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Business Networking at acac Short Pump

Join us for a professional networking group on the second Tuesday of every month. By being a part of the group, each member will obtain and enhance networking skills and learn more about others’ businesses in the community. This month’s guest speaker is Dr. Chelsea Mason, the veterinarian and owner of West End Veterinary Clinic.  She is a 2014 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. She has practiced in Richmond for the last 5 years, and her passions include nutrition, ultrasonography, and internal medicine.  Dr. Mason also strongly believes in giving back to her community, and in 2016 she founded VET Fund, a nonprofit organization which provides funding for emergency veterinary care to families in need in Central Virginia.

Our Next Meeting: Guest Speaker, Chelsea Mason

Tuesday, February 11 | 6:00 – 7:30PM
6:00 – 6:30PM: Casual networking | 6:30 – 7:20PM: Speaker | 7:30PM: Closing Remarks
acac Short Pump, 2201 Old Brick Road, Glen Allen VA

Previous Meetings Speakers & Topics

Tuesday, February 11: Robin Green who will be discussing sales training, sales management, selling program and selling system development.

Tuesday, January 14: Jessi Culyer, a wife, a mother, a friend, a change agent, and a prayer warrior. Jessi is passionate about nutrition and understanding how and why we make the choices we do. Her life changed when she watched a documentary after giving birth to her first child and has dedicated her life keeping her family healthy using the only thing that works. She has made it her mission to help other families do the same. When we feel good, we can do more good.Light refreshments to be served and beer/wine available for purchase.

Tuesday, December 10: George and Judi Moore have a unique story centered around their health crisis that began 12 years ago when George was diagnosed with a rare, one in a million cancer that required an 18-hour surgery resulting in the loss of 5 major organs. This led them on difficult journey of treatment and recovery for George to regain his health. In this effort, Judi knew that they could not rely only on the traditional forms of treatment such as surgery and chemo but also a willingness to consider alternative forms of treatment along with making healthy lifestyle changes. In this process Judi found her passion for helping others who may be facing a health crisis or simply desiring to live a healthier lifestyle. As result she has become a certified health coach and formed her own business known a Moore Healthy Living.

Tuesday, November 12: Mike Battle, acac Short Pump’s Membership Director. Mike will talk about his time with acac over the past two decades and how community is at the upmost importance to the family-owned business.

Thursday, October 17: Dave Robinson, founder of GS Nation, will discuss how you can program your mindset, sleep habits, physical activities, social life, stress management practices, and diet in order to live your life to the fullest…and the longest! Leave this talk with a toolkit adopted from the “Power Nine” Blue Zone habits, and become part of a blossoming blue zone-in-the-making right here in Richmond, Virginia!

Thursday, August 15: Speaker Mona Jain, Relationship Manager & Participant Education Specialist, will discuss confidence in the home and workplace. Ever wanted to feel more confident and effective when negotiating in the office or at home? Mona Jain will share effective strategies, such as preparing for a negotiation, mirroring, labeling, addressing negative emotions, and anchoring. Time permitting, we will also practice these skills using mock scenarios.

Thursday, July 18: Speaker Nakita Rowell-Stevens will discuss how to use your story to drive profit in your business. Telling your story doesn’t mean telling everyone your whole life experience. Rather, it is an opportunity to connect with your customers, relate to them and break down barriers. I will share ways to tell your story in a way that will connect, engage and attract new customers to your business.

Interested in joining our networking group or presenting as a guest speaker? Contact Heidi at