Upcoming Events & the DC Business News You Need to Know
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
The DC Chamber provides Washington businesses with passionate advocacy, valuable networking opportunities, and enlightening education. 

  2017 Presidential Inauguration January 20, 2017

Stay Informed and Have A Plan
For Inauguration details on street closures, Metro service, parade route and public events go to following links:
The DC Chamber of Commerce Tourist Information Center is open
on Friday, January 20th from 10:00am - 2:00pm
506 9th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20004
Calling all small and local businesses!! Did you know that last fiscal year, the DC government spent more than $600 million of its expendable budget contracting with small business enterprises (SBEs)? This fiscal year, the District is committed to spending at least $564 million with SBEs. 

Want to learn more about resources for small businesses and contracting opportunities for small enterprises?

Join the DC Chamber of Commerce on January 31 2017 at 9:00am as we host Ms. Ana Harvey, Director of the District Department of Small & Local Business Development. There is no cost to attend for DC Chamber members, but all attendees must register in advance. Register online for this opportunity at https://goo.gl/tp2j1B to learn more about DSLBD's certification process, Business Opportunities and Access to Capital; ExportDC resources; Commercial Revitalization Initiatives; and Agency Priorities for the year.
For additional information on SBE spending opportunities check out www.cbeconnect.dc.gov

Date: January 31, 2017             Location:   DC Chamber of Commerce
Time:  9:00am-10:30am                               506 9th St. NW
Member Price: FREE                                 Washington, DC 20004                                    
Non-member:  $25                       Contact : ewadlington@dcchamber.org                               

*Breakfast and Registration Begins at 8:30am with program starting at 9:00am
How are international businesses doing in DC? What is DC's impact in the region in terms of foreign attraction and investment (FDI)? What are other jurisdictions doing to foster international business and economic growth? What lessons can we learn from local and national companies who are doing business internationally? Join us for the next Economic Intelligence Roundtable brought to you by DC's Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) in partnership with the DC Chamber of Commerce. This time, our program will focused on international business development and foreign direct investment. Like previous roundtables, this session will inform an ongoing effort led by DMPED to inform efforts aimed at monitoring growth that increases access to opportunities, supports all businesses and residents, and strengthens vulnerable communities.
Since our first Economic Intelligence Roundtable in spring 2015, we have been providing avenues of data-driven and technology-driven context for economic development policy and decision-making across several sectors. Following remarks from Deputy Mayor Brian Kenner and a short presentation on the impact of foreign investment on certain markets particularly DC's real estate sector, participants will hear from DC companies who do business globally, as well as, foreign firms looking to expand and invest in DC businesses. Representatives from business, academia, community-based organizations, and government are encouraged to participate.
There is no cost to participate in this workshop, but due to space limitations, registration is required. 
To learn more about the District's Economic Intelligence Efforts go to 
or contact (202) 727-6365 or DMPED.econintel@dc.gov

Date: February 3, 2017             Location:  KPMG Conference Center
Time:  9:00am-11:00am                             1801 K St. NW
Member Price: FREE                                 Washington, DC 20006                                    
Non-member:  FREE                       Contact DMPED.econintel@dc.gov

Lunch and Learn with RecruitMilitary
RecruitMilitary is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bradley-Morris,Inc. (BMI), the largest military-focused recruiting company in the U.S. 

Together,  BMI and RecruitMilitary offer employers access to more than 1,000,000 military job seekers via services that include contingency recruiting,military job fairs,a job board,employer branding,a military base publication, and more.

Register Here
Date: February 7, 2017             Location: DC Chamber       
Time:  11:30am-1:00pm                             506 9th St. NW
Member Price: FREE                               Washington, DC 20006     
Non-member: Members Only   Contact: bosazuwa@dcchamber.org                   

Date: February 8, 2017             Location:   DC Chamber of Commerce
Time:  9:00am-10:30am                               506 9th St. NW
Member Price: FREE                                 Washington, DC 20004                                    
Non-member:  $25                       Contact : ewadlington@dcchamber.org                               
Ready to discover all the ways your Chamber membership can work for you? Our new member orientation Chamber Works is a detailed discussion of all the elements of your Chamber membership including: ChamberPerk$, your Chamber plan development, and Chamber committees.   Join us to learn more about your membership, meet our staff and build relationships with your fellow Chamber members! Register Here
Date: February 22, 2017             Location: DC Chamber       
Time:  9:30am-10:30am                               506 9th St. NW
Member Price: FREE                                 Washington, DC 20006     
Non-member: Members Only   Contact: bosazuwa@dcchamber.org                   

Cherry Blossom Festival

Eat, drink, and be cherry at the @CherryBlossomFestival's Pink Tie Party Fundraiser! Wear your finest "Pink Tie" cocktail attire and enjoy a fabulous evening filled with delicious spring-inspired cuisine and cocktails from local restaurants, a silent auction spectacular, engaging experiences, and more


Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra®
Date(s): Saturday, January 21st, 2 - 3pm
Location: recharj®, 1445 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

Experience deeper levels of peace and health than you ever imagined possible. Give yourself permission to rest and restore; tapping into new sources of energy. This inspired, meditative practice requires nothing of you but to lie down and listen. Be supported, held, and nourished as you discover profound peace and vibrant health.

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra®  has the power to transform you at core levels. This meditation guides you through each layer of being, called the Koshas, which include the physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual layers; making this healing practice inclusive of your whole being.
Healing Through Fierce Transitions
Date(s): Saturday, January 28th, 2-4pm
Location: recharj®, 1445 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

Experience how ancient meditations, yogic wisdom and mind-body techniques can help us tap into healing, spaciousness and peace during life's inevitable losses, disappointments, and challenges. These revolutionary spiritual insights can transform our experience of reality from the inside out. Philosophy, breathwork, guided imagery and meditation, constructive rest, participatory experiences, and Q&A allow for a deeper exploration and engagement with these perspectives and practices.

2017 Food Packaging Requirements

Beginning  January 1, 2017 , entities regulated under the foam ban must only use non-foam food service ware products defined as compostable or recyclable to sell or serve food and beverages in the District. Affected businesses and organizations include restaurants, delis, cafeterias, caterers, food trucks, street vendors, faith-based organizations, and other organizations that serve food or beverages.

DOEE defines compostable and recyclable according to the Mayor's List of Recyclables and Compostables, which is attached to this email and also viewable here. Please visit the Mayor's List or http://doee.dc.gov/foodpackaging for details on compliant and non-compliant food service packaging.

For additional questions, please contact Lillian Power at lillian.power@dc.gov.                  

Presidential Inauguration Construction & Work Zone Safety 

Press Release for Suspension of Work in public space. For additional information, please click here                 
30 Calendar at a Glance
31 | Morning Fix w/ Ann Harvey | DC Chamber | 9:00 am - 10:30 am
3 |Economic Intelligence Roundtable: Focus on International Business | KPMG Conference Center| 9:00 am - 11:00 am
7 |Lunch & Learn with RecruitMilitary | DC Chamber | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
8 |Morning Fix w/ Eric Shaw| DC Chamber | 9:00 am - 10:30 am
22 | ChamberWorks| DC Chamber of Commerce Office | 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Visit www.dcchamber.org/events  or call (202) 347-7201 for more information or to register for one of our upcoming events.                                                                                           
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