participants

Events

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.

Richmond Spiders Basketball VIP Event
January 9, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

VACEOs members, sponsors and their guests will enjoy the VIP treatment on a private terrace in the Robins Center. Enjoy socializing over food and beverages and take in the game from the terrace, or from a nearby seat. Register now.

Quarterly Luncheon: David Gallagher, An Entrepreneur’s Journey
January 25, 2018, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

David Gallagher and his partner started Dominion Payroll with $7,000, in a garage. Today DP has offices and 5 states and serves clients in all fifty. Dave will share stories and lessons from his entrepreneurial journey. Sign up now.

Sponsor & Board Social
January 29, 2018, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The Board of Directors will host sponsors for an afternoon meeting and social at the Richmond Wine Station. Register now.

Lunch & Learn
February 22, 2018, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Formerly called Knowledge Network, this quarterly learning event is a casual workshop for our members, sponsors and CEO guests. Program announced soon.

Quarterly Luncheon
March 22, 2018, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Members, sponsors and guests gather to connect and learn. Details announced soon.

CEO Retreat 2018
April 25-27, 2018

The premiere annual event for Virginia CEOs. We will retreat again this year to the Omni Homestead Resort. Registration and program details announced soon, but you can go ahead and reserve your room here.

Past Events

 


 

RT & Forum Leader Training
December 7, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Critical training for 2018 Roundtable and Forum leaders. Register now.

Get to Know VACEOs – The Women CEO’s Experience
November 30, 2017, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

What do Carroll Plumbing & Heating, R. E. Lee Companies, and Charles Ryan Associates have in common? They are all legacy businesses lead by great woman CEOs who are members of VA Council of CEOs!

Join us for this special “Get to Know VACEOs” event for women CEOs. It’s a great opportunity to meet women like Caryn Foster Durham and Arlene Lee and to learn how membership in VACEOs can help you be happier and more successful as a CEO.

All members and sponsors are encouraged to attend with their prospective member.

Learn more and sign up here.

Quarterly Luncheon with Kevin Eastman
November 16, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

The Council’s Annual Meeting and former NBA coach Kevin Eastman will speak. Learn more.

Fall Happy Hour
October 26, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Join your VACEOs colleagues at the new offices of Dominion Payroll for our fall happy hour. Sign up now!

Knowledge Network Lunch
October 19, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Danessa Knaupp, executive coach, will share her viewpoint on the power of what leaders notice, and how a simple, practiced shift can make the difference between stagnation and progress. Don’t miss this practical, information-based approach to shifting your leadership perspective and expanding your opportunity. Learn more and sign up now.

Total Leadership Workshop with Stew Friedman
October 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This is a workshop that could literally change your life. The purpose of Total Leadership is to improve performance in all four domains of life: work, home, community, and self by creating mutual value among them. Not simply “work/life balance”, Total Leadership is a set of hands-on tools that get results. Open to members and their teams. Register now.

Quarterly Luncheon
September 28, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Members, sponsors and guests will reconnect after the summer over lunch. Dr. Ronald A. Crutcher, president of the University of Richmond, will speak. Learn more and sign up now.

Sponsors Lunch
September 12, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Sponsors and Council leaders will connect over lunch at The Jefferson. Sign up here.

Charlottesville Interest Meeting
August 30, 2017, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Charlottesville area CEOs are invited to join us for a small gathering to learn more about peer roundtables now forming for CEOs of small and mid-sized business CEOs. After growing to 200 CEOs in Richmond, the Council is expanding to offer roundtables to Cville CEOs.

CEOs of businesses with $1 million or more in revenue and at least 5 employees are invited to consider joining the Council.

Sign up here.

Knowledge Network Lunch
August 24, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

“Lessons from the Trenches”. Greg Herceg, former VACEOs member and currently a director at Warren Whitney, will be sharing his experiences from his time as CEO of the Kloke Group and his time with Honeywell.Two very different businesses but leadership was always the key!

Sign up here.

Get to Know VACEOs
September 13, 4:00 p.m.

An occasional, casual event for CEOs interested in learning about how membership in VACEOs can help you be happier and more successful as a CEO. We serve CEOs of companies with more than $1 million revenue.
There will be a short presentation at 4:15, and attendees can socialize in our cafe afterward.

Members and sponsors are encouraged to attend with their prospective member.

Sign up here.

