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                                                                                                 July 2018 Issue 2


News from the Northern Virginia Chamber 

Annual Capital Region Business Forum on 9/6 - EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS TODAY
The Annual Capital Region Business Forum will be held this year on Thursday, September 6 from 7:30-9:30AM at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. The Forum will provide key leaders the opportunity to discuss their cooperative efforts to bolster the regional economy in an ever competitive global marketplace. The event will address opportunities and challenges that affect the District of Colombia, the State of Maryland, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT. Learn more about the event and register here

What's Next: The Future of Economic Growth in the Commonwealth on 7/30

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how to position your business to catch the next wave of economic growth in Virginia on Monday, July 30 from 11:30AM-1:30PM at the Northern Virginia Chamber. Join the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce for a unique conversation with business leaders and policymakers from across the Commonwealth of Virginia as they discuss our current economy and how Virginia can position itself going forward in an increasingly competitive marketplace regionally, nationally, and globally. To learn more about the event and register, click here.

Northern Virginia Regional Elected Leaders Summit on 8/29

Join the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission for a roundtable featuring the Mayor of the City of Alexandria (invited) and Chairs of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties on Wednesday, August 29 from 8:00-11:00AM at Waddell Theater! Engage with local government leaders and top business influencers in a discussion on how the regional economy is growing and thriving. Watch this video to learn more about the event. To learn more and register, click here.


briefcase Member News

Aronson LLC Publishes DSS RMF Whitepaper
As cyber threats continue to increase in scale and impact across organizations of all sizes, cybersecurity must be considered as a key component of both information security and risk management programs. The Defense Security Service (DSS) now requires all cleared contractors processing classified information to transition to the new Risk Management Framework (RMF), leaving contractors with the task of ensuring their information systems comply with the new framework. To download a whitepaper outlining the 6-step transition process, click here.

Four New Leaders Join PenFed Foundation’s Board of Directors
The PenFed Foundation recently announced at its Annual Meeting the appointment of four distinguished leaders to new seats on its Board of Directors. The Foundation welcomes Jim Dinegar, former president and CEO of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, Terry Finely, president and CEO of West Point Thoroughbreds, Deborah James, for Secretary of the Air Force, and Alfred Rudolph, director for the Secretary of the Navy. Since it was created in 2001, the PenFed Foundation has provided more than $30 million in financial support to veterans, active duty service members, families and caregivers. To read a full press release, click here.

Centre Law and Consulting Discount to Chamber Members & CSCM Certification
Centre Law and Consulting offers the latest courses in federal acquisition and contracting to keep you on top of your field. Northern Virginia Chamber Members get 10% off with the special promo code: NOVACHAM. View the course calendar here. In addition, their Certified Schedules Contract Managers (CSCM) certification is the only program to certify professionals in managing, negotiating, and complying with GSA and VA Schedule contracts. Use the code CSCMAPP2018 to waive the $150 application fee. Learn more here!

Leading Corporate Lawyer Robert B. Webb III Joins Miles & Stockbridge in Northern Virginia
Miles & Stockbridge continues its strategic expansion in the Washington Metropolitan Area with the addition of senior corporate lawyer Robert B. Webb III to the firm’s Tysons Corner, Virginia, office. Webb, who joins as a principal, devotes much of his corporate law practice to information technology and government contracting related businesses. He also has substantial experience in transactional and finance work for professional and technical services, real estate and healthcare clients. He was most recently a partner at Squire Patton Boggs in Northern Virginia for the past 17 years, and prior to that was a partner with Reed Smith Hazel & Thomas, Hazel & Thomas, and Hazel Beckhorn & Hanes since entering practice in 1981. To read a full press release, click here.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Innovation Breakfast Series
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia hosts The Innovation Breakfast Series to bring a fresh perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing our region and the role that innovation and philanthropy can play in addressing them. The next event, Reviving the Dream: Designing Technology for Social Wellbeing, will be held on Thursday, September 13 from 8:00-10:30AM. Learn more about the event and register here.

ADA and Business Boot Camp Coming to Tysons Corner! 
The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center is offering a unique opportunity for business owners and managers to learn the basics of welcoming customers with disabilities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities (ADA). ADA and Business Boot Camp will be held from 1:30 – 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 6, 2018 at the Tysons Sheraton Hotel in Tysons Corner, Virginia. The fee for this event is $169 through July 31 and $189 after that date. For more information, click here.

Alzheimer’s Association Thirsty Thursday
Join the Alzheimer’s Association for Thirsty Thursday at Ono Brewing Company this Thursday, July 26 from 4:00-7:00PM! Enjoy free tasty appetizers and sample some great beers. There will be door prizes, raffles, and more! The funds raised from the happy hour will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association and the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Northern Virginia. Questions? Contact Sonya Amartey at or call 703.766.9025.

Chief Learning Officer Program Starts Aug. 23 at George Mason University’s Arlington Campus
George Mason University’s Chief Learning Officer program is designed by Mason's Executive and Professional Education team to build upon the strategic capabilities of participants. The program starts Thursday, August 23 at the Arlington Campus. Applications are now being accepted for this unique hybrid executive development program which combines classroom and online learning modules. The program also offers specialized courses for commercial and federal sectors. The role of a Chief Learning Officer (CLO) continues to gain importance as organization leaders recognize the increasing need for a strategic approach to generating effective, mission-driven performance. Discounts available for military and government as well as qualified Mason employees and alumni. To learn more about the program, click here. For more information, contact Barb Agan at or 703-993-8275.

Shelter House Hosts Back-to-School Drive
Unfortunately, many families in our community are unable to afford school supplies to help their children be fully prepared to start school. Feel great about ensuring that children start the school year off right with the school supplies they need to succeed! If you would prefer to make a monetary donation or purchase items through Amazon Smile and ship to Shelter House directly, visit For more information, contact Jennifer Dalessio, Director of Development, at



Upcoming Regional Member Events

VETS-4212 Reporting Webinar
Centre Law and Consulting
August 2, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Federal Contracting Basics
Centre Law and Consulting
August 8-9, (Virtual)

EmployABILITY Bootcamp for Employers
University Career Center & The President's Promise
August 15

FAR "Less Complicated"
Centre Law and Consulting
August 14-15, (Virtual)

Task & Delivery Order Contracting
Centre Law and Consulting
August 21, (Virtual)

Winning GWACs, IDIQs and Task Orders for Federal Contractors
Centre Law and Consulting
August 23, (Virtual)

ADA and Business Boot Camp
Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
September 6

FPDSA-NG: What Your Competitors Don't Want You To Know Webinar
Centre Law and Consulting
September 12, (Virtual)

Reviving the Dream: Designing Technology for Social Wellbeing
The Community