“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

VACEOs events go virtual! All events listed here are videoconference events, unless otherwise noted.

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.

Quarterly Luncheon & Annual Meeting featuring economist Elliot Eisenberg
November 18, 2020, 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join VACEOs on November 18 for our Annual Meeting and Quarterly Luncheon (lunch provided by the Robins School of Business) with Elliot Eisenberg as he presents “The Economy in 2021: Slowing but Growing.” We may not be able to meet at Jepson but this event will have some of the elements you would find at a Quarterly Luncheon, including some social time. Learn more and register today. (This event is for VACEOs Members and Sponsors only.)

Key Strategies for Avoiding Suit Under the Virginia Values Act
December 2, 2020, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM EST

Did you know that if you have as few as 5 employees, you are now subject to damages of over $350,000 under a series of new employment laws? Join VACEOs Sponsor, Karen Elliott of Eckert Seamans, on December 2 as she discusses the new employment laws under the Virginia Values Act. This event is for VACEOs Members and Sponsors only. Sign up here.

Past Events

 


 

Building a Recruiting Engine on a Small Budget
November 5, 2020, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

Are you wanting to recruit, but have limited time and budget?

In this interactive workshop, we will discuss common recruiting pain points, tracking applicants sustainably, interviewing candidates efficiently, and making decisions in a timely manner – all on a small budget. Sign up now!

Square Table: EOS in Practice
October 28, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM EDT

Whether you are thinking about implementing EOS or have been using EOS, join this Square Table to learn how to use EOS better. Hosted by Brad Eure, Eure Consulting, an EOS Implementer, you will get some hands-on, problem-solving opportunities in order to use EOS more effectively. This event is for VACEOs Members and Sponsors only. Sign up today!

 

An Introduction to the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)
October 21, 2020, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM EDT

You’ve probably heard of The Entrepreneurial Operating System™ (EOS). Here’s a chance to learn more. In this brief session, Brett Stewart, a Certified Implementer of The Entrepreneurial Operating System™ (EOS),  will offer an overview of EOS, reviewing Six Key Components of top companies: Vision, People, Data, Issues, Process, and Traction. You will also leave with a couple of tools that you can use right now. We will save 15 minutes for your questions.

This event is for VACEOs Members and Sponsors only. Learn more and sign up today.

Future Proof Your Sales and Sales Organization with Colleen Stanley
October 15, 2020, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM EST

Join Colleen Stanley as she discusses how the “new abnormal” requires sales leaders that can lead, will lead, in order to win the future. This is a great event to bring your key salespeople!  Learn more and sign up.

Beyond the Pivot – Reinventing for the Long Term with Scott Wayne
October 8, 2020, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

While everyone’s talking about their reflexive pivot, we’re more focused on what the pandemic has taught us about long-term changes that we can make to build sustainable businesses that can flex in the face of uncertainty. Scott Wayne will teach techniques to rapidly understand customer perspectives, to respond to demand and create demand, and how to stay calm in the face of what seems like crisis. Sign up now.

Emerge Stronger Conference with Table Group Founder, Patrick Lencioni
August - September, 2020

This event, brought to you by VA Council of CEOs and the Table Group, combines live commentary from Patrick Lencioni and five must-see recorded interviews and keynotes.

Each session is hosted by Patrick Lencioni and the Table Group team and is accompanied by keynotes and interviews from our 2019 and 2020 sold out “UnConference” events, including Alan Mulally, former CEO of the Ford Motor Company, and Gary Kelly, the CEO of Southwest Airlines. Whether you are a CEO, leader, manager or employee, take advantage of this unique opportunity and emerge stronger.

Sign up and gather your team together for this special event. This event is for VACEOs Members and Sponsors only.

Square Table: Adopting a Coaching Mindset
September 30, 2020, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

During this Square Table hosted by Eure Consulting, you will learn a new and more effective way to approach coaching. This is a proven approach that is easy to learn and simple to implement. You’ll leave with the framework to start being a better coach right away. This event is for Members and Sponsors only. Sign up here.

Panel Discussion: Economic Insights for Small Business CEOs
September 23, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Join us for as Gary Armstrong, prominent Richmond-area business banker, moderates this special panel featuring Renee Haltom, Vice President and Regional Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and Ardavan Mobasheri, Economist, Chief Investment Officer and Professor at Robins School of Business. On the agenda, the upcoming election, long-term changes brought by the pandemic and much more.

This event is for VACEOs Members and Sponsors only. Learn more and sign up.

 

Quarterly Luncheon featuring Ross Bernstein
September 16, 2020, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Join us for this online event as best-selling author Ross Bernstein shares “The Champion’s Code: Building Relationships Through Life Lessons of Integrity and Accountability from the Sports World to the Business World.” Together, we will learn how to increase sales, overcome disruption, harness creativity, and ultimately generate MOMENTUM.

This is an online event for VACEOs Members and Sponsors and qualified guests. Learn more and sign up.

 

Square Table on The Change Story: A Leader’s Guide to Managing Change
September 10, 2020, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT

This discussion will give leaders a clear process of organizing how they will communicate and lead through a significant change for their business. This could be a planned change, such as new technology implementation, or it could be an unplanned change like we are experiencing today with the pandemic. Don’t miss this VACEOs Square Table presented by Sponsors Ed Cook and Roxanne Brown of The Change Decision. Sign up here. (VACEOs Members and Sponsors only.)

Compliance with Virginia’s Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS)
September 9, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

In this 45 minute session, compliance expert Angela Simmons will give a high-level overview of ETS and what is required of you as an employer in Virginia. Don’t miss this important event. (VACEOs Members and Sponsors only please.) Sign up today.

Not Going Back: Panel of 4 CEOs Share What’s Changed for Good
September 3, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

panel discussionIn this panel discussion, we listen in as four CEOs talk about the significant changes they’ve made to their businesses in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, including shifts large and small in strategy, operations, marketing and culture. At this meeting, we will share what’s changed for good and learn lessons about taking advantage in a crisis. This event is for VACEOs Members and Sponsors only. Learn more and sign up.

