Calendar for the week of Feb. 22

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FEB. 23


Peninsula Executive Leadership Forum, 7:30-9 a.m., virtual. The Peninsula Chamber is hosting Clayton P. Turner, director of NASA Langley Research Center, as the keynote speaker via Zoom. $15. Register at

Eastern Region Virtual Career Fair for Veterans, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., online. DAV and RecruitMilitary are hosting a job fair for the military community, including veterans, military spouses and dependents. Register at

How COVID-19 (VOSH Plans) Fits into HR, 9-10 a.m., online. The Retail Alliance is hosting a STRIVE webinar with a loss prevention presentation. Lori Janke, co-owner of Once Upon a Child and Clothes Mentor in Newport News, will go over current Virginia Occupational Safety and Health COVID-19 requirements and how to meet them. Free. Register at

FEB. 24


EVMS Community Forum, 5:30-7 p.m., online. Eastern Virginia Medical School is hosting a forum on the benefits of a collaborative academic medical center for Hampton Roads. Dr. Victor Dzau, president of the National Academy of Medicine, and Dr. Elias Zerhouni, former director of the National Institutes of Health, will participate in a panel with EVMS President Richard V. Homan, Norfolk State President Javaune Adams-Gaston and Old Dominion University President John Broderick. Free. Visit

Workplace Culture in Today’s Pandemic World, 12:45-2 p.m., virtual. The Peninsula Chamber is hosting Shelley Smith, CEO of Premier Rapport Inc., for a webinar. $15. Register at

Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind: The Next Frontier for Economic Opportunities in Hampton Roads, noon-1 p.m., online. The Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate is hosting John Larson of Dominion Energy and Matt Smith of Hampton Roads Alliance for an update on offshore wind. They will discuss the progress of Dominion Energy’s massive offshore wind project and the efforts by Hampton Roads Alliance to best position the region to attract and nurture the supply chain talent that will execute this project and, hopefully, become the talent base for other future wind projects up and down the East Coast. $10-$25. Register at

Rail Industry Day, 9 a.m.-noon, virtual. The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation and Virginia Railway Express will present information on upcoming projects and solicitations. Contractors can get a better understanding of the Transforming Rail in Virginia initiative with CSX Transportation. Firms asked to limit participation to two staff members. Free. Register at

Black History Month Panel Discussion with Norfolk State University, noon-1:30 p.m., virtual. Norfolk State, Virginia Beach History Museums and partners are hosting “Lift Me On Up: The Power and Influence of the Black Family” focused on the history, politics and social factors affecting African Americans from a family perspective and opportunities for positive change. Free. Register at

Tides Inn job fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Tides Inn in the Northern Neck is hiring at a job fair and can offer limited employee housing. For more info, visit

FEB. 25


53rd Annual Humanitarian Awards, 6:30 p.m., online. Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities is honoring Jennifer O. David, Katherine G. Dermanis, W. Fanchon Glover, Joycelyn Spight Roache, Kevin G. Swann and the Housing Development Corporation of Hampton Roads. $125. Register at

Integrating Professional Success with Individual Purpose, noon-1 p.m., virtual. The Hampton Roads Chamber is hosting Misti Mukherjee of Extensio Law for its Professional Women’s Leadership Luncheon. $10. Register at

Bridging the Divide: Broadband Expansion in the 757, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., virtual. The Peninsula Chamber is hosting Bob Crum of Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, JD Myers of Cox and Jeffrey Smith of Hampton City Schools. Free. Register at

The Color of Law: A Virtual Evening with Author Richard Rothstein, 6 p.m., online. The Hampton Roads Community Foundation is hosting a lecture on how American cities became so racially divided, including how governments systemically imposed residential segregation. A panel will also include Johnny Finn of Christopher Newport University; Eugenia Jackson, president of the Hampton Roads Association of Real Estate Brokers; and moderator and attorney Jamilah LeCruise of the South Hampton Roads Bar Association. Free. Register at

LaTosha Brown talk, 6 p.m., online. Tidewater Community College is hosting the national speaker, professional moderator and owner of TruthSpeaks Consulting LLC. Brown will share a message entitled “Can’t Stop: The Movement for Black Lives in America” with students and the community. Free. Register at

