October 5, 2021

Vaccination Requirement: The safety of our members and guests is always of the utmost importance. The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce requires all staff, members and guests who attend our events to be fully vaccinated. All attendees will be asked to provide their physical COVID-19 vaccine card, a photo of vaccination card, or Health Pass by CLEAR. For additional details see our individual registration pages.
New Member Orientation
October 12th | 3-4PM | Virtual
This informational networking session will teach you about opportunities for engagement across a wide array of industries and subject areas.

You'll learn:
  • How you can engage a broad spectrum of employees
  • How the Chamber's advocacy efforts and communications can support your business
  • The best ways for you to connect to the Chamber's base of innovative and influential member companies

and much more. This will be a great opportunity to network with other new members.
2021 State of Economic Growth
October 19th | 9-10:30AM, Registration and Networking 8:30-9AM | Chamber Offices
Dr. Stephen Moret, President and CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership

  • Victor Hoskins, President & CEO Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
  • Stephanie Landrum, President & CEO Alexandria Economic Development Partnership
  • Buddy Rizer, Executive Director of Economic Development Loudoun County
  • Telly Tucker, Director Arlington Economic Development
  • Christina Winn, Executive Director Prince William Department of Economic Development

Join the Chamber as we host Dr. Stephen Moret, President and CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and the leaders of the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance at our annual State of Economic Growth. This is your opportunity to listen to and participate in a unique conversation on Virginia’s national and regional competitiveness, the impacts of new public policy on economic growth, and how we can keep Virginia at the top of CNBC’s Best State for Business ranking for a third year in a row!
partner event
Strategies for CEOs: How to Set Yourself Apart to Hire Top Talent
October 29th | 9-10:15AM | Virtual
In this continued competitive market for small and mid-size government contractors, we will discuss strategies for CEOs to entice and retain top talent. The recruiting process is enhanced and accelerated when CEOs leverage their brand and are engaged with candidates and employees. Join us as we share considerations in how to increase your success rate of employment offer acceptances when paying the top of the market may not be an option. Helios HR’s CEO Kathy Albarado will interview three prominent CEOs making remarkable developments with attracting and retaining top talent for their businesses. Discover how you can strategically and intentionally set yourself apart in this tight market to grow and scale.
19th Annual GovCon Awards
November 3rd | 5:30PM | Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner
Presented by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council (PSC), the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards winners are announced at an evening gala, which has been dubbed the "Academy Awards of Government Contracting." This unique networking event draws the region's top industry and government leaders.
Distinguished Service Awards
November 9th | 8-9:30AM | Army Navy Country Club
Keynote: Alan Salisbury, Major General (Ret), Co-Founder and Chairman
Emeritus of the Code of Support Foundation

The Distinguished Service Awards honor individuals, companies, and non-profit organizations for their service to veterans in the Greater Washington business community. The Awards are presented in recognition of community stewardship and business leadership.

This event will be held at the Army Navy Country Club located at 1700 Army Navy Drive Arlington, VA 22202. 
Stay Competitive in Today’s Cutthroat Recruitment and Retention Market
November 10th | 9-10:30AM | Chamber Offices
Employee Benefits play a key role in every employer’s competitiveness in today’s cutthroat recruitment and retention market. Northern Virginia Chamber Member, USI Insurance Services, will roll out their 2021 Benefits Benchmarking Study results during this informational session. With a focus on middle market employers in the DC Metro region, you will receive insights about how your competitors are handling:
  • Medical plan design and contributionsPaid and family leave
  • Employee communications
  • Wellness initiative
  • Ancillary benefits including emerging trends such as student debt repayment and tuition reimbursement

This will be a great opportunity to inform your 2022 benefits strategy. Everyone is welcome!
Doing Business is the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce's weekly e-newsletter focused on member-relevant news, Council Series updates, and upcoming events. Each month we will feature advocacy updates, a message from our President & CEO, and member-written blog posts. Subscription sign-up and past issues may be found on our website.