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May 11-15
Tuesday, May 12
Wednesday, May 13
Executive Committee Meeting
Virtual Meeting
8:00-9:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 14
Virtual Event
7:45-9:00 a.m.
Friday, May 15
Board of Directors Meeting
Virtual Meeting
11:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Join us on on  Thursday, May 14 from 7:45-9:00 a.m.  for the socially distanced version of the Chamber's Breakfast Connection! Held virtually over Zoom, this event focuses on power networking through virtual breakout rooms and will provide attendees the chance to share a 60 second pitch with their fellow participants. Breakfast Connection Gone Virtual  will give you the opportunity to network from the comfort of your computer.
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Join the Arlington Chamber for the  Nonprofit Forum: Pivoting Strategies on  Tuesday, May 19, from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m . on the Zoom platform, presented by the Chamber’s  Community Action Committee . During this time of uncertainty, strategies for both nonprofits and businesses in the community are changing drastically. This forum will utilize breakout sessions to dive deep into the different areas of change. Each room will be moderated by an industry professional, who will facilitate a discussion between both nonprofit and business attendees. The breakout room participants will brainstorm on their topic areas, and the Chamber will compile the list of all notes to distribute to attendees. Register soon to ensure a spot in your preferred breakout session!
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The Arlington Small Business Emergency GRANT Program application portal opened on Friday, May 8 at 9:00 a.m. and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 17 . The GRANT program will provide grants of up to $10,000 to businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 50 employees that have experienced revenue declines of at least 35% due to COVID-19.
Wednesday, May 13 | 9:00-11:00 a.m., 1:00-3:00 p.m., &
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Are you looking to hire new employees? The Virginia Career Works Virtual Job Fair is an opportunity for you to connect with job seekers in a convenient and interactive way via chat rooms, private chats, and video chats. If there is a potential candidate that sticks out, employers have the ability to initiate a one-on-one video chat. Participants only need a computer, tablet, or smartphone and internet access to participate. 

Minuteman Press Printing & Marketing Solutions started Bounce Back USA initiative to offer free services for local businesses. Minuteman Press is offering free COVID-19 awareness and prevention posters and a local advertising forum to all businesses in Arlington. See more good news stories here.

If you are a Chamb er member and have any stories to share of your busi ness supporting the local community during this difficult time, please tag the Chamber on social media and use the #Biz4Good, also contact M organ Mentzer, Communications Coordinator, for consideration to be included in a future e-newsletter.
By Maggie Richardson,  Phoenix Bikes

2020 has been about growing organizational impact at Phoenix Bikes . Our mission is to educate youth, promote bicycling and build community, which we accomplish through free youth bike mechanics programs, volunteer opportunities, and events. As the year began, we were juggling new ambitions as well as changing staff dynamics. With more capacity to tackle bigger projects, the youth programs staff and Executive Director Emily Gage were eager to take our youth programs to the next level. The central question was “What comes after Earn-a-Bike?” 
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