tHRive is a program of the Hampton Roads Chamber. tHRive cultivates regional awareness and community development by providing a platform to empower young professionals, give them a voice, and invest in the future of our region. To promote an attractive and dynamic community by engaging in the development of our region.



1 Oct

Member Meetup

Join other members of tHRive for a morning coffee meetup before your Friday begins! This is a great way for long-time members to stay connected and a fun way to kick off your weekend. It’s also a perfect event for new members—you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about tHRive, ask questions, and meet other new members (while you caffeinate!).

20 Oct

Table for Ten - Charlie Mallon, President & CEO, ABNB Federal Credit Union



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At Table for 10, we make the reservation and nine young professionals sit down for dinner alongside one business leader. This is a great opportunity to meet other young professionals in the area and spend quality time gaining insight and wisdom from a local business or community leader.

Business Leader: Charlie Mallon, President & CEO, ABNB Federal Credit Union 

Location: Rockafeller’s (308 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451)

Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Cost: Advanced registration is required. Each guest is responsible for paying for their own tab.  A fee of $10 will be invoiced to you if you do not provide 48-hour notice that you are canceling.

Charles Mallon, Jr.


Charles A. Mallon, Jr. was selected as President/CEO of ABNB Federal Credit Union in January 2017. Prior to coming to ABNB Federal Credit Union, Charlie dedicated more than 26 years serving members of Wright Patman Congressional Federal Credit Union. Beginning his career at the credit union as a Member Service Representative; Mr. Mallon assumed the position of President and CEO in 2007. Through his leadership at Congressional FCU, Charlie spearheaded the contemporary transformation of the credit union’s service and solutions culture. As a result, the credit union increased market share through membership growth and greater product and service usage. “The CEO position at ABNB FCU represents an exciting opportunity to combine my personal and professional values with the credit union’s rich member service culture. The credit union movement was founded on the vision of coworkers and neighbors joining together to assist each other financially…”People Helping People”; ABNB FCU is dedicated to making that vision a reality throughout the Hampton Roads community.”

Mr. Mallon earned his MBA from George Mason University and is also a graduate from the University of Maryland. He is a long-time supporter of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Credit Union Miracle Day. Mr. Mallon currently serves on the Board of Directors for Credit Union Miracle Day benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and is a sponsor of the annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run.

Mr. Mallon recently relocated from Northern Virginia to Virginia Beach where he currently resides with his wife, Jennifer, and their two sons.

16 Nov

Young Professional Summit

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Join tHRive and young professionals from The 757 for the First Annual Young Professional Summit!  Make new connections, share ideas,  and get inspired. The summit will include inspiring keynote speakers, thought-provoking sessions, and plenty of opportunities to connect with fellow young professionals.

Bob Pizzini, CEO of iFly Virginia Beach Indoor Skydiving and Leadership Coach, will be our Leadership Keynote Speaker.

We will follow the Leadership Keynote with discussions focusing on Career Development and the Emerging Economies in The 757.

And of course, we will end the Summit with a Happy Hour with live music!

What is included in your ticket price?
–  Light snacks during the program portion.
– Appetizers and your first drink at Happy Hour
–  Great programming!

Program 1-4:00 PM
Happy Hour 4-5:30 PM

Early Bird Registration Cost – $30.00 (Early Bird Registration Ends October 20)

Sponsorships Available! For Sponsorship Information Contact Anne Thuma at abaumler@hrchamber.com or 757.664.2518.


 Thank You For Your Support!

Diamond Partner
Abnb Be Able
Technology Partner
Techark Com

                                                       YP Summit Bronze Sponsor

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YP Summit Host Sponsor
Marriott Norfolk Waterside


tHRive membership is free to young professionals ages 21-39. Joining is as simple as filling out the form to the right to join our mailing list. After that it's up to you to make the most of tHRive membership by coming out to any number of events and connecting with young professionals and business leaders throughout the region.

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