The Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce announces the appointment of a long-time active member Dana Newcomer, Associate Vice President for the Community College Workforce Alliance. Newcomer ascended to the role following a year as the Vice President of the Board, assuming the role January 1, 2023. This appointment is just one of many strategic Chamber actions on the start of the Chamber’s 102nd year of service to the region’s businesses and community.
Dana began her career as a CTE educator in Tidewater, Virginia. Following career aspirations, she and her husband relocated to the region, where she joined the Community College Workforce Alliance as an Apprenticeship Coordinator and has earned increasing levels of responsibility managing workforce training programs across multiple sectors and working with many companies in the HPG Chamber.
Dana earned her Master’s degree in Project Management and is PMP (Project Management Professional), CPP (Certified Program Planner), and Scrum Master Certified. Her primary office is located at Brightpoint Community College. Her skills in program management, workforce development, and knowledge of many of the needs of employers in the chamber, make her an ideal choice for a time when talent recruiting, retention, and development is critical for most organizations.
QUOTE from Dana:
“I am inspired by our Chamber and its passion for bringing together and supporting our members and community. Our board has a diverse representation of Hopewell’s and Prince George’s industries, who are professionals that are ready to be engaged and are excited to help cultivate and strengthen our business community. I truly look forward to seeing what this term brings, and I invite you to experience our HPG Chamber through our many endeavors as well.” offers Newcomer.
Also, joining Dana on the executive committee are: Jeremiah Johnson, Papermill Superintendent, WestRock Hopewell Mill-Board VP; Robin Moore, CPA-Board Treasurer; Nicole Fernandez, Touchstone Bank-Board Secretary; Colin Romanick, Executive Director, Pamplin Historical Park-Board Past President. Joining the board as new directors in 2023 are Lee Bujakowski, Attorney, Marks and Harrison and Mark Wainright, Director Procurement Integrated Supply Chain, Advansix.
“We see 2023 as a year of operational innovation which will enhance member engagement and give us more time to devote to our members and the community. Tourism revenues have grown for the city and county in the past years, so we will continue our work to grow tourism, including a growing relationship with Charles City County, which includes our collaboration with others to launch a new tour this spring through five river facing jurisdictions Other priorities include continuing to strengthen our relationship with local government as we navigate the uncertainties and celebrate successes. We will continue to support successful initiatives that are improving the health and vitality of the community.”
About the Chamber:
The H/PG Chamber is a voluntary federation of business and professional people working together to build a healthy economy and to improve the quality of life of the area. The Chamber also operates the Virginia Certified Hopewell/Prince George Visitor Welcome Center and serves as the local Destination Marketing Organization for Hopewell and Prince George County.
- Member – Virginia Chamber of Commerce
- Partner – Virginia’s Gateway Region
- Advisory – Hopewell and Prince George Public Schools Career and Technical Education Programs; Crater Economic Development Strategy Committee
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