Catalyst Roundtables help business owners grow past one million.

Growing a small business isn’t easy. And it can be lonely too.

We help folks like you learn faster, grow smarter, and connect with the knowledge, resources, and experience that will help them succeed.

While our member-led organization has traditionally provided confidential peer roundtables for CEOs of organizations with $1 million or more in annual revenue, we have created a new kind of roundtable for those owners who are striving for a million.

It’s our new Catalyst Roundtable. You will join 6 to 10 other small business owners once a month in a confidential, structured meeting. Our professional facilitator – an experienced CEO – will guide the meetings so that you can learn from one another, and from experts on topics like marketing, human resources, and finance.

Our goal is that you grow past $1 million in a year or so and move up to one of our traditional Roundtables with CEOs of larger businesses.

No one has time to work on their business. But smart CEOs do.No one has time to work on their business. But smart CEOs do.

Why Join VA Council of CEOs


You don’t know what you don’t know, right? Experts will speed up your learning at every meeting.

We use a highly effective model that gets people talking about their challenges and opportunities, and sharing experiences that help them grow.


You will be a member of the largest CEO network in Virginia, with access to learning events and our online community.

Membership Criteria

Catalyst Roundtable Membership is new for us, and just in the Roanoke and New River Valleys for now. We hope to offer in other areas soon.

To be considered for membership, an applicant must:

  • Regardless of title, be the key decision maker and “buck stops here” person of your business. Nonprofit CEOs are welcome too.
  • Lead a Virginia company with gross annual revenue over $500,000 and less than $1,000,000, and have at least 2.5 employees (FTEs, including you).
  • Be committed to growing your company past one million.
  • Be equally committed to growing as a CEO and leader.

Cost of Membership (2024)

For Catalyst members, we postpone the usual joining fee ($1200 in 2024) until you move up to a CEO Roundtable. We consider it an investment in your growth.

Dues are $300 per month by credit or debit card. Your card will be charged monthly once you start meeting with your Catalyst Roundtable.

Your membership includes monthly meetings, access to all VACEOs programming including our Spring Retreat, and inclusion in our CEO-only community.

Thank you for your interest in membership within VA Council of CEOs.

Have a question about Catalyst membership? Contact us!

Apply for VACEOs Membership

  • The Virginia Council of CEOs Application Form (2024)

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  • For Catalyst members, we postpone the usual joining fee ($1200 in 2024) until you move up to a CEO Roundtable. Catalyst dues are $300 per month, payable by credit or debit card. Your card will automatically be charged each month. Dues cover everthing -- your Catalyst Roundtable experience, inclusion in the VACEOs community, and most Council activities, including the Spring Retreat.

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