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September 2019 Issue No. 2


News from the Northern Virginia Chamber

Congratulations to the 2019 Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards(TM) Finalists

The 2019 Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards(TM) Finalists were announced September 12th. View the official press release here.
Last call is Friday for the Distinguished Service Awards

The deadline for applications is Friday, September 20th. Please don't delay and apply now. The winners will be announced at the Distinguished Service Awards' reception on October 22nd. 
Annual State of Healthcare is next Thursday 

Join us for a panel discussion from industry experts who will discuss: the impact of the 2020 elections, Medicaid expansion, reducing employer/employee costs, and opioids. Register today. 


Call for Video Footage that may be Featured During the GovCon Awards

Seize the opportunity to feature footage of YOUR company in a series of videos highlighting Northern Virginia's leading government contractors for an audience of peers. LAI Video is searching for footage that demonstrates your organization’s culture, tech, resilience, and community impact. Email your entries here.

 Job Board Now Available on The Chamber's Website  

Looking to share job opportunities or search for your next role? Well, look no further as the Chamber has added a new Job Board feature to their website. Explore or post here
Member News
Government Contracting Conference 

The Chamber and George Mason University have partnered to provide a government contracting conference - Confronting the Challenges Facing Today's Government Contracting Community. The conference will take place on October 3rd and members can use discount code NoVAChamber. To learn more about the conference and register click here.  
The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum - September 25th 

Want to hear about a DC tech company on its way to being the next $1 billion Unicorn startup in the DMV region? Then come to "The Best Networking Event in the MidAtlantic" and meet our special guest speaker, Superstar CEO James Quigley of GoCanvas and Refraction. Learn more here about this networking event.
Do Some Good and Have Some Fun
Dulles Golf Center & Sports Park would like to encourage all to help Hurricane Dorian victims by donating to the American Red Cross. By doing so, they will offer a day at their park when you submit your donation receipt. Learn more here.
Join us for The Right Talent, Right Now: Breaking Workforce Barriers Summit 

Hiring neurodiverse talent benefits society and provides employers with a competitive advantage. But, how can employers recruit and retain neurodiverse talent to build a sustainable workforce pipeline? Join Melwood on October 18th in Washington, DC for this summit. Learn more and register here.

Attend Fairfax Futures' Business Leadership Forum on October 30th - Investing Today in Our Workforce of Tomorrow

This event will bring business and thought leaders together to network and discuss how our collective investment in high-quality early childhood education impacts our future workforce. It will also serve as a launch party for the NOVA Business Alliance for Early Childhood Education, a new initiative that will cultivate opportunities for business leaders to support a robust, diverse, and qualified workforce in our region. Learn more and register here. 
OrthoVirginia Announces 4 New Physicians across Northern Virginia

OrthoVirginia is pleased to announce Johnathan A. Bernard, MD, MPH; Nathan Coleman, MD; Elliott J. Kim, MD; and William P. Petersen, MD, MPH, have joined OrthoVirginia in Northern Virginia. Learn more here about their schedules and such.  
Shaping the Future Together - Fairfax County Strategic Plan

We would like to invite you to a special engagement session dedicated to our business, higher education, and philanthropic partners to get your feedback on Fairfax County's countywide strategic plan on Friday, September 20th from 1:00 - 3:00pm at the Fairfax County Government Center. Learn more here and RSVP today.
Britepaths' Give Instead Gala - September 26

Britepaths' Give Instead Gala on September 26 is an opportunity to be charitable instead of spending time and money on a big evening out - and for our staff to spend time and funds on helping our families THRIVE instead of throwing a party. Learn more here about this special event.  
Fairfax County Census 2020

The Fairfax County Census 2020 Complete Count Committee is hosting a Community Dialogue on Wednesday, September 25th from 11:30am - 1:30pm at Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque. Lunch will be provided and the event will be live streamed and archived. Register here.
Three Special Events to End Alzheimer's
Partnership News
Thank You to the Following Members Who Have Committed or Reaffirmed their Support of the Chamber:  ​

  • JLL
  • John Marshall Bank
  • SAIC
  • Inova
  • BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Upcoming Events 
Get Connected
Wednesday, September 25 - 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Northern Virginia Chamber

Annual State of Healthcare
Thursday, September 26 - 7:30 - 9:00 AM
Northern Virginia Chamber

Confronting the Challenges Facing Today's Government Contracting Community
Thursday, October 3rd - 7:30 AM - 5 PM
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
Women in Business - Women Rising to Economic Empowerment
Friday, October 4 - 8 - 10 AM
Northern Virginia Chamber

Distinguished Service Awards
Tuesday, October 22 - 7:30 - 10:00 AM
Northern Virginia Chamber

Non-Profit & Association Management Council Series Kick-off Event: Association Ethics Toolkit & Happy Hour
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Northern Virginia Chamber

Women Rising to Boards: Many Roads lead to the Board Room
Friday, November 22 - 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Hilton Tysons Corner

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