VIRGINIA EDUCATION SECRETARY GERARD ROBINSON TO GIVE KEYNOTE; LEADERSHIP CHARLOTTESVILLE GRADS, CHARLOTTESVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS & �SMART BEGINNINGS� PROVIDERS RECOGNIZED; 2011 SMALL BUSINESS PERSON AWARD TO BE PRESENTED ��������������� The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce has a full agenda, focused on education, lined-up for its 2011 Chamber Spring Luncheon � underwritten by BBT & Ntelos � beginning at 11:30 AM, Thursday, May 26th, at the Omni Charlottesville Hotel. �More than 200 business persons and civic leaders are expected to attend. ��������������� The Chamber Spring Luncheon agenda, which continues its recent focus education, will do so again.� This year�s luncheon will feature a keynote address by Virginia Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson.����� ��������������� At the 2011 Chamber Spring Luncheon, the Chamber also will recognize:
- this year’s Chamber Leadership Charlottesville graduating class;
- recent recipients of the Charlottesville Community Scholarships; and,
- 2011 Virginia Star Quality Initiative Child Care providers.
��������������� The Chamber will also present the recipient of the 2011 Chamber Small Business Person Award at the luncheon.� The Chamber Small Business Person Award recipient is a Small Business Person from a Chamber member enterprise within the Greater Charlottesville area that: is an active owner or co-owner of the business which has 50 or fewer employees; is a member in good standing of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce; has been in business for three years or longer; and, has made a significant contribution to the success of the business and our Greater Charlottesville communities. ��������������� More than 200 business and community leaders are expected to attend the 2011 Chamber Spring Luncheon. �Cost to attend is $35 per Chamber member or guest.� For more information contact the Chamber at: 434.295.3141 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ��������������� The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to representing private enterprise, promoting business and enhancing the quality of life in the greater Charlottesville communities.� Founded in 1913, today the Chamber has 1,000 member enterprises.� Chamber members employ more than 45,000 men and women in the Charlottesville region, representing an estimated total payroll of more than $1.3 billion a year.