Active Member Firms

Below are profiles for our active Member Firms.

Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia

BBB  Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia works to ensure an ethical marketplace trust.  The BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing Market Place trust. This trust, as seen by the BBB, is found through two primary factors – integrity and performance.  All BBB accredited businesses have agreed to live our Standards of Trust.  Our Standards of Trust are a comprehensive set of policies, procedures, and best practices focused on how business should treat the public – fairly and honestly in all circumstances.


Cater Nation

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Cater Nation is an online ordering platform for administrative, sales and other professionals with catering needs. Cater Nation was founded in October, 2009 by a group of industry veterans that invented the soup to nuts online catering platform that is so popular today.

Cater Nation’s mission is to remain the premier online catering service in the nation by providing customers with a high quality service that makes their lives easier. We also offer assistance to our catering partners within our Value Added Program.

 


ChamberRVA

ChamberRVA, formerly known as the The Greater Richmond Chamber, was chartered in 1867 and has been a strong and positive force in shaping the financial, educational, and civic well being of the region, serving the city of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico.

The Chamber believes the success of our business is dependent upon the success of yours. Their first priority is to provide significant value to its members and help their businesses continue grow, in every economy. ChamberRVA exists to help navigate member businesses to success by saving members money, enhancing member knowledge, giving members visibility through sponsorship and marketing opportunities, involving members in the community, and connecting members with others.


Cherry Bekaert LLP

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For over 60 years, Cherry Bekaert LLP has provided high-quality financial and management services to a diverse and successful client base. As an innovative and highly professional certified public accounting and consulting firm, Cherry Bekaert LLP serves as a valued advisor to over 25,000 clients by providing guidance on important operational and individual matters.

Currently ranked among the top 30 accounting firms in the nation, Cherry Bekaert LLP is uniquely positioned to impart quality, cost-effective and practical advice to clients that include multinational corporations, private businesses, non-profit organizations, governmental entities, emerging or start-up firms and successful individuals.

Whether your needs are accounting, audit, tax, or consulting related, Cherry Bekaert LLP is the Firm of Choice in the Southeast. We offer the extensive service opportunities normally associated with national firms, coupled with the service continuity, value-based fee structure and personal relationships inherent in a local firm.

As one of the largest regional CPA firms headquartered in the Southeast, Cherry Bekaert LLP’s resource network stretches across six states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, and nationally and internationally through our alliance with Baker Tilly International Limited, an association of independent accounting and consulting firms.

Industry Concentrations

Service Capabilities

  • Financial Institutions Group
  • Global Solutions Group
  • Government Contractor Services Group
  • Government Services Group
    • State & Local
    • Federal
  • Healthcare & Medical Sciences Group
  • Information Technology Group
  • Manufacturing Group
  • Not-For-Profit Group
    • Colleges & Universities
  • Real Estate & Construction Group
  • Restaurant & Retail Group
  • Assurance & Accounting
  • Business Valuations
  • Compensation & Benefit Solutions
  • Cost Segregation Studies
  • Employee Benefit Plan Audits
  • Estate & Succession Planning
  • Financial Services
  • Internal Audit & Outsourcing
  • International Tax
  • IT Assurance
  • Litigation Support
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Risk Management (RADAR) Services
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Consulting
  • State & Local Tax
  • Strategic Management Services
  • Tax Planning Compliance

Classic Party Rentals of Virginia

ClassicPartyBringing Your Party To Life.

Our event specialists take pride in delivering a level of service quality that’s unmatched in our industry. We believe that our ability to better support our clients comes from our willingness to listen to them and truly understand their needs. Meeting your expectations is our main focus. You can trust that we will be there to make sure that the details are dealt with so that everything planned for your event is executed perfectly.

To better meet our clients’ needs, we offer an extensive inventory of quality event merchandise. In our showrooms, you can visually coordinate any rental items needed for your signature event setting. Our consultants welcome you to visit either of our locations, gather ideas from our showroom displays, view referral pictures and personally match our linens to your special events.

If you need an item not found on our website, please contact us and we’ll do our best to find exactly what you’re looking for. Whether you are planning a backyard family cookout, birthday party or a black tie celebration for hundreds, Classic Party Rentals of VA is pleased to provide you with the rentals to make your event successful!


