December 1, 2020
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Questions or concerns? Contact the Chamber's Clayton Medford, Vice President, Government Relations, at

Calling all members! Tell us about your community and philanthropic work.
Has your business participated in a philanthropic activity? Do your employees volunteer in the community? We'd like to feature your good work in our Positively NOVA! newsletter and on our NOVA Member Connector website. Contact the Chamber's Carmen Sevilla at with your story.
Registration is free for members
GovCon Forum: A Dialogue About Diversity in the Workplace
December 3rd | 11:30AM-12:30PM
Join our strong panel of experts as they lead member-to-member peer sharing on Diversity and Inclusion within the Government Contracting sector. Important topics discussed to include: how to achieve diversity and inclusion within member companies and developing a program that promotes diversity and inclusion. Speakers for this event to include:
Inclusion & Diversity at KBR | Wendy Kapp, KBR Senior Director, HR

Starting difficult conversations at Intelligent Shift | Tammie Nichols, Reggie Parker and Mike Defede – Co-Founder

Promoting Diversity & Inclusion at Year Up | Guylaine Saint Juste, Managing Director
partner event
2020 Virginia Economic Summit & Forum on World Trade
December 4th | 9:30 AM - 12:10 PM
The Virginia Chamber is pleased to present the Virginia Economic Summit & Forum on World Trade. Now hosted as a virtual conference, attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from business leaders and trade experts on how the Commonwealth can build economic resiliency and remain among the top states for business. A highlight of this year’s event will also include the official kick-off of Virginia’s next strategic plan, Blueprint Virginia 2030.
Registration is free for members
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 for this event include:
Ethan Gill, President, Helios HR

Laurie Foglesong, Chief Human Resources Officer, Peraton

DeLinda Washington, Vice President, Human Resources, Mid-Atlantic States, Kaiser Permanente

Michael Batt, Director, Talent Initiative
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA)
Registration is free for members
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. Speakers for this event:
Tara Rush, SVP, Chief Communications Officer Audi of America

Tamika Tremaglio, Managing Principal Greater Washington Area Deloitte

Monica Schmude, President-Mid-Atlantic Market Cigna

Rebecca Shambaugh, President SHAMBAUGH Leadership
Registration is free for members
29th Annual Regional Economic Outlook 2021
January 28th | 9-10:30AM
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
Celebrate the Holidays with the Chamber!
We're getting into the holiday spirit with the following virtual events. Networking and fun are encouraged! Registration is free for members.

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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