May 11, 2021
Innovator of the Year
American Gene Technologies

People’s Choice Winner
Cyber Tech: iDirect Government
Clean Tech: Micronic Technologies
Life Sciences: American Gene Technologies
TeleHealth: VideoKall
Media Tech: Kyndoo
Registration is free for members
Member Advantage: Awards Applications - Why It's a Good Business Strategy and Insiders Tips For Success
May 12th | 2-3PM
Learn about two of the Washington DC Metropolitan Region's most prestigious awards, the Greater Washington GovCon Awards™ and the Northern Virginia Chamber’s Distinguished Service Awards. Specifically, we'll cover:
  • How to leverage these Awards to enhance and expand your business
  • Tips and Tricks for improved submission outcomes, including application Dos and Don’ts
  • Get insider information about what judges and evaluators look for when determining finalists and winners. 
Registration is free for members
Navigating Government Contracting in 2021...And Beyond
May 20th | 9:30-10:30AM
Join us for this year’s compelling Women at the Top of GovCon event featuring our keynote speaker, Stacy A. Cummings, acting Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment. Ms. Cummings will be joined by a stellar panel of visionary leaders from top government contracting companies, who will impart their wisdom on successfully navigating the government contracting world today and through the near future.
Those in the government contracting world won’t want to miss this timely discussion! Topics to include:
  • The future of government contracting under the Biden Administration (Keynote)
  • Successfully leading through significant change
  • How our speakers have found resilience during a challenging year
  • Charting a path forward

Other speakers on our panel include:
  • Judy Bjornaas, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ManTech Int'l
  • Michele Bolos, Chief Executive Officer, NT Concepts
  • Dee Dee Helfenstein, Chief Strategic Growth Officer & Chief Innovation Officer, SAIC
  • Kristie Grinnell, Vice President, Global Chief Information Officer & Chief Supply Chain Officer, GDIT
Registration is free for members
Young Professionals Forum: Everything You Thought You Knew About Teams is Probably Wrong (at Least Incomplete)
May 27th | 2-3PM
Only 25% of all business teams can be described as highly effective; most are mediocre to poor. Why do most fail and how can you ensure your teams are successful?

In our next Young Professionals Forum, discussion facilitator and thought leader, Steve Gladis, PhD, will share the 6 conditions that determine the success or failure of teams.
Registration is free for members
NOVA Chamber's Advocacy 101
June 7th | 10AM
Have you ever wondered why the Chamber is considered The Voice of Business in Northern Virginia®? Do you want to become more involved in our advocacy efforts but do not know where to begin? Join your fellow members for Advocacy 101, a quick and comprehensive new webinar for Chamber members. You will learn how the annual Legislative Agenda is created, how the Policy Committee works, what the NOVABIZPAC does, and how that all ties together to create our unique and robust advocacy program. Register now and learn why we’ve been called “arguably the most important business group in the state.”
Registration is free for members
2021 Greater Washington Good Business Awards
June 11th | 9-10:30AM
The Greater Washington Good Business Awards honors and celebrates the leadership of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits that serve as powerful champions for good in our community. From corporate social responsibility champions to nonprofit organizations that help solve the region’s greatest challenges, the Greater Washington Good Business Awards honors purposeful community leadership, efforts that make a positive impact, and those that do good. This year's awards will honor Business of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
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.