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                                                                                                 February 2018 Issue 2


News from the Northern Virginia Chamber 

Applications Open for the 2018 Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards

Long considered one of the must-attend events for businesses in the Washington region, the Northern Virginia Chamber’s Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards honor individuals, businesses and non-profits for above-and-beyond business leadership, employee engagement, and corporate social responsibility. The application period is open from February 12 to April 13. Click here to read more about the submission process. Click here to view a copy of the 2018 application. Please note the application questions and/or process are subject to change from year to year. Finalists and winners are announced at the Awards event on Wednesday, June 13. Learn more about the awards and register for the event here

Northern Virginia Chamber Launches New Website
The Northern Virginia Chamber is thrilled to introduce our brand new website! Fresh new pages and easy access to everything you need. The Northern Virginia Chamber will continue to make updates to the new site and we hope you take some time to check it out. Click here to access the new site.

New Event: Who’s In? Featuring Joe Lunardi
The Northern Virginia Chamber presents Joe Lunardi, Bracketologist for ESPN. Joe is well known for his predictions of “who’s in and who’s out” for the annual NCAA Basketball Tournament. He is known for creating Bracketology, which he calls the "art and science" of predicting the teams that will be selected in the annual NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Joe regularly appears on ESPN’s SportsCenter in the run up to the Tournament and received millions of hits on his predictions website. The Northern Virginia Chamber is pleased to present Joe during the week prior to the tournament field announcement. Following the announcement of the tournament field on March 11th, the Chamber will also host an NCAA Tournament Pool where proceeds from the event will be used to a charity of the winner’s choice. Click here to register.

Register for the She-Suite® Summit!
The Chamber is partnering with Velvet Suite on their She-Suite® Summit, which is now open for registration and will be held on Friday, March 16 from 8 AM - 5PM at The Ritz Carlton Tysons. The summit includes conference sessions, keynotes, networking breakfast, awards luncheon, a 90-Day Action Plan, and a VIP reception. Gain influential connections and proven work/life strategies. Register here





briefcase Member News

ACT I Awarded a $60M Contract to Provide DHS CBP with Enterprise Program Management Office Support
Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, LLC (ACT I), was awarded a $60 million Task Order under its GSA OASIS Small Business Pool 1 contract to provide the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Information Technology (OIT) with Enterprise-level Program Management Office (ePMO) Services to seven CBP OIT program directorates. Specifically, this contract includes the following services: finance, acquisition, wireless systems support, asset management, investment management, executive administration, logistics, human resources, project management, program management, and surge support. To read a full press release, click here.

Veterans Affairs Senior Advisor to the Secretary Joins PenFed Credit
PenFed Credit Union announced Matthew S. Collier as the new Vice President for Business Development. In this role, Mr. Collier will contribute to the strategic growth of the credit union through the development of new business opportunities and through targeted membership growth within current strategic business relationships, focusing on military, military associations, defense contractors, and federal agencies. Mr. Collier joins PenFed from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs where he served as Senior Advisor to the Secretary. Among his many accomplishments was the development and launch of the VA Center for Strategic Partnerships with the purpose of developing sustainable partnerships to improve the lives of veterans and their families. To read a full press release, click here.

Emergency Medical Care Takes to New Heights with PropelUAS™
PropelUAS™, a division of Evans Incorporated, announced that it is partnering with Medical Express Ambulance Service (MedEx) in the unveiling of a high-tech “Concept Ambulance” that integrates Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or “drones,” into its collection of life saving technologies. The concept vehicle will be displayed at the upcoming 2018 Chicago Auto Show, this February. PropelUAS™ is providing UAS-related expertise to determine the benefits and the future of UAS integration with traditional apparatuses used in the emergency response vehicles. Together with MedEx, the team is addressing numerous challenges, such as the ideal drone configuration for this integration, operational considerations for emergency response, and navigation of airspace regulations. PropelUAS™ is collaborating with Lockheed Martin and MedEx to combine the very best elements of emergency management systems with the potential of tactical UAS. To read a full press release, click here.

Save the Date: Casino Royale 5th Annual Casino Night
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington’s Fairfax Region will be hosting the 5th Annual Casino Night on Friday, April 27 from 6-10PM at Volkswagen Group of America Headquarters. The event will be filled with glamour and luxurious fare that you won’t want to miss! Evening festivities include: gaming tables, open bar, mouthwatering delicacies, raffles, live and silent auctions, music and dancing. Learn more about the event and register here.

Terry Boston, PE, joins Dewberry Board of Directors

Executive Chairman Barry K. Dewberry and Dewberry Chief Executive Officer Donald E. Stone, Jr., announced the confirmation of Terry Boston, PE, to Dewberry’s board of directors. Boston currently runs a consultancy focused on power supply planning, cybersecurity, transmission, and renewables development and storage. At the end of 2015, he retired from PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. where he served as president and chief executive officer for eight years. To read a full press release, click here.

GWHCC Hosting 9th Annual Business Expo
The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 9th Annual Business Expo on Friday, March 16. With over 1,500 attendees and 170 exhibitors, the 9th Annual GWHCC Business Expo is positioned to provide critical business and career development opportunities to our region’s business community and residents. From getting to know your local businesses to gaining the resources to start your own, the GWHCC Business Expo has something for everyone. Learn more and register here.

Training Solutions, Inc. Achieves Highest Sales Honor Minneapolis
Wiley, the developer of proven workplace assessment-driven solutions Everything DiSC and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, announced Training Solutions, Inc. as a 2017 Diamond award-winning Partner. This recognition commends Training Solutions’ commitment to building better workplaces. To read a full press release, click here.

American Red Cross Business Continuity Resilience Workshop
The American Red Cross in the National Capital Region is hosting a free Business Continuity and Resilience Workshop from 9:00am – 12:00pm on Friday, March 2, 2018. At the workshop, participants will learn about the most important features of small business continuity planning, complete key components of building their organization’s continuity plan, and much more! To learn more and register for the workshop, email Cristen Hodgers.




Upcoming Regional Member Events

American Red Cross Business Continuity Resilience Workshop
The National Capital Region Chapter Headquarters
March 2, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wine at Wolf Trap
The Barns at Wolf Trap
March 3, 6:00 PM

Annual Review 2018: Hot Issues in Federal Contracting

Centre Law & Consulting
March 6, 7:00 AM. - 5:30 PM

Strengthening the Pipeline from School to Work: Private Sector and School Partnerships
George Mason Fairfax Campus
March 8, 9:00 AM. - 2:30 PM

Langley High School Senior Ethics Forum
Mclean Bible Church
March 13, 8:15 AM - 2:45 PM

Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 9th Annual Business Expo
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
March 16, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Girls on the Run of NOVA
March 22, 6:30 - 9:30 PM

5th Annual Changing Lives Benefit Breakfast
Westwood Country Club
April 12, 7:30  - 9:00 AM

32nd Annual Leadership Conference
The Women's Center
April 14, 2018, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Fifth Annual Bite Me Cancer Wine Dinner
Bite Me Cancer
April 21, 5:30 - 10:00 PM

Off the Wall: Featuring The Mural Arts Project
Art and Design Building – George Mason Fairfax Campus
April 21, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Webinar: Option Renewals and IOA Assessments
Centre Law & Consulting
April 26, 1:00 - 2:00 PM 

5th Annual Casino Night
Volkswagen Group of America Headquarters
April 27, 6:00 - 10:00 PM

8th Annual 8K/3K Fairfax Run for the Children
Fairfax County Courthouse Complex
April 28, 8:00 AM

Springtopia - A Season of Hope
Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner
May 12, 6:00 PM


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