Summer Speed Networking with Live Music and More
August 27, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT

VACEOs networking event with music

We’ve made special arrangements for this speed networking event. Drinks and music on us! Join the fun as we enjoy a drink/food order from a favorite spot and live music by Rick Schaffer. (Feel free to gather your family around during Rick’s performance!) This event is for VACEOs Members and Sponsors and their family members. Learn more and sign up.

VACEOs Square Table: “Do You Know How You Sabotage Yourself?”
August 26, 2020, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM EDT

Often leaders have great awareness of their strengths, but aren’t as about their liabilities. A grounded assessment of how you are perceived under stress can help you manage more effectively through difficult situations.

More than half of Fortune 100 companies (and our armed services) use the Hogan Development Survey (HDS) to help leaders understand their risk factors for self-sabotage. Danessa Knaupp, certified Hogan specialist and principal at Avenue 8 Advisors, has arranged for VACEOs members to take the HDS at cost, and will teach members how to understand their results. Space is limited. VACEOs Members and Sponsors onlyLearn more and sign up.

Risk Management with Warren Whitney: Evaluating Key Risks as You Plan for the New Normal
August 19, 2020, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

Join David Nelms and Richard Kannan of Warren Whitney as they present a practical guide to help business owners think about larger risks now that the initial shock of the crisis has past. This webinar will help you focus on important long-term concerns and it will address how to protect your business through these probing questions:

  • Do you have a contingency plan for any changes with your vendors?
  • Do you understand the security risks with your systems & workplace?
  • Have you identified the internal & external changes needed for your business operation?
  • Do you have the skills and processes to execute the changes needed?

This event is for Members only. Learn more and sign up.

Square Table: Healthy Physical Security Products for a Safe Workplace
August 18, 2020, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

Join VACEOs Member Stephen Wilkinson of Richmond Security, Inc and be ready to bring your questions and to share your experience concerning healthy physical security solutions that are relevant today, including thermal body scanners and door hardware. Learn more and sign up here.

VACEOs Square Table: Networking Virtually, Tips for the New Normal
August 11, 2020, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

This Square Table is a safe haven for introverts AND extroverts alike. As always, no selling, no risk of embarrassment here. This conversation, led by Jay Carpenter, Fahrenheit Advisors and Patrick Morin, Transact Capital, is intended to discuss all the ways we can connect with our clients, customers, and employees in this new norm.

In the end, we hope to walk away with tips that work, an understanding of what doesn’t, and a plan to get over the personal challenges we face. Get out of your comfort zone and join us! Learn more and sign up here. (VACEOs Members and Sponsor only.)

5 Ways to Improve Your Immune System and Reduce Your COVID-19 Risk
August 6, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

By improving our immune system, we’re putting our bodies’ natural defenses in the best position to fend off the virus itself. Get answers to all your questions and more as PartnerMD’s Director of Wellness, Dr. Steven Bishop, outlines 5 key habits that will improve your immune system and reduce your risk for COVID-19. This event is for VACEOs Members and Sponsors only. Learn more and sign up.

VACEOs Square Table: “Lessons and Legacy”
August 5, 2020, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

 

Join us for a special, women-only event titled: “Lessons and Legacy-Female CEOs -What is next?” This discussion will ask “Have have succeeded? and ask, “What is next?”. Learn more and sign up. This event is for women is for VACEOs Members and Sponsors only.

VACEOs Square Table: How to Support Employees with Children During COVID-19
August 4, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

 

Join VACEOs Member Elissa Mast of E&R Sales and others for this CEO discussion about  employees and back-to-school challenges. To be discussed: How can you help your employees? Have you considered providing an Education Coordinator, office space for child care, or other options? This event is for VACEOs Members and Sponsors only. Learn more and sign up.

Grant Gamble Presents “Red Oceans, Blue Zones, and You: Surviving and Thriving Amid the Turmoil”
July 29, 2020, 10:15 - 11:30 am ET

After over 35 years as a leader, senior executive, and innovator in the healthcare, fitness, and wellness industries, Grant has learned one indisputable truth. One size does not fit all. When it comes to self-care; what works for one person may not work for another.

This is not another exercise more and eat less lecture. It is a simple set of options that when incorporated into your lifestyle and leadership can enhance the quality of your life, leadership, and those around you. This event is for VACEOs Members and Sponsors only. Learn more and sign up.

VACEOs Square Table: COVID-19 Liability Issues For Businesses
July 23, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Please join Tom O’Brien and David Dabbs from Spotts Fain as they discuss COVID-19 liability issues for businesses. This event is for VACEOs Members and Sponsors only. Learn more and sign up.

Susan Mann Presents “Planning for Rapid Recovery”
July 22, 2020, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM ET

You’ve spent weeks working through financial assistance, new HR policies and the logistics of being productive while your team works remotely, but do you have a PLAN for your REBOUND? As a former executive of a Global 500 company, as well as at the leadership helm of scaling small and mid-sized businesses, Susan Mann has helped numerous organizations power out of downturns in the economy. Our focus will be on practical steps to adapting your business strategy, rather than other necessary considerations related to re-opening. Time will be allotted for Q&A.

This event is for VACEOs Members and Sponsors only. Learn more and sign up.

VACEOs Square Table: How to Manage Remotely
July 16, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

Join Eure Consulting for their square table on how to manage remotely. Sign up. For Members and Sponsors only.

VACEOs Square Table: Communicating and Marketing in Today’s Climate
July 15, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)

 Two recent surveys of Central Virginia CEOs and marketing professionals identify internal communications and maintaining culture as their most important next focus during these unprecedented times. What steps can you take to make sure you are communicating change to your associates? Jon Newman of Hodges Partnership will walk us through those steps and moderate a discussion on this topic that affects all businesses. This event if for VACEOs Members and Sponsors onlyLearn more and sign up.

