Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce to Host First Peninsula Executive Leadership Forum of 2015

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Tom Frantz, CEO and Chairman of Williams Mullen, will discuss the MEGA REGION INITIATIVE Feb. 20 at the Chamber’s Hampton office from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (VPCC) and Thomas Nelson Community College are pleased to announce the first Peninsula Executive Leadership Forum (PELF) of 2015 will feature Thomas R. Frantz and the MEGA REGION INITIATIVE on Friday, Feb. 20 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Chamber offices in Hampton.

Frantz is the CEO and Chairman of Williams Mullen, a leading law firm with over 250 attorneys across two states and the District of Colombia. A longtime member of the community, Frantz holds numerous leadership roles, serving on the boards of the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary, the Hampton Roads Business Roundtable, the Virginia Business Higher Education Council, Bluepoint Virginia, the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center Foundation and the Neptune Festival. Appointed by the Governor, he serves on the Board of Visitors and Executive Committee of the College of William and Mary and appointed by the Mayor of Virginia beach, he chairs the Bio-Tech and Healthcare Task Force.

PELF, a quarterly forum, provides an opportunity for top-level executives from premier Peninsula businesses and leaders from throughout the Commonwealth to share their insight on corporate strategy and what is shaping their business decision-making today.

The mission of both the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and Thomas Nelson Community College, who partner to present the annual programming, is to foster dialogue that inspires and motivates excellence in business leadership.

Participants must register online prior to the forum at http://www.vapeninsulachamber.com.

The cost to attend the forum is $25 and includes a light breakfast.

The morning of, registration will open at 7:30 a.m. and the presentation will begin promptly at 8:15 a.m.

The presentation will be held at the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce offices, located in Lakefront Plaza at 21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100 in Hampton, Va.

Sponsorships are available – ranging from a Presenting Sponsorship level at $3,500 to Leadership Sponsors for $500. Interested businesses and individuals should contact Suzy Johnson at sjohnson(at)vpcc(dot)org or 757.325.8160 for more information.

About The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce:

The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (VPCC) serves the Cities of Newport News, Hampton and Poquoson; and James City County and York County.

VPCC is a business association that "Connects Business with Opportunity" through Facilitation, Advocacy, Communication and Education.

In addition to helping lead the business community on public policy impacting the Virginia Peninsula workforce, the VPCC hosts a series of programs, including the annual State of the City events for Newport News, Hampton and Poquoson; the Peninsula Executive Leadership Forum; Military Day, Job Fair and Recognition Luncheon; Young Entrepreneurs Academy; Pink Bag Lunches; and Business Connections, in addition to numerous business roundtables. As of 2013, YEA! Has graduated 1,394 students who have started over 1,000 businesses and social movements.

The VPCC is located at 21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100 in Hampton. For more information, call 757.262.2000 or email info(at)vpcc(dot)org.

Connect to the VPCC online at http://www.vapeninsulachamber.com and via LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+.

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