Learn more about our upcoming events, committee and council topics & speakers. 
Don’t miss the SBDC business workshops available at no charge! 
Click the Ad above or contact Colleen Chaplin for more details on Chamber marketing opportunities.
Meetings and Events
Friday, July 8, 2022, 9:00-10:00 AM
Get the BIG PICTURE perspective on resources and opportunities 
available through your Chamber membership. New and seasoned members are encouraged to attend this free informational session.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 5:00-6:30 PM
Join fellow members and guests to network, learn more about Fairway Independent Mortgage and enjoy delicious Italian cuisine.
Tortino Mare, 120 Kent Village Sq, Manassas Park, VA 20111
*New* Summer Series
Additional Programs and Events

Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM
This event is FREE for PW Chamber Members. Please contact Margeaux for the Discount Code.
Job Fair - Free Tables for Businesses
Chinn Park and Potomac Libraries are hosting a Job Fair on Thursday, September 15 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Chinn Park Library in Woodbridge. Free tables are available on a first come, first served basis for businesses hiring new employees. 

Participants include: Amazon Web Services, Prince William County’s Department of Fire and Rescue, Prince William County Human Resources, Prince William County Police Department, Prince William County Public Schools, Prince William Public Libraries, and Virginia Career Works Prince William Center. 

For more information or to reserve a table, contact Chinn Park Branch Manager Zach Roberts at zroberts@pwcgov.org or Potomac Branch Manager Robin Sofge at rsofge@pwcgov.org
Grant Information for Businesses
Provided by GoRail.
The 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) reauthorized the nation’s surface transportation programs for five years and made record public infrastructure investments. It also recognized rail's potential role in building a more resilient and sustainable infrastructure network through new and expanded funding opportunities. This hub is intended to be a resource on federal rail grant programs for state, county, and local leaders interested in pursuing projects in their communities.

Contact Christy Sammon at csammon@gorail.org with questions.
Do You Live or Have a Business in Prince William County? Impacted by COVID-19? 

ELEVATE Program offered again by Prince William County Department of Economic Development

The award-winning ELEVATE program is returning March 2022 through October 2024 to offer jobseekers FREE training and certifications from a network of education partners. In addition, the program will offer a job portal for employers as well as low-cost solutions to train current employees to meet competitive market standards.
SBDC Workshops and Counseling
The Prince William Chamber of Commerce is a Proud Partner.
Preparing Your Pitch (No-Cost, Live Webinar)
Hosted by Mason SBDC: Register in advance HERE.
Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Speaker: George Siragusa - Senior Business Advisor, Mason SBDC, Adjunct Professor, George Mason University teaching Entrepreneurship for Engineers at the School of Engineering, and Senior Mentor for 3 area Startup Venture Accelerators

  • become aware of at least 5 scenarios in the life of a business when your business briefing may be needed and how they may be used in each case
  • obtain a checklist containing 5 distinct "filters" or tests, ensuring you have taken the necessary and critical Lean Foundational Steps prior to starting the development of your business briefing
  • see how an actionable framework, containing 5 basic "themes", is used to test the critical business hypothesis in the marketplace needed during the "Lean Discovery Phase" of your journey, giving you deep insights and answers which will improve the effectiveness of your business briefing
  • obtain an actionable, easy to use, step-by-step outline that forms the basis of a "StoryBoard", the precursor to the full briefing, and the step that "jumpstarts" the process
  • receive a file with an actual local business briefing used in an attempt to raise capital, complete with speaker notes and explained section by section along with perspectives, "do's and don'ts", all intended to guide your business briefing development
AND... hear answers to many of your business briefing questions in real time!

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Speaker: Timm Johnson - Director, Mason SBDC

During this webinar you will learn about:
  • The government customer
  • Readiness to be a government contractor
  • Marketing to the customer
  • Government jargon
  • Steps to get started
  • Small business set-asides
  • Targeting the government customer - what the buyer wants to know
  • What should go into a capability statement
Read the Chamber Member News HERE to learn more about the amazing things our members are involved in! (Fundraisers, Partnerships, Awards, Kudos, and more.)
 
Here are upcoming Community Events posted by your fellow members:  http://pwchamber.org/events/


Still Need Assistance?
Contact Denise Carey, Membership Navigator or call 703-368-6600
Our Mission:
The Prince William Chamber of Commerce is the voice of the business community and creates powerful connections and resources that give members the courage to thrive.