Get to Know VACEOs (Virtual Meeting)
June 24, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)


The Virginia Council of CEOs is a network of CEOs ready to help area CEOs and entrepreneurs navigate through the complex challenges they face each day as a company leader. Come learn more about us and our special no-cost Community Membership offer. First, please tell us about yourself and sign up here.

 

Growing by Acquisition – Is Now a Good Time?
June 23, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM EDT

Join VACEOs Sponsor Transact Capital Partners as they discuss “Growing by Acquisition- is now a good time?” This event is for VACEOs Members and Sponsors only. Sign up here.

The Business of Trust by Marcus Sheridan
June 17, 2020, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM ET

This event titled: “The Business of Trust: How to Explode Your Brand While Becoming the Go-To Source of Information and Teaching within Your Industry” is an online training event you will not want to miss.

Bring a workplace teammate to this virtual event where you will learn how to develop a framework for “They Ask, You Answer” within your business, about the specific types of transparent and honest content, and more. Don’t miss this dynamic and engaging speaker! Learn more and sign up today.

 

VACEOs Square Table: Leadership, Values and Racial Justice
June 16, 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

This Square Table is a place for confidential discussion for VACEOs members to share their thoughts, questions and perspectives. CEOs only. Learn more and Sign up now.

Get to Know VACEOs (Virtual Meeting)
June 15, 2020, 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

The Virginia Council of CEOs is a network of CEOs ready to help area CEOs and entrepreneurs navigate through the complex challenges they face each day as a company leader. Come learn more about us and our special no-cost Community Membership offer. First, please tell us about yourself and sign up here.

 

Membership Committee Meeting
June 11, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)

Organizational meeting of the Council’s Membership Committee. Contact us to join.

Speed Networking Lunch
June 10, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Come connect with VACEOs Members & Sponsors during this virtual speed networking session. Learn more sign up.

VACEOs Square Table: Workplace Wellness
June 9, 2020, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM (EST)

Join Bunny Young, VACEOs Member and CEO of A Better Place Consulting, as she leads a discussion on ways to keep your most talented individuals sane and engaged. Learn more and sign up.

RT/Forum Leader Meeting (via Zoom)
June 9, 2020, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

We gather Roundtable and Forum Leaders several times a year to share what is working in our groups, and what we may need help with. We share best practices for effective Roundtables and Forums, learning from one another’s experiences. It’s also another chance to connect with members you may not know. Sign up here.

Sponsor Table Talks: CARES Act, Economic Updates, M&A, and Leadership Coaching
June 3, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT

Come take a lunch break and spend time chatting with Sponsors and other Members.

We will all start the time together in the Zoom main room and depending on size of group and interest level we will either do a panel or break off into separate private rooms for the Sponsor Table Talks to discuss CARES Act Cash Tax Savings Opportunities, Economic Updates & Reopening Guidance, M&A – Sale or Acquisition in 2020, and Get Out of Your Own Way: Noticing and Fixing What’s Holding Your Back in the New Normal. Sign up to learn more.

Virtual Happy Hour
May 28, 2020, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM EDT

Come connect with Members and Sponsors from the VA Council of CEOs! Suggested Attire: Wear or bring something baseball related. For Members and Sponsors only please. Sign up here.

CEO VIRTUAL RETREAT SERIES PRESENTS: “ECONOMIC CHAT WITH ELLIOT EISENBERG”
May 27, 2020, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM EDT

Back by popular demand, “Bowtie Economist” Elliot Eisenberg returns in May for his 15-minute chat with VACEOs Members and Sponsors. Learn more and sign up.

COVID Conversation: Managing Your Workforce Now! with Warren Whitney
May 21, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM EDT

Join Warren Whitney as they discuss Return to Work Strategies. Your business has quickly reacted to adapt to a virtual workforce, navigate the terrain of new regulations, and so much more. Learn more and register. This event is for Members and Sponsors only.

How the New VA Legislation Impacts Employers with Eckert Seamans
May 20, 2020, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM EDT

This webinar will provide an update on how the New VA legislation impacts employers. Host and presenter: Karen Elliott, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC. This event is for VACEOs Members and Sponsors only. Learn more and sign up.

FOCUSING ON THE NOW: 12 SPEAKERS. 10 MINUTES EACH.​
May 20, 2020, 3:20 - 5:20 p.m.

We’ve arranged for VACEOs Members and Sponsors (and their teams) to join – at no cost – the Scaling Up Reignite Summit 3.0. Join us and let’s continue to move forward, together. This is a special invite-only event is for VACEOs Members and Sponsors. Contact us today to register.

Get to Know VACEOs (Virtual)
May 19, 2020, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

A casual gathering for CEOs who want to learn about VACEOs membership. Meet some members and hear the story of how our members connect in peer roundtables and grow. Sign up here.

VACEOs Square Table: Back to the Office- What’s Next?
May 19, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

We’ll point out the three areas we think companies should be focused on improving now before they get back to the office. Join host and presenters Brad and Clay Eure of Eure Consulting, LLC for this ad hoc, experience share. This event is for VACEOs Members and Sponsors only. Learn more and sign up.

 

VACEOs Square Table: Work + Space: Considerations & Conversations
May 14, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Join Susan Orange and Burt Pinnock of Baskervill for this ad hoc, peer-learning experience. This will be an engaging discussion on the policies, practices, materials, and adaptations we’re considering for our own office spaces and how you can apply them for your own.This event is for VACEOs Members and Sponsors only. Learn more and sign up.

CEO VIRTUAL RETREAT SERIES PRESENTS: “ECONOMIC CHAT WITH ELLIOT EISENBERG”
May 13, 2020, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM EDT

Back by popular demand, “Bowtie Economist” Elliot Eisenberg returns in May for a 15-minute chat with VACEOs Members and Sponsors. Learn more and sign up.

VACEOs Square Table: 3-3-3 and Gaining Focus
May 12, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

Experienced CEO Sam Dibert and VACEOs Executive Scot McRoberts will lead this Square Table event. The goal will be to learn how to maintain focus on what’s important in the midst of crisis and stress. During this discussion Sam will explain his “3-3-3 Tool” as featured in “A SMB Guide to Managing Priorities During COVID-19 Crisis.”

