ISM-Eastern Virginia, Inc.

A Chapter of the Institute for Supply Management working together to advance the profession of supply management.

Eastern Virginia's Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals

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The ISM—Eastern Virginia, Inc. (ISM—EVA) chapter regularly engages in building the community of procurement and supply chain professionals committed to maintaining the highest level of excellence through education, networking, and shared experiences. Formed in 1982, this group has been the local leader in providing educational opportunities for our profession and the industry overall.


ISM—EVA is a vibrant and exciting opportunity for any professionals in supply chain, procurement, and contracting. Since inception, the organization has grown to 100+ members, with a passion for excellence in professional development and connecting top performers within the industry.  As a member, you will enjoy preferred pricing and gain access to exclusive ISM® opportunities. Contact us to learn more!

Upcoming Events




Chapter Meeting

ISM-Eastern Virginia ODU 2024 Hampton Roads Economic Forecast

Join ISM-Eastern Virginia at Vino Italian Bistro in the Fairfield Shopping Center for an evening focused on education and research-based predictions on where the Hampton Roads economy is headed in 2024 and beyond. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Jay Walker from the ODU Department of Economics. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights into the economic landscape of Hampton Roads while also reviewing key indicators such as employment rates, business growth, and industry trends. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussions, ask questions, and network with fellow Procurement and Supply Chain professionals. Whether you are a small part of your Procurement Team, or a leader over many, this event is an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of our local economy, while we all work to contribute to its prosperity.

Vino Italian Bistro - Fairfield Shopping Center
5200 Fairfield Shopping Center, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Dining Options

Main Entrée (Pick One):

1. Brick Oven Baked Pepperoni Pizza (Tomato sauce/mozzarella/pepperoni)

2. Pollo Francese (Egg battered chicken/lemon/wine/butter/capellini)

3. Pollo Parmigiana (Lightly breaded/fried/tomato sauce/mozzarella/capellini pomodora)

4. Capellini Pomodoro (Angel hair Aglio Olio/Pomodoro sauce/fresh basil)

Sides: (Pick One):

1. House Salad

2. Caesar Salad


All meals Include choice of Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks, or Water. Other beverages are available at the restaurant; however, attendees would be responsible for payment of any items ordered.


Note: Walk-Ins can still attend and pay at the door, but menu availability may be limited Dining Options

Sponsor: 670 ISM—Eastern Virginia, Inc.
Vino Italian + Bistro
Dr. Jay Walker




Member Only

Complying with a Time-Sensitive Canadian Supply Chain Act

Canada’s Fighting Against Forced Labor and Child Labor in Supply Chains Act (S-211) went into effect January 1, 2024. If you sell products into Canada, your company may be required to comply and submit comprehensive supply chain reports by May 31, 2024. Join this interactive webinar with a live Q&A led by international trade and ESG leaders from BDO to build your understanding of what companies are subject to the Act, reporting requirements, and what this could mean for supply chain due diligence requirements in other countries.






ISM World 2024 (In-Person Only)

The ISM World in-person only experience gives you the opportunity to be face-to-face with thought leaders, peers and suppliers and have dedicated time to build your network and expand your knowledge on critical topics impacting the supply management profession. Get inspired by amazing keynotes, interact in engaging breakout sessions and have fun swapping supply chain “wins” (and war stories) in a variety of attendee celebrations and small group experiences.


THINK YOU WANT THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS? Consider the ISM World all-access pass. Learn more. Read more about the All Access Pass

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Message from the President

It would be an understatement to say the past few years have been unprecedented and challenging for many businesses, organizations, and individuals.  While ISM—EVA will continue to monitor local health requirements, we are excited to begin in-person meetings and events again in the coming year.   

Along with our traditional events you have come to expect, such as our Economic Forecast for the Hampton Roads area, and our Port Supply Chain updates, we are excited to launch more diverse events as we look to expand membership within our profession and throughout our area.  Beyond in-person events, ISM—EVA is also partnering with ISM—New Jersey, Inc. to offer an expanded calendar of webinars and CEH opportunitites (most are a member benefit!).  

From everyone on our outstanding Board of Directors, we would like to welcome you to ISM—EVA, and we cannot wait to show you the wonderful benefits of your continued support and membership, for many years to come.

James (L.J.) Ferguson, CPSM

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