About The Chesapeake Alliance

The Chesapeake Alliance was formed in the mid 1980’s to provide a voice for the cities business development and growth as a community.

Members are ’senior leaders’ in the sense that they have been involved in Chesapeake affairs for many years and have the familiarity and experience with the city and its issues and the contacts that provide the group with the ability fulfill this mission. 

Members participate in other civic organizations with more specific missions. By coming together in the Alliance, members use the experience they gain from other organizations in furtherance of the Alliance’s broader mission.

The Alliance identifies issues that are of importance for the future development of the city in both economic and social matters and acts on these issues through ad hoc work groups.

The Alliance is loosely affiliated with similar organizations in Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach Vision), Portsmouth (Portsmouth Partnership), and Norfolk (Greater Norfolk Corporation).  Leaders of these organizations meet periodically to share ideas and support each other on local issues that benefit all of south Hampton Roads.

The Alliance recognizes that Chesapeake is a community of sometimes conflicting elements including suburban and urban homes and commercial, agricultural, and industrial businesses that bring many benefits and many challenges.  The Alliance strives to accommodate these elements to make Chesapeake a better place.

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Our Mission


The Chesapeake Alliance is an organization of citizens in senior leadership positions who live or work in the City of Chesapeake, believe in the city, and are committed its betterment and wellbeing.

The Alliance acts in a business advisory capacity to the city of Chesapeake (staff and City Council) representing the opinion of the city’s business leaders on several key initiatives undertaken by the city.

The Alliance acts as a non-partisan body and its positions are derived from policy-based deliberations.

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The Chesapeake Alliance, Inc.
Is an organization of citizens in senior leadership positions who live or work in the City of Chesapeake.
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Chesapeake Alliance.
PO Box 5008,

Chesapeake, VA 23324