This event is for VACEOs Members and Sponsors only and is limited to 10 people so that we can have a Roundtable-like experience on this topic. Sign up.

CEO Retreat: “How to Plan for the New Normal Workshop with Rene Haines”
May 7, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

This workshop will cover moving forward in a post-pandemic world. How do you plan, project and forecast? For VACEOs Members and Sponsors only. Learn more and sign up.

 

CEO Retreat Series: “How to Grow When It’s Slow with Cameron Herold”
May 6, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Cameron Herold returns! He is a well-know and top-rated international speaker who ran his own companies during the 87 & 01 economic recessions. He coached dozens of companies through the 08/09 mortgage crisis and recession and in this presentation he will go over some amazing tips he covered in his first book, Double Double. This event is for VACEOs Members and Sponsors onlyLearn more and sign up here.

Retreat Reception & Networking
April 30, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT

Come listen to some live music, bring a drink, and do some connecting with VACEOs Members & Sponsors. Dress: Wear you favorite logoed item. (i.e. sports team, college, company). Members and Sponsors only. Learn more and sign up.

CEO Virtual Retreat Series presents: “Weekly Economic Chat with Elliot Eisenberg”
April 29, 2020, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM EDT

Virtual CEO retreatElliot Eisenberg will be bringing us an economic update weekly during April. Each session will begin with a 15-minute chat with one of our sponsors, sharing their perspective on the current crisis and what they are seeing among their clients and customers. Then Elliot will share data and observations and answer questions as time allows. Members and Sponsors only please. Learn more and sign up.

CEO Virtual Retreat: Sponsor Table Talks
April 28, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT


Come take a lunch break and spend time chatting with a VACEOs Sponsor and other Members. We will all start the time together in the Zoom main room and then break off into separate private rooms for the Sponsor Table Talks. Members and Sponsors only. Learn more and sign up.

CEO Virtual Retreat Series presents: “How to Negotiate with Allan Tsang”
April 23, 2020, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

Virtual CEO retreat

Join fellow Members and negotiation coach, Allan Tsang, as he discusses how negotiation plays a vital role in business success. Success means different things to different people – whether it’s more business, higher profits, market domination, more time, more freedom, more friends, or more respect. And it is a way to regain that safety and maximize the resources you have. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, Allan Tsang is offering a longer session (2 hours) to include more Q&A time. Members and Sponsors only. Learn more and sign up here.

CEO Virtual Retreat Series presents: “Weekly Economic Chat with Elliot Eisenberg”
April 22, 2020, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM EDT

Virtual CEO retreatElliot Eisenberg will be bringing us an economic update weekly during April. Each session will begin with a 15-minute chat with one of our sponsors, sharing their perspective on the current crisis and what they are seeing among their clients and customers. Then Elliot will share data and observations and answer questions as time allows. Members and Sponsors only pleaseLearn more and sign up.

COVID CONVERSATION: “You Got Your PPP Loan, Now What? with Fahrenheit Advisors”
April 21, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Join Fahrenheit Advisors as it dives deep into “what we know about the loan forgiveness provisions (and what we don’t) – and what you should start thinking about and preparing.” Fahrenheit Co-founder, Keith Middleton, will present the details of the loan forgiveness calculation and provide a real time update as to the legislation and guidance. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. This event is if Members only. Learn more and sign up.

Roundtable & Forum Leader Meeting (via Zoom)
April 15, 2020, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Roundtable and Forum Leaders meet to share experiences, ask questions, and become better leaders for their groups! We will meet via Zoom video conference this time! Sign up now.

CEO Virtual Retreat Series presents: “Weekly Economic Chat with Elliot Eisenberg”
April 15, 2020, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM EDT

Virtual CEO retreatElliot Eisenberg will be bringing us an economic update weekly during April. Each session will begin with a 15-minute chat with one of our sponsors, sharing their perspective on the current crisis and what they are seeing among their clients and customers. Then Elliot will share data and observations and answer questions as time allows. Members and Sponsors only please. Learn more and sign up.

CEO Virtual Retreat Series: “Using Conflict as a Catalyst for Growth with Natalie Garramone”
April 14, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

Virtual CEO retreatConflict can help or hinder a team, depending on whether it’s healthy or unhealthy. Healthy conflict creates personal and professional growth; it allows teams to challenge each other in a way that promotes greater good, creativity, and broader organizational growth.

“Conflict as a Catalyst with Natalie Garramone” will increase your awareness of conflict and its effect on you and your team. Members and Sponsors only. Learn more and sign up here.

 

COVID-19 Conversation: Managing Cashflow During Crisis with Warren Whitney
April 9, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM EDT

Featuring presenters Richard Kannan and Jill Swinger. (For VACEOs Members only.) Learn more and sign up here.

FLASH Roundtable-VIRTUAL
April 8, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Come VIRTUALLY participate in this one-time FLASH roundtable. The group will “meet” through a Zoom call. Facilitators: Connie Hom, Buckingham Greenery. This event is for VACEOs Members only. Learn more and sign up here.

 

CEO Virtual Retreat Series presents: “Weekly Economic Chat with Elliot Eisenberg”
April 8, 2020, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM EDT

Virtual CEO retreatElliot Eisenberg will be bringing us an economic update weekly during April. Each session will begin with a 15-minute chat with one of our sponsors, sharing their perspective on the current crisis and what they are seeing among their clients and customers. Then Elliot will share data and observations and answer questions as time allows. Members and Sponsors only please. Sign up here!

VACEOs Square Table: Selling in Uncertain Times
April 7, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

The world we live in, for now, has changed. But it hasn’t stopped. Sales are still being made. The approach has to be different. We will discuss the best practices around how to engage the market and how we can adjust our behaviors to meet these new challenges. This virtual event is hosted by VACEOs Sponsor Robin Green of Sandler Training  and is for VACEOs Members and Sponsors only. Learn more and sign up.

