Jaime K. Parrish
24, Media and Program Coordinator for Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Hampton
Business community involvement:
LEAD Peninsula Coordinator/Facilitator
Alzheimer’s Association/Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Unbound, Relay for Life, Stop Hunger Now, Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, Where Is The Line
Something that sets you apart from the crowd?
I think what sets me apart from the crowd is how determined I am to succeed. I am an Air Force brat and have always been taught the importance of being hardworking, engaged and motivated to do good.
Tell us about a recent accomplishment that you’re proud of.
I am proud that I have been able to successfully balance working from home, while raising my 1-year-old daughter and building a house with my husband.
Most important aspect you look for in a workplace?
Respect and trust.
What would you be doing if you weren’t in your current position?
I would be working on opening a wedding/event planning business or pursuing my hobby of baking as a full-time job.
What new idea or development are you most excited about in Coastal Virginia right now?
I am excited for the opening of Guy Fieri’s two new restaurants in Hampton (Guy Fieri’s Pizza Parlor and Guy Fieri’s Dive and Taco Joint).
What do you think is Coastal Virginia’s biggest challenge?
Transportation between the Southside and the Peninsula.
Favorite place in Coastal Virginia to go on the weekends?
My favorite thing to do on the weekends is try new restaurants with my husband, Chris, and our daughter, Mila.
From her nomination:
“Jaime is an integral contributor to the mission of the Chamber of Commerce. She acts as our communicator, marketer and designer and does so with great skill. LEAD Peninsula is a highly sought-after program for emerging leaders largely due to Jaime’s superb and conscientious leadership ability, meticulous organizational skills and vision.”
—Robert McKenna, President/CEO of Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce