Calendar for the week of Nov. 9

Tara Bozick, The Virginian-Pilot
·6 min read

NOV. 9


Early Childhood Education in the 757, noon-1:30 p.m., virtual. The Peninsula Chamber is hosting a panel discussion with Mike Petters of Huntington Ingalls, Diane Umstead of Smart Beginnings and Jeffrey Smith of Hampton City Schools. Free. Register at

Virtual Chamber Leadership: Post-Election Coverage, 1-2 p.m., online. The Hampton Roads Chamber is hosting executive director Chris Saxman of Virginia FREE, a nonpartisan nonprofit that informs the business community. Free. Register at

NOV. 10


Tech Tuesday, noon-1 p.m., virtual. The Hampton Roads Innovation Collaborative is hosting a series of speaker and panel events originally intended for its expo. Bartosz Wojszczyk, CEO of Decision Point Global, will address global innovation. Free. Register on

The Accountable Nonprofit: Ethics & Regulations You Need to Know, noon-1 p.m., online. NetworkPeninsula and the Peninsula Chamber are hosting a series of nonprofit board training workshops. Learn how the Standards of Excellence can keep your organization on the right track and explore common misunderstandings. $10-$15. Register at

STRIVE: Social Media Marketing: Small Business Deep Dive, 9-10:15 a.m., online. Retail Alliance hosts Ciniva’s campaign director Aidan Molloy for a deep dive into social media marketing for small businesses. This presentation will include everything from how to choose the right platform for your business to how to run the right type of ads for your audience and campaign goals. Free. Registeer at

Member Appreciation Breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m., The Crowne Plaza Hotel Virginia Beach, 4453 Bonney Road. The Hampton Roads Chamber is hosting a networking breakfast. Free. Register at

NOV. 11


Still Serving, 8 a.m., virtual. Virginia Media Events is hosting a Military Retiree and Veteran Awards Program that recognizes how military retirees and veterans are still serving their communities. Free. Register at

Managing Customer Loyalty in the Retail Space, noon, Zoom. ODU’s Strome College of Business is hosting a series of four webinars by faculty. Yuping Liu-Thompkins, marketing professor, will present on key loyalty drivers in retail based on scientific research. Free. Register at

NOV. 12


HRACRE Excellence in Development Design Awards, noon, virtual. The Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate and The Meridian Group will present honorees, their designs and the judges' comments. Register at

Women Modeling Business Ethics 2020, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Zoom. The Peninsula Chamber is hosting Jennifer Howland of Thomas Nelson Commuity College for its virtual Pink Bag Lunch. Free. Register at

Small Business Export Information Workshop, 9-11 a.m., online. Norfolk Economic Development is hosting an export information session for small businesses. Register at

NOV. 13


Virtual coffee club, 10 a.m., Zoom. Edward Jones financial adviser Shandre Harasty is hosting a session to discuss current market conditions for individual investors. To reserve a seat, call Courtney Thompson at 757-686-2760.

NOV. 14


Oyster Roast To-Go, 4-6 p.m., 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News. The Virginia Living Museum is hosting its annual fundraiser where participants can order oyster meal packages for pickup. $80-$90. Purchase tickets at

Tennis Ball, 6-9 p.m., virtual. An Achievable Dream Academies is hosting its 28th annual fundraiser virtually with the theme of “Mask-Eurade.” The event will provide updates, a virtual auction, a highlight of the Dreamers in the Class of 2021, and more. Auction opens Oct. 31. $50. Buy tickets at

NOV. 17


Sales Briefing, noon-12:30 p.m., online. Briefing by Van Syckle Financial Group. COVID-19 is creating inconsistent commissions and cash flow for salespeople. Learn how to create a consistent and sustainable spending plan — a blueprint for financial success. Only 12 Zoom seats available. Reserve a spot by calling 757-280-8734.

How to use the BraggFactor for effective virtual networking, noon-1 p.m., online. The Hampton Roads Chamber is hosting CEO Winifred Bragg of Spine and Orthopedic Pain Center in Norfolk. Free. Register at

NOV. 18


American Red Cross Blood drive, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Hampton Coliseum, 1000 Coliseum Drive, Hampton. The Red Cross urgently needs blood donations. To sign up to donate, visit

Fall 2020 INNOVATE Cyber Showcase, 3-4:30 p.m., via Zoom. Coastal Virginia Center for Cyber Innovation invites the public to the virtual event to see teams from Old Dominion University, Christopher Newport University, Norfolk State University, Paul D. Camp Community College and Tidewater Community College pitch prototypes developed around the concept of cyber hygiene. Email for information.

NOV. 19


State of the City-Hampton, 7:30-9 a.m., Zoom. The theme this year is “One for All, All for One.” Mayor Donnie Tuck will share the city’s accomplishments in the past year, from economics to education, and why the city is looking to the future despite the current pandemic. The Peninsula Chamber is hosting an annual update for the city of Hampton. Free. Register at

How to do business with the state of Virginia, 9 a.m.-noon, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton. The Small Business Development Center is hosting a workshop on using Virginia’s e-procurement portal. Free. Register at

NOV. 23


2020 Congressional Forum, noon-1:30 p.m., The Main Norfolk, 100 E. Main St. The Hampton Roads Chamber is hosting four congressional representatives to learn first-hand what is happening in Washington and how it affects our region. Register at

DEC. 8


Peninsula Chamber Annual Meeting, 8-10 a.m., Zoom. The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual meeting. $15. Register at

DEC. 10


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

DEC. 16


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


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