Due Diligence & Construction in 2021, 11 a.m.-noon, online. CREW Coastal Virginia is hosting Karla King and Elizabeth Sherwood Krol of of EBI Consulting. Free. Register at

FEB. 26


Leadership Series, 11 a.m.-noon, virtual. The Hampton Roads Chamber is hosting President Ed Baine of Dominion Energy Virginia. Free. Register at

FEB. 27


Empowering Nonprofits for Greater Impact, 9 a.m.-noon, online. Part of Virginia Beach Council Member Sabrina Wooten’s series called “Ignite Your Small Business.” Learn how to take your nonprofit to the next level with funding, management, budgeting, navigating the pandemic and more. Includes panel discussion on the role of nonprofits in the pandemic with Kate Pittman of ViBe District, Crystal Colohan of 1701, Stephanie Gorham of Volunteer Hampton Roads, Margaret Foltz of Virginia Beach Art Center, Steve Lentz of Anchor Legal Group and Jeff Hammer of Northwestern Mutual. Free. View event on city Facebook page or



Emotional Self-Care and Work/life Balance in a Pandemic, 10-11 a.m., virtual. The Hampton Roads Chamber is hosting Suzanne Braxton Fullwood of Optima Health on how to recognize and handle this growing concern. Free. Register at



Commercial Foreclosures from the Client’s Perspective, noon-1 p.m., online. The Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate is hosting Kaufman & Canoles’ attorneys to walk attendees through the process of foreclosure on commercial properties, paying attention to select problem areas clients should look out for. Free. Register at

Community Forum, 6-7 p.m., virtual. The York County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a public forum to talk with business leaders about concerns and focus for 2021. Register at



A Night to Dream, 7:30-9 p.m., virtual. Achievable Dream Academies is hosting a virtual speakeasy event with at-home themed packages, raffle and online auction to benefit An Achievable Dream Virginia Beach. Register at



While You Were Quarantining: Workplace Changes and Developments for 2021, 10:30-11:30 a.m., online. Kaufman & Canoles is hosting a webinar to update employers on national and state changes and how to address developments going forward. Free. Register at



Hampton Roads Real Estate Market Review & Forecast, noon-2 p.m., virtual. The Old Dominion University E.V. Williams Center for Real Estate is hosting its 26th annual review and forecast for residential and commercial real estate in the region. $0-45. Register at

The State of Cybersecurity, noon-1 p.m, online. The Hampton Roads Innovation Collaborative is hosting Tracy Gregorio of G2 Ops Inc. and Bartosz Wojszczyk of Decision Point Global for its Tech Tuesday. Free. Register at



Hybrid Event Planning workshop, noon-1:30 p.m., online. Presented by the Professional Development Consortium of Hampton Roads. As your association continues to adapt and adopt during the pandemic, what do you need to do to run impactful events where audience is part virtual, and part co-located? Connect with peers and event strategist Deany Dormer about planning, executing, and evaluating hybrid events. Free. Register at



Do Clothes Really Matter? Creating a Professional Wardrobe, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., virtual. The Peninsula Chamber is hosting Katie Korroch of Cabi for its Pink Bag Lunch. Free. Register at



Virginia Beach State of the City, noon-2 p.m., Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St. The Hampton Roads Chamber is hosting Mayor Bobby Dyer for this annual update and outlook. Free virtual ticket. Register at



Chesapeake State of the City, noon-2 p.m., virtual. The Hampton Roads Chamber is hosting Mayor Rick West to update the city’s progress and the give agenda for the year to come. Free. Register at



Deadline for Norfolk Sertoma Club fundraiser. The club is hosting a virtual Spring Fever fundraiser as an anonymous donor is offering a match up to $40,000 to support various local nonprofits. To donate, visit

Trauma-Informed Workplaces, 9:45-11 a.m., online. The Peninsula Chamber is hosting Lauren Brennan, director of programs for Fear 2 Freedom, to discuss trauma-informed and survivor-centered workplace policies and procedures and communicating with trauma survivors in professional settings. $15. Register at

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