Dear Chesapeake Business Forum Participants,

Thank you for attending the first Chesapeake Business Forum.

Our goal was to hold an event that was informative and practical; providing opportunities for businesses to share information and discuss needs and opportunities that would help us work together. Your attendance, participation, and thoughtful input made the day a true success!!!In response to your input during the forum, we have identified several next steps, some immediate and some longer-term.

  • Forum Materials:  We have made the presentations, handouts, and attendance list available to you on our website as requested during the Forum.
  • Participant Survey:  We have compiled a short list of questions to evaluate the Forum and help us ensure the next Forum builds on our success. This should only take 5-10 minutes to complete.  Click here to take the survey.
  • Chesapeake Business Alliance Member Recruitment: We heard a lot of interest from everyone in participating as a member of our revised “businesses for the bay” program at different levels. We will actively follow up on this with some suggestions for membership options, based on your business’ interest, availability, and desired level of support (financial, technical support, planning resources, etc…) to the program.
  • Chesapeake Business Forum Report: Over the coming weeks we will be compiling the notes and information received during the Forum into a report that we will provide to all of the Forum participants. You can expect to receive this report in approximately one month.

Again, we thank you for your interest in participating in the Chesapeake Business Forum, and we very much look forward to working with you over the coming weeks and months to build a program that meets our collective needs.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at your convenience if you have any questions or needs.



Albert H. Todd

Executive Director