POP UP SOCIAL
April 6, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We miss seeing your face! No agenda for this meet up. Let’s catch up and share what’ going on. Members and Sponsors only please. Sign up for this event.

FLASH Roundtable-VIRTUAL
April 3, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Come VIRTUALLY participate in this one-time FLASH roundtable. The group will “meet” through a Zoom call. This event is for VACEOs Members only. Learn more and sign up here.

 

CEO Virtual Retreat Series presents: “Virtual Opportunity” with Marcus Sheridan
April 2, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

Virtual CEO retreat

Marcus Sheridan, the most highly rated speaker in VACEOs history, will join us via webinar to share his ideas on the “Virtual Opportunity” in front of us. This will not be a repeat of his previous program with VACEOs. Marcus will focus on how we find ways to growth the digital sales and marketing side of our business during these chaotic times, including how to sell virtually and how to build a virtual sales process for your team. Learn more and sign up. (Members and Sponsors only.)

CEO Virtual Retreat Series presents: “Weekly Economic Chat with Elliot Eisenberg”
April 1, 2020, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM EDT

Virtual CEO retreat

Elliot Eisenberg will be bringing us an economic update weekly during April. Each session will begin with a 15-minute chat with one of our sponsors, sharing their perspective on the current crisis and what they are seeing among their clients and customers. Then Elliot will share data and observations and answer questions as time allows. Members and Sponsors only please. Learn more and sign up.

Quarterly Luncheon – RVA (Canceled)
March 26, 2020, 11:45 to 1:30 p.m.


At the Council’s Quarterly Luncheon, join 150 colleagues to connect and learn together. Ross Bernstein, author of 50 sports books, will share what he has learned from interviewing more than 1,000 professional athletes. He calls it “The Champions Code”. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Square Table: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act
March 25, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

What you need to know about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, including key takeaways for business owners. Nathan Duet of Fahrenheit Advisors will present. Members and sponsors sign up now.

MEMBER KNOWLEDGE SHARE EVENT: “Running and Marketing a Business in Uncertain Times”
March 20, 2020, 1:00 p.m. EST

Join #vaceosmember Chris Leone of WebStrategies, Inc. on Friday for this Facebook Live event where he will discuss the new reality of these uncertain times from a marketing perspective. This event is open to the public. Learn more here.

March Madness Open House (Canceled)
March 19, 2020, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Following the recommendation of advisories issued by the Virginia Department of Health and acting in the best interest of the health of our attendees and community, we are regrettably cancelling our March Madness event scheduled for March 19th.

Called Board of Directors Meeting (via Zoom)
March 19, 2020, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

The board will meet via videoconference.

Get to Know VACEOs – RVA
March 12, 2020, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

A casual gathering for CEOs who want to learn about VACEOs membership. Meet some members and hear the story of how our members connect in peer roundtables and grow. Sign up now.

Lunch & Learn – Cville
February 27, 2020, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Join your colleagues for an interactive discussion on “The Business Owner’s Journey” addressing fine-tuning your business, wealth planning and the emotional journey towards your eventual (and certain) exit. Learn more and sign up now.

Program Committee
February 20, 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The Council’s Program Committee advises and guides the staff on all of our programming. Any member is welcome to join in. Sign up now.

Lunch & Learn RVA
February 20, 2020, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Join your colleagues for an interactive session on “The War for Talent: Actions you need to take on the front lines to win each battle”. Learn more and Register here.

Get to Know VACEOs – Cville
February 19, 2020, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

A casual gathering to learn how small and mid-sized company CEOs benefit from participating in the Council. Sign up now.

Roundable & Forum Leader Meeting
February 13, 2020, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Roundtable and Forum Leaders meet to share experiences, ask questions, and become better leaders for their groups! Learn more and sign up.

New Member Roundtable/Forum Orientation
February 11, 2020, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Training and introduction to the Roundtable/Forum meeting process. Highly recommended for new members so that they can roll into their new groups with confidence. Sign up now.

Sponsors Social at Richmond Wine Station
January 30, 2020, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Come enjoy some wine tasting with Council leadership, hear about plans for the upcoming year, and learn how to maximize your sponsorship experience. For VACEOs Sponsor representatives and invited Council leaders only. Learn more and sign up.

FLASH Roundtable-VIRTUAL Event
January 28, 2020, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Come VIRTUALLY participate in this one-time FLASH roundtable. This is a pilot to test the concept of a random, one-time VIRTUAL roundtable. This FLASH roundtable is open to all Members and will enable participants to experience share outside of their existing roundtable. The group will “meet” through a Zoom call. Sign up here. This is a VACEOs Member-only event.

Quarterly Luncheon – RVA – “The War for Talent – Finding and Hiring the People You Need”
January 22, 2020, 11:45 - 1:30 p.m.

Join us for a panel program moderated by 2019 VACEOs Chair, JJ White, and featuring Jane Holmes, Head of People Services, RTS Labs; David Saunders, Chief Idea Officer, Madison+Main; Mark Smith, Owner, Midas of Richmond; and Carrie Todd, Senior VP, Entercom Media. For VACEOs Sponsors, Members, and qualified guests. Learn more and sign up.

Membership Committee Meeting
January 9, 2020, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

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Organizational meeting of the Council’s Membership Committee. Lunch will be provided. The 2020 Membership Campaign will be the focus of the meeting. Sign up here.

VACEOs Square Table: Selling My Business – An Experience Share
January 7, 2020, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m EST

Square Table logoCome listen and experience share on the pre-sale, sale, and transition of a business. Alumni VACEOs member Todd Furbee of Delta Pure will talk about his recent experience. Learn more and sign up.

Holiday Reception – C’ville
December 17, 2019, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate the holiday season with your fellow VA Council friends and their guests at the Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville. Limited seating. Sign up here today!

Roundtable/Forum Leader Training
December 12, 2019, 8:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Mo teaches leadersA regular gathering for group leaders to hone their skills and to connect and learn from one another. Learn more and sign up.

Quarterly Luncheon “Great CEOs are Lazy”
November 20, 2019, 11:45 - 1:30 p.m.

