October 26, 2021
Congratulations to our Board of Directors Members who have made notable 2021 lists

We wish a hearty congratulations to our Chamber Board of Directors members, Monica Schmude, Cigna, Ruth Williams-Brinkley, Kaiser Permanente, and Tamika Tremaglio, Deloitte, on being named 2021's Most Powerful Women by Washingtonian Magazine!

We also congratulate our Chamber Board of Directors members who have been named to the 2021 Washington Business Journal's Power 100: Anne Kress, Greg Washington, Jermaine Johnson, Ruth Williams Brinkley, Stephanie Landrum, Tim Gillis, and Victor Hoskins!
The Fall issue of The Business Voice is now available

The Business Voice is a quarterly publication about the Northern Virginia Chamber and its members. View the digital issue here.

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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Strategies for CEOs: How to Set Yourself Apart to Hire Top Talent
October 29th | 9-10:15AM | Virtual
In this continued competitive market for small and mid-size government contractors, we will discuss strategies for CEOs to entice and retain top talent. The recruiting process is enhanced and accelerated when CEOs leverage their brand and are engaged with candidates and employees. Join us as we share considerations in how to increase your success rate of employment offer acceptances when paying the top of the market may not be an option. Helios HR’s CEO Kathy Albarado will interview three prominent CEOs making remarkable developments with attracting and retaining top talent for their businesses. Discover how you can strategically and intentionally set yourself apart in this tight market to grow and scale.
Greater Washington Apprentice Network – November Employer Briefing
November 2nd | 2-3PM | Virtual
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.
November Featured Resource: Northern Virginia Community College.

Additionally, this meeting will feature a briefing by Jonathan Aberman, Dean of Marymount University’s School of Business, Innovation, Leadership & Technology and Terry Clower, Director of the Center of Regional Analysis at George Mason University with key learnings and takeaways from their workforce research about adult learning and apprenticeship programs.
19th Annual GovCon Awards
November 3rd | 5:30PM | Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner
Presented by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council (PSC), the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards winners are announced at an evening gala, which has been dubbed the "Academy Awards of Government Contracting." This unique networking event draws the region's top industry and government leaders.
Distinguished Service Awards
November 9th | 8-9:30AM | Army Navy Country Club
Keynote: Alan Salisbury, Major General (Ret), Co-Founder and Chairman
Emeritus of the Code of Support Foundation

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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Stay Competitive in Today’s Cutthroat Recruitment and Retention Market
November 10th | 9-10:30AM | Chamber Offices
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

This will be a great opportunity to inform your 2022 benefits strategy. Everyone is welcome!
Women in Business Signature Event: Leading Diversity
December 9th | 8:30-10AM | Hilton McLean
Keynote: Natalie Madeira Cofield, founder of Walker’s Legacy and current Assistant Administrator for the Office of Women's Business Ownership, at the U.S. Small Business Administration

The Women in Business signature event is the Chamber’s premier networking and educational event geared toward top woman executives.

This year’s event will focus on women executives who are leading diversity initiatives in their respective companies in a moderated panel discussion This event will provide timely and operational takeaways for executives looking to lead and impact diversity at their companies.
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.