November 24, 2020
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.
partner event
Virtual Rocket Pitch + Power Networking by CONNECTpreneur Investor Network
November 24th | 11AM-1PM
CONNECTpreneur Investor Network presents Virtual Rocket Pitch + Power Networking. Come learn, connect with others, and be inspired!
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

  • Developing a program that promotes diversity and inclusion

  • Strategies to enhance diversity and inclusion within the GovCon space

  • Starting difficult conversations with representatives from Intelligent Shift: Tammie Nichols, Reggie Parker, and Mike Defede, Co-founder
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
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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