Virginia International Business Council


RVA Innovation: Highlighting Businesses that Embody the Spirit of Richmond to the World

  • November 15, 2017
  • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Omni Hotel, 100 S. 12th Street, Richmond, VA


  • Available through November 8th, 2017
  • Available through November 8th, 2017
  • November 9, 2017 thru November 15, 2017
  • November 9, 2017 thru November 15, 2017

Registration is closed

Join us at our Monthly Luncheon Program on November 15th for


RVA Innovation:  Highlighting Businesses that Embody the Spirit of Richmond to the World


Featured Speakers: 


Andrea Goulet (Founder/CEO, Corgibytes) + Ben Petty (Regional Sales Manager, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery)


Presentation will include why the company chose (& continues to choose) RVA, the growth they have experienced, and international growth opportunities. There will be a time for Q&A at the end of the presentations.



Wednesday, November 15, 2017


11:45am - 12:00pm:       Registration & networking

12:00pm - 1:30pm:          Luncheon meeting and program


Venue for this Luncheon Meeting:

Omni Hotel, 100 S. 12th Street, Richmond, VA


Cost:   Early registration [by November 8, 2017]: 

$25 for VAIBC members

$35 for non-members


Registration after November 8:  $35 members, $45 non-members


Register online:



About the Speakers:


Andrea Goulet is the CEO of Corgibytes, a software development shop dedicated to maintaining and modernizing software applications and has been named by LinkedIn as one of the Top 10 Professionals in Software Under 35. You may recognize her from prominent industry publications such as Forbes, The New York Times, and the First Round Review.


Ben Petty is the Regional Sales Manager of Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Scott’s Addition.  He has been with Hardywood since September 2013.  Ben works to expand the sales footprint of Hardywood craft beers, much to the joy of devoted fans of this brewery. Ben is also part of the team at Hardywood who work with the VEDP Trade VALET program.




The Virginia International Business Council, Inc. (VAIBC™) was established in 1948, and it has had a distinguished history as a membership organization serving businesses engaged in or pursuing international trade and the wide range of professionals in the public and private sector that facilitate and enable international trade.  Our monthly luncheon programs provide networking and educational opportunities vital to success.  We also periodically conduct special workshops featuring experts in the field on topics especially timely and vital to our members, as well as several annual special events, which have historically included our December holiday party and spring golf outing. We actively support other Virginia trade organizations and events, and provide scholarships and other outreach to Virginia colleges and universities.  For more information, please contact us:




Address: 10307 West Broad Street, #200, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Phone: (804) 795-8080


Photo Credit: Bill Crabtree Jr.

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