BizSense Events: Learn from the best

Richmond BizSense events gather the local business community for invaluable networking opportunities and insightful discussions with Richmond’s most successful businesspeople. For information about BizSense event sponsorship, contact Samantha Baldwin at [email protected].

Missed out on a previous virtual panel? Check out our video archive – here.

Recent events and coming soon

5 O’Clock Belles

The 5 O’Clock Belles is a casual networking event designed to bring together Richmond’s powerhouse women – fostering connection and collaboration among some of the community’s key female players.


Q4 – tickets on sale now for our December 2 event! 



1st Quarter

4th Quarter  

The Future of…

The Future Of … is a series of panel discussions that explores the future of the local business scene and greater Richmond region.


The Future of Petersburg – Tickets on sale now for the November 17 virtual discussion!

The Future of Cannabis in Virginia – recording

The Future of Richmond Tourism – recording

The Future of Reopening Your Office – recording

The Future of Richmond Startups –  recording

The Future of Construction and Design in Richmond – recording

The Future of GreenCity – recording

The Future of: 2021 Economic Forecast – recording

  • 2020:
  • The Future of Manchester recap.
  • 2019:
  • The Future of Suburban Homebuilding recap.
  • The Future of The Boulevard recap.
  • 2018:
  • The Future of RVA Office Space recap.
  • The Future of Transit-Oriented Development recap.

Special thanks to the Future of RVA Office Space sponsors: Highwoods Properties, Sands Anderson, Richmond Gas Works, Keiter, Puritan Cleaners, Commonwealth Commercial, Virginia Community Capital, AVIVA, National Wall Covering, Blue Ridge Offices, Northeast USA, South State Bank, Baskervill, Real Property Management Richmond Metro, Safe Harbor Title, AVIVA, Classic Party Rentals, BDO, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co. & Hourigan.

Hard Hat Happy Hours 

Each quarter BizSense hosts a lively networking event at one of the area’s most interesting and under-construction real estate developments.

Here’s a peek at previous events:

4th Quarter – Libbie Mill (2021)

3rd Quarter – Regency Square (2021)


1st Quarter – The Spur (2019)

2nd Quarter – The Penny (2019)

3rd Quarter – Port City (2019)

4th Quarter – The Sauer Center (2019)

Special thanks to all of our 2018 Hard Hat sponsors: Sands Anderson, Keiter, TowneBank, Safe Harbor Title, S.B. Cox, Postbellum, Circle Design, Aviva Rental Systems, Classic Party Rentals, PermitZip, Shaheen, Ruth, Martin and Fonville, PlanGrid, Isley Brewing Co., Colliers International, Joyner Fine Properties, Modern Door, Cite Design, and Townes Cite Engineering.

The Back to Business Bash:

This event was held at Hardywood on September 22, 2021. – Event Recap

RVA 25

Our popular list celebrates Richmond’s fastest-growing companies. The RVA 25 is ranked by average annual revenue growth over the previous 3 years.

2021 celebration was held on Monday, September 2 at Hardywood West Creek. – Event Recap

 In 2019, those firms were honored at The Innovation Center. 

The 2020 celebration was held via Zoom.

BizSense Golf: 

2021 South State Invitational

Join us at the newly reimagined Belmont Golf Course on August 27! – Event Recap

2021 Safe Harbor Title Invitational

The first BizSense golf outing of 2021 was held at the fantastic Federal Club in Hanover County.  – Event Recap

Hard Hat Happy Hour Virtual Tours

Richmond BizSense’s Hard Hat Happy Hours, presented by Sands Anderson, are back – sort of.

We’re pleased to introduce Hard Hat Happy Hour Virtual Tours, a recurring video series that will take you inside some of the most noteworthy real estate developments under construction in the region. We’ll use this format while the pandemic continues to play out and until it’s safe to resume our usual in-person Hard Hat Happy Hour events.


Sauer Center

South Falls Tower

The Ella

Riviera on Semmes


BizSense Home Run Derby

Watch the 2020 highlight reel below.

2020 Event recap

BizSense Assembly: A Weekly Online Program 

We’re taking the conversation online for the next installment of BizSense events.

Join us for a live weekly online panel discussion series that will dissect how the pandemic is trickling through specific industries in the Richmond-area economy.  Half of the proceeds of each ticket sale will be donated to Feed More.

Week 1: Restaurants (April 1, 2020)

Week 2: Hotels (April 8, 2020)  

Week 3: Apartments (April 15, 2020)

Week 4: Retail (April 22, 2020)

Week 5: Breweries (April 29, 2020)

Week 6: Reopening the Richmond Economy (May 6, 2020)

Week 7: Lending (May 13, 2020) 

Week 8: Live Events (May 20, 2020)

Week 9: Black Entrepreneurship in Richmond (July 22, 2020)

RVA < 30

Richmond BizSense is proud to introduce RVA < 30, our first young professionals networking event.

This new series caters specifically to business people who are under 30 – those who are in the early stage of their careers and are looking for a casual networking event.

Event Recap Located here. 

Special thanks to our sponsors: Brunch…, GRS Title, NCI, Cirrus Vodka, RIVERSTONE, Summit Human Capital, and KV Legal.