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101st ANNUAL CHAMBER DINNER � NOV. 13TH AT THE BOAR�S HEAD INN: CHERYL A. OLDHAM, VICE PRESIDENT, CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE, U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS; ANNUAL MCINTIRE CITIZENSHIP AWARD TO BE PRESENTED

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(Charlottesville, Virginia � September 29)� The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce today announced that the 101st Annual Chamber Dinner will be held on Thursday evening, November 13th, at the Boar�s Head Inn Pavilion in Charlottesville. The 101st Annual Chamber Dinner � underwritten by CenturyLink, Hantzmon Wiebel LLP and State Farm Insurance Companies � is the region�s premier business event, the annual showcase of business civic leadership and achievement in our communities.� The Annual Chamber Dinner attracts more than 400 business and community leaders from throughout Greater Charlottesville. Cheryl A. Oldham, Vice President Center for Education and Workforce at United States Cheryl A. OldhamChamber of Commerce, will deliver the keynote address. Ms. Oldham�s keynote is underwritten by the CFA Institute. �Our Chamber is pleased to have Ms. Oldham as our Keynote Speaker at this year�s Annual Chamber Dinner,� said Dr. Frank Friedman, President of Piedmont Virginia Community College, who serves as the 2014 Chairman of the Chamber Board of Directors.� �Ms. Oldham�s and the US Chamber�s effort to preserve and build the strength of America�s workforce by connecting the best minds in business with those in education and training, is one key initiative that our regional Chamber fully supports and works to put into practice in our own community.� The 101st Annual Chamber Dinner, to be held at the Boar�s Head Inn Pavilion begins with a cocktail reception at 5:15 PM.� The dinner service �bell� will ring at approximately 6:45PM and our Keynote Presentation will begin at 7:45PM. Later during the dinner, the Chamber will again award its prestigious annual Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award at the Dinner� the 39th Chamber McIntire Award presentation.� The Chamber of Commerce established this award in 1975 to recognize outstanding citizen contributions to the Greater Charlottesville area.� The Chamber�s award is named in honor of Paul Goodloe McIntire, �� whose good will set a standard of service that others through the years have reached for while helping to weave a fabric of selflessness that continues to provide for our community and its citizens.� Tickets to the 2014 Annual Chamber Dinner (cocktail attire) are available on-line at www.cvillechamber.com.� Cost to attend is $115 for Chamber members and their guests, $140 for non-Chamber members; a limited number of �Chairman�s Circle� dinner sponsor tables of ten are available to Chamber member enterprises at $1,300. Cheryl Oldham has 20 years of experience in public policy development and implementation as well as in project management and government relations. Prior to her position at the United States Chamber of Commerce, she served for eight years in President George W. Bush�s administration � as acting assistant secretary for postsecondary education while also serving as chief of staff to the under secretary of education; and, as executive director of the Commission on the Future of Higher Education. �Ms. Oldham also worked in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel and as associate director in the Office of Cabinet Affairs before moving to the Department of Education as White House Liaison in January 2003. At the Commission on the Future of Higher Education, Ms. Oldham produced a seminal report titled A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education � the first report of its kind to look at needed reforms in higher education related to accessibility, affordability, and accountability. Ms. Oldham, a resident of Alexandria, received her Juris Doctor from St. Mary�s University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Texas Christian University. The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to representing private enterprise, promoting business and enhancing the quality of life in our Greater Charlottesville communities.� Founded in 1913, today our more than 1,100 Chamber member and affiliate member enterprises employ more than 45,000 people in our community, generating a total payroll of more than $1.75 billion each year.

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