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 2023 event sponsorship click here!


Recent events and coming soon


2023 Richmond Economic Forecast

Join BizSense and presenting sponsor PNC Bank for the third annual Richmond Economic Forecast. This hybrid event will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023  – Purchase tickets!

This event includes two segments: the first featuring a panel discussion with local CEOs and business owners, followed by a slate of regional economists, all sharing their views of the year to come.

In partnership with the Robins School of Business, in-person guests attend a live event at the Jepson Alumni Center. Virtual guests watched the live event via Zoom.

2022 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.

The 2022 celebration was held on Monday, September 19 at Hardywood West Creek. A directory of the 2022 finalist is located here.

1. Sterling Point Advisors
2. Top Line Growth Partners
3. ProspectBlue
4. Summit Human Capital
5. Fortitude Commercial Contracting Inc.
6. Naborforce
7. Ballast Consulting Group
8. Next Round
9. Clinical Research Partners
10. Elite Force Holdings
11. Bowerbird Energy
12. Snyder Solutions
13. Key Choice Group
14. Old Dominion Mechanical
15. RBI Services
16. Git The Trucking Commercial Tires
17. Scents of Serenity Organic Spa
18. Astyra Corporation
19. Capital Square
20. All Star Orthodontics
21. Fred Astaire Dance Studio Richmond
22. Dabney Properties
23. Light & Raphael
24. Seasonal Roots
25. Paymerang
Keynote speaker Mike Kehoe of Kinsale Insurance Company

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.

  • 2022:
  • The Future of Innsbrook: July 27 – recap.
  • The Future of Shockoe Bottom – recording
  • The Future of Affordable Housing- recording
  • 2021:
  • The Future of Petersburg – recording
  • 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.


RVA Power Women Awards 

The inaugural award celebration of Richmond’s most notable businesswomen, was presented by Brown Edwards on May 9, 2022. Event Recap.

All 2022 and 2023 event info is available at  www.RVAPowerWomen.com


BizSense Golf: 

2022 First Citizens Bank Invitational

This tournament was held at the Federal Club on April 4, 2022 – Event Recap

2021 South State Invitational

This tournament was held at Belmont Golf Course on August 27, 2021  – Event Recap

2021 Safe Harbor Title Invitational:

This tournament was held at the Federal Club on April 5, 2021 – Event Recap


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.


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:
  • 2022: 
  • Q1 – The Otis
  • Q2 – Brewers Row
  • Q4 – Caravati’s Apartments
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  • 2021:
  • Q4– Libbie Mill
  • Q3– Regency Square
  • 2019:
  • Q1– The Spur
  • Q2– The Penny
  • Q3– Port City
  • Q4– The Sauer Center

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


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.


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.


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.


Recordings:

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