Our Mission and Goals

The Coastal Virginia Chamber of Commerce (CVCC) was founded to promote the growth of small business by:

1. Supporting an inclusive and diverse free market economic system through our innovation business tools and education resources for the growth of your business.

2. Advocating and serving as a primary connector with movers, shakers, and policy makers to help you succeed and thrive.

3. Educating you on the impacts of public policy and legislation on small business.

4. Offering you keen guidance and navigation through government bureaucracy, industry, and community hurdles with our organization resources and network.

5. Helping to marketing your small business to be both profitable and sustainable.

 

Our Coastal Vision

Our vision is to partner with you in promoting the return of civility to our public square, help to develop consensus through the respectful exchange of competing ideas; and to be a true advocate of small business initiatives and not be a voice for just for the business elite.

 

Our Coastal Mission

The Coastal Virginia Chamber of Commerce mission is to be your go-to success network organization supported by our team personnel and network who have significant experience at the highest levels of business, industry, government, and community.

 

Who We Serve

The Coastal Virginia Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit (501c6 IRS designee) serving its members and the regional business community through its programs, business tools, informational resources, organization experience, and extensive network.

CVCC is a non-partisan organization designed to be pro-active, pro-business, and pro-community.

CVCC is a connector, advocate, and promoter of small business interests throughout the Coastal Virginia region.

 

Executive Director

Ron Villanueva is the Executive Director of the Coastal Virginia Chamber of Commerce that works on behalf of the small business community in Coastal Virginia region comprised of over 17 localities in the area.

Ron Villanueva is a former public servant who served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2010-2018.  During his tenure in the Virginia General Assembly, he served as the Chairman of the House Transportation Committee and member on the Commerce and Labor; Science and Technology; and Finance Committees.  While in the General Assembly; Ron championed legislation to strengthen Virginia’s transportation network, small business government procurement reform, veteran’s issues, new technology industries, sustainable energy initiatives, and strengthening workforce development efforts.

Prior to his service for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Ron served on the Virginia Beach City Council from 2002-2010.  Ron led initiatives in small business, government reform, workforce sustainment, community engagement, and strategic growth implementation.

Professionally, Ron has served as a small business owner, entrepreneur, and business executive in defense, shipbuilding, staffing and logistics industries.  Ron was also an active member on many local boards and commissions in the region working for the betterment of the community.

Villanueva grew up in a Navy family residing in Virginia Beach and the Coastal Virginia region for over 48 years.  He attended Norfolk State University and graduated from Old Dominion University with B.A. in Political Science and minor in English/Technical Writing and a M.A. in Government from Regent University.   Ron is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard Reserves, and is an aspiring author and writer, community leader, advocate for criminal justice reform and prisoner re-entry programs; and enjoys his loving family and friends.