September 8, 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.
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Capital Region Business Forum
September 9th | 8-9:30AM
  • Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington DC
  • Ralph Northam, Governor of Virginia
  • Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland

Moderator: Tony Pierce, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

The Capital Region Business Forum is the only event of the year that brings together the Mayor of the District of Columbia and the Governors of Maryland and Virginia for an engaging, substantive conversation on the region’s business environment and top public policy issues. 
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Stay Competitive in Today’s Cutthroat Recruitment and Retention Market
September 14th | 9-10:30M
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
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CONNECTpreneur Networking and Pitch Extravaganza
September 20th | 5-8:45PM
The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Networking & Pitch Extravaganza! This is our first IN-PERSON event since February, 2020. It's been too long!
Annual State of Transportation
September 23rd | 9-10:30AM | Chamber Offices
Tyler Duvall, CEO and Co-Founder, Cavnue

  • Nicholas Donohue, Deputy Secretary of Transportation, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Monica Backmon, Executive Director, Northern Viriginia Transportation Authority
  • Kate Mattice, Executive Director, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission

Robert McCartneyformerly The Washington Post

Join the Chamber as we bring together national, state and regional transportation policymakers for our annual State of Transportation! Our keynote this year is Tyler Duvall, CEO and co-founder of Cavnue, a company focused on innovation in transportation. Tyler has held positions throughout the federal government including Acting Undersecretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation. The State of Transportation will once again include an all-star panel discussion, moderated by Bob McCartney of the Washington Post, with Kate Mattice of NVTC, Monica Backmon of NVTA, and Nick Donohue, Deputy Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Join us live, in person, at the Chamber's office for this discussion on the future of transportation in the post-COVID world.
Top of the Ticket 2021 Gubernatorial Debate
September 28th | 5:30-8PM
The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the Northern Virginia Gubernatorial debate between Terry McAuliffe (Democrat) and Glenn Youngkin (Republican).

For more than 30 years, the Northern Virginia Chamber has been proud to provide a unique opportunity for the Northern Virginia business community and voters across our region to see the "Top of the Ticket" candidates firsthand as they go head-to-head on the issues that matter most during the region’s most prominent political debate, presented in partnership with George Mason's Schar School of Policy and Government, Northern Virginia Community College, Capital One, NBC4 Washington, and Telemundo 44.

Highly respected journalist and political commentator, political director of NBC News, and moderator of NBC’s Meet The Press, Chuck Todd, will moderate the debate, which will focus on the critical issues facing Virginia voters. Questions will be posed by News4 Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey, Telemundo 44 reporter Alberto Pimienta, and George Mason University Professor Michael Fauntroy.

This event will be held at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center Northern Virginia Community College - Alexandria Campus, 4915 East Campus Dr E, Alexandria, VA 22311
2021 State of Economic Growth
October 19th | 9-10:30AM | 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!
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