The Community Foundation

The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia exists to serve its donors and community. Since 1968, we’ve been solving problems, preserving legacies and building permanent endowments.

In the intervening years, we’ve granted more than $750 million to hundreds of local nonprofits. And with more than 900 funds of all sizes, we’re here to stay.

Partner with us. We want to see you realize your philanthropic vision.

What is a Community Foundation?

We’re a public charity that helps people like you accomplish philanthropic goals through a named, charitable fund. You make grants through your fund, primarily to benefit a defined geographical area.

Our Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of leading citizens and run by professionals who are experts in community need. We’re committed to keeping you abreast both of the challenges facing our area and the answers local nonprofits are developing in response.


Dominion Energy, Inc.

Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Dominion (NYSE: D) is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of more than 27,500 megawatts of generation, 12,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,000 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates the nations’ largest natural gas storage system with 942 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves 5.7 million utility and retail energy customers in 12 states.

The company, which has operations in 13 states in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Northeast regions of the U.S. and in Texas, brought in $15.1 billion in revenue in 2009, ranking it No 153 on the Forbes 500. As of December 31, 2009, Dominion had total assets of $42.6 billion.

For more information about Dominion,visit the company’s website at www.dom.com.


The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is one of twelve reserve banks across the United States that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., forms the Federal Reserve System. The Richmond Fed, as part of the nation’s central bank, helps formulate monetary policy, supervises and regulates banks, and assists with the operation of the nation’s financial and payments systems to maintain the overall stability of the financial system.

The Fifth Federal Reserve District serves Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and most of West Virginia. The Richmond Fed opened in 1914 and has branch offices in Baltimore, Maryland, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

For more information, please visit the Bank’s website at http://www.richmondfed.org.


First Class Limo

FclLogo_300finalFirst Class Limo is a family-owned and operated limousine service serving Richmond, Virginia and the surrounding area since 2008. We are the premier luxury transportation company and pride ourselves on providing a true “First Class” chauffeured experience. With a fleet that includes stretch limousines, SUVs and Mercedes Sprinters, as well as vintage vehicles, our service is perfect for wine and brewery tours, weddings, corporate travel, evenings out and more! In addition, we offer full concierge and personal assistant services through our sister company, Richmond Concierge, taking your list from “to do” to Done!


Froehling & Robertson, Inc.

fandrlogoThe company that would come to be known as F&R was founded in 1881, when German-born chemist Henry Froehling, M.D., Ph.D., established a chemical laboratory and coal mining consulting firm in Richmond, Virginia.

In 1900, Scottish-born chemist Dr. Andrew Robertson joined Dr. Froehling in his business, and named their firm Froehling & Robertson. The firm incorporated in 1924.

Today, F&R is the 10th oldest business in Virginia and has offices throughout the mid-Atlantic.

F&R remains committed to those values which have embodied our existence since 1881: fairness, integrity, high ethical standards and a sense of family.

F&R is a minority-owned business and is certified as such by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Furthermore, we are recognized by the State of North Carolina as a Historically Underutilized Business. F&R’s laboratories are accredited by the AASHTO (AMRL/CCRL), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and WACEL. Technical personnel are certified by agencies including ACI, ASTM, AWS, ICC, NICET, and WACEL. Finally, F&R is accredited by the Virginia Department Professional & Occupational Regulation as a licensed training provider for various asbestos disciplines.

To our clients: we will identify and respond promptly to your needs by combining our multi-disciplined service with new technology.

To our employees: we will provide an environment of continued learning, professional growth and stability.


Glint Events

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   Glint Events, is much more than event planning, consulting, and coordination. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide practical solutions to achieve extraordinary results. We believe in working within the limits of your budget to realize an event that has no limits at all.

From the very beginning, we work with you to fully understand your vision. From there, we’ll help create proactive solutions and ideas to further that vision.

Through our years of planning experience, we’ve established terrific working relationships with many different vendors. This is just one of the ways we can help fulfill your grandest vision while also remaining responsible and realistic.

While the idea of a planning an event can seem overwhelming to you, it’s what we do. Our detail-oriented nature helps ensure that everything moves along exactly as it should and in line with your budget. From behind the scenes to front-and-center with your guests, we work tirelessly to give everyone an ideal and unforgettable experience.

