The Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Tourism and the Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation are celebrating May as Business Appreciation Month, designated to recognize the contributions that businesses in the Alleghany Highlands make to the quality of life in the region.
“This is an opportunity for the Alleghany Highlands to recognize our area businesses and demonstrate our appreciation for the positive contributions they make in our community. Their investments, large and small, have positively impacted each one of us and continue to play a critical role in making the Alleghany Highlands a special place to live, work and play,” states Bryan Thompson of the Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation.
The Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Tourism and the AHEDC are sponsoring a Business After Hours Reception on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, from 5:30–7:00 p.m. at the Moomaw Center at Mountain Gateway Community College. All area businesses are invited to attend.
“While the benefit and impact of area businesses can be seen every day, Business Appreciation Month is a time for the Alleghany Highlands to publicly recognize the business community’s meaningful contribution towards this area’s economic vitality and quality of life.” states Teresa Hammond, Executive Director, Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Tourism. “Please join us for this opportunity to network and be recognized for your hard work and dedication. Thank you for doing business in the Alleghany Highlands.”
This year, Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade, James Campos will be the guest speaker. Mr. Campos earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Maryland, College Park, a Master of Science at the University of Maryland and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Mr. Campos has served in both the public and private sectors, working in industries such as energy, publishing, telecommunications, state & federal government, strategic business consulting, political consulting, as well as being a small business owner and an adjunct business professor.
Since January 4, 2023, James has served as a Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade, with a portfolio focusing on Energy and Rural Virginia. Campos also serves as the Acting Executive Director of the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, which works to develop a diverse economy in Southern and Southwest Virginia.
For more information, please contact the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Tourism at (540) 962-2178.