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BizSense Events
Richmond BizSense events gather the local business community for invaluable networking opportunities and insightful discussions with Richmond’s most successful businesspeople. For information on BizSense Event sponsorships, contact Sheri Crowell at [email protected].

Coming soon

The RVA 25 and Next-Gen 10 (October 2015)
For the third installment of our popular list and event that celebrates Richmond’s fastest-growing companies, we’ve added the Next-Gen 10, a new list that will seek out fast-rising, smaller companies with less $1 million in annual revenue. Click here for more information and a link to the application. Deadline is Aug. 28. Two final sponsorship slots are also available.

Previous events

Generosity Inc. (April 2015)
The second annual Generosity Inc. program recognized local companies large and small that donate to nonprofit organizations. This year’s event was bigger than the first and was held at Maymont. Stay tuned for details on Generosity Inc. 2016.

Thanks to our sponsors: Sands Anderson, M&T Bank, Sklar Technologies, Barrett Capital Management and BizPort.

The RVA25 (October 2014)
Last year’s fastest-growing companies spanned industries and sizes, and included manufacturers, insurance firms, restaurants and retailers.

Thanks to our sponsors: Sands Anderson, Martinair, Wells Fargo, Bizport, Keiter, UPS, Capital One, Davenport, BCG Cos. and VCU School of Business.

Generosity Inc. (June 2014)
Our first Generosity Inc. event celebrated dozens of local businesses that donated to charities in 2013. About 175 people from Richmond companies and nonprofits came together at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens to recognize corporate donors whose gifts ranged from $100 to $11 million.

Thanks to our sponsors: Checkright, Martinair, Keith Fabry, Keiter, La Différence and M&T Bank.

Kitchen Confidential II (November 2013)breakfast-panel-290x160
Our second installment of Kitchen Confidential brought together some of the biggest names in the Richmond restaurant scene for a panel discussion about one of the area’s most cutthroat industries.

Thanks to our sponsors: RVA Taste the Local, Performance Foodservice, Brown Distributing, RVA News, Keith Fabry, Gelati Celesti, Virginia Linen Service, The Chefs Warehouse, Bandazian and Holden, The Hippodrome Theater and Checkright

Breakfast of Champions (May 2013)
This breakfast event featured a panel of the some of the biggest names in college sports from Richmond and across the state. The lively conversation delved into the fast growing, big money business of college athletics and the arms race it inspires among universities.

Thanks to our sponsors: Perkins Law, Monument Sports Group, SCOR, Martinair, Barrett Capital, Home Team Grill, Hilton, BioRide and Checkright

Kitchen ConfidentialKitchen Confidential (November 2012)
More than 230 people packed the Hippodrome as BizSense hosted an evening of insight with some of the biggest names in the local restaurant scene. Panelists Johnny Giavos, Michelle Williams, Buz Grossberg, Chris Tsui and Kevin Healy were led in conversation by moderator Maureen Egan.

Thanks to our sponsors: Taste the Local, RVA News, Brown Distributing, Cintas, Auto-Chlor, the Hippodrome, Checkright, Cornerstone Architects and the Help Desk Company

Business of BoozeThe Business of Booze (November 2011)
BizSense readers poured into Capital Ale House downtown to hear a lively panel discussion featuring Hardywood Park Craft Brewery co-founder Eric McKay, Brown Distributing general manager Reid Brown, Reservoir Distillery co-founder David Cuttino, James River Cellars owner Mitzi Batterson and Legend Brewing Company vice president of operations Dave Gott, moderated by radio personality Will Snyder.

Thanks to our sponsors: Vaco, Checkright, Capital Ale House, RVA News, River City Tech Support and Oliver Creative

Beyond Richmond (2010)
Dan Schmidt, Paul Trible, Susan Dubuque, Mike Barnett were the featured guests at this evening event, which outlined for entrepreneurs ways to expand a Richmond-based business beyond the River City.

Thanks to our sponsors: Thompson McMullen and the University of Richmond