Advanced registration is required for all events. Registration closes 4 business days prior to the event.

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond 701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, VA 23219

    The Virginia Association of Economists & Richmond Association for Business Economics Fall Luncheon

    Keynote speaker:
    Mark Vitner
    Managing Director & Senior Economist, Wells Fargo
    Mark Vitner Bio

    11:00am - Registration
    11:30am - Lunch
    12:00pm - Mr. Vitner Speaks
    12:45pm - Audience Q&A
    Registration closes after September 7th
    VAE member contact: Raymond MacDermott
    RABE member contact: Michael Gilbert

    Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond,
    701 East Byrd Street; Richmond, VA 23219
    in downtown Richmond

    To enter the building: Walk in front of the Federal Reserve and enter from the left-hand side of the building. You will pass through a security "intake building" on your way into the main facility.

    ** All visitors must pass through a metal detector prior to being admitted to the building.

    Parking: (Please read)

    The Bank has limited parking available in the Bragg Street parking deck, available on a first-come first-served basis. 

    To access the parking deck, turn Right onto 7th Street (from E. Byrd St.), just before reaching the FED building. The parking deck is directly across 7th street from the building.

    Push the buzzer at the parking deck gate and say that you are attending the RABE event. A guard will raise the gate electronically.

    Other parking options:
     -- RMA Expressway Deck at 9th and Canal Streets, diagonally across the street from the Federal Reserve. Cost is $2 per hour.

     -- Limited on-street parking may also be available in the vicinity of the Federal Reserve. Please be alert to time limits (1 hour or 2 hours) on most of these spaces.

     -- Other Downtown Richmond parking options can be found at Simply go to this web page and scroll down to the "Commuters" section of the screen. Click the link for "All about Ridesharing." Next, click "Downtown Commuter Guide" from the links on the right-hand side of the page.

Past events

Monday, June 26, 2017 Michael Pirron, CEO & Founder of Impact Makers
Monday, May 15, 2017 Todd Haymore, Virginia Secretary of Commerce & Trade
Monday, April 17, 2017 Dr. Fletcher Mangum, Mangum Economics
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Robert S. Ukrop
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Dr. Erik Johnson, University of Richmond, Robins School of Business
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 Max Peker, Market Analyst CoStar Realty Information Inc.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 David Green, CEO of GRTC
Thursday, October 27, 2016 D.R. "Rick" Wyatt, Corporate Vice President and Treasurer with Huntington Ingalls Industries
Friday, September 02, 2016 VAE & RABE Fall Luncheon
Thursday, June 09, 2016 John Rhodes, Sr. Manager and Chief Security Architect for the Federal Reserve Systems
Thursday, May 26, 2016 Greg Gilligan, Business Editor for the Richmond Times Dispatch
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 Matt Williams, CEO The Martin Agency
Thursday, March 24, 2016 Robert Beckler Ph.D, President of Packaging Solutions at WestRock Company
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Jeffrey M. Gallagher, CEO, Virginia BioTechnology Association
Thursday, January 28, 2016 Robert Mooney, Co-Founder and Managing Director of New Richmond Ventures
Tuesday, November 03, 2015 Nicholas Wyman, CEO of the Institute for Workplace Skills and Innovation
Thursday, October 08, 2015 Eric C. Perkins, Esq., Perkins Law, PLLC
Friday, September 04, 2015 Virginia Association of Economists (VAE) and RABE Fall Conference
Thursday, June 25, 2015 Dr. Bill Murray, Managing Director of Corporate Public Policy for Dominion Resources Services, Inc.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Jamison J. Manion, Programs Administrator, Center for Workforce Innovation
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Brian C. Moyer, Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 The Honorable Terence R. McAuliffe, Governor of Virginia
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 J. Paul Horne, Independent International Market Economist
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Maurice Jones, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade
Thursday, November 20, 2014 Donald Boudreaux, Economist, Author & Professor, George Mason University
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 John A. Weinberg, Senior VP and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Thursday, September 11, 2014 David Hiles, Branch Chief, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Scott Wentland, Assistant Professor, Longwood University
Thursday, May 15, 2014 Patrick Murtaugh, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Bernard A. Niemeier, President & Publisher, Virginia Business
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Brian Wesbury, First Trust Advisors L.P.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 Mark Vitner, Wells Fargo
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Nancy C. Thomas, Retail Merchants Association
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Suzanne White, Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Ray Owens, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Monday, September 30, 2013 Mark Zandi, Chief Economist Moody's Analytics
Monday, June 10, 2013 Matt Thornhill, Founder and President of Boomer Project
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