First Latina in Space, 3 p.m., online. Old Dominion University is hosting Ellen Ochoa, astronaut and retired director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. She became the first Latina to go to space when she flew on a nine-day mission aboard the shuttle Discovery in 1993. Free. Register at ODU.imodules.com/eol20.
PRSA Hampton Roads meeting, noon-1 p.m., Zoom. The Public Relations Society of America-Hampton Roads Chapter is hosting its final chapter meeting of 2020. See who will be on the 2021 chapter board. Mix+Shine marketing is offering a workshop on optimizing LinkedIn. Register at Prsahr.org.
How to manage chronic leave issues in the workplace, noon-1 p.m., Zoom. The Hampton Roads Chamber and Hampton Roads Society for Human Resource Management is hosting a webinar on accommodating employee leave and issues that can arise. Part of a four-part series. Free. Register at HRChamber.com.
Virginia Offshore Wind Project, 8-9 a.m., virtual. The Hampton Roads Alliance and Dominion Energy is hosting an online education session for suppliers interested in the wind project. Free. Register at Bitly.com/osw120320.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum: How Businesses are Creating an Inclusive Culture, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., virtual. The Hampton Roads Chamber is hosting Janice Underwood, Virginia’s chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer and a panel with Howard Hoege III of The Mariners’ Museum, Kurt Krause of VisitNorfolk, Georgie Marquez of Andre Marquez Architects Inc., Michael Steverson of Warrant Realty and Cathie Vick of the Port of Virginia. $50-$75. Register at HRChamber.com.
COVID-19 Comeback Convention, 8:30-11 a.m., virtual. Presented by Williams Mullen. Topics include: tax update, raising capital to grow, strategic acceleration, business trends to capitalize on, lessons for borrowers in troubled times, update on pandemic insurance coverage for lost income, expanding your brand’s footprint during COVID-19, Top 5 employment risk areas for 2021; and employee benefits perspectives and strategies. Free. Register at Williamsmullen.com/events/covid-19-comeback-convention.
Blanket Making for Charity, 6-7 p.m., virtual. WTS Hampton Roads is hosting online fellowship for making no-sew fleece blankets for children and young adults with disabilities. Free. Register on Eventbrite.com.
Women in Business Achievement Awards, 3-4 p.m., online. Inside Business is celebrating women who have been successful in their careers, made a significant impact on the business community and have served as mentors and examples to others. Free. Virginiamedia.events/women-in-business/.
Meet the Suffolk mayor-elect, 1-2 p.m., online. The Hampton Roads Chamber is hosting a virtual meet-and-greet with Suffolk Mayor-Elect Mike Duman. Free. Register at HRChamber.com.
Peninsula Chamber Annual Meeting, 8-10 a.m., Zoom. The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual meeting. $15. Register at Bit.ly/2020VirtualAnnualMeeting.
Employee Benefits 2020 Year-End Action Items: What to Remember from a Year to Forget, noon-1 p.m., online. Kaufman & Canoles is offering a free webinar for employee benefits and human resources professionals covering recent SECURE Act changes, ending of CARES Act relief period, recent Department of Labor guidance and potential changes from post-election tax and benefits policy. Free. Register at Bit.ly/38TRCx6.
Fostering Innovation in the Workplace, noon-1 p.m., webinar. Virginia Tech Newport News Center is hosting David Perkins of ODU’s Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, who will share how to be a natural driver of value for your organization. Free. Register at Bit.ly/December2020_LunchandLearn.
Closing the Deal: Keeping Prospects from Falling through the Cracks, noon-1 p.m., online. Amanda Jackson of 1 Two Digital is the speaker. Part of the Peninsula’s Home-based Business Lunch & Learn Series. Free. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 757-890-3317.
Hampton Roads Chamber Annual Meeting, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., online. The Hampton Roads Chamber is hosting President and CEO Barry DuVal of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce as the keynote speaker. Learn about chamber updates, regional collaboration and special recognition to leaders exiting their roles in the market. Free. Register at HRChamber.com.
Girl Power, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., online. The Peninsula Chamber is hosting Taffi Simone, leadership and professional workforce development coordinator for Riverside Health System for its virtual Pink Bag Lunch. Free. Register at VirginiaPeninsulaChamber.com.
Cox Business Executive Discussion Series, 10-11 a.m., virtual. Cox and Inside Business are hosting a panel of experts that will share insights for the new year. Discussion will include workforce, economy and business climate amid COVID-19 with a vaccine on the horizon. Free. Register at Bit.ly/3eVPQMW.
CREW Coastal Virginia Holiday Happy Hour, 4-6 p.m., virtual. The commercial real estate network is hosting interactive virtual cocktail demonstrations and an ugly sweater contest open to all. Attendees receive holiday recipe booklet. Fee supports charity. $25. Register at CREWCoastalVirginia.org.
Connecting to Members roundtable, noon-1:30 p.m., online. Presented by the Professional Development Consortium of Hampton Roads. Do you know if you’re addressing membership needs? Connect with peers about engaging your membership in-person and online. Free. Register at Connectingtomembers2020.eventbrite.com.
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