Great CEOs are Lazy. At least, that’s what Jim Schleckser says. Jim is CEO of the Inc. CEO Project, mentoring fast-growth CEOs. Learn more and register.

VACEOs Square Table: Establishing Intentional Community Giving Initiatives
November 12, 2019, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Square Table logoIf your company has a core value centered around giving back, or you are curious about opportunities for community giving and corporate social responsibility, this Square Table is for you! Host and presenters: VACEOs Member, Susie Fife, Red Orange Studio. Learn more and sign up.

FLASH Roundtable Meet Up
Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 12:30-4:00 p.m.


Come participate in this one-time FLASH roundtable. This is a pilot to test the concept of a random, one-time roundtable. Learn more and sign up.

VACEOs Square Table: ADA Compliance for your website – A Changing Landscape
October 29, 2019, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

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This Square Table will walk through a ADA compliance 101 type lecture where you learn to understand the risks of non-compliance and how to fix it. Lunch will be provided. Host and presenters: VACEOs Sponsor, Eddie O’Leary, COLAB. Learn more and sign up.

 

Advisory Board Meeting
October 24, 2019, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Bi-annual meeting of Advisory Board members. Details here.

New Members’ Reception at Startup Virginia
October 24, 2019, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

This Member-only event is a great way to meet our new CEOs and entrepreneurs from RVA and Charlottesville. Warren Whitney is our host sponsor for the evening. Only 80 spots, register now!

VACEOs Square Table: Cyber Security & Compliance Outlook for 2020
October 8, 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. EDT

Square Table logoReview cyber security and compliance trends that are impacting our businesses with host & presenter: Ian MacRae, E-N Computers, Inc. This will be a good way to get ahead of upcoming compliance regulations affecting many industries in 2020. (For VACEOs Members and Sponsors only.) Learn more and sign up.

Lunch & Learn (C’ville): How to Build and Lead a Hunter-focused Sales Team
October 3, 2019, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Join fellow CEOs at this lunch and learn in Charlottesville. Gunther Brinkman with Fahrenheit Advisors will offer a practical roadmap to help you build and lead a hunter-focused sales team for your business. Sign up now.

VACEOs Square Table: Creating a Leadership Bubble
September 26, 2019, 11:30 - 12:30 p.m.

Square Table logoLearn how to coach your employees to higher performance by creating a Leadership Bubble around them. Learn more and sign up. (For VACEOs Members and Sponsors.)

Quarterly Luncheon featuring Marcus Sheridan
September 19, 2019, 11:45 - 1:30 p.m.

Marcus SheridanMarcus Sheridan is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker known for his unique ability to excite, engage and motivate audiences. In 2017 Forbes named Marcus 1 of 20 “Speakers You Don’t Want to Miss.” He has been dubbed a “Web Marketing Guru” by the New York Times and featured in Inc., The Globe and Mail, Forbes, and more.

Learn more and sign up for his presentation: “THE DIGITAL CONSUMER: How Today’s Buyer Has Changed and What Your Business Must Do About It.”

VACEOs Square Table: Automation Tools for CEOs–A Hands on Demo
September 12, 2019, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Square Table logoDanessa Knaupp and Scot McRoberts will demonstrate a number of tools for automating your life and work, including Zoom video meetings, apps for hands-off meeting scheduling, expense and mileage tools, and virtual assistants. Seating is limited. Learn more and sign up.

Sponsor Luncheon
September 5, 2019, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Sponsors and Council Leaders will gather for lunch and to share plans for 2019. For Sponsors and Board members only. Sign up here.

Board of Directors Meeting
August 22, 2019, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Quarterly meeting of VACEOs Board of Directors. Location: Westwood Club.

Lunch and Learn Event: Culture Starts at the Top And Why it Matters!
August 22, 2019, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

If your employees are engaged in their work, the people and company activities, the culture may have an impact. Happy employees can drive your business. In this Lunch and Learn event, Warren Whitney will explore ways to create the culture you want for your company and team and learn how to communicate and reinforce that message. Learn more and sign up here.

A VACEOs Square Table: Introduction to Voice Experiences
July 2, 2019, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Voice interactions with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are going to be a game-changing force across markets and industries much the same way smartphones have been. This presentation will provide insight into the current landscape and trends behind voice technology and leave you with some ideas for leveraging this technology in your own business. Learn more and sign up.

Family Night at Squirrels Baseball Game
June 28, 2019, 6:00 - TBD

There’s nothing better than hanging out with friends and the VACEOs community at a baseball game. Food, drinks, fire works on us. Come on out! Sign up here.

Square Table Event: Managing Stress with PartnerMD
June 20, 2019, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Stress is everywhere in our lives today. So learning how to manage what is causing our stress and our reactions to it is paramount in today’s world. Understanding what stress is and having the tools to cope with day-to-day demands will help you better manage your health, happiness and overall quality of life both now and years from now. Learn more and sign up.

C’ville Lunch & Learn: Public Relations in the 21st Century
June 18, 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

It’s more than just getting quoted in the paper or online, PR today is about driving traffic, sales and business. Join Jon Newman and Megan Irvin from The Hodges Partnership, a strategic communications firm, as they discuss public relations, social media and content marketing. Learn more and sign up here.

Get to Know VACEOs This Summer (RVA)
June 11, 2019, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

A casual gathering for CEOs interested in learning more about our peer roundtables for small business CEOs. Learn more and sign up.

Summer Member Reception on The James
June 5, 2019, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

VACEOs Members, Sponsors, and guests are invited to connect at a beautiful private residence overlooking the James River in Rockett’s Landing. Drinks and light food will be provided.This will be a great evening of celebration and connecting. Learn more and sign up here.

Roundtable/Forum Leader Meeting Followed by Reception
June 5, 2019, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Mo teaches leadersA regular gathering for group leaders to hone their skills and to connect and learn from one another. Learn more and sign up here.

