January 26, 2021
Thank you to all the Chamber members who participated in our annual Lobby Day last week. We had great conversations with Gov. Northam, Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, House Majority Leader Charniele Herring, House Minority Leader Todd Gilbert, and Del. David Reid, business liaison to the Democratic Caucus. You can watch 2021 Lobby Day here.

It is a busy week for the General Assembly as they head toward the Friday crossover deadline, after which each Chamber can only advance bills originated in the other Chamber. The General Assembly is set to adjourn on Feb. 11.
Questions or concerns? Contact the Chamber's Clayton Medford, Vice President, Government Relations, at cmedford@novachamber.org.
The Chamber has long been known as the Voice of Business in Northern Virginia® and we encourage all members to join the collective conversation through the following:

Network and exchange ideas with peers in our Business Councils
Engage with other members through our focused Business Councils: GovCon | Women In Business | Veteran & Military Business | Nonprofit & Association Management | Young Professionals

Promote your expertise in our Member Blog
Share your name and expertise with 20,000 business leaders within our Northern Virginia Region. Details and to submit your own Blog topic can be found here.

Reach government leaders and officials through our Advocacy Work
Details about our Advocacy work can be found here.
Thank you to the following companies for their continued support of the Northern Virginia Chamber by renewing their membership:

Arlington Economic Development • Aronson LLC • Children's Science Center • Fairfax County Police Department • Helios HR • Hopecam Inc. • HRTec • JLL • M&T Bank • Macerich/Tysons Corner Center • Newton Grange Consulting • Northern Virginia Family Service • NOVA Business Law Group, LLP • NOVEC-Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC • Schneider Downs & Co., Inc. • Sentara • Southern Management Corporation • Steve Gladis Leadership Partners • The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner • Venable LLP • Washington REIT • WHITE64
Registration is free for this members-only event
GovCon Council Forum: CMMC Update
February 3rd | 10-11:00AM
Join us for a discussion on the latest developments in CMMC implementation with the DoD CMMC leads Stacy Bostjanick. Moderated by Jerry McGinn, Executive Director, Center for Government Contracting, George Mason University.
  • The interim rule requiring defense contractors to self-attest to which NIST SP 800-171 protocols they are employing became final in December. What does that mean for your company?
  • DoD announced the first seven pilot contracts in late December that could include CMMC requirements. What does that mean for these and future contracts?
  • Understand how CMMC will impact your firm and market and how to get your business ready.
partner event
Future-Proof Your People Strategy for 2021
February 5th | 9-10:15AM
What a year 2020 was! We hope you can join us for our first HR event of 2021 as we kick off the new year by revealing next practices as we continue to navigate the new normal.  
  • What lessons have we learned and what do we anticipate in the year ahead? 
  • What are leading employers doing today to mitigate risk and build and sustain strong teams? 
  • Do these times call for a culture shift or more of the same?
  • What key changes should we consider as we continue to recruit, onboard, engage, and retain top talent in what may continue to be a predominantly remote environment?
partner event
2021 Shape of the Region Conference Co-Creating a New Northern Virginia:
An Emerging Vision of a More Inclusive, Sustainable, and Equitable Region
March 11th | 12:30-2:30PM
All we see is an opportunity. Our region is more awake and alive, more committed to inclusion, sustainability, and equity than ever. Government, social, and private sector actors are leaning in together to address entrenched and complex local issues. We are coming together as a region to institute real change. 
Join us for the most interactive and participatory Shape of the Region Conference to date.
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.