Active Member Firms

Below are profiles for our active Member Firms.

Altria Group, Inc.

Altria has a leading portfolio of tobacco products for U.S. tobacco consumers age 21+. Altria’s Vision by 2030 is to responsibly lead the transition of adult smokers to a smoke-free future (Vision). Altria is Moving Beyond Smoking™, leading the way in moving adult smokers away from cigarettes by taking action to transition millions to potentially less harmful choices – believing it is a substantial opportunity for adult tobacco consumers, Altria’s businesses and society.

Altria’s wholly owned subsidiaries include leading manufacturers of both combustible and smoke-free products. In combustibles, Altria owns Philip Morris USA Inc. (PM USA), the most profitable U.S. cigarette manufacturer, and John Middleton Co. (Middleton), a leading U.S. cigar manufacturer. Altria’s smoke-free portfolio includes ownership of U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC (USSTC), the leading global moist smokeless tobacco (MST) manufacturer, and Helix Innovations LLC (Helix), a rapidly growing manufacturer of oral nicotine pouches. Altria also enhances its smoke-free product portfolio with exclusive U.S. commercialization rights to the IQOSTobacco Heating System® and Marlboro HeatSticks®, and an equity investment in JUUL Labs, Inc. (JUUL).

Altria also owns equity investments in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (ABI), the world’s largest brewer, and Cronos Group Inc. (Cronos), a leading Canadian cannabinoid company.

The brand portfolios of Altria’s tobacco operating companies include Marlboro®, Black & Mild®, Copenhagen®, Skoal® and on!®. Trademarks and service marks related to Altria referenced in this release are the property of Altria or its subsidiaries or are used with permission.

Learn more about Altria at www.altria.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


Altria Client Services LLC

Altria Client Services provides Altria Group and its companies with high-quality services in a financially disciplined way. These areas include: Compliance ● Consumer & Market Insights ● Finance ● Investor Relations & Communications ● Government Affairs ● Human Resources ● Information Technology ● Legal ● Procurement ● Regulatory Affairs


Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia

BBB serving Central Virginia’s core services include business reliability reports, dispute resolution, truth-in advertising, consumer and business education and charity review.

BBB serving Central Virginia serves Richmond and Tri-Cities, Charlottesville and Fredericksburg, as well as 42 surrounding counties, from Fauquier to Mecklenburg and Northumberland to Amherst. The nonprofit organization was established in 1954 to advance responsible, honest and ethical business practices and to promote customer confidence through self-regulation of business. Core services of BBB include business reliability reports, dispute resolution, truth-in advertising, consumer and business education and charity review.


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.


Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU

At Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, we nurture the champion in every child.

We combine award-wining clinical care, research and education with an uncanny understanding of what makes kids unique. From casts to cancer – from simple to complex – we do everything in our power to give kids the best shot at a healthy future.


Closet Factory

In the early ‘80s, the closet industry was littered with many small, fledgling companies. The engineering background of Closet Factory founder John LaBarbera, provided him with the critical knowledge required to avoid the precarious wall-hung systems that others provided, and to instead, develop a structurally sound floor-based system.

That crucial and fundamental decision would not only provide our clients with the unique ability to adjust the system to their own needs, but it became the foundation for the changes that revolutionized the closet industry. On February 9, 1983, Closet Factory opened its first location in California and provided people with custom closets, offices, entertainment centers, garage systems, pantries, bookshelves, and more.

The key word is more. More, because everyone in our company is focused on you and your needs. More, because everyone here is dedicated to delivering exactly the product you want. More, because since the beginning, our belief and philosophy has been to provide you with the shopping experience you deserve.

Our number one goal is to design a system that you will love.We accomplish this by listening to you carefully and involving you in every step of the design process. We believe that every unit we make is as unique as the person who owns it.

No wonder so many of our clients refer us to their families and friends while continuing to use us for other projects themselves. And we don’t stop there. While other companies try to imitate the original, we will never stop advancing and expanding our product lines and the services that we offer.

Today we are nationally recognized as a leader in custom organizational storage system style. We have said it before and we’ll say it again:

“No one puts more into your closets than we do.”

Whether you want the clean look of a classic, all white, melamine design or a traditional look created with real wood stained to match the other furniture in your home, Closet Factory will give you the look you want. We’ll also provide the quality and craftsmanship necessary for your design to last for years to come.


Cobb Technologies

EDUCATION. EXPERIENCE. EXCELLENCE.

