July 7, 2021
Registration is free
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Blueprint Virginia 2030 Regional Tour - Region 7 Meeting
July 21st | 12PM
The Virginia Chamber Foundation is pleased to formally release the dates and open registration for the Blueprint Virginia 2030 Regional Tour.

Those who register will be invited to participate in the Blueprint Virginia 2030 Regional Tour survey. As part of the Blueprint Virginia 2030 development process, the Virginia Chamber Foundation has announced it will host a series of virtual meetings throughout Virginia, in partnership with its network of local, regional, and other chambers of commerce; and GO Virginia and VEDA. These meetings will serve to foster greater regional collaboration by bringing together leaders in business, economic development, workforce, education, housing, and other community representatives from across the Commonwealth to provide input for Virginia’s next statewide strategic plan.
Registration is free for members
Young Professionals Forum: Navigating Networking
July 22nd | 11AM-12PM
Confirmed Guests:
  • Kathy Albarado, CEO Helios HR
  • Deb Gandy, Managing Director, Chevy Chase Trust
  • Matt McQueen, Senior Vice President, Peraton

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? A smooth talker or do you stumble over your words? Are you at ease entering a room full of strangers or a wallflower? Do you find networking a struggle? Our next Young Professionals Forum is focused on successful networking strategies and will feature esteemed members of the Chamber's Board of Directors. During this unique event, these titans of business will share their own networking tips and tricks that you can use to create your own formula for navigating networking, no matter the event type. 
Registration is free
Greater Washington Apprentice Network August Employer Briefing
August 3rd | 2-3PM
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.

The featured speakers for the August GWAN Employer Briefing are:
  • Featured Employer: Amazon Web Services
  • Featured Resource: ICF
Welcome Back Celebration
August 5th | 5-7PM
We heard you loud and clear, you're ready to attend events again and we are too! Mix, mingle, see your old friends and meet some new ones at this Welcome Back Celebration that you won't want to miss. Please join us on Thursday, August 5th for our first post-pandemic event, a celebration to welcome you back again!

This event will be held in the fun and festive indoor/outdoor space at The Garden located at 5380 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria VA 22304. 

Our guidelines for event attendees:
  • Fully vaccinated individuals will not be required to wear facial coverings. 
  • Unvaccinated and not yet fully vaccinated guests are asked to wear facial coverings at events.
  • Anyone is welcome to wear facial coverings at our events, if that is how they feel most safe. 
  • We will not be asking for proof of vaccinations. We trust that our members and attendees will make responsible choices.

We can’t wait to see you!
Chamber members will need to register under the Northern Virginia Elected Leaders Summit - Partner Organization Registration to receive the membership rate. Please contact hsheikh@novachamber.org for the discount code.
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6th Annual Northern Virginia Elected Leaders Summit
August 24th | 8-10AM
  • The Honorable Katie Cristol, Vice Chair, Arlington County Board
  • The Honorable Jeff McKay, Chair, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
  • The Honorable Phyllis Randall, Chair, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (invited)
  • The Honorable Ann Wheeler, Chair At-Large, Prince William County Board of Supervisors (invited)
  • The Honorable Justin Wilson, Mayor, City of Alexandria

The Northern Virginia Elected Leaders Summit offers the region’s business leaders the opportunity to hear from our local elected leaders about the economic climate in the region, initiatives they have completed or are undertaking to foster economic growth, and thoughts on how each jurisdiction can work together to improve our regional economy.

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is hosting this summit with premier partner, the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and co-hosts, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, Prince William Chamber of Commerce, and Northern Virginia Regional Commission.
Distinguished Service Awards
August 31st | 8-9:30AM
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. 
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.