CEO Retreat 2019
May 1-3, 2019

We are pleased to announce that we will once again return to the Kingsmill Resort for our annual Retreat. Ari Meisel, founder of Less Doing, sets the theme this year, and together with the other speakers, we’ll find focus, flexibility, and freedom. Learn more and sign up today.

Get To Know VACEOs – Charlottesville
April 18, 2019, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

A casual gathering for CEOs interested in learning more about our peer roundtables for small business CEOs. Learn more and sign up.

Roundtable/Forum Leader Meeting
April 16, 2019, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

A regular gathering for group leaders to hone their skills and to connect and learn from one another. Leaders or their designates only please. Hosted by VCB. Sign up now.

 

VACEOs Joins Tom Tom Summit
April 11, 2019, 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Join members of Virginia Council of CEOs to experience the power of a CEO roundtable. We will offer a brief orientation to the process, then adjourn to roundtable groups of 10 CEOs. A trained facilitator will lead you. Learn more.

Square Table: Experience Share on Partners & Partnerships
April 9, 2019, 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Square Table logoA VACEOs member is hosting this Square Table to gather experience on partners and partnerships, prior to considering this path. Members/Sponsors only please. More here.

Advisory Board Meeting
March 28, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Bi-annual meeting of Advisory Board members. Register now.

Quarterly Luncheon with Shane Emmett
March 28, 2109, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Shane Emmett, CEO of Health Warrior, will share his experiences from founding and growing the successful plant-based snack bar company. Learn more and sign up now.

March Madness Open House
March 21, 2019, 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.


Come out and enjoy March Madness CEOs, sponsors and business leaders at VACEOs World Headquarters in Scott’s Addition. Guests welcome for this big annual event. The games will be on the big screen, and if the weather is nice the garage door will be open! Sign up now.

Future-Proofing Your Career 2019: “The Importance of Mentoring”
March 7, 2019, 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Our Future-proofing series returns! This program for female executives is hosted by the Council and University of Richmond MBA. This year’s program includes a keynote by Linda Schreiner who is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Management at Markel Corporation, followed by peer roundtable sessions facilitated by several VACEOs Members and Sponsors. The event ends with a casual happy hour. Registration deadline is February 27. Learn more and register.

 

Charlottesville Member Social
February 21, 2019, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Come out and meet fellow Charlottesville members at the Common House. Sign up for this event.

Lunch and Learn: Growth Through Acquisition
February 20, 2019, 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Local private equity investor Will Krusen to discuss “Growth Through Acquisition” at this luncheon. Jonathan Brabrand, Managing Director, Fahrenheit Advisors to moderate. Learn more and register now.

Roundtable/Forum Leaders Meeting
February 13, 2019, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

A regular gathering for group leaders to hone their skills and to connect and learn from one another. Leaders or their designates only please. Learn more and sign up.

Quarterly Luncheon
January 24, 2019, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Plan to attend our first Quarterly Luncheon of the new year! Mo Fathelbab, founder of Forum Resources Network, will join us to share insights from his new book, The Friendship Advantage. Learn more and sign up.

RT/Forum Leader Training
December 11, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

We have learned that CEO groups led by trained leaders outperform other groups. This immersive training day is for all VACEOs Roundtable and Forum Leaders who will serve in 2019. Sign up now.

Sponsor Social
January 29, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This event is for VACEOs Sponsors only. Please mark your calendars for a special event just for you! Sign up here.

Quarterly Luncheon with Justin Knight
November 15, 2018, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Richard Wintsch, Executive Director of Startup Virginia, will moderate a conversation with Justin Knight, President & CEO of Apple Hospitality REIT. Register now.

A VACEOs Square Table: How to Mentor Entrepreneurs
November 9, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

A VACEOs Member is hosting this meeting to encourage VACEOs members to help other entrepreneurs succeed. UnBound RVA is a non-profit focusing on empowering individuals from low-income backgrounds through the opportunity to own their own businesses and transform their lives. UnBound RVA is looking for business owners to be part of “The Bench,” business owners who are willing to spend a little time advising budding entrepreneurs.

Coffee and breakfast will be provided. Members and sponsors only. Sign up now.

A VACEOs Square Table: Self-Sabotage!
November 8, 2018, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Do you know how you sabotage yourself? Often leaders have great awareness of their strengths but aren’t as clear on how they get in their own way. Executive Coach Danessa Knaupp will use the Hogan Development Survey (used in more than half of Fortune 100 companies as well as our armed services) to help leaders understand how to manage their blind spots. Space is limited. Learn more and sign up now.

VACEOs Fall Happy Hour at Shagbark
October 25, 2018, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Join the VACEOs community for a sumptuous happy hour at Shagbark. Members and Sponsors only, please. Register now.

Lunch & Learn: Avoiding Pitfalls – Financial Management for your Business
October 18, 2018, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

How strong is the financial foundation of your organization? Do you know what your projections are for revenue, expenses, capital expenditures, and cash flow for the next five years? Scott Warren, Director of Warren Whitney, will go beyond the basics of credits and debits, and explain how to make better business decisions using stronger financial reporting and data. Register now.

New Members Reception: Richmond Wine Station
October 3, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Connect with other new members and key leaders of VACEOs while enjoying drinks and appetizers at one of RVA’s hottest spots, the Richmond Wine Station, at 5:00 p.m. Learn more and sign up.

Quarterly Luncheon with Governor Ralph Northam
September 20, 2018, 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

We are pleased that Governor Ralph Northam will join us for our fall luncheon. Register now!

CEO Essentials Executive Education Program
September 25, 2018, 3:00 p.m. - 7 p.m.

VA Council of CEOs has once again partnered up with the Robins School of Business to offer an educational program designed specifically around the topics that you’ve told us mean the most to you.

This fall’s “CEO Essentials” program includes topics like:

  • “Using Financial Data for Business Decisions”
  • “Strategic Planning: From Vision to Excellence”
  • “Achieving Results with and through Others: Delegation and Accountability”
  • “Managing Conflict” ​and more.

Sign up for the full program, half program or individual sessions for you and/or the top-level leaders within your organization. Space is extremely limited. Register for your “seat” now! Classes begin SEPTEMBER 25.