OUR CLIENTS ARE OUR FIRST PRIORITY

Our partnership with you is built on trust, and the goals we achieve together. We offer products and solutions for every scenario and need: from selling and servicing copiers, large format printers, and production printers, to managing and securing networks, document workflows, software applications, and VoIP, we help you conduct work efficiently and profitably. 

HOW COBB DOES BUSINESS

Cobb is not a business for the sake of business – we are a dedicated team of experienced professionals who care about each other, the organizations we partner with, and Cobb’s commitment to bettering our community as a whole.

OUR BRANCHES

Our corporate headquarters is located in Richmond, Virginia, with offices across the state, from Virginia Beach to the Appalachian mountains. Our service area and network stretches across the United States.


Community Foundation for a greater Richmond

Community Foundation for a greater Richmond, 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.


Dignity Memorial Woody Funeral Home

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Woody Funeral Homes and Cremation Service has been providing funeral and cremation services for families in metropolitan Richmond, Virginia, since 1905. Our commitment has remained unchanged for more than a century, and we have continued to respond to the changing needs of our community.

HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST

Taylor Chapel at Woody Funeral Home on Parham RoadAt Woody Funeral Home-Parham, located in Richmond, we’re proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network, North America’s largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. SEE MORE 

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At Woody Funeral Home-Parham, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Two Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

HISTORY

HOMEGROWN HERITAGE

Born in Richmond, Virginia, shortly after the conclusion of the Civil War, Henry W. Woody lived all his life in the city and established the Woody Funeral Home near Historic St. John’s Church in 1905. Due largely to his reputation of professionalism and integrity, the business outgrew the original facility and a new, more modern building was built at 25th Street and Jefferson Avenue in 1916. SEE MORE 

GROWING BUSINESS

Front Exterior of Woody Funeral Home-ParhamWoody Funeral Home was moved to Laburnum Avenue in 1966 and opened as Richmond’s first garden-type funeral home. Since 1966, 3 additional locations have opened. Woody Funeral Home-Parham includes a crematory, which serves all of our locations and was the first in Richmond to be associated with a funeral home. SEE MORE 

CONTINUING COMMITMENT

Mr. Woody began our company with a commitment to a high standard of service excellence, and throughout our history we have continued to lead and innovate while maintaining those high standards of service. The staff at Woody Funeral Home-Parham is proud to uphold this heritage and continued commitment to our community.

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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.


JMI

We connect brands, cultures, and communities. We are JMI.

JMI is a brand strategy and consulting firm focused on community engagement. We serve as a bridge, building dialogue and trust to forge meaningful, lasting relationships between our clients and their communities.

Our strategy is based on cutting-edge insight: we listen. To you and to your audience. About what they think of you, and what you want them to think of you. And then we act accordingly.

We’re proud to work with industry-leading brands. And we’d like to add yours to that number.


Joyner Fine Properties

Joyner Fine Properties welcomes you to explore the greater Richmond and Fredericksburg area. At Joyner, we help you find your desired lifestyle, and then help you find a home to match. We come to know our listed properties as well as anyone except the homeowner. Our knowledge and insight into the Richmond and Fredericksburg VA markets are geared to get you into your desired home. 


Keiter




We Are Your Opportunity Advisors

Keiter is a team of experienced accountants and advisors with the knowledge to identify opportunities and the commitment to see them through. We understand that you depend on us to identify, communicate and help shape the financial decisions that determine the success of your business. Whether performing an audit, preparing a tax return or developing a business plan for a start-up, we are always focused on providing fresh insights and creating new opportunities to help your business grow. Since forming in 1978, we have become one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in Virginia. We see our success as a testament not only to our knowledge and experience, but also to the strong relationships we build with our clients.

Knowledge

Each member of our team has the knowledge and perspective to look at every situation from all angles — bringing greater insights to all of your financial needs. Our innovative approach is to anticipate, not just react to, financial issues and to use constructive planning to recommend the most effective solutions. Keeping up-to date with current financial issues is one of our top priorities, and we maintain extensive resources to provide you with quick, effective answers and solutions.

Experience

At Keiter, we are proud of the integrity and experience of our client service teams. Before bringing their expertise to our Firm, many of our partners and staff have worked with the nation’s top accounting and consulting firms – and several have been recognized at national, state and local levels for their expertise in their specialty service areas. Industry peers and business associations have also awarded us with distinctive designations for our integrity and technical expertise. This extensive experience allows us to provide the insights needed to help you grow your business.

Relationships

From the beginning, the foundation of our success was built on the success of our clients. And today, we are still committed to looking for opportunities to make you and your business a success. We are here to help you with all financial decisions throughout the life cycle of your business — from start-up issues to merger and acquisition preparation or succession planning. Most importantly, we take the time to truly learn about you and your organization. To be effective, we approach your business as a unique entity, enabling us to identify strategies that work for how you run your business today and where you want it to go tomorrow.

