August 3, 2021
Submit your Distinguished Service Awards application by August 6th

Welcome Back Celebration
August 5th | 5-7PM
Join us for the fun--IN PERSON--on August 5th in Alexandria! This is a chance to celebrate finally getting together after a year of staying apart. 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:
  • This is an indoor/outdoor venue, while indoors, we encourage everyone regardless of vaccination status to wear facial coverings.
  • Unvaccinated and not yet fully vaccinated guests are asked to wear facial coverings at events.
  • 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 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. 
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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. 
Annual State of Transportation
September 23rd | 9-10:30AM
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 McCartneyWashington 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.
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