All alumni from USNA and other service academies are welcome!
The Business Development Meeting aims to actively support USNA and other service academy alumni-owned businesses and service providers in the Hampton Roads area.
We leverage the inherent trust and commonalities of our shared values and Service Academy background to develop awareness of alumni businesses and promote the opportunity to mutually support one another in our respective business lines through referrals, business-to-business arrangements, and strategic teaming opportunities.
We facilitate mutual support and awareness through the monthly Business Development Meeting, an online alumni business directory, and various networking events.
The monthly meeting agenda allows for the introduction and promotion of each member's business as well as the opportunity for mentoring, education and relationship-building.
This meeting will be a hybrid in-person and virtual session; everyone can attend in the fashion that works best for their individual circumstances. Hosting hybrid meetings helps us continue to expand and grow participation, so be sure to share this with a classmate or friend.
Please register to get the meeting login information.
Granby Waffle Shop at Slover
235 E Plume St
Norfolk, VA 23510
Grow your network—follow us on LinkedIn. Additionally, you can join our Business Development Group on Linkedin.
Be sure to bring business cards. Chapter members can print out a custom name badge from their profile page.
You can update your profile to let us know if this is a type of event that you'd rather not hear about. We'll do our best to honor your preferences.
See the greatest of all college football rivalries as the Navy Midshipmen clash with the Black Knights of Army West Point.
If you are not going to be at the game, then you need to be at our signature event right here in Hampton Roads!
The Hampton Roads Chapter is planning another gala Army–Navy Party. All Navy fans—chapter members, alumni, family and friends—can catch the Blue & Gold in action on the big screens at Shorebreak Pizza & Taphouse in Virginia Beach. You can't miss any of the action because every single television will be tuned to the Army–Navy game.
Shorebreak prides itself on accommodating the most avid sports fans and families – great food and great service!! They feature a game room for the kids and the place is 100% smoke-free.
The Hampton Roads Chapter is springing for a limited amount of beer and pizza for all Navy fans. We'll have some corporate sponsors again, and individual donations are also welcome. Regardless of where you're watching the game, you can donate to our event funds so that we can spend more of our membership income on our mission. We will announce you as a donor at half-time!
Now is a great time to renew your membership. If you're not a chapter member, you can become one here or we can help you join at the event. Your membership dues help us support the Naval Academy and the midshipmen.
There will be lots of raffle prizes, big and small (bring cash).
Local Marines will be on hand to accept donations of new, unwrapped gifts for needy children in the community. In the past they have accepted cash and checks as well.
Al Ponessa '68, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dick Enderly '71, email@example.com or
While the entirety of Shorebreak will be devoted to the Army–Navy game, it does not have unlimited capacity. We'll have volunteers ready to check you in upon arrival.
Registration is free! However, you are responsible for food and drink you order once the free beer and pizza run out.
Registration does not guarantee you a seat. It will be open seating, so get there early and plan to share space with some shipmates.
2941 Shore Dr,
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: (757) 481-9393
All USNA alumni, alumni from other service academies, and their guests are welcome to our Joint Service Academy Networking Breakfast.
We are always looking for coffee sponsors! For $60 you can be a Networking Breakfast sponsor which entitles you to a three-minute spot to talk about your organization or business. Your contribution pays for the coffee and some donuts or bagels.
Steve Cade '85, Executive Director, Military Sealift Command.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Cade served as Director for Fleet Capabilities and Force Development (N8/N9)
at U. S. Fleet Forces Command.
Mr. Cade served as a Surface Warfare Officer during his career on active duty, completing sea-duty assignments in the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets and deployments supporting operations in the European, Pacific, Central, and Southern Commands.
St. Timothy Lutheran Church
1051 Kempsville Rd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
Contact Dick Enderly '71 at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be a guest speaker or you'd like to recommend one.
Grow your network! Follow us on LinkedIn.
You might also be interested in our Business Development Group to support alumni-owned businesses and service providers. Read about business opportunities and share resumes at: usnahamptonroads.com/business-forum (members only)
Join the Hampton Roads Chapter at Neptune's Park at sunrise on Memorial Day. We will have a moment of silence at sunrise, and then a run/walk down the Virginia Beach Boardwalk towards Rudee Inlet and back.
Even if you choose not to run or walk, please join us to take a purposeful pause in your busy lives. We will take a moment to remember our USNA brothers and sisters who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.
Be there by 5:40 a.m. (it will be light out by 5:20). Wear your Run To Honor gear, or something to commemorate your comrades. Run or walk, however fast or slow as you would like. This gathering is about fellowship and remembrance.
Point of contact:
Dave Paddock '77
Beginning of civil twilight: 05:17
Start and end:
Neptune's Statue on the boardwalk
Near Laskin Rd. and Atlantic Ave.
Route: out and back, south to Rudee Inlet and return.
Distance: 4.2 miles round-trip (2.1 miles each way); run or walk a shorter distance if you'd like.
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