Learn more.

Sponsors Lunch
September 13, 2018, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Sponsors and Council Leaders will gather for lunch and to share plans for 2019. For Sponsors and Board members only. Sign up now.

A VACEOs Square Table “Managing Disruptive Behavior”
September 6, 2018, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

One disruptive employee can quickly have a negative effect on employee morale and productivity. Join experienced consultants from Warren Whitney and a small group of CEOs to learn more about identifying and addressing this issue. Sign up now.

Limited Access: Scott’s Addition Business Tour
August 30, 2018, 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Join your VACEOs colleagues to tour vibrant, booming Scott’s Addition neighborhood and see it from a business owner’s perspective. Visit Council members in the area, and enjoy food and drink along the way. Space is very limited.

Lunch & Learn: Cryptocurrency & Blockchain
August 23, 2018, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Crypto, blockchain, and Bitcoin, Oh My! These are just a few of the technology buzzwords being bandied about in the news. In this presentation, we’ll address the generalities, but also dive into details answering the how and why it is so popular. We’ll also address how cryptocurrencies are different from traditional banks/currencies and how blockchain is different from traditional databases. Learn more and Sign up now.

Get to Know VACEOs – RVA
August 16, 2018, 4:00 to 5:30 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 now.

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace
August 14, 2018, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

VACEOs is sponsoring Gary Chapman’s appearance in RVA this August. We have limited free tickets for members, and you may purchase additional tickets for your team. Our tickets are SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available here.

A VACEOs Square Table “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happy Exits: Exiting your Business to Live Your Dream”
July 10, 2018, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Join Jonathan Kennedy and Jonathan Brabrand as they discuss the path to a successful exit and beyond — Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happy Exits. Members only please. Learn more.

Flying Squirrels Baseball Family Event
July 5, 2018, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Join members, sponsors, and their family/guests in our private space at the Diamond – The Bistro at the Bullpen. The Bistro features an all-you-can-eat buffet, personal bartender, and exclusive seating down the first base line that puts you right on top of the action. Fireworks at the end of the game! Register now.

 

Get to Know VACEOs: Charlottesville Event
June 21, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

After growing to 200 CEOs in Richmond, the Virginia Council of CEOs is now forming its third peer-to-peer Roundtable Charlottesville! Charlottesville entrepreneurs who are interested in learning more about peer Roundtables and the Council are encourage to attend this small, informal gathering.

Learn more about this event.

 

Get to Know: Charlottesville Event
June 21, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

After growing to 200 CEOs in Richmond, the Virginia Council of CEOs is now forming its third peer-to-peer Roundtable Charlottesville! Charlottesville entrepreneurs who are interested in learning more about peer Roundtables and the Council are encourage to attend this small, informal gathering.

Learn more about this event.

Richmond Kickers vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds – Family Event
June 2, 2018, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join members, sponsors, and their family/guests for food, drinks, and a great soccer game as the Richmond Kickers take on the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Our VIP tent has limited seating. Sign up today!

Lunch & Learn: Presentations that Drive Action
May 24, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This quarterly learning event offers a casual workshop for our members, sponsors and CEO guests. Teaching will be John Polk, who “wrote the book” on presentations at a local Fortune 100 company. Sign up now.

Charlottesville Member Social
May 23, 2018, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For Charlottesville area members and sponsors. See details and register here.

Square Table: Developing a Disciplined, Successful Sales Organization
May 10, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Square Tables are small, ad hoc events hosted by members. At this event, you will learn about the critical elements to achieving a purposeful, organized and disciplined sales process and organization. Learn more.

Roundtable & Forum Leader Meeting
May 8, 2018, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A regular gathering for group leaders to hone their skills and to connect and learn from one another. Leaders or their designates only please. Sign up now.

Spring Happy Hour at “The Hof”
May 8, 2018, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Join the VACEOs community for a rooftop happy hour at an ultra-cool venue, “The Hof”. Members and sponsors only please. Register now.

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. Learn more here!

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

Gather with the VACEOs community and hone your negotiation skills with expert Scott Wayne. Sign up now.

March Madness Open House
March 15, 2018, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Swing by VACEOs HQ in Scott’s Addition, raise a pint, and connect with the VACEOs community, friends from Startup Virginia and our office-mates, The Fahrenheit Group.

The games will be on the big screen, and if the weather is nice the garage door will be open! Sign up now.

Future-Proofing Your Career: An Event for Women in Business
March 8, 2018, 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Join business leaders and professionals from RVA for a special knowledge share and networking event exclusively for women and presented by VACEOs sponsor Robins School of Business. Registration ends 02.28.

Square Table: The New Tax Law
February 28, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Square Tables are small, ad hoc events hosted by members. Learn how the new tax law will affect your business in the Square Table hosted by DHG. Space limited.

Lunch & Learn: Four Secrets to Achieving Critical Business Goals
February 22, 2018, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Formerly called Knowledge Network, this quarterly learning event offers a casual workshop for our members, sponsors and CEO guests. Neal Lappe will present “Four Secrets to Achieving your most Critical Business Goals.”

Square Table: Creative Exit Strategies Selling to Family/Employees, Including ESOP
February 21, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Square Tables are small, ad hoc events hosted by members. This one will focus on sharing ideas about creative exit strategies when selling to family or employees, including the option of an ESOP. We’d like to hear from anyone who has been through this process, as either a seller or a buyer, and of course, anyone interested in the same topic is welcome.

Growth Challenge Workshop
February 13, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Based on Doug Tatum’s book “No Man’s Land: Where Growing Companies Fail”, the Growth Challenge Workshop is graduate level content focused on C-level pain points. You will work with peers on real-life case studies and utilize tools that help you set growth goals. This workshop is most useful to CEOs of companies that are scaling up. Guest CEOs welcome. Register by January 26.

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.

Square Table: The Shared Economy
January 26, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

Square Tables are small, ad hoc events hosted by members. This one is for members interested in the shared economy. Learn more.

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.

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.

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.