Chamber exits workforce development, cuts 1 job

Kim Scheeler, president and chief executive, said the organization is stepping back from workforce development so as not to complicate the efforts of the newly formed board. As a result, one position was eliminated. The Chamber is focusing more on high speed rail, according to Scheeler.

Chamber rethinks fundraising strategy

Your business contacts and vendors will no longer be shilling on behalf of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce. In light of tighter budgets, the group said it expects that companies want their employees working on company projects and not spending time working the phones for the chamber. The GRCC decided last week to reign… Read more »

Is the Chamber worth joining

John Scott used to be a tireless networker. A vice president at Closed End Fund Advisors , Scott was at one time a member of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, an assistant director of his Business Networking International (BNI) group, the director of his university’s alumni group and a member of the Rotary Club…. Read more »