Business Roundtables

Register for the Next Business Roundtable 


The Williamsburg Economic Development Authority hosts monthly Business Roundtables for City of Williamsburg businesses.  These lunch events are designed to increase communication with existing businesses.  Topics vary each month, with various speakers invited and issues discussed.  The lunches are hosted at City restaurants and City-Owned facilities, with each attendee paying for their lunch.

The 2021 Business Roundtable Luncheons will be held on the second Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise noted) from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm.

The dates are as follows:  

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2021 @ 12:00pm
    • Speaker: Adria Vanhoozier, Hospital President at Riverside Doctors' Hospital  
    • Topic: Riverside Doctors Hospital Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic  
    • Location: Virtual
    • Roundtable Recording
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2021 @ 12:00pm
    • Speakers: Terry Banez, CEO of the Greater Williamsburg Business Council and Von Gilbreath, Director of the Greater Williamsburg Partnership  
    • Topic: The Williamsburg Business Council and the Greater Williamsburg Partnership 
    • Location: Virtual
    • Roundtable Recording
  • Tuesday, March 9, 2021 @ 12:00pm
    • Speaker: Chris Chmura, CEO and Chief Economist at Chmura Economics & Analytics  
    • Topic: 2021 Economic Outlook 
    • Location: Virtual
    • Roundtable Recording
  • Tuesday, April 13, 2021 @ 12:00
    • Speaker: Kathleen Powell, Associate VP for Career Development & Renard Miles, Director of Employer Engagement and Programming at the William & Mary Cohen Career Center  
    • Topic: The William & Mary Cohen Career Center as a Resource for Local Businesses
    • Location: Virtual
    • Roundtable Recording
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 @ 12:00pm
    • Speaker: Staci Martin, Senior Destination Development Specialist for the Virginia Tourism Corporation
    • Topic: Grants, Resources and Resiliency Tools Available to City Businesses Through VTC
    • Location: Virtual
    • Roundtable Recording
  • Tuesday, June 8, 2021 @ 12:00pm
    • Speaker: Aaron Small, P.E., City Engineer for the City of Williamsburg
    • Topic: Capitol Landing Road Improvement Project Overview 
    • Location: Virtual
    • Roundtable Recording
  • Tuesday, July 13, 2020 @ 12:00pm
    • Speaker: The Honorable Lara Overy,  City of Williamsburg Commissioner of the Revenue
    • Topic: Status of Business License Renewals  
    • Location: Community Building - 401 N Boundary St. Williamsburg, VA  
  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021 @ 12:00pm [CANCELLED]
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 @ 12:00pm
    • Speakers: Aras Holden, Vice President of Acquisitions and Development for Broad Street 
    • Location: Virtual
    • Roundtable Recording 
  • Thursday, October 14, 2021 @ 12:00-1:00 pm [CANCELLED]
  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021 @ 12:00pm
    • Speaker: Robert Merkl, Special Assistant to the President for Military and Veteran Affairs at William & Mary 
    • Location: Virtual 
    • Registration
  • Thursday, December 14, 2021 @ 12:00-pm
    • Speaker: Rachel Frazier, Director of Launchpad 
    • Location: TBA