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Chamber Day 2021

Steve Gaines, Fulton Bank

"As a business that is still fairly new to the Charlottesville business community, being able to network and connect through the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce events and channels has been invaluable.

Equally so is the local support we at Fulton Bank directly receive from the Chamber. This is a great organization for helping a small business build and thrive!"

Alison Dickie, albemarle magazine

"albemarle Magazine’s membership with the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce has been invaluable. The Chamber is a conduit that connects us not only to business leaders in our community, insights into new local businesses, and our community’s interests while advancing the economic well-being of our community, region, state, and nation. We enjoy networking, educational programming, and opportunities for professional development, and we can keep front and center with the ever-changing issues and trends within our community and local marketplace.

This like-minded dedicated group is helping businesses like ours prosper. A successful chamber has leadership at its helm, and we thank President and CEO Elizabeth Cromwell for her commitment and vision. We must also thank the board, staff, the Partners in Trust, committee leaders, and volunteers for their meaningful conversations that move commerce forward in our region."

Kirsten Ashbaugh, Wilkinson Wealth Management

"The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce has been such a welcoming organization for someone new to the area like me. From the Business Women’s Roundtable to the new Rising Professionals group, they really try to reach each and every member!"

Emily Rosenberger, Alzheimer's Association

"October 20 is Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day and I could not miss this opportunity to directly thank the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce. Throughout the Pandemic, the Charlottesville Chamber offered fun and meaningful virtual networking opportunities which was incredibly helpful since I was so new to my role and the Charlottesville professional community. As we've transitioned to in-person meetings they have continued to keep safety top of mind while also understanding how important it is to offer multiple ways for members to get together.

I have been fortunate to take part in the Business Women's Roundtable, Aging in Place Roundtable, and now I currently serve on the Rising Professionals Steering Committee. I have also been able to present and participate in a Chamber Spotlight that highlighted the Alzheimer's Association Central and Western Virginia Chapter. If you are not a member of the Chamber, I would highly recommend going to their website to learn more."