CEO OF Gallup to Speak at Hopewell-Prince George Chamber Event on September 27

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Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup, will be the keynote speaker at the Hopewell-Prince George (HPG) Chamber of Commerce 93rd Annual Dinner on Thursday, September 27, 2012, from 5 PM to 8 PM at The Lee Club, Fort Lee, Virginia. Area business leaders are invited to attend this special conversation with Jim Clifton

Jim Clifton

Jim’s message speaks directly to business leaders in communities all over America.

Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup, will be the keynote speaker at the Hopewell-Prince George (HPG) Chamber of Commerce 93rd Annual Dinner on Thursday, September 27, 2012, from 5 PM to 8 PM at The Lee Club, Fort Lee, Virginia.

Clifton, a noted author and expert on organizational consulting and public opinion research, will speak about current issues affecting jobs creation with an emphasis on community-based problem solving. His latest book, The Coming Jobs War, offers his insights on developing a unique path to sustainable jobs creation.

“We selected Jim Clifton as our keynote speaker because he presents innovative solutions to complex issues in a practical manner with an inspirational call to action,” said Becky McDonough, Executive Vice President, Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce.

This year’s Annual Dinner is unique in that the HPG Chamber of Commerce is offering invitations to non-chamber members.

“Jim’s message speaks directly to business leaders in communities all over America,” said McDonough, “His ideas are thought-provoking and benefit all of us who live and work in Virginia. We want as many people as possible to take advantage of this unique opportunity. This is truly an exciting opportunity for the Hopewell-Prince George and Virginia business communities.”

Reservations to the Annual Dinner cost $50 and can be purchased by contacting the Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce at (804) 458-5536 or admin(at)hpgchamber(dot)org.

About the Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1920, the Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce promotes business growth and workforce development. With nearly 400 Members, the HPG Chamber works to build strong community relationships with Hopewell and Prince George businesses and residents.

About the Hopewell-Prince George Region

Hopewell-Prince George is located 20 miles south of Richmond, Va. and is situated on 35 miles of historic riverfront on the Appomattox and James Rivers. With a relaxed pace of life and strong economic development, the region offers true work/life balance to the 59,000 people who call Hopewell-Prince George home.

Chosen as the site of the prestigious Commonwealth Center of Advanced Manufacturing, a research partnership that brings together best-in-class manufacturing with Virginia’s flagship research institutions, including Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia and Virginia State University, Hopewell-Prince George is positioned for future growth and investment. For more information about the Hopewell-Prince George area, please visit http://www.hpgchamber.org.

About Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO

Since 1988, Jim Clifton has served as Chairman and CEO of Gallup, a leader in organizational consulting and public opinion research. His most recent innovation, the Gallup World Poll, is designed to give the world's 7 billion citizens a voice in virtually all key global issues.

Clifton is the creator of The Gallup Path, a metric-based economic model that establishes the linkages among human nature in the workplace, customer engagement, and business outcomes. This model is used in performance management systems in more than 500 companies worldwide. He is also the author of many articles and of the book The Coming Jobs War.

Clifton serves on several boards and is Chairman of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. He has received honorary degrees from Jackson State, Medgar Evers, and Bellevue Universities.

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