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Evening with an Entrepreneur Featuring Connie Nyholm


September 16
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Institute for Advanced Learning & Research
150 Slayton Avenue
Danville, VA 24540 United States
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Connie Nyholm is Owner and CEO of VIRginia International Raceway, known as America’s Motorsport Resort. A born entrepreneur, Nyholm invested in the track in 1998 with a partner and has been dedicated to growing VIR using the values of hard work and communication she learned from her dad growing up in Martinsville ever since. Now the majority owner, she has taken VIR from near abandonment 20 years ago to one of the top six road courses in North America, as recognized by Car & Driver. Nyholm has transformed VIR into not only one of the most challenging tracks anywhere, but a one-of-a-kind racing facility and resort that attracts business to the region and includes onsite lodging, dining, shooting, karting, spa services, industrial park amenities and more.

Leveraging her love of Virginia and business expertise, Nyholm currently serves as a member of the board of the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and is President of the Roadracing Industry Council. She is a past member of the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, the Richmond Federal Reserve’s Community Investment Council, the Launch Place Board, Virginia FIRST Foundation, and the SoVa Motion Advisory Board. Nyholm graduated from the College of William & Mary in 1981 with a B.A. in Economics. To learn more about Nyholm and VIR, visit

Join us for the discussion and networking reception afterwards at IALR on September 16, 2019, and leave enlightened and inspired.

FREE. Limited seating. Discussion followed by networking reception. Registration required.

Sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research