November 3, 2020
Questions or concerns? Contact the Chamber's Clayton Medford, Vice President, Government Relations, at
18th Annual GovCon Awards
November 4th | 5PM start
Registration is still open for one of the region's most popular annual events, the 18th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards. These Awards honor the leaders and legends of the government contracting community. Don't wait - tickets will sell out quickly! 

Details about this virtual event, including this year's Finalist List, can be found here.
This year's nonprofit partner is TD Foundation. More about this Foundation can be learned here.
partner event
Brown and Brown Distinguished Speaker Series: Featuring Molly Catalano, VP of Marketing & Communications, Five Guys Enterprises
November 18th | 4-5PM
Join GMU's School of Business, Brown & Brown Insurance, and the Chamber for the Brown & Brown Distinguished Speaker Series featuring, Molly Catalano. Molly has spent the past 15 years leading the marketing and communications efforts for Five Guys Enterprises. During her time the company has grown from 30 restaurants on the East Coast of the United States to over 1,600 locations in 19 countries.
Engage and Retain your Veteran Employees: Best Practices for creating a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)
November 19th | 10-11AM
Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
GovCon Forum: Diversity and Inclusion
December 3rd | 11:30AM-12:30PM
This event will include member to member peer sharing on diversity and inclusion. Speakers to be scheduled.
Capital Region Workforce Summit
December 9th | 10-11:15AM
The Chamber is hosting the Capital Region Workforce Summit – a conversation with regional leaders of the business community to address ongoing and systemic issues affecting the region’s workforce. This year, the event will focus on recruitment, retention and workplace culture, as well as leading strategies for addressing equity and inclusion, all in the time of COVID-19. Speakers: Kathy Albarado, CEO, Helios HR; Laurie Foglesong, Chief Human Resources Officer, Peraton; DeLinda Washington, Vice President, Human Resources, Mid-Atlantic States, Kaiser Permanente.
WIB Signature Event: Evolution of Diversity and Inclusion - The New Frontier - Belonging
December 15th | 10-11AM
Today's businesses are making tremendous strides in creating workplaces with a diverse employee profile, but even as that progress has been made, there is still much work to be done before we can work in an environment where ALL are valued and welcomed. Our next Women In Business Signature Event addresses this timely and necessary business goal.
Celebrate the Holidays with the Chamber!
We're getting into the holiday spirit with the following virtual events. Networking and fun are encouraged!

Women in Business: Holiday Wine Time Reception
December 9th | 5-6PM | Virtual Event | Register here

GovCon Council: Holiday Happy Hour / Networking Reception
December 11th | 4-5PM | Virtual Event | Register here

Chamber Holiday Party: Virtual Happy Hour
December 18th | 4-5PM | Virtual Event | Register here
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