We’re here to handle the details so you can focus on what’s really important – your family, your friends, your employees, and your business. This event is yours. We’re simply here to help make it a reality.


Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc.

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The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. is an economic development team representing the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, and the City of Richmond, Virginia.

The Partnership offers site location assistance and other services to domestic and foreign companies planning new or expanded facilities. It is a single point of contact to the network of private sector and state and local government professionals that supports a company’s facility location decision. The Partnership has four main work activities: Marketing and New Business Attraction, Business Retention and Expansion, Workforce Development Services, and New Small Business Formation.

The Partnership is organized as a public-private, not-for-profit corporation funded jointly by the four local governments and approximately 200 area businesses. The partnership staff has a total of more than 150 years of economic and community development experience, which ensures that inquiries are handled in a professional and timely manner.


Haley Buick GMC

Haley Buick-GMC offers many automotive products and services to our Richmond area customers.

From beautiful new Buick sedans to powerful new GMC trucks to used cars of all brands and model years, our inventory has something for every customer. Our dealership has built a reputation on providing courteous, honest service. At Haley Buick-GMC, we believe our customers are the most important part of our business. Therefore, we will endeavor to satisfy our customers’ needs and to maintain the highest levels of integrity and professionalism in every area of our business.


Legal Resources

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Legal Resources has been a Group Legal Plan Provider over 20 years. Today Legal Resources serves over 500 client groups nationwide. Legal Resources is the only Legal Care provider that allows employees to select a full service local law firm. Our plan pays 100% of the attorney fees for all our fully covered legal services, and our Plan includes Identity Theft Assistance. Legal Resources provides all administrative support to implement and maintain the benefit. There are no minimum participation requirements.

Confused about Legal Plans? The difference is Night & Day.

Highlights of the Legal Resources Plan include:

  • No hidden fees or waiting periods
  • Employees select their own local law firm
  • The Plan can never be used against the employer
  • More core legal services covered at 100% than any other plan
  • No cost to the employer
  • Low cost to the employee

We pride ourselves on our comprehensive coverage, attorney panel convenience, and a commitment to member satisfaction. That’s why over 500 companies have made the choice and selected Legal Resources to serve all their employees legal needs nationwide.

Specialties
Employer sponsored group legal plans
Employee groups of 100 or more


Marsh & McLennan Agency/KSPH

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Marsh & McLennan Agency/KSPH was founded in October 2000 by Jim Slabaugh, Jeff Penny, and Sabrina Holme. In 1990, Jim Slabaugh and Jeff Penny were founders of Slabaugh, Morgan, White & Associates, an employee benefits consulting firm. Sabrina Holme was a Partner in the CPA firm of Keiter, Stephens, Hurst, Gary & Shreaves.

Marsh & McLennan Agency/KSPH is about people – both our own and the clients we serve. Our employees are experienced benefit professionals, specializing in benefit design and administration, underwriting, communications and human resources. We are dedicated to providing high quality consulting advice to our clients so they can attract and retain quality employees.

Whether our clients need assistance in developing a single benefit design or the coordinated management of several programs and services, we’ll bring an “outside the box” approach to help accomplish these goals.


The Money Mom

TMMomThe Money Mom believes that everyone should live a life free of financial burden and worry. That when given the proper strategy, tools and education, it’s not only possible, it’s proven that anyone can combat fiscal stress and come out on top.

What IS a Financial Coach?

Think personal trainer… for your finances! The Money Mom’s certified Financial Coaches design your individualized plan, monitor your progress, and keep you focused. Cheering you on every step of the way, they give you the techniques and strategies you need for financial empowerment – a status that will translate into every other aspect of your life.

Programs For Individuals and Families

Whether you’re in need of a complete financial overhaul or guidance in one particular area, The Money Mom’s certified Financial Coaches will get you on track and give you the power to stay there. Our programs are tailored to fit your personal needs, boasting a variety of services such as a free 60-minute initial consultation, access to the self-paced online coaching portal ‘My Money Wellness,’ and constant contact with your Financial Coach.

