Events

2019 Events Calendar

Feb
23
Sat
SHIVER IN THE RIVER 2019 @ Historic Tredegar, Richmond
Feb 23 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

SHIVER IN THE RIVER 2019

Join us at Shiver in the River on February 23rd. You can participate in the Community Cleanup, run or walk in the scenic 5K, take the James River Jump … or all 3. See you at RVA’s Coolest Winter Festival with heated tents, live entertainment, exhibitors, and plenty of food & beverages. Go to www.ShiverintheRiver.com for more information and to register. When registering, EACH participant must use a unique email address, including participating child(ren).

10:00 a.m. Community Cleanup
Shiver in the River will start with a cleanup along the banks of the James River and in the RVA communities. Picking up litter and recyclables is at the very heart of Keep Virginia Beautiful. The cleanup is open to all ages and you can earn incentives by creating a fundraising page. A small donation of at least $5 is appreciated to cover the cost of clean up supplies.

12:00 Noon 5K Walk/Run
The 5K Walk/Run is a fun event for the whole family that will start and end at Historic Tredegar, and take in the beauty of the James River. Registration for adults is $35 (children ages 5-12 accompanied by an adult, are $15). Online registration ends on Thursday, February 21st, but walk up registration will be available on the day of the event. When you create a fundraising page, your registration fee counts toward your incentive awards. Short sleeve T-shirts are included in the 5K registration. Please note, race registration fees are not refundable.

1:30 p.m. The James River Jump
The highlight of Shiver in the River is the James River Jump! This fundraising Jump will take place along the chilly banks of the James near Historic Tredegar. A minimum of $75 must be raised to participate in the Jump and to receive a commemorative long sleeve T-shirt. Online registration ends on Thursday, February 21st, but walk up registration will be available on the day of the event. Must be 13 years and older to participate in the Jump.

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Winter Festival!
There will be music, beverages, food, heated tents and more! This is the Coolest Winter Festival in Richmond, and shows our love for Virginia!

Hope to see you there!

Mar
21
Thu
VMA Water Subcommittee Meeting @ Troutman Sanders Office
Mar 21 @ 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

VMA Water Subcommittee Meeting

The next Water Subcommittee Meeting will be held on March 21 from 10am-12:30am at the Troutman Sanders office at 1001 Haxall Point, Richmond, VA 23219.  An agenda will be distributed prior to the meeting.  Please contact Kimberly Noonan at knoonan@vamanufacturers.com if you would like additional details regarding this meeting.

 

Mar
26
Tue
VMA Energy Committee Meeting @ ODEC First Floor Board Room
Mar 26 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

VMA Energy Resources Committee Meeting

The next VMA Energy Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 26 from 1pm – 4pm.  Please block this date/time on your calendar and register your attendance by noon on Monday 3/25.  A copy of the agenda will be distributed prior to the meeting.

Energy Resources Committee Meeting 

Time/Date:              1pm – 4pm

March 26, 2019

Location:                   ODEC First Floor Board Room, 4201 Dominion Blvd, Glen Allen VA 23060

Click here to register for this meeting.                   

 

 

Apr
4
Thu
VMA Safety Committee Meeting @ VMA Large Conference Room
Apr 4 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

VMA Safety Committee Meeting

Mark your calendar!  The next VMA Safety Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, April 4.  The meeting details are listed below.  A copy of the agenda will be distributed prior to the meeting.

Safety Committee Meeting 

Time/Date:              1pm – 4pm

                                   April 4, 2019 

Location:                VMA Large Conference Room

                                   2104 West Laburnum Ave.

                                   Richmond, VA 23227 

Click here to register for the Safety Committee meeting.

 

Apr
11
Thu
Richmond MFG Town Hall Meeting @ Richmond Raceway
Apr 11 @ 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Richmond MFG Town Hall Meeting

Please join us for the Richmond Town Hall at Richmond Raceway on Thursday, April 11th.  This is the Thursday before the spring TOYOTACARE 250 and Toyota Owners 400 races.  This meeting brings together businesses, community partners and regional leaders to highlight critical issues for the manufacturing sector as well as allow attendees to experience the fun and excitement of NASCAR Cup Series action at America’s Premier Short Track.

