Carrie Chi To Speak at Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Event

Millennials, much like the generations that came before them, share various traits, are drawn to certain economic conditions and have a cultural identity all their own.

So how do those trends among millennials – those workers who reached young adulthood in the early 2000s – relate to the workplace?

On March 10, from 12 to 1 p.m., Carrie Chi, Human Resources Director at Tidewater Physical Therapy will present “Trends in Human Resources” at the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s (VPCC) monthly Pink Bag Lunch and focus specifically on the recruitment and retention of Millennials.

Carrie Chi, MBA, SHRM-CP, PHR

Carrie Chi, MBA, SHRM-CP, PHR

Chi will also lead a discussion on how to adapt employee handbooks to current trends.

The lunch is scheduled to begin at noon, and includes 10 minutes of business networking, where members are encouraged to make business connections and distribute business cards.

Lunch will be provided by one of VPCC’s 2016 Catering Sponsors. The cost of the event is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Members attending are encouraged to also bring business handouts, giveaways and goodie bags to display on a table in the front lobby of the VPCC. Attendees can pick up any information at their convenience.

Seating is limited. Reserve a spot by registering online at

Both events 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/ 360 employees throughout Richmond and Hampton Roads.

Chi joined Tidewater in February of 2012 and has worked in a number of progressive Human Resources roles eventually becoming Human Resources Director in June of 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 human resources should function as a strategic business partner for an organization to drive business through data based management, recruitment and retention practices.

Chi holds Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration degrees from The College of William and Mary. She possesses both her SHRM-CP and PHR professional human resources certifications.

ABOUT TIDEWATER PHYSICAL THERAPY: 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
ABOUT THE VIRGINIA PENINSULA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (VPCC) serves the Cities of Newport News, Hampton and Poquoson; and James City County and York County. The VPCC is located at 21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100 in Hampton. For more information, call 757.262.2000 or email Connect to the VPCC online at and via LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+.