Programs For Employers

Employers – you offer your employees benefits that pertain to their physical wellbeing, right? Why not do the same for their financial wellbeing? Decrease stress levels and increase your bottom line with The Money Mom. We offer businesses and organizations a variety of services, including:

• Financial Wellness Seminars and Lectures
• Access to ‘My Money Wellness,’ a self-paced online coaching portal
• Group Workshops on “Budgeting & Planning for Emergencies” and “Tackling Debt”
One-on-One Coaching Sessions

Our System

Why do I work so hard and still feel like I never have any money?
Do we have enough saved for retirement?
What’s the quickest way to get out of debt and stay out of debt?
How will I ever be able to afford my child’s college education?

Our financial wellness system is designed to save you time, energy and most of all, money. Our system is successful time and time again thanks to these key components:

Education: With The Money Mom, you’re taught the principles of healthy personal finance for ensured, longtime success.
Organization: The Money Mom’s systemized approach will guide you through the steps necessary to achieve financial freedom.
Motivation: Our Financial Coaches provide the support you need to achieve your goals.


Morton’s The Steakhouse Richmond

How it all began…
Morton’s actually exists today because of…hamburgers! Years ago, before co-founders Arnie Morton and Klaus Fritsch really knew one other, they both worked at the Playboy Club in Montreal. The club was changing the menu, and Klaus cooked a hamburger that was sent out for Arnie to try. Arnie burst into the kitchen, demanding to know “Who cooked that hamburger?”

When Klaus stepped forward, he wasn’t sure if Arnie was going to be pleased or not but was relieved to hear him say that it was the best he’d ever tasted. From that day forward, they called it the “Million-Dollar Hamburger”!

More than 3 decades later…
Morton’s has grown to over 69 restaurants, but the vision is the same today as it was when we opened our first restaurant in Chicago in 1978. Quality. Consistency. Genuine Hospitality.

Driven by the desire to provide genuine hospitality–for our guests and our employees–we offer a setting where people truly care about one another, and show it in everything they do. The high level of respect and enthusiasm that runs through our entire organization is evident in many ways, including the longevity of our staff and managers, some of whom have been with us for decades.

Morton’s achievements are not limited to its four walls of the restaurants. Our culture is one that’s also committed to community service, both locally and nationally.


Reynolds Community College

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Responding to the recommendation of a legislative study committee that “every citizen of the Commonwealth be given an opportunity to attend an institution of higher learning offering academic, occupational/ technical, and community service programs at a nominal cost,” in 1966 the General Assembly of Virginia established a state-wide system of community colleges. A newly established State Board for Community Colleges prepared a master plan for a system of 23 institutions. The Lieutenant Governor, J. Sargeant Reynolds, heralded the creation of the community college system by the General Assembly as “one of its finest acts and finest hours in this century.”

Reynolds Community College, the last of these colleges, is named in honor of the late Lieutenant Governor of the State, who championed legislation creating the state-supported community colleges. Opened in 1972 in temporary headquarters, the college is now a three-campus (Parham Road, Downtown, Goochland) institution and the third largest in the Virginia Community College System, serving the City of Richmond and the counties of Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Powhatan, and Louisa.

From its inception, the college has recognized its strategic role in the metropolitan Richmond area’s economic development. In 1977 the college established its nationally recognized Center for Office Development, a statewide pilot project with the Virginia Community College System and State of Virginia, to provide training in office and supervisory skills for employees of the Commonwealth. Within several years the Center opened this training opportunity to all individuals and businesses. By spring 1989, the college offered short-term training and seminars at three strategic locations in the metropolitan Richmond area.

Demand for these services from the business community continued to escalate. As a result, the college reorganized its outreach efforts in 1994 by creating the Institute for Economic Development & Extended Studies. In response to the evolving needs of the business community, the unit reorganized in the fall of 2000, changing its name to the Institute for Workforce Development. The Institute was comprised of six Centers including the Center for Corporate Training, the Center for Organizational Effectiveness, the Center for Lifelong Learning, the Center for Apprenticeship Programs, the Center for Entrepreneurial Development, and the Center for Professional Development and Renewal.

Reynolds Community College and John Tyler Community College collaborated in 2003 to create a new workforce development entity that provides business, industry and government in the region with a single source for workforce development. The new organization is named the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA). The alliance is a cooperative partnership dedicated to supporting economic development and providing world-class workforce training and services to both the public and private sectors. The vision behind the new organization is to maximize the talents and resources of both institutions’ current workforce development centers in an effort to provide Richmond, Tri-cities and surrounding counties with a world-class regional workforce development organization.

