June 7, 2022
Matt McQueen to be Inducted as Chamber Board of Director's Chairman at June 23rd's Greater Washington Good Business Awards
June 23rd's Greater Washington Good Business Awards will be a momentous event! In addition to celebrating this year's Award Honorees (Lifetime Achievement HonoreeKevin Reynolds, United Bank. Impact Award Honorees: John A. Allen, Wells FargoLyles CarrThe McCormick Group, and Janet Osborn, Aon Corporation.) and our naming of the inaugural NOVA Chamber Honors class, we will be inducting our new Chamber Officers and Board of Directors. The Chamber's 2022-2023 Officers will be:

  • Chairman: Matt McQueen, Chief Communications and Engagement Officer, Peraton
  • Vice Chairman: Deb Gandy, Managing Director, Chevy Chase Trust
  • Secretary: Mark Carrier, President, B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group
  • Treasurer: Jeff Rubery, 1st SVP, Market Executive, Eagle Bank
  • General Counsel: Mark Looney, Partner, Cooley
  • Immediate Past Chairman: Luanne Gutermuth, Founder, LSG Solutions

We invite you to join us in supporting all of our Honorees and Officers at this year's Greater Washington Good Business Awards. Held at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons, this annual event is truly a can't miss occasion! Register here.
Chamber Attends Bill Signing for VEC Reforms, Family Leave Insurance Bills
Last week, the Chamber was invited by the Youngkin Administration to participate in a bill signing due to our involvement in its passage during the 2022 General Assembly Session. Sen. Barbara Favola and Del. Kathy Byron sponsored legislation that would allow private insurance providers to sell family medical leave policies. This provides small businesses an affordable option to grant family leave for employees without incurring the costs typically associated with such leave.

At the same event, Gov. Youngkin also signed Virginia Employment Commission reform bills, which the Chamber supported. These bills are meant to improve a moribund system that was heavily criticized for failures during the peak of the COVID-related job losses in 2020.
Submit your goodwill stories by July 8th for our Positively NOVA! Summer Issue
Our Chamber member community has proven its generosity time and again through donations and give-back efforts, and we want to showcase that good work in both our upcoming Positively NOVA! summer edition and our website. Help us spread goodwill vibes by letting us share your story with the world! Send a 2-3 paragraph write-up, at least one photo from the effort, and your logo to communications@novachamber.org by June 10th for inclusion in this special issue.
Vaccination Requirement: Upon review of both the CDC guidance on community levels of COVID-19 and its website listings showing our own Northen Virginia counties' positive case percentages, the Chamber has removed its proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Additionally, the Chamber will no longer require masks be worn. You are welcome to wear a mask if that makes you comfortable. 
As always, if you are sick or feel you are getting sick, we ask that you please stay home.
The Chamber will continue to follow COVID-19 guidance from local health departments and the CDC for in person events.
Greater Washington Apprentice Network - June
June 7th | 2-3PM | Virtual, Free
The Greater Washington Apprentice Network (GWAN) brings together employers, academic institutions, public and private sectors. Employers gain access to best practices from organizational peers, sources of prospective apprentice candidates, support services, academic institutions, and training resources. The GWAN meets on the first Tuesday of each month for an Employer Briefing.
2022 Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards Nominations
Submit Nominations by June 10th
The Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards is the premier event honoring the leadership, innovation, and commitment to excellence of the people and businesses in the region’s government contracting community. The event honors the leaders and legends of the government contracting community. Presented by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council (PSC).
2022 Capital Region Workforce Summit
June 14th | 8:30-10:30AM | Hybrid: Virtual and at the Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center
Keynotes: Bryan Hancock, Partner, and Brooke Weddle, Partner, McKinsey & Company

  • Dana Fallon, Director, Business Engagement & Career Services, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Jermaine Johnson, Regional President, PNC Financial Services Group
  • Janet Osborn, Resident Managing Director, Aon
  • Sec. Bryan Slater, Secretary of Labor, Commonwealth of Virginia

Moderator: Dr. Robin Jones, Assistant Vice President for Innovation Campus Student Services for Virginia Tech Innovation Campus

We invite our members to join the Northern Virginia Chamber on June 14th for our annual Capital Region Workforce Summit! Bryan Hancock, Partner, and Brooke Weddle, Partner, McKinsey & Company, will present the results of McKinsey’s Human Capital Report, setting up a can’t-miss discussion from leading workforce experts on the workforce challenges facing businesses today – working from home, closing the talent gap, innovating in developing talent, and attracting talent. The event will include remarks from Virginia Secretary of Labor Bryan Slater on the exciting work the Youngkin Administration is doing to improve the statewide workforce development ecosystem.
Speed Networking
June 16th | 2:30-4PM | Chamber Office
Without solid networking, it is harder to make connections. This event holds the power to increase your business circle within a short period of time. During each session, participants will meet face-to-face while exchanging business cards and valuable information about their business. Come join our business networking event and cultivate long-lasting business relationships that will allow you to: 
  • Maximize your time by putting yourself in front of several companies in one setting
  • Do more than just pass a card - Network one-on-one
  • Expand your network and increase your circle of influence
  • Perfect your 30-second pitch
  • Fun and fast-paced

This event is a members-only event.
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GovCon Transition Boot Camp
June 17th | Part 1 of Series
Looking toward your company graduating from 8(a) status? Join this exciting new cohort for GovCon CEOs who are transitioning from small to large and learn from leaders whose companies have successfully made the transition. We will help you created your graduation plan based on insight from CEO peers and facilitated by Newport Consultants. The cohort will meet one morning each month over a 6-month period. Space is limited to 15 companies.
2022 Greater Washington Good Business Awards
June 23rd | 8:30-10:30AM | The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner
Lifetime Achievement Honoree
Kevin Reynolds, Executive Vice President and Regional President, Director of Sales, at United Bank.

Impact Award Honorees:
  • John A. Allen, Regional Bank President at Wells Fargo, 
  • Lyles Carr, Senior Vice President at The McCormick Group, and 
  • Janet Osborn, East Region Leader at Aon Corporation.

The Greater Washington Good Business Awards honors and celebrates the leadership of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits that serve as powerful champions for good in our community. From corporate social responsibility champions, to nonprofit organizations that help solve the region’s greatest challenges, the Greater Washington Good Business Awards honors purposeful community leadership, efforts that make a positive impact, and those that do good.  
This year's awards will honor those who have significantly impacted our community and will be capped off with the Lifetime Achievement Honoree. 
Northern Virginia Workforce Network - June
June 28th | 2-3PM | Virtual, Free
Are you interested in finding innovative solutions to our region’s workforce challenges? Please join us for the inaugural meeting of the NOVA Workforce Network on June 28th. The NOVA Workforce Network is an inclusive and collaborative community of workforce professionals and others interested in workforce innovation. Monthly meetings held on the 4th Tuesday of each month. All are welcome to attend.
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