Business Roundtables

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-Owned facilities, with each attendee paying for their lunch.

The 2022 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 11, 2022 @ 12:00pm
    • Speaker: Dean Risseeuw, Williamsburg SCORE Chapter President   
    • Topic: Williamsburg SCORE: What It Is and How It Can Help Your Business   
    • Location: Virtual
    • Recording 
  • Tuesday, February 8, 2022 @ 12:00pm
    • Speakers: Brian Mann, Director of Athletics at William & Mary 
    • Topic: The Future of Athletics at William & Mary 
    • Location: Virtual
    • Recording
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022 @ 12:00pm
    • Speaker: Peter McHenry, Professor of Economics at William & Mary   
    • Topic: 2022 Economic Outlook 
    • Location: Virtual
    • Recording
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022 @ 12:00
    • Speaker: Doug Smith, President & CEO of the Hampton Roads Alliance  
    • Topic: Introducing the Hampton Roads Alliance to the Williamsburg Business Community
    • Location: Virtual
    • Recording
  • Thursday, May 12, 2022 @ 12:00pm
    • Speaker: Vicki Cimino, CEO of the Williamsburg Tourism Council
    • Topic: An Update from the Williamsburg Tourism Council
    • Location: Virtual
    • Recording | Presentation (pdf)
  • June 2022 - NO ROUNDTABLE

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2022 @ 12:00pm - THIS WAS A HYBRID EVENT
    • Speaker: Shawn Avery, President and CEO of the Hampton Roads Workforce Council
    • Topic: Hampton Roads Workforce Council: A Resource for Williamsburg Businesses
    • Location: Stryker Center, Room 127 (412 N. Boundary Street, Williamsburg, VA) + Streaming
    • Recording | Presentation (.pdf)
  • Tuesday, August 9, 2022 @ 12:00pm - THIS WAS A HYBRID EVENT 
    • Speaker: Laura Messer, Destination Development Specialist, Virginia Tourism Corporation
    • Topic: Support Your Business by Partnering with the Virginia Tourism Corporation
    • Location: Stryker Center, Room 127 (412 N. Boundary Street, Williamsburg, VA) + Streaming 
    • Recording | Presentation (PowerPoint) | Handout (.pdf)
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022 @ 12:00pm - THIS WAS A HYBRID EVENT
    • Speaker: Kathleen I. Powell, Chief Career Officer and Associate Vice President for Advancement & Renard Miles, Director of Employer Engagement and Programming
    • Topic: William & Mary: Vision 2026
    • Location: Stryker Center, Room 127 (412 N. Boundary Street, Williamsburg, VA) + Streaming  
    • Recording | Presentation (PowerPoint)
  • Thursday, October 11, 2022 @ 12:00pm (In-Person) + 12:30pm (Virtual) - THIS IS A HYBRID EVENT  
    • Speaker: Herbert Williams, Community Engagement/Crime Prevention Officer, Williamsburg Police Department
    • Topic: Introduction to Business Watch
    • Location: Stryker Center, Room 127 (412 N. Boundary Street, Williamsburg, VA) + Streaming   
    • Recording | Presentation (PowerPoint)
  • November 2022 - NO ROUNDTABLE 
  • December - 2022 - NO ROUNDTABLE