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  • HRBOR Appoints New Board Members

    Hampton Roads Business Outreach (HRBOR), Virginia’s first LGBT Chamber of Commerce, is excited to announce three new board members.

    Patrick Evans-Hylton:
    After a long tenure as one of Virginia’s best known foodies, Patrick Evans-Hylton joins the HRBOR Board of Directors with a focus on marketing and events. Patrick Evans-Hylton is a Johnson & Wales-trained chef and an award-winning food journalist, covering tasty trends since 1995 in print, broadcast and electronic media. He is publisher of VirginiaEatsAndDrinks.com

    Eric Holland:
    Eric has been involved with HRBOR for over five years and joins the HRBOR Board of Directors seeking to enhance member benefits and operations. Eric Holland is Operations Manager for Capes Shipping in Norfolk. Eric attended Maine Maritime Academy and Old Dominion University, concentrating his studies in Maritime Business.

    Rob Blizard:
    Rob Blizard most recently served as the Executive Director of the Norfolk SPCA since November 2012.  He has also served in fundraising director positions at the Washington (DC) Animal Rescue League and the Humane Society of the United States, based in the nation’s capital. He holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a BA from the University of Virginia in English literature. He writes a regular column for the Pilot’s Compass newspaper entitled Animal Matters and has published several articles about companion animals in Hampton Roads media.

    Individuals may meet HRBOR’s new Board Members at their next networking event on Thursday, May 3 at 6:00PM at MJ’s Tavern, 4019 Granby Street, Norfolk, or contact HRBOR via their webpage, http://www.hrbor.org/contact.

    Hampton Roads Business OutReach (HRBOR) promotes LGBT influence through business ownership, workforce equality, and active consumerism, creating prosperity to support equality, diversity, and inclusion.