Henrico County offers companies every reason to locate here – and every reason to stay. For business executives, Henrico offers numerous professional organizations and support groups. Here are a few organizations we recommend. Not sure which is right for you? Contact the Henrico EDA today.
HENRICO COUNTY BUSINESS LEADERSHIP GROUPS
American Marketing Association (AMA), Richmond Area Chapter
Empowers marketing professionals through information, education, relationships and resources that enhance career development. Learn more.
Eastern Henrico Business Association (EHBA)
Works to market the area’s diverse businesses, products and services, and improve the quality of life for citizens in eastern Henrico – including Highland Springs, Sandston and Varina. Learn more.
Gayton Crossing Merchant’s Association
Provides information and networking opportunities for business owners who are part of this charming colonial-style shopping center located at the intersection of Gayton, Gaskins and Quioccasin roads. Learn more.
Henrico Business Council (HBC)
Connects business leaders through various educational and social events while serving as a liaison to local governments. The HBC is the advocacy arm of ChamberRVA. Learn more.
Henrico Business Leaders (HBL)
Sponsors a wide range of networking, education and community-building events to strengthen and grow business relationships while bringing Henrico residents, businesses and government closer together. Learn more.
Henrico County Bar Association
Works to reinforce the high standards of honor and integrity that are part of the legal profession while promoting reform in law and judicial procedures; also offers numerous educational and social events for its membership. Learn more.
Home Building Association of Richmond (HBAR)
Provides education, networking and marketing support for the local homebuilding community and advocates for the industry in the legislative, regulatory and political arenas. Learn more.
A networking program that combines the Executives' Breakfast Series, B2B Lunch Meet events and Innsbiz After Hours Socials for business professionals who work in the Innsbrook Corporate Center. Learn more.
Lakeside Business Association
Promotes the Lakeside business community through a combination of marketing efforts, events and dissemination of information to the public. Learn more.
Patterson Avenue Business Association (PABA)
Enables owners of businesses along Patterson Avenue to network, discover prospects, explore opportunities for referrals and keep up with local information. Learn more.
Retail Merchants Association (RMA)
Henrico-based organization that champions the success of retailers and related businesses in the Richmond metro area and educates and inspires the retail community through events and programs. Learn more.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR HENRICO BUSINESSES
Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA)
Serves economic development and workforce needs of four cities and 12 counties in Central Virginia through a partnership between Reynolds Community College and John Tyler Community College. Learn more.
Greater Richmond Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Contributes to the growth and development of the economy by providing counseling and training and management, technical and other assistance to small businesses. Learn more.
Henrico County Government Center
Offers residents, local builders, engineers and members of the development community a central location to conduct county business. Learn more about the Western Government Center. Learn more about the Eastern Government Center.
Henrico Economic Development Authority (EDA)
The business ambassador to Henrico County, this organization seeks to improve Henrico's well-being and the community's quality of life by working closely with existing businesses to help your business reach its maximum potential. Whether you’re starting a new business or growing an existing one, we’re committed to helping your company succeed for as long as you’re located here – with numerous business incentives, opportunities and assistance programs. Learn more.
Resource (Resource Workforce Centers)
Works to increase private sector employment opportunities and ensure the integration of services to prepare individuals to meet the needs of business and industry in the Richmond region. Learn more.
Society of Human Resource Management, Richmond Chapter (RSHRM)
Connecting top HR innovators, policymakers and emerging HR talent within Greater Richmond and beyond, this chapter of human resource professionals is one of the largest and oldest in the U.S. Learn more.
Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity
Works with public and private entities to develop supplier diversity and inclusion strategies and create contracting opportunities that promote fairness in the state’s procurement process. Learn more.
Virginia Employment Commission (VEC)
Serves as a resource for job seekers and employers, and offers specific information to help veterans in need of employment or transition assistance. Learn more.