Get to Know VACEOs
August 10, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

A casual event at our Scott’s Addition offices for CEOs interested in learning about how membership in VACEOs can help you be happier and more successful as a CEO. There will be a short presentation at 4:15, and attendees can socialize in our cafe afterward.

Members and sponsors are encouraged to attend with their prospective member.

Sign up now.

Roundtable Leader Forum
August 9, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

RT and Forum Leaders gather to support one another and sharpen their leadership skills. This meeting will be held at The Jefferson Hotel. Sign up here.

Get to Know VACEOs
July 12, 2017, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

A casual event at our Scott’s Addition offices for CEOs interested in learning about how membership in VACEOs can help you be happier and more successful as a CEO. There will be a short presentation at 4:15, and attendees can socialize in our cafe afterward.

Members and sponsors are encouraged to attend with their prospective member.

Sign up now.

Charlottesville Interest Meeting
July 11, 2017, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Charlottesville area CEOs are invited to join us for a small gathering to learn more about peer roundtables now forming for CEOs of small and mid-sized business CEOs. After growing to 200 CEOs in Richmond, the Council is expanding to offer roundtables to Cville CEOs.

CEOs of businesses with $1 million or more in revenue and at least 5 employees are invited to consider joining the Council.

Sign up here.

VACEOs Family Event @ Flying Squirrels
July 6, 2017, 6:35 p.m. until the fireworks

Join members, sponsors, and their family/guests on the new group venue at the Diamond – Bistro at the BullpenYour 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.

Get to Know VACEOs – Richmond
June 22, 2017, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

A casual event at our Scott’s Addition offices for CEOs interested in learning about how membership in VACEOs can help you be happier and more successful as a CEO. There will be a short presentation at 4:15, and attendees can socialize in our cafe afterward.

Members and sponsors are encouraged to attend with their prospective member.

Register now.

Charlottesville Interest Meeting
June 21, 2017, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Charlottesville area CEOs are invited to join us for a small gathering to learn more about peer roundtables now forming for CEOs of small and mid-sized business CEOs. After growing to 200 CEOs in Richmond, the Council is expanding to offer roundtables to Cville CEOs.

CEOs of businesses with $1 million or more in revenue and at least 5 employees are invited to consider joining the Council.

Sign up here.

Get to Know VACEOs
June 14, 2017, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

A casual event at our Scott’s Addition offices for CEOs interested in learning about how membership in VACEOs can help you be happier and more successful as a CEO. There will be a short presentation at 4:15, and attendees can socialize in our cafe afterward.

Members and sponsors are encouraged to attend with their prospective member.

Sign up now.

Virtual Reality Experience: A Limited Access Event
June 8, 2017, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Join your VACEOs colleagues and experience Virtual Reality with a high-end professional VR system, provided by River City VR. River City VR owner Rob Newton will offer a presentation on how businesses are utilizing this technology today, and how more may do so in the future.

This event will take place at The Rec Room, a leading edge facility in its own right, purpose built by Good Run Research for consumer research, business meetings and events. Learn more and register here.

Beaulieau Webinar & Happy Hour
June 2, 2017, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Our favorite economist, Alan Beaulieu, is doing a live webinar for VACEOs will be on June 2 at 3:30. You can sign up to participate from wherever you are (contact us for the link), or sign up here to join other members at VACEOs HQ in The HandCraft Building to participate with a group of peers!

Absorb Alan’s forecast, and rearrange your portfolio over a beverage in our cafe. Snacks too!

 

 

Knowledge Network Lunch: Social Media eBoot Camp
May 25, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

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!

Sign up now!

CEO Retreat 2017 Registration & Schedule
April 26-28, 2017

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.

Roundtable / Forum Leader Forum
April 5, 2017, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Roundtable and Forum leaders gather to collaborate and hone their skills. Register now.

Quarterly Luncheon
March 23, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

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.

St. Madness Day Open House
March 17, 2017, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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.

Limited Access Event: CURLING & Happy Hour
March 16, 2017, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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.

Advisory Board Meeting
March 2, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Our Advisory Board will meet with the Board of Directors over lunch.

Knowledge Network Lunch
February 23, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Cancelled. Stay tuned for rescheduled date.

Roundtable Leader Forum
February 15, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

RT and Forum Leaders gather to support one another and sharpen their leadership skills. Lunch included. Sign up.

Sponsors Lunch
February 2, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 pm.

Sponsors and Council Board, please register here.

UR @ VCU Basketball – A Limited Access Event
February 1, 2017, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

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.

Quarterly Luncheon
January 25, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.