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January 13-17
Wednesday, January 15
Arlington Chamber of Commerce – VIDA Fitness Boardroom
The committee welcomes 2020 Chair of the Arlington County Board, Libby Garvey, who will discuss her 2020 priorities relevant to business
9:00-10:30 a.m.

Arlington Chamber of Commerce – VIDA Fitness Boardroom
Exclusive to LeadShare members, for more information email  membership@arlingtonchamber.org
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
The Silent Auction is opening in just a couple of weeks! Have you donated an item yet? Donating an item is a great way to gain exposure for your organization while supporting the Chamber. Popular items that do well include vacation packages, restaurant gift cards, or sporting and theater tickets.

To submit your item, send the completed  Silent Auction Donation form  to  Katie Nord at knord@arlingtonchamber.org   before  February 21 . The Silent Auction will officially open on  January 30 , so try to submit your donation form sooner rather than later to be among the first items viewed in the electronic catalog! 

More than  290 people  are already registered for the  96th Annual Arlington Business Gala on March 14. We anticipate this event to sell out again this year.  Secure your spot today  before it’s too late! 
Grand Sponsor
The Arlington School Board has initiated a search for a new superintendent , and is seeking your input on desired qualifications for the new hire. Community input will b e used to assist the bo ard in developing an in-depth profile for the position, and identifying a highly qualified leader who will enhance the board’s positive culture of learning, and promote excellence and equity for all students.

The School Board invites you to share your input at any of the four open Community Forums on:

  • Wednesday, January 22 at 7 p.m. (Spanish), Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road
  • Wednesday, January 22 at 7 p.m., Washington-Liberty High School, 1301 N. Stafford Street
  • Saturday, January 25 at 10 a.m., Wakefield High School, 1325 S. Dinwiddie Street
  • Saturday January 25 at 10 a.m., Dorothy Hamm Middle School, 4100 Vacation Lane 

You can provide your written input on the search process at any time by submitting an online comment form or by sending an email to engage@apsva.us.
Grand Sponsor
Wednesday, January 8 | 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Arlington Chamber of Commerce - VIDA Fitness Boardroom

This month’s Small Business Roundtable topic is “How Small Business Owners Can Avoid Costly Mistakes” presented by Jay E. Reiner CPA . During this presentation, Reiner will discuss things to consider to help you maintain your business accounting records, and to help you save tax money. If you’ve been a W-2 employee and are now an independent contractor/small business owner, there are record keeping and tax requirements that you may not have thought of, but will need your attention. Come to this informative event to get your tax related questions answered! 
Thursday, January 23 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Build your network while enjoying food, beer, wine, and soft drinks (all included in your registration). Creating connections in this relaxed setting is a great way to end your business day. Those present at the eve nt have the opportu nity to win door prizes, and there's also a cash jackpot for members only. Members have the opportunity to donate a door prize that all attendees will be eligible to win.
The jackpot is now up to $2,700!

The Chamber recently released the first in a series of newsletters to provide an update on government affairs that are impacting Arlington business and the Chamber’s advocacy. If you would like to be added to the distribution list for the “Business Advocacy Update,” please contact the Chamber at (703) 525-2400 or chamber@arlingtonchamber.org.
By Raegan Bartlo , User1st

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