The college currently offers two-year occupational/technical programs, transfer programs and career studies certificate programs requiring less than one-year of full-time study. Having enrolled more than 310,000 persons in credit courses since its opening, Reynolds Community College continues to strive to meet the aspirations of its namesake to provide “a practical and economic answer to the future educational needs of thousands of …Virginians.”


Richmond International Raceway

Richmond Raceway is host to over 180 various events from consumer/trade shows to outdoor festivals in the buildings and outdoor spaces on the property known as the Richmond Raceway Complex.  Some of these events throughout the year include the Richmond Boat Show and Virginia Outdoor Sportsman Show to the Bizarre Bazaar and Southern Women’s Show.  The Richmond Raceway Complex consists of five permanent Exhibition/Meeting Facilities with over 150,000 square feet of space.  We also host corporate and private events in the 15,000 square foot executive level Torque Club overlooking Richmond Raceway.  Another unique meeting venue on our property is the Media Center located just feet away from Victory Lane and Pit Road where you can hold a small meeting or lunch and then follow with pace car rides!  We have everything you need in order to accomplish a great meeting.  Contact us to book your next event!

Richmond Raceway, known as America’s Premier Short Track, offers great racing action and a commitment to the fan experience. One of the most popular facilities among drivers and fans in all of motorsports, Richmond Raceway annually hosts all of its major events, two NASCAR Doubleheader weekends featuring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series, under the lights on a ¾-mile D-Shaped oval. The unique layout traditionally produces exciting side-by-side racing, yet drivers reach high enough speeds for a superspeedway feel. Combined with first-class amenities and a focus on the fans, guests at Richmond Raceway can expect to experience what “Racing Perfection” truly is.   The 2017 schedule features races April 29-30 for the ToyotaCare 250 and the Toyota Owners 400 as well as the September 8th VA 529 College Savings 250 Xfinity Series Race and September 9th Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race. For more information and for ticket sales visit richmondraceway.com and follow us on Twitter @RichmondRaceway and Facebook (facebook.com/richmond.raceway).


Richmond Region Tourism

Richmond Region TourismRichmond Region Tourism, the official destination marketing and tourism organization for the Richmond Region, is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Region to meeting planners, tour operators and leisure travelers.

Richmond Region Tourism operates three Visitor Centers located at the Greater Richmond Convention Center downtown, the Richmond International Airport and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Hanover County.

More than 6 million people visit the Richmond Region annually, contributing $1.9 billion to the local economy. Tourism generates 20,500 jobs in the Richmond Region.

For more information, visit www.VisitRichmondVA.com.


Robert Half

  Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized staffing firms. It also is the parent company of Protiviti ®, a global business consulting and internal audit firm composed of experts specializing in risk, advisory and transaction services.

Robert Half’s specialized staffing divisions include Accounttemps ®, Robert Half ® Finance & Accounting, and Robert Half ® Management Resources, for temporary, full-time and project professionals, respectively, in the fields of accounting and finance; OfficeTeam®, for highly skilled temporary administrative support personnel; Robert Half ® Technology, for information technology professionals; Robert Half ® Legal, for legal personnel; and The Creative Group ®, for advertising, marketing and web design professionals.

Robert Half has more than 400 locations worldwide and offers online job search at www.rhi.com.


Shamin Hotels

    Shamin Hotels has proudly spent the last 30 years perfecting our part in the hospitality industry. Shamin now owns, operates, and develops hotels under Hilton, Marriott, Intercontinental, Choice, Starwood and Hyatt. Our success is derived by our talented leadership and team members who possess the “Shamin Touch,” and personality unparallel in the region.

Deeply rooted in the hospitality industry, Shamin Hotels’ senior management team boasts over 100 years of combined industry experience. Our ability to maintain long-standing relationships with the industry’s most recognized brands has awarded us with loyalty from our guests, and recognition from our franchisers.

Quality Associates, Quality Service

Shamin Hotels consistently carries the mission to develop and promote industry experts, and seasoned associates, to maintain a higher standard of service, and deliver a quality product. By investing in our team members, we are able to fully invest in each and every one of our guests.

