Welcome from the President

Darlene Barber / President 2016-2017

Welcome to the ARMA International Tidewater Chapter Website. We are happy you stopped by. Please take a few moments to browse through our pages. Tidewater ARMA is a chapter of the Mid-Atlantic Region of ARMA International. ARMA International is a not-for-profit professional association and the leader in education and training for records and information management professionals. If you are looking for a local professional records management group to get involved with, you have come to the right place!

ARMA International offers many benefits to its members including a bimonthly professional journal, interesting and timely webinars available free to members only, and a Records and Information Management (RIM) Self-Assessment currently free to members. The Tidewater Chapter meets monthly on the third Tuesday from September to June. We plan each new chapter year to include presentations at our monthly dinner meetings on timely and current topics such as "Green" RIM, e-Discovery, electronic records retention, and legal compliance for RIM issues. Click here to read more

The Tidewater Chapter encompasses all of the Hampton Roads area. Our chapter covers York County, Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Smithfield, Portsmouth, Poquoson, Norfolk, Newport News, James City County, Isle of Wight County, Hampton, Gloucester & everywhere in between. Members come from government and many different types of business. We have members from federal government, local government, big industrial business, small business, banking, imaging vendors, records storage companies, and records management consulting.

Whether you are new to records management or if you have years of records management experience under your belt, we would like to welcome you to our chapter. We all need to network with each other and help each other grow in knowledge and experience in the records management profession. Our group includes very talented and accomplished individuals that together make up a great team of professionals in a business that is so important to the business world of today. So come and check us out, drop us a line or attend one of our meetings! We would love to get to know you! Click here to hide

For more information about our chapter please review our online pages and/or a copy of our chapter brochure. Come as a guest, leave as a member!

2017 Annual Spring Seminar
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2017 Spring Seminar
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Chapter Membership Meeting Announcement:

Fun & Effective Records Management Training

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Program: Fun & Effective Records Management Training

Join us at 5:30 for a fun ice-breaker and networking. Training is a vital part of an effective Records Management Program. After dinner, Sarah Quisenberry will share training ideas that have worked for her organization.

Speaker: Sarah Quisenberry, Norfolk Southern

Sarah Quisenberry has worked in the Casualty Claims, Strategic Planning, Conrail Implementation and Law departments over her 27 year career at Norfolk Southern.  Since 2009 she has been responsible for the oversight of the Records Management, E-discovery and Data Loss Prevention programs.

Location: Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA. 23606

Time: 5:30pm | Networking & Ice-breaker, 6:00pm | Dinner, 6:45pm | Speaker

Cost: $25 - Members, $30 - Guests

Menu: Catered buffet dinner by Marriott at City Center


Please RSVP by April 10 to  Tidewater.arma@gmail.com

(If you RSVP and cannot attend, please cancel your reservation by close of business Friday 4/14/2017 to avoid being billed for your meal).

Directions to Newport News Marriott at City Center (Click Here)

Directions to Newport News Marriott at City Center

From East or West on I-64

Take exit 258A

Merge onto U.S. 17S / J. Clyde Morris Blvd.

Turn right on Thimble Shoals Blvd.

Turn right on Fountain Way

Turn right on Town Center Drive

Free parking garages are available in immediate area.


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