Date: August 19, 2021

Time: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Event Location:
El Vallarta Mexican Restaurant | 418 Westover Place | Danville, VA

Admission Info:
This event is limited to the first 15 attendees, so register early!
Lunch will be provided.

Young Professionals events provide access to professional development, networking and volunteer opportunities, focused on, but not exclusive to, professionals under 35 years of age.

Join us for Lunch with Leaders to hear from Connie Nyholm, Owner & CEO at VIRginia International Raceway. 


A born entrepreneur, Nyholm invested in the track in 1998 with a partner and has been dedicated to growing VIR using the values of hard work and communication she learned from her dad growing up in Martinsville ever since. Now the majority owner, she has taken VIR from near abandonment 20 years ago to one of the top six road courses in North America, as recognized by Car & Driver. Nyholm has transformed VIR into not only one of the most challenging tracks anywhere, but a one-of-a-kind racing facility and resort that attracts business to the region and includes onsite lodging, dining, group teambuilding and driving experiences, shooting, karting, industrial park and more. Leveraging her love of Virginia and business expertise, Nyholm currently serves as a member on the board of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and is a past member of the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, the Richmond Federal Reserve’s Community Investment Council, and the Institute of Advanced Learning and Research board. She is also President of the Road Racing Industry Council.  Nyholm graduated from the College of William & Mary in 1981 with a BA in Economics. To learn more about Nyholm and VIR, visit


Event Contact:
Chamber of Commerce

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