Keiter’s team consists of 20 partners and over 130 employees, making us the largest independent CPA firm in Richmond.

Mission

Deliver outstanding client service, provide rewarding careers, and support our communities.

Why Keiter?

Are you ready to uncover new financial opportunities? Contact us to discuss how our insights and services can help you shape the success of your 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

Marsh & McLennan Agency 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 Agencyis 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.


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 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 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.


RMT Construction & Development Group, LLC

RMT Construction & Development Group provides many construction related services to businesses and residents throughout Virginia. A partial list of services can be found below.

Commercial Construction:

Preconstruction Consultation

Budgeting and Estimating

Competitive Bidding

Design Build General Contracting

Construction Management

All phases of construction

REO Turnovers

Fire & Water Restoration

Residential Construction:

Interior Renovations

Exterior Renovations

Additions


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.


The Cardiac Connection

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We specialize in the care and management of cardiothoracic surgery, cardiopulmonary and cardiovascular patients. We also provide high quality in-home health care services to include, Skilled Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Therapy for the greater Richmond area and surrounding counties and cities.

Mission Statement:Heart

Our mission is to provide our clients with the highest quality in home health care services and to improve life through holistic care.

This is delivered through reliable, empathetic, competent, proactive, responsive and continuity in care. The Cardiac Connection Team is committed to treating our clients and their families as we would our own with compassion, respect, and as individuals regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or economic status. By focusing our efforts on educating and actively engaging clients and their families, we will enable them to make informed choices regarding their care.

Vision Statement:Heart

The Cardiac Connection is a “culture”. We are committed to becoming the home health care provider and employer of choice in the communities we serve.

Our Values:Heart

In support of The Cardiac Connection “culture” and in pursuit of our mission, we stand by the following core values:

  • Teamwork
  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Empathy
  • Reliability
  • Honesty
  • Safety
  • Accountability

Topgolf

Welcome to Topgolf Richmond, the premier entertainment destination in Richmond, VA. Enjoy our climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round comfort with HDTVs in every bay and throughout our sports bar and restaurant. Using our complimentary clubs or your own, take aim at the giant outfield targets and our high-tech balls will score themselves.

About Topgolf Entertainment Group
Topgolf Entertainment Group is a technology-enabled global sports and entertainment company that connects people in meaningful ways through experiences, innovation and fun. What started as a simple idea to enhance the game of golf has grown into a movement where people from all walks of life connect at the intersection of technology and sports entertainment. Topgolf Entertainment Group’s platforms include Topgolf venues, Topgolf Media and Gaming, and Toptracer technology. Follow @topgolf on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, or visit the Topgolf Press page for the latest news.

About Topgolf Venues
Topgolf venues connect people through technology, food and beverage, and the belief that life is more fun when you play. With an energetic atmosphere, Topgolf venues feature high-tech gaming, climate-controlled outdoor hitting bays, chef-driven menus, hand-crafted cocktails, music, corporate and social event spaces, and more. Topgolf entertains more than 30 million guests annually at over 70 locations across the globe. To learn more or plan your visit, visit topgolf.com. 


TowneBank

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Founded in 1999, TowneBank remains one of the largest banks ever chartered in Virginia. Named in 2021 as the #16 Best Bank in America by Forbes, the success of TowneBank is rooted in our commitment to the core values established by our founders more than twenty years ago.  

TowneBank started in 1998 with a big dream in a two-car garage in Portsmouth, Virginia. It was there that the original founders met and created the vision that would become TowneBank: a community-oriented bank focused on key principles that include a commitment to recruiting the very best employees, creating a family atmosphere, engaging local board members, and delivering the ultimate in customer service while providing quality, upscale banking facilities that house the most efficient technology available.  

On April 8, 1999, TowneBank opened three offices with start-up capital from more than 4,000 shareholders. Achieving profitability in just 11 months, TowneBank continued to grow—and still does, today—operating more than 40 banking offices throughout Hampton Roads and Central Virginia, as well as Northeastern and Central North Carolina.  

As TowneBank grew, there were celebrations, commemorations, and benchmark moments that recognized our hardworking and deserving family of members, shareholders, and employees. TowneBank has never lost sight of our mission: to be a community asset committed to serving others and enriching lives.


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.


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.


Venture Richmond

About Us

We engage business and community leaders in partnering with the city to enhance the vitality of the community, particularly downtown, through economic development, marketing, promotion, advocacy and events.


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.