It was almost serendipity.
No sooner had editors of Cincy Business finished composing the Cincy Agenda item on “Regional Development” (see page 15), regarding a “benchmarking trip” by local leaders to Charlotte, then what happened? Senior editor Felix Winternitz was invited to be the keynote speaker for a similar initiative here.
A delegation from the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce hits our streets on Nov. 8-10 for a series of Bankers Club panels. Local participants include Tony Brown, president of the Uptown Consortium; James McGraw Jr., of KMK Consulting; Jack Rouse of the Port Authority; Jerry Kathman of LPK; Nick Vehr of the Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau; and Jim Votruba, president of NKU.
Some 50 Virginia business and government leaders will venture here. Their Chamber serves Southeastern Virginia cities such as Norfolk, Virginia Beach and other Chesapeake communities. Ellen van der Horst, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, will greet them.
Keeping the state motto in mind, “Virginia Is for Lovers,” we think they’ll be loving this particular roadtrip.