Shamin Hotels provides a unique and memorable experience for all guests, by empowering our associates to exceed all expectations. We are dedicated to providing a culture where associates develop their careers, enrich the community and celebrate successes, all while enjoying a great quality of life.

Leadership & Vision

Shamin owns and manages more than 39 properties (in three states), with more than 4564, rooms and over 70,000 square feet of meeting / banquet space. Our organization is recognized as the largest hotel management company in Central Virginia. In addition, Shamin Hotels is also the proud owner of an assisted living center (with a new dementia memory center opening in 2015), the Cultural Center of India (featuring festivals, weddings and more), and several properties in the works! Today, a team of executives and associates continue to provide a daily wealth of intuitive input, perspective, and knowledge; all of which helps to create the, “Shamin Touch.”


Strange’s Florist, Greenhouses and Garden Centers

strangeslogoStrange’s Florists, Greenhouses and Garden Centers is a full service florist and garden center located in the Metro Richmond area. Strange’s has remained a family owned and operated business since its founding in the early 1930’s, when Gideon Strange decided to pursue his love for plants.

Today, Strange’s is one of the largest retail florist and garden centers in the nation. Our teams share a passion for helping clients succeed with green industry products. Our mission is your gardening success.


SunTrust Bank

logo suntrustSunTrust Banks, Inc., with total assets of $174.2 billion on December 31, 2009, is one of the nation’s largest and strongest financial services holding companies.

Through its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, the company provides deposit, credit, trust, and investment services to a broad range of retail, business, and institutional clients. Other subsidiaries provide mortgage banking, brokerage, investment management, equipment leasing, and investment banking services.


Synergy Technical

    Synergy Technical is an industry-leading Microsoft partner, delivering comprehensive cloud solutions that meet the needs of today’s highly connected and interactive organizations. We are a Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform Partner, as well as a certified Cloud Deployment partner. Our portfolio includes Office 365 (Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Skype for Business), the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (Intune, Azure Active Directory Premium, Advanced Threat Analytics, Azure Rights Management), as well as Azure Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service.


TAC-Solutions

TAC-Solutions, the premier firearms training organization in Richmond, VA provides an exciting informative Tactical Concealed Carry and Handgun Safety Class which exceeds the state requirement for you to get your CHP permit.

TAC Solutions Firearms & CHP Instructors are Veterans of the Richmond Police Department S.W.A.T. Team.


Transformation Group LLC

transformation_group_medSpecializing in performance management and organizational development, Dr. Heather Williamson proudly heads Transformation Group, LLC, a leading growth and performance firm. For the past two years, she and her team have worked with a diverse array of clients across multiple industries in an effort to provide the highest quality executive coaching, strategic planning, business planning, managerial and sales development, and team leadership strategies. Dr. Williamson, who has worked in the business sector for an excess of 17 years, is a recognized expert in the development of communication and interpersonal skills, as well as employee and leadership enhancement. Her past experience includes sales and management positions for a Fortune 50 company and a directorial position for an educational institution, where she oversaw a $2 million federal grant.

Assisting businesses to reorganize and break out of problematic patterns requires serious out-of-the-box thinking. Dr. Williamson’s approach to leadership and business development is unique in that she utilizes a non-traditional approach to work through problems and enhance the hidden potential in each client. For her professional efforts, Dr. Williamson has been distinguished with a number of prestigious awards. She is an active public speaker and has presented lectures regarding achievement motivation, subordinate leadership satisfaction, organizational trust and personality traits. Additionally, she co-authored a chapter on personality and crime and evaluated programs for Richmond City and the State of Virginia.

Dr. Williamson earned her Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2007. She holds a master of science in psychology and a bachelor of science in psychology from the same institution. Dr. Williamson has been active in many associations including the Powhatan Chamber of Commerce, the Western Chesterfield Business Alliance, the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, the Retail Merchants Association and Executive Women International.


United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg

United Way of Greater Richmond & PetersburgEstablished locally in 1911, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg serves Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan and Richmond. United Way advances the common good by focusing on the building blocks of a good life – Education, Income and Health. By using its knowledge of the community’s most pressing needs in these areas, United Way directs resources to the very best programs that improve lives and build a stronger community. United Way also gives every local citizen the opportunity to participate in charitable giving to support our region.


