April 21, 2020
COVID-19 Resources
It's fair to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has rocked our business community. Your Chamber has been working hard to keep you up-to-date on the latest resources, including news, important links, and webinars given by our government leaders. We encourage you to visit our own COVID-19 Resource Center and, for ways you can help your fellow Members, our NOVA Member Connector website. If you need a dose of good news, see these stories of how your fellow members are stepping up and helping others during this unprecedented time.
It's Awards Season and Nominations are Open!
Now more than ever it's important to recognize members of our community who have achieved greatness and give back to others. We recognize this, which is why our flagship annual awards will continue throughout 2020. Join us for the 2020 awards season by participating in our first three awards programs:
Good Business Awards
Submit nominations by May 29th here
Held June 29th, the Good Business Awards honor and celebrate the leadership of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits that serve as powerful champions for good in our community.
17th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards Apply by June 12th here

Held November 4th, the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards honors the leaders and legends of the government contracting community. 
Greater Washington Innovation Celebration
Apply by July 15th here
Who will be named the 2020 Innovator of the Year? We'll all find out at our Greater Washington Innovation Celebration on September 16th.
Seeking a solution to workforce shortages but struggling to decipher military resumes? In this first program of our new three-part series, you will learn from industry experts as they share tips on:
  • Translating a military resume into private sector skills

  • Leveraging community resources and military partnerships to identify available talent

  • Preparing hiring managers on how to best interview veteran candidates, and

  • How to determine the ROI of your military hiring program.
April 30th | 8-10AM | Webinar
Join three dynamic speakers as they discuss how to redefine nonprofit sustainability during this current crisis while taking into account what's needed to stabilize an organization for both the short and long term. Specifically, they will cover:  
  • Sustainability in your fundraising strategy during this crisis

  • How to position your organization for success post-crisis.

  • How leadership can maintain the organization’s team culture and well-being while working remotely and how to leverage that culture in talking with donors.

  • How scenario planning can drive nonprofit sustainability and fundraising growth. 
In our Inaugural GovCon CEO Symposium we will focus on growing through Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Partnership. This is an event designed for—and attended by—accomplished, successful C-Suite professionals and will cover:
  • Strategic reasons to leverage acquisitions in your growth strategy

  • Creating a framework for your M&A strategy, including target identification

  • How to fund an acquisition: self, debt, investor

  • Building an effective deal team (internal, legal, bankers, accountants, advisors, etc.)

  • Integration tips to maximize value

  • When to walk away from a deal
Don't miss these Chamber events!
Lunch With the Chamber's CEO
with special guest, James Dyke, Senior Advisor, State Government Relations, McGuire Woods Consulting LLC
April 24th, 12:15 - 1PM
Register here
April 28th, 10 - 11AM
Register here
April 30th,   4:30-5:30PM
Register here

Policy Lunch with Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy | May 14th
12-1PM | Virtual Roundtable Discussion | Register here

Policy Lunch with Former Governor Terry McAuliffe | June 10th
12-1PM | Virtual Roundtable Discussion | Register here

Policy Lunch with Senator Amanda Chase | July 8th
12-1PM | Virtual Roundtable Discussion | Register here
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.