Upcoming Events & the DC Business News You Need to Know
Monday, October 24, 2016
The DC Chamber provides Washington businesses with passionate advocacy, valuable networking opportunities, and enlightening education. 
Lunch and Learn: Constant Contact
First impressions matter - how are YOU doing with your emails? This seminar will help you avoid common mistakes and maximize your emails for powerful impact! Join us for this fast, info-packed seminar packed with tips, techniques, and tools to help you navigate the dos and don'ts for your own email marketing!   Don't forget to bring a lunch!
    REGISTER HERE or contact: bosazuwa@dcchamber.org 
Date: October 27, 2016             Location: DC Chamber           
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm                                    506 9th St. NW
Member Price: FREE                                         Washington, DC 20006                                     
Non-member: Members Only                                                                                       

Chamber's Choice Awards & Gala  

The Chamber's Choice Awards & Gala remains one of the region's most prestigious events in the Washington DC business community. Attracting nearly 1000 prominent businesses, business owners, leaders and dignitaries the Chamber's Choice Awards black-tie gala celebrates achievements, innovation, and success in the greater DC metropolitan area.

Our Gala is an excellent way for you to support the DC metro business community while enjoying an unmatched opportunity to network with a powerful group of business leaders. For more information on sponsorship opportunities please CLICK HERE or contact: 

Janelle Morris, VP of Membership & Business Development : jmorris@dcchamber.org

Date: November 4, 2016             Location:    Marriott Marquis                
Time: 5:30pm-12:00am                                    901 Massachusetts Ave NW

Member Price: $400                                      Washington, DC 20002                                              

Non-member: $450                                          




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Great Streets Retail Small Business(s) Grants
Ready to discover all the ways your Chamber membership can work for you? Our new member orientation Chamber Works is a detailed discussion of all the elements of your Chamber membership including: ChamberPerk$, your Chamber plan development, and Chamber committees.   Join us to learn more about your membership, meet our staff and build relationships with your fellow Chamber members! REGISTER HERE
Date: November 16, 2016             Location: DC Chamber       
Time: 8:30am-10:30am                                    506 9th St. NW
Member Price: FREE                                         Washington, DC 20006     
Non-member: Members Only                       Contact: bosazuwa@dcchamber.org                   
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Grow with Public Sector Opportunities

Did you know that there are several ongoing opportunities to engage with the District's Office of Contracting & Procurement (OCP)? The general vendor workshop provides an overview of how to do business with District agencies under OCP's authority. It is
held the fourth Thursday of every month. 
Additionally, The DC Supply Schedule (DCSS) workshop provides detailed information about the DCSS and the application process. The workshop is held the second Thursday of every month. Please see below for a list of upcoming dates so that you to can take advantage of the variety of vending and contracting opportunities for local and small businesses. 

OCP in the Wards 2017:

November 10   Ward 8
December 15   Ward 7
January 12       Ward 6
February 16     Ward 5
Monthly General Vendor workshops:
October 27
November 17
December 15
DC Supply Schedule Workshop:
November 10
December 8
For more information and to register, visit http://ocp.dc.gov/events

Call Customer Contact Center, Office of Contracting and Procurement (202) 724-4477 or visit www.ocp.dc.gov for more details.                                                                                    

DC Comprehensive Plan Amendment 
Public Meetings

The DC Office of Planning (OP) is amending the District's Comprehensive Plan, a 20-year framework that guides future growth and development in the city and shapes the places we live, work, shop, and play. OP launched the second amendment cycle to the Comprehensive Plan this year to ensure that the Plan remains responsive to the needs of the community.
Share Your Ideas about the Future of the District.
Join the DC Office of Planning  in a discussion on the Comprehensive Plan Amendment process  between Oct.19, 2016 and Nov. 15, 2016. 

Go to: www.plandc.dc.gov  for dates and locations of meetings.

WMATA Operating Hours

  WMATA may soon consider a proposal that would adjust its hours of operations for all rail service. On the table for consideration is a proposal to reduce hours so that rail stations will close sooner.  During Tuesday's legislative session the DC Council voted unanimously to support a resolution that supports WMATA's late hours of operations. The DC Chamber is in support of the Council & Mayor's efforts to keep Metrorail open. 

To read the unanimous Sense of the Council emergency resolution click here .
To view the current proposal from WMATA, share your comments, and weigh-in on this matter go to https://beta.wmata.com/initiatives/proposed-hours.cfm

Anyone who wishes to submit a written statement must do so by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Please send your written comments on WMATA's proposed hours of operations to the Office of the Secretary at writtentestimony@wmata.com

They may also be mailed to the Office of the Secretary, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 600 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Please reference "OPERATING HOURS" in the subject line of your submission. 

Additional details on the proposal may be found at: https://beta.wmata.com/initiatives/upload/proposed-hours-docket-B16-03.pdf

Briefing of District of Columbia Stakeholders by Executive Staff of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Office of Supply Chain
District of Columbia stakeholders and other invited guests:

The Airports Authority Board Members who were appointed by the Mayor of the District of Columbia and the Staff of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority have scheduled a briefing session on contracting opportunities with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority on Thursday, October 27 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

The Vice President for Supply Chain Management and the Deputy Vice-President for Supplier Diversity of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority will brief the invited group on the Airports Authority's current and upcoming business contracting opportunities and associated outreach strategies for maximizing participation by vendors throughout the metropolitan region, and especially from the District of Columbia.   The Office of Supply Chain Management has already operationalized a number of process changes, including passing specific procurement notifications and forecast information, Turner-hosted events, and outreach notices to not only currently certified LDBE vendors, but also to the Airports Authority's partner organizations, including several of the DC organizations included as invitees.  

The briefing will include information on the following topics, among others:
- B2G System Implementation Update
- Regan Washington National Airport Terminal B/C Redevelopment Procurement Activities, with Specific Emphasis on Outreach for Current and Upcoming Packages
-  High Level 2017 Outreach Plan, including Internal and External Communications (and Audiences), Recurring 'How to Do Business with the Authority' and LDBE Certification Workshops, and Specific Events the Office of Supplier Diversity plans to attend/host

Please indicate your availability to participate in this meeting by accepting this meeting invitation.  If more than five of the invited guests are unable to participate in the meeting on October 27th, we may be able to schedule the meeting for November 2nd or 3rd at the same time (3 p.m.).

So please indicate your availability on those alternative dates in order to expedite the selection of a confirmed meeting date that will accommodate the greatest number of invited attendees.

Feel free to contact me if you have questions regarding this meeting.


Monica R. Hargrove
Vice President and Secretary
Board Office
1 Aviation Circle
Washington, DC 20001
90 Day Calendar at a Glance
27 | Lunch & Learn with Constant Contact | DC Chamber | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
4 | Chamber's Choice Awards & Gala  |Marriott Marquis Washington, DC | 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
16 | ChamberWorks| DC Chamber of Commerce Office | 8:30 am - 10:30 am
 6 | Lunch & Learn with Constant Contact | DC Chamber | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
13 | Annual Meeting & Chairman's Inaugural Breakfast| DC Chamber | 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Visit www.dcchamber.org/events  or call (202) 347-7201 for more information or to register for one of our upcoming events.                                                                                           

506 9th Street NW, Washington DC 20024 | 202.347.7201 | Contact@DCChamber.org | www.dcchamber.org