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Chamber Welcomes Founding Members of Partners in Trust

The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce today announced the official launch of Partners in Trust, a new leadership circle for Chamber members.

The Partners in Trust program invites area organizations to invest in the advancement of the business community as a whole, while positioning themselves at the forefront of leadership and innovation in the region.

“Partners in Trust have the ability and desire to invest in the Chamber beyond the standard membership dues – to help us build the strongest, most collaborative and successful business community in the region,” said Chamber President & CEO Elizabeth Cromwell.

“Many of the Chamber’s accomplishments on behalf of all members would not be possible without the additional support provided by this elite and civic-minded group of organizations,” Cromwell said.

Participants receive benefits such as frequent recognition in Chamber communications and at Chamber events, as well as access to partners-only events with C-level business leaders and complimentary participation in Chamber programs.

The Partners in Trust program includes companies from all business sectors and includes public, private and nonprofit partners. To ensure participation by small businesses, a special entry-level rate is available for businesses with fewer than ten employees.

“As the owner of a small and growing company, I believe joining Partners in Trust is an excellent investment,” said Chamber Board member Sasha Farmer, founder of Story House Real Estate.

“The Chamber has been an incredible asset to the growth of my business over the years, and this partnership is a perfect way to maintain consistent involvement and exposure year-round,” Farmer said.

Founding members of the Partners in Trust program include CFA Institute, Hourigan, Marjorie Adam Team, Story House Real Estate, Tom Tom Festival, United Bank, the University of Virginia and UVA Health System, and UVA Community Credit Union.

Every organization to join Partners in Trust in 2019 will be recognized as a founding member. The program features rolling enrollment, so that new partners can join on a regular basis and begin receiving program benefits.

“We are thankful to have had tremendous interest in Partners in Trust already,” said Chamber Board Chairman Pete Caramanis. “It is clear the community is ready to invest in a collaborative, forward-looking Chamber with the resources and vision to pursue innovative new programming and to engage in efforts to further strengthen our amazing business community.”

Interested organizations may contact Chamber President Elizabeth Cromwell at or 434.295.4031 to learn more.