September 14, 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.
NOVA Chamber Advocacy 101
September 20th | 10-11AM | Virtual
Have you ever wondered why the Chamber is considered The Voice of Business in Northern Virginia®? Do you want to become more involved in our advocacy efforts but do not know where to begin? Join your fellow members for Advocacy 101, a quick and comprehensive new webinar for Chamber members. You will learn how the annual Legislative Agenda is created, how the Policy Committee works, what the NOVABIZPAC does, and how that all ties together to create our unique and robust advocacy program. Register now and learn why we’ve been called “arguably the most important business group in the state.”
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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, Registration and Networking 8:30-9AM | 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
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!
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.