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The Virginia Council of CEOs and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce announced a strategic partnership today. The agreement grants active VACEOs members dual membership in the Council and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, strengthening the Council’s value to its membership and facilitating its ability to expand regionally. The partnership is expected to positively impact Virginia business.
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce is the largest business association in Virginia, with more than 25,000 member companies. The Virginia Council of CEOs is a non-profit association founded in 2000 that provides crucial benefits to its members through programs and sponsors –most notably through its CEO-to-CEO Roundtable peer support groups, which help members take their business to the next level.
“The Virginia Council of CEOs gives business leaders in Central Virginia an informal board of directors composed of peers and dedicated to their success,” said Scot McRoberts, Executive Director of the Council. “This partnership with the Virginia Chamber will provide tremendous value for our current members and help us begin to form new CEO Roundtables in other parts of the Commonwealth.”
McRoberts reports the Council is currently setting up CEO Roundtable groups in Charlottesville and plans to do the same in other parts of the state in the near future.
“This partnership is very gratifying, as it constitutes an exciting key milestone in the history of the Council. The result should be a significant economic impact for Virginia.” – Chuck McCabe, Co-Founder VACEOs and CEO of Peoples Tax.
Going forward, the Virginia Council of CEOs and the Virginia Chamber will work closely together on future events and initiatives, including this year’s update to the Chamber’s long-term economic plan, Blueprint Virginia 2025.
“This partnership is very gratifying, as it constitutes an exciting key milestone in the history of the Council. The result should be a significant economic impact for Virginia,” said Chuck McCabe, Co-Founder VACEOs and CEO of Peoples Tax.
“We look forward to working with the Virginia Council of CEOs in this new partnership,” said Barry DuVal, President and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. “The strategic plan adopted by our board last year called for expanding collaboration efforts with other business associations, and the fine work of the Virginia Council of CEOs in providing a platform for peer-to-peer CEO mentoring will complement the Chamber’s existing services. Our strength as the voice of Virginia business relies on engaging a broad cross-section of Virginia business leaders, and we welcome these CEOs as new members of the Virginia Chamber.”
“Our association with the Virginia Chamber of Commerce brings about a new set of opportunities for the Council,” adds Neal Lappe, current VACEOs Chair and Founder & CEO of WebStrategies, Inc.
“Over the years, our CEO members and Council staff have developed an organization unlike any other in the state of Virginia. Working with the Virginia Chamber strengthens the Council’s ability to bring our unique value to CEOs throughout the state, and further enables us to fulfill our mission of connecting CEOs for learning and growth. We are excited and optimistic about what this partnership will bring.”
About the Virginia Council of CEOs
The Virginia Council of CEOs is a non-profit association that serves the CEOs of small and mid-sized businesses in Virginia. The Council was founded in 2000 to connect CEOs so that they can learn and grow together. With 200 members in Central Virginia at this time, the Council is forming new CEO Roundtables in other parts of the state in 2017. Learn more at http://www.vaceos.org/.
About the Virginia Chamber of Commerce
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce is the largest business advocacy organization in the Commonwealth, with more than 25,000 members. The Chamber is the leading non-partisan business advocacy organization that works in the legislative, regulatory, civic and judicial arenas at the state and federal level to be a force for long-term economic growth in the Commonwealth. Learn more at www.vachamber.com.
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