The Chamber of Commerce Serving Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County announce dates for their 2018 Business @ Breakfast series, now in its third year. ”We have expanded the series this year, to provide even more educational opportunities and cover more of the topics that our members find valuable,” says Executive Director Tracy Lyons. In our inaugural year, B@B was developed as a winter series with only 3 dates in February, March and April. Over the past two years, good turnout and positive feedback from the membership led to the decision to double the number of events in 2018.
“The focused nature of the topics and the convenience of an early morning time slot certainly contribute to the success of this initiative,” said Lyons, adding that “Some members are unable to participate in our monthly Business After Hours events because they are held after work at a time when many of our members are busy with family obligations. We thought this would be a new way to involve them and allow them to network with our business community.”
Business @ Breakfast will be held on the second Friday of the month from 8:00 until 9:00 a.m. at various locations in Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County. The first will take place at Sweet Treats Bakery in Downtown Lexington on Friday, March 9. Dave Hawkins, co-founder of Raetz & Hawkins, P.C., will facilitate a discussion of the new tax reform law and how it might impact businesses and non-profits in our area. Lyons notes that “a lot of small business owners have questions about how the new laws will impact their business, and we are excited to kick-off our 2018 series with such an important topic.”
The remaining dates and topics for the 2018 series include:
April 13 – Collaboration vs. Competition
May 11 – Economic Development in Buena Vista
June 8 – Live Healthy Rockbridge
July 13 – Rockbridge Outdoors and Tourism
August 10 – Leadership & Professional Development
Attendees will enjoy coffee and a hot breakfast at each event. The cost is $5 for Chamber members and $15 for non-members. Advanced registration is encouraged, but not required. Those interested in attending the March 9 event may call (540) 463-5375 or register online.
Our Mission is to champion civic and economic progress for our community. For more information about the Chamber of Commerce serving Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County, or to access our online business directory or upcoming events, visit lexrockchamber.com or call (540) 463-5375.