Thursday, April 11th
1pm-7pm

Richmond Raceway,
600 East Laburnum Ave.
Richmond VA 23222

The meeting will take place in the Torque Club from 1pm-5pm.  Please enter through Gate 4 (directions to Gate 4) and the security guard will direct you to the Torque Club parking area and entrance.  The dress is business casual.  After the meeting, attendees will be given a tour of the NEW infield, pit area, winners circle and finish line.  You must wear closed toe shoes to participate in the raceway tour.  There will also be a cocktail reception featuring appetizers and Virginia Craft Beer in the Torque Lounge from 5pm-7pm.  This event is free for all VMA members however you must register your attendance.  Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Apr
17
Wed
VMA Air Subcommittee Meeting @ VMA Large Conference Room
Apr 17 @ 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM

VMA Air Subcommittee Meeting

Please save the date for the next Subcommittee meeting.  Lunch will be provided at this meeting.  Meeting details are listed below.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 10:30am – 2pm 

VMA Large Conference Room

2104 West Laburnum Avenue

Richmond, VA 23227

Please contact Kimberly Noonan at knoonan@vamanufacturers.com for additional details.

Apr
18
Thu
VMA Workforce Solutions Committee Meeting @ VMA Large Conference Room
Apr 18 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

VMA Workforce Solutions Committee Meeting

The next Workforce Solutions Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 18.  Meeting details are listed below.  Lunch will be provided at this meeting so please register your attendance by end of day on 4/16.  A copy of the agenda will be distributed to registered attendees prior to the meeting.

Workforce Solutions Committee Meeting 

Time/Date:              11am – 3pm

                                   April 18, 2019

 Location:               VMA Large Conference Room

                                   2104 West Laburnum Avenue

                                   Richmond, VA 23227 

Click here to register your attendance. 

May
8
Wed
Virginia Chemistry Council Meeting @ VMA Large Conference Room
May 8 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

VMA Virginia Chemistry Council Meeting

The next Virginia Chemistry Council Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8th.   Lunch will be provided at the meeting so please register your attendance using the link below and mark your calendar with this date and time.  A copy of the draft agenda will be distributed prior to the meeting

Virginia Chemistry Council Meeting 

Time/Date:              10am – 1:00pm

                                   May 8, 2019 

Location:                VMA Large Conference Room

                                    2104 West Laburnum Avenue

                                    Richmond, VA 23227 

Click here to register for this meeting.

VMA EHS&S Committee Meeting @ VMA Large Conference Room
May 8 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

VMA EHS&S Committee Meeting

Mark your calendar!  The next VMA EHS&S Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 8th from 1pm – 4pm.  The meeting details are listed below.  Please register your attendance to this meeting by end of day on Tuesday, 5/6.  A copy of the agenda will be distributed prior to the meeting.

 

EHS&S Committee Meeting 

Time/Date:              1pm – 4pm

                                   May 8, 2019 

Location:                  VMA Large Conference Room

                                    2104 West Laburnum Avenue

                                    Richmond, VA 23227 

Click here to register for this meeting. 

If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, webinar information is available by request.  Don’t hesitate to contact me with questions.  A complete list of all upcoming committee meetings is available on our VMA website.

Aug
8
Thu
MSI Workforce Symposium @ Liberty University School of Business
Aug 8 @ 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

MSI Workforce Symposium

August 8, 2019
9AM – 4:30PM
Liberty University School of Business
Lynchburg, Virginia

Mark your calendar! The 2019 MSI Workforce Symposium will be held at the new School of Business at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.  This 78,000-square-foot building is scheduled for completion later this spring.  It will feature a number of innovative spaces, including stock trading simulation rooms with ticker boards, information technology labs, networking and data centers, a 500-seat auditorium, and the Center of Entrepreneurship, which will serve both the campus and local communities.  Attendees will be the first to tour the new School of Business before it officially opens to students.

This year’s Workforce Symposium program will center around sharing best practices and ideas from manufacturers, agencies and schools designed to get each of these groups to move out of their silos and collaborate with peers in other organizations.  Click here for more information regarding this event.