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    SEPTEMBER 20: "Beer, Sports, Food, Gambling and other Hot Tourism Topics"
    Jack Berry, President, Richmond Region Tourism
    (Note this will be the third Wednesday.)

    OCTOBER 11: Candidates Forum: Featuring Candidates from Two of the Area's Most Competitive Races 16th District, Henrico: Delegate Schuyler VanValkenburg (D) v. Senator Siobhan Dunnavant(R) 12Th District, Chesterfield/Colonial Heights: Glen Sturtevant(R) v. Natan McKenzie(D)

    NOVEMBER 8: "A Way Up for Metro Richmond's Disadvantaged Business Owners and Entrepreneurs"
    Dale Fickett, Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Richmond, President and Investment Advisor of RVA Works, CEO and Co-Founder of Open Trellises, and member of and author to the Forbes Business Council.

    DECEMBER 12: "Election Post Mortem and General Assembly Preview"
    Jeff Schapiro, Politics Columnist, Richmond Times-Dispatch
    (Note this will be a Tuesday.)


    JANUARY 17: "Richmond's City Charter: New and Historic Perspectives"
    How should the capital city be governed-strong Mayor, strong City Manager, Other?
    Dr. Thad Williamson, Chairman of the Richmond Charter Review Commission and Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law at the University of Richmond
    Dr. Julian M. Hayter, historian, author of an important study of Richmond politics in the post-civil rights era, and Associate Professor of Leadership Studies in the Jepson Leadership School at the University of Richmond.
    Dr. Williamson and Dr. Hayter are co-authors of a forthcoming book, "The Making of 21st Century Richmond Politics, Policy, and Governance."
    (Note this will be the third Wednesday.)

    FEBRUARY 14: "Finding Hope for Our Children and Youth: Gun Violence and Mental Health Challenges"
    Robert Bolling, Chief Executive Officer of ChildSavers, a regional nonprofit that provides child development and mental health services for more than 32,000 children in the metro Richmond area.

    MARCH 13: "Top Three Priorities for Economic Development"
    Economic Development Directors for Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, and Hanover will discuss their key initiatives for growth and prosperity.

    APRIL 10: "Future Initiatives for Public Transportation"
    Sheryl Adams, GRTC Chief Executive Officer, will review new routes, rate changes, and outreach to underserved areas.

    MAY 8: "Bipartisanship at Work: Co-Sponsors of the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow's Workforce Act."
    Invitations have been issued to Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D) and Rep. Rob Wittman (R)

    JUNE 12: "Hollywood on the James: Film Industry Economic News for Central Virginia"
    Virginia Film Office Director Andy Edmunds



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