(Charlottesville, Virginia – March 6, 2018) Ralph Northam, the 73rd Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Chamber Commonwealth Luncheon. Underwritten by R.E. Lee Companies and Union Bank and Trust, the Chamber Commonwealth Luncheon will be held Tuesday, March 27th, 11:30am at The Pavilion at Boar’s Head Resort.
Dr. Northam was sworn in as Governor of Virginia on January 13, 2018. He became the second Eastern Shore native to serve as Governor of Virginia and the second Virginia Military Institute graduate to serve as Governor. He grew up on a farm in Onancock, Virginia on the Eastern Shore. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute, receiving a bachelor’s degree in biology. He went on to Eastern Virginia Medical School, earning his M.D. degree. Dr. Northam served for eight years in the United States Army as a medical officer and since leaving the Army has been a pediatric neurologist at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia. He has served in the Virginia State Senate and as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.
“We are proud to welcome Governor Northam to Charlottesville,” said Mr. Martin V. Burks, III, 2018 Chairman of the Chamber Board of Directors. “We look forward to his keynote address as he speaks to a strong and varied group of businesses representatives from our Central-Virginia region of the Commonwealth.”
“We’re excited to hear from the Governor Northam this early in his administration and look forward to hearing his future plans for the Commonwealth,” added Interim Chamber President Phil Sparks.
To register for the luncheon, please visit the Chamber website at cvillechamber.com/events. Tickets through March 16 are $45 for Chamber members and $50 for nonmembers. After March 16th, tickets will go up to $50 for members and $55 for nonmembers.
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’s more than 1,200 member and affiliate enterprises employ more than 45,000 people in Greater Charlottesville, representing an estimated total payroll of more than $1.75 billion a year.