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Networking Communities


To make a referral of a person or business, we must first form relationships by getting to Know, Like, and Trust one another.  If we share life in some significant way (like through a small group) it is a more natural approach to share a lead. These groups could be a formative and motivating element of your business strategy. This is one way to connect with others and grow your business.

Plenty of paid/public Lead Share Groups put the hammer down on referrals. Some people really like the accountability and high-energy approach and that’s okay. However, this Chamber’s approach is about building relationships with like-minded people. This approach lends to creating smaller groups to gather when not all members enjoy a room full of people like at a large networking mixer.

Our chamber and community will be a tri-part mandate of, lead generation, an atmosphere of mind-sharing, and best practices to help to connect Chamber Members to each other.

  • You must be a member in good standing with the Chamber.
  • Small Groups/Lead Shares are a benefit of membership. Therefore, guests can visit twice before joining.
  • You will be encouraged to contribute to the group through participation.
  • You will be encouraged to have 1 on 1 meetings with group members.

If you are not a Chamber member, please sign up HERE.

Inspire: A Chamber B2B Networking Community

  • Inspire meets the 1st Wednesday 9-10:30 AM
  • Leader: Andrew Gauldin, Morgan Stanley, (540) 723-2467
  • Co-Leader: Paul Burger, NoVA Environmental Solutions, (540) 645-6141 (work)
  • Chamber Liaison: Hannah Stewart (540) 662-4118

SING | Senior Interest Networking Group

  • SING meets the 2nd Thursday 8:45-9:45
  • Leader: Brian Barto, Liberty Tax and I Know Medicare, (540) 931-3866
  • Co-Leader: Evette Smith, ItsApriority4u LLC, (916) 705-0600
  • Co-Leader: Will Lawrence, Edward Jones, (540) 868-8189
  • Chamber Liaison: Hannah Stewart (540) 662-4118

Lead by Faith | a Christian Networking Group

  • Lead by Faith meets the 4th Thursday at 12-1:30 PM
  • Leader: Chris Sakai, 517 Ministries, (540) 539-5423
  • Co-Leader: Jodi Cilley, Realty ONE Group Old Towne, (540) 533-5049

Victory | a Veteran Networking Community

  • VICTORY meets the 3rd Thursday 4:00 -5:00 PM
  • Leader: Lisa Talbott, Talbott Training Group, (410) 952-8421
  • Leader: Sarah Kujawski, Aire Serv Heating and Cooling, (540) 631-9670

Young Professionals Group

Upcoming Networking Meetings: