tHRive, the young professionals organization of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, conducted a poll on light rail which was completed on Saturday, March 19, 2016. This survey was distributed to members via tHRive’s email and social media pages and cut straight to the point asking, “Do you support light rail expansion into Virginia Beach?” The response was an overwhelming 92.52% “Yes, I support the expansion.”
“tHRive has heard from its members and can officially take a stance for the expansion of light rail,” said Julia Rust, Chair of tHRive. “Our region is taking steps to create a better tomorrow and bringing light rail to Virginia Beach will be a huge step towards improving the region’s infrastructure. Extending across city borders establishes sustainable strategic growth initiatives, will enhance our quality of life and is one step closer to regionalism, all of which will benefit Millennials.”
The poll was administered on tHRive’s website. It included 361 respondents from tHRive’s current pool of 1,172 members. The results yielded a 2.97% confidence interval at a 99% confidence level.
tHRivemembership is free and open to young professionals ages 21 to 39. Visit www.YPtHRive.org to join.
tHRive is a program of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce created by a small group of diverse young professionals all driven to provide a platform to advance and empower young professionals in our region. tHRive has numerous signature events throughout the year and various monthly events spread across the region. These events will promote an attractive and dynamic community by engaging in the development of the region, and will focus on tHRive’s three main goals: Professional Development, Cultivating Relationships, and Community Engagement. Visit www.YPtHRive.org. Like us on Facebook at YPtHRive and follow us on Twitter @YPtHRive.
tHRive thanks its sponsors: Virginia Natural Gas (Platinum); Franklin Business Incubator, GEICO, Lingerfelt Commonwealth Partners (Gold); Young Veterans Brewing Company and Hampton Roads Sports Commission (Silver).
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