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As we continue to weather the tumultuous economic environment in which we are all operating, economic forecasting has become an essential component to remaining successful and profitable.  The Virginia Chamber of Commerce and Virginia Bankers Association share a desire to help prepare Virginia’s business community for what lies ahead for Virginia’s economy.  To that end, our organizations will host the 2013 Financial Forecast on January 4, 2013 at the Richmond Convention Center, bringing industry leaders together to discuss the economic future of our Commonwealth.  The event will begin with lunch at noon and will adjourn at 2pm.  Click here for an individual attendee registration form.  Now in its second year, this is the premier event of its kind in Richmond and one that attracts hundreds of members of the business community.  Sponsorship Opportunities: 

Presenting Sponsor $25,000 8 Tables of 10
Platinum Sponsor     $10,000 5 Tables of 10
Gold Sponsor     $5,000    3 Tables of 10
Silver Sponsor    $3,000    2 Tables of 10
Patron Sponsor    $1,000       1 Table of 10

As a Financial Forecast sponsor, your organization will be listed on all promotional materials, beginning with the announcement of the Forecast on November 1, and be listed prominently on all event signage.  The Presenting Sponsor will have the opportunity to introduce an event speaker. These sponsorship opportunities are being presented to members of both the Virginia Bankers Association and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the opportunities will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.  Please contact Rann Paynter at  or (804) 819-4708 to secure your sponsorship.   

Thank You to our Current Sponsors: 

Chesapeake Bank
Capital One Financial Corp.
Middleburg Bank/Middleburg Trust Company
Union First Market Bank

SunTrust Bank

First Capital Bank
American National Bank & Trust Co.
American Technology Services, Inc.
Bank of America
Bank of Clarke County
Bank of Lancaster
Bank of McKenney
Business Finance Group
C&F Bank
Community Bankers' Bank
Davenport & Company
DCMI Mid-Atlantic, Inc.
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Essex Bank
Farmers Bank
FHLBank Atlanta
First Bank & Trust Co.
First National Bank
Fortis Foreclosure Trustee Services
Franklin Federal Savings Bank
Fulton Bank
HomeTown Bank
Motley's Auction & Realty Group/Richmond Auto Auction
Reliance Trust Company
SageView Consulting Group
Scott & Stringfellow, Inc.
SNL Financial
SpottsFain PC
The Marathon Organization, Ltd.
The Titan Group, LLC
Troutman Sanders LLP
Virginia Business Magazine
Virginia Commercial Finance
Virginia Commonwealth Bank
Virginia Community Development Corp.
Virginia Heritage Bank
Virginia National Bank
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Williams Mullen
Willis of Virginia, Inc.
Xenith Bank
Yount Hyde & Barbour PC



The responsibility and liability of the Bank Director is ever increasing.   Providing your Directors with training to help them through the complexities of today’s banking environment is critical.

The Virginia Bankers Association is offering a series of monthly, 30–minute training modules geared to your directors. These programs have been developed in consultation with a highly respected group of banking industry experts. Your subscription to this series will assist you with the responsibility to educate those who serve on your Board.

An annual subscription ($1,395) will provide you with a recorded 20–30 minute web–based training module each month. You will also be supported with discussion topics and handouts.

Since the programs are recorded, you will have the flexibility to share these programs at your Board meeting or make the link available to your Directors.

The first of the webinars are being recorded now and will be available in the very near future.   To purchase a subscription, please click HERE.  For more information, please contact Courtney Fleming at (804) 819-4748 or