Upcoming Events & the DC Business News You Need to Know
Thursday, November 10, 2016
The DC Chamber provides Washington businesses with passionate advocacy, valuable networking opportunities, and enlightening education. 

For sponsorships, tickets or more information please  CLICK HERE  or contact: 
Janelle Morris, VP of Membership & Business Development     jmorris@dcchamber.org

Date:  December 13, 2016             Location:   Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Time:  8:30am-10:30am                                   8 01 Mt. Vernon Place NW
Member Price: $100                                      Washington, DC 20001                                             
Non-Member Price:  $200

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                   
Lunch and Learn: Constant Contact

Rock Your Holidays with a Great Promotion.  Give yourself the gift of new customers

Holiday spending and sales are going to be UP - so take action now to make the most of the months ahead & ROCK the Holidays -- 

You'll learn:
How to Create a Plan - with clear & measurable goals
* Select just right Offer for audiences
* Select/create just the right lists (check it twice? you bet!)
* Make your offer POP! - Especially on mobile
* How to take it Social & make it Shareable
* Specific "how-tos" for every kind of campaign: deal, donation, downloads, & more
Don't forget to bring a lunch!
     REGISTER HERE or contact: bosazuwa@dcchamber.org 
Date: December 6, 2016             Location: DC Chamber           
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm                                 506 9th St. NW
Member Price: FREE                                  Washington, DC 20006                                
Non-member: Members Only                                                                                       

Small Business Saturday in Shaw on 
November 26th 

Shaw Main Streets will be conducting ribbon cutting ceremonies for new Shaw businesses during Small Business Saturday, November 26, 2016. 
Visit: http://www.shawmainstreets.org/     for more information.

Girls on the Run - 
DC's 10th Anniversary Fall 5K

The Girls on the Run - DC 5K would not be possible without the help of amazing volunteers who believe in our mission and show up to support our girls. Whatever your special skills and talents, we have a role for everyone. Sign up as a 5K Volunteer and help set-up and oversee one of our 5K areas, such as Race Packet Pick-Up or On-Course Safety Marshals. You can also sign up to be a Buddy Runner and run the 5K with a GOTR-DC participant who does not have a family member or teacher to run with. If you would like to run the race on your own, you can sign up as a Community Runner. Buddy Runners and Community Runners pay the 5K registration fee and Buddy Runners must complete a GOTR-DC background check. 

More information and the registration link can be found on our website: http://www.gotrdc.org/5K

Girls on the Run - DC, a local non-profit, offers a proven character development after-school program to equip pre-teen girls (grades 3-8) in all eight wards of Washington, DC with skills to develop confidence and form habits that prepare them for a lifetime of healthy living. ( www.gotrdc.org)
GOTR-DC was founded in 2006 in one school in DC and now operates in 147 sites across all 8 wards of the District. GOTR-DC offers two 10-week sessions during the school year (fall and spring). In 2015, we served 2,050 pre-teen girls distributed across 167 teams at sites across DC. 
GOTR-DC is committed to providing all girls access to the program in DC and currently provide ~65% of girls with financial aid in order to participate in the program each season. We also work with over 1,300 volunteers a year to empower young girls in the District. Volunteer or get involved with us to give girls confidence at www.gotrdc.org.                                

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.                                                                                    

Annual Safeway Feast of Sharing
Join Events DC and volunteer at the Safeway Feast of Sharing at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in serving Thanksgiving holiday meals to more than 5,000 DC residents.  Health screenings and free clothing will also be provided.  Help make this Thanksgiving truly special and memorable for our community! 
A wonderful day featuring a delicious FREE
THANKSGIVING MEAL for those in need,
live musical entertainment, free health
screenings, community service exhibitors,
fun door prizes and more.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC

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.
End of Year Calendar at a Glance
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.                                                                                           

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