2021 Legislative Agenda Keeps Education, Workforce As Top Chamber Priorities
Your fellow Northern Virginia Chamber members have produced a new Legislative Agenda for 2021, but what’s not new is the Chamber’s continuing focus on education, workforce development and transportation as the top priorities.
The goal of the Chamber’s business advocacy is creating a strong, diverse and equitable economy for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our members believe the best way to achieve this goal is by working together regionally; investing in education and workforce development; maintaining a safe, reliable and efficient transportation network; developing a taxing and regulatory system that is fair and predictable; utilizing affordable and reliable energy sources, and ensuring access to affordable healthcare.
If you would like to keep up with what the Chamber is doing in Richmond (virtually) during the upcoming General Assembly session, be sure VP of Government Relations Clayton Medford has you on his list. If you haven’t participated in the Weekly Update calls during previous General Assembly sessions, email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added.
Without solid networking, is it is harder to make connections. This event holds the power to increase your business circle within a short period of time. During each session, participants will meet face to face (virtually) while exchanging business cards and valuable information about their business.
Non-Profit and Association Management Council Forum: Strategic Planning
January 13th | 10-11AM
Join Chamber members and Allison Teitelbaum, VP Association Solutions and Amy Lestition Burke, Senior Vice President, Engagement, Association Solutions, MCI-USA to talk about Strategic Planning within the Non-Profit world.
Key points include:
How to approach the strategic planning process.
How to adapt your plan along the way.
Successful association strategic planning approaches.
Member Engagement Roundtable: Business in 2021 - Response to the Pandemic, Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead
January 19th | 11:30AM-12:30PM
Ethan Gill, President, Helios HR
What will business be like beyond the pandemic and in 2021? How are business leaders getting ready to navigate this new year and what lessons have been learned and what challenges should we anticipate next? More specifically, how are other leaders in our region handling their back to work plans, real estate and office needs, reinforcing engagement and culture in this shifting environment, and pivoting key operations areas such as marketing and client services? Bring your questions and be prepared to share your lessons learned for this interactive roundtable.
This event will provide industry executives with insight into key market indicators economists are watching as signs of economic recovery continue to emerge. Unique to this year will be a deep dive into regional real estate indicators, and discussion on what the pandemic means for the commercial and residential markets. Don’t miss your opportunity to be in the know in the new year! Speakers for this event:
Luke Tilley, Chief Economist Wilmington Trust
Mark Looney, Partner Cooley LLP
Lisa Sturtevant, Chief Economist Virginia Realtors
William Collins, Executive Vice Chair Cushman & Wakefield
Smart City Challenge is coming to Tysons. This innovation competition focuses on teams developing solutions to address the toughest smart city challenges faced by several sectors. The event is hosted by Smart City Works, Refraction, Fairfax County, Girls in Tech DC, The Universities at Shady Grove, and Virginia Tech kicks off January 23. Learn more here.
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