February 8, 2017
Vincent B. Orange, Sr., President and CEO
Shown (l-r) Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Orange.and former DC Mayor Anthony Williams
DC Chamber Makes Headlines
DC Chamber's Choice Awards featured in the January/February issue of 
Washington Life Magazine

The full page spread highlights the Chamber's Choice "Business of the Year" award recipient and Radio One's CEO Alfred Liggins, III, former DC Mayor Anthony (Tony) Williams, and Doug Firstenberg, a founding Principal at StonebridgeCarras. Read more.

Upcoming Events

February 10
9:00 am - Noon 
Employer Advocacy Program (EAP) Seminar
Join lobbyist, David Goldblatt of Goldblatt Martin Pozen, LLP, and learn best practices in human resource procedures based on recent legislative updates.
February 15 
9:00 am - 11:30 am

"Make the right call..." How to Prepare for a  Business Credit Request
Join BB&T Vice Presidents for Small Business  Development Chantrell McCormick and S chenearia Ashley for this important session.
February 22
9:30 am -
10:30 am
Ready to discover all the ways your Chamber  membership works for you? Join us to learn more about your membership, meet our staff, and build relationships with your fellow Chamber members!

All events noted are complimentary for members of the DC Chamber of Commerce. Special pricing is available to nonmembers. Tickets and/or email registration is required. Please refer to full event descriptions for applicable registration information.
Member Spotlight
Wins beneath her wings: How Jan Adams  left behind a world of doubt to found JMA Solutions

Jan Adams, President & CEO of JMA  Solutions and Second Vice Chair of the  DC Chamber's Board of Directors, was  profiled in the Washington Business
Journal's popular feature series, "Then  and Now."

In the cover feature, Adams is hailed as  a trailblazer, community leader and
distinguished veteran who founded JMA solutions in 2005. Today, with more
than $32 million in revenue, Adams is recognized as one of the emerging
business leaders in management consulting. Read more.

Notable and Quotable
  • DC Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting featured in the Washington Informer. The meeting brought together more than 400 of Washington's business and community leaders to recognize its outgoing Board Chair, Carl Hairston, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, City First Bank of DC and welcome its new Board Chair Marie Johns, Managing Member, Leftwich, LLC, and the full slate of 2017 board members.

    As Managing Member of Leftwich, LLC, Marie is responsible for the firm's daily operations and leads its work with private companies and associations, government agencies (local, state and Federal), nonprofits and educational institutions. She has held senior positions in the telecommunications industry retiring as President of Verizon Washington. Nominated by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Marie served as Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration from 2010­-2013.
  • The Washington Business Journal recognized the DC Chamber of Commerce as a leader in the business community in its 2017 Book of Lists. The DC Chamber is ranked 3rd in the region among Chambers of Commerce. Generating nearly $2.89 million in revenue, the organization continues to thrive as one of the leading Chambers of Commerce in the Washington metropolitan region.
  • Vincent Orange, President and CEO of the DC Chamber of Commerce, was named to the Washington Business Journal's 2017 Power 100 - an exclusive list of Washington's most influential playmakers. Orange is joined by DC Chamber Board Member and Partner at Holland & Knight Janene Jackson, and Mr. & Mrs. Barack Obama, to name a few.
Janelle Morris, Vice President
Membership and Business Development
506 9th Street, NW,  Washington, DC 20004
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