Universal Corporation

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Universal Corporation, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, was founded in 1918. Universal, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is the world’s leading leaf tobacco merchant and processor. The largest portion of the company’s business involves the procurement, processing, packing, and supply of flue-cured and burley leaf tobacco to manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. Universal conducts its business in more than 30 countries and employs over 28,000 permanent and seasonal workers.


Virginia Commonwealth University

vcu-logoVirginia Commonwealth University is a public, research university, supported by Virginia to serve the people of the state and the nation. The university provides a fertile and stimulating environment for learning, teaching, research, creative expression and public service. Essential to the life of the university is the faculty – actively engaged in scholarship and creative exploration activities that increase knowledge and understanding of the world and inspire and enrich teaching.

The university is dedicated to educating full-time and part-time students of all ages and backgrounds in an atmosphere of free inquiry and scholarship so they may realize their full potential as informed, productive citizens with a lifelong commitment to learning and service.

The university serves the local, state, national and international communities through its scholarly activities, its diverse educational programs and its public service activities. As an institution of higher learning in a metropolitan center that also is the state capital, the university enjoys unique resources that enrich its programs. The university also contributes its intellectual and creative expertise in the development of innovative approaches to meet the changing needs of our society.


Virginia Credit Union, Inc.

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Virginia Credit Union Inc. operates as a credit union. The company offers financial services such as affordable banking services, lower fees and tips on how to avoid fees altogether, college scholarships, and free memberships. The company offers online services such as home banking, eStatement, bill payer services. Virginia Credit Union also offers checking & savings of accounts, electronic loan applications, issuing of credit cards, car loan, mortgage, insurance, and asset protection services. The company was founded in 1928 and is based in Richmond, Virginia.


Westminster Canterbury Richmond

One of the most reputable retirement communities in Virginia.

A Northside distinction: Westminster Canterbury Richmond was founded in 1971 by the Episcopal and Presbyterian churches and opened in 1975. Westminster Canterbury Richmond was the first among Richmond-area retirement communities to earn accreditation by the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (now CARF-CCAC), the independent authority that evaluates all aspects of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). We have held that distinction continuously since 1987. Fewer than 15% of all CCRCs in America have accreditation through CARF-CCAC.

What does that mean to our residents and staff? They can live and work in a community that excels in service, financial stability, cultural vitality and spiritual life. They can have confidence in our not-for-profit philosophy, reinvesting all revenues into enhanced services. They can entrust their future to people who believe that everything they do is dedicated to helping all those we serve to Live Life Well.


XLDesign4U

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We help entrepreneurs achieve their communication goals with focus on detail and proactive value. Lori Brooks and her team enjoys serving as a CREATIVE RESOURCE PARTNER, a MARKETING STRATEGIST, a DESIGN CONSULTANT or an EVENT PLANNER.

Business Professionals tend to hire XLDesign4U for one or more of the following reasons:

  • To Implement Logo Creation or Logo Enhancement
  •  To Design Marketing Materials for Targeted Audiences
  • To Create & Co-ordinate Direct Mailing Campaigns
  • To Plan Strong Event Presence Strategies
  • To Create & Orchestrate The Production of Customized Print & Sign Products
  • To Maintain Qualitative Product Delivery Promptly & Cost Effectively
  • To Provide Employee Incentive Program Ideas
  • To Develop Their Public (Identity) “Remembrance” Tools
  • To Provide Time-Saving & Value-Driven Marketing Results
  • To Increase Community Visibility
  • To Navigate “Right Fit” Graphic Options For Specific Media Formats
  • To Provide Branded Promotional Products
  • To Research Best Apparel Branding Options
  • To Stay On Task During Critical Production Schedules
  • To Partner as an In-House Graphic Marketing Team Member
  • To Perform Desired Marketing Results Within A Defined Budget

Lori brings 30+ years of B2B experience as a strong communicator, teacher and design enthusiast to the table. The results – unique and clever solutions that communicate your marketing message with focus on detail and value.

Standing proudly on a business platform of EXCELLENCE, Lori opened her business XL4U Trading as XLDesign4U in August, 1998.

If you have a desire to stimulate & increase the visibility of your brand and marketing message, and are serious about the results you want to achieve, let’s talk about a marketing/promotional strategy that supports your business goals.