Lunch & Learn is a program that highlights the partnership with the ESVA Chamber and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Hampton Roads. Each quarter the Chamber and SBDC will host a brown bag lunch with speakers on a business topic of interest to the Shore’s businesses.

Topics will include how to use the internet to promote your business and reading the results; how health care is affecting small business; what is leadership vs. just being the boss, good managerial techniques; and more.  See below for details on our next seminar.

Sponsored by the ESVA Chamber Foundation and the SBDC of Hampton Roads


May 16, 2019
SBA/USDA-Rural Business-Cooperative Services: Lending Programs & Business Resources Overview

Speakers:Martin Short, Lead Economic Development Specialist - U.S. SBA
                  & Ricardo Colon - USDA

Date/Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

​The Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce is excited to host this exciting opportunity for our local community. At this seminar, the SBA and USDA-Rural Business-Cooperative Services(RBS), who are in partnership to provide awareness of their business programs and resources, will provide an overview of the SBA and Rural Business Cooperative-Services lending programs and business resources.


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March 12, 2019

May 16, 2019

August 7, 2019

November - TBA 


Location: The Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce
19056 Parkway, Melfa, VA 23410

Time:  11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Cost:  Free for members and $20 for Non-Members


Call:  (757) 787-2460 or email: by noon the Friday before the event. Reservations are required. Space is limited.