Carrie Chi To Lead Discussion at Chamber of Commerce Event

Young Professionals To Get Tips On Climbing the Ladder at Inaugural Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Event.  Tidewater Physical Therapy’s Carrie Chi to lead discussion.

What do business leaders look for in young professional recruits? How do you climb the ladder?

Carrie Chi, Tidewater Physical Therapy’s Human Resources Director, will discuss just that and more alongside Bharat Amin, Vice President and Chief Information Officer from Newport News Shipbuilding at the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Bridge Young Professionals event.

The event will be held February 25 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Chamber offices in Hampton.

Chi aims to focus on the characteristics that draw a leader or hiring manager’s attention to a candidate or internal talent. She will discuss the strongest traits young professionals bring to the table, the greatest pitfall emerging talents fall in to, characteristics every organization should look for to promote, empower or recruit and things critical to success as a young professional.

The cost of the event is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Seating is limited. Reserve a spot by registering online.

The event will be held at the VPCC located at 21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100 in Hampton, Va. 23666. For additional information, contact the VPCC via email at or call 757.325.8162.


Carrie Chi is the Human Resources Director for Tidewater Physical Therapy an independent, outpatient physical therapy practice with 34 clinics and 360 employees throughout Richmond and Hampton Roads.

Chi joined the practice in February 2012 and has worked in a number of progressive Human Resources roles, eventually becoming Human Resources Director in June 2014. She leads a team of both human resources and operations staff out of the corporate office in Newport News.

With over 10 years of human resources experience, she has worked in a variety of industries to include software, retail, media, government contracting and healthcare. Previously she worked in a human resources capacity with publicly traded companies such as MicroStrategy, The New York Times and BAE Systems Inc.

Along with having a robust HR Generalist knowledge base, she possesses expertise in compensation management, change management, ACA compliance, and ERP/ HRIS system configurations. She strongly feels that HR should function as a strategic business partner for an organization to drive business through data based management, recruitment and retention practices. One of her favorite things to say is that: “Compensation is often the organization’s biggest cost and should be managed to appropriately attract and retain human capital while driving business growth.”

Chi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The College of William and Mary, which she received in 2006, and a Master of Business Administration that she earned in 2015 from William and Mary’s Mason School of Business. She possesses both her SHRM-CP and PHR professional human resources certifications.


Founded in 1986, Tidewater Physical Therapy remains a physical therapist-owned, independent, outpatient physical therapy practice, with more than 30 locations across Southeast and Central Virginia and three Performance Centers.

For more information about Tidewater Physical Therapy, visit Learn more about the Tidewater Performance Center at


The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (VPCC) serves the Cities of Newport News, Hampton and Poquoson; and James City County and York County.

VPCC is a business association that “Connects Business with Opportunity” through Facilitation, Advocacy, Communication and Education.

In addition to helping lead the business community on public policy impacting the Virginia Peninsula workforce, the VPCC hosts a series of programs, including the annual State of the City events for Newport News and Hampton; the Peninsula Executive Leadership Forum; Military Day, Job Fair and Recognition Luncheon; Young Entrepreneurs Academy; Pink Bag Lunches; and Business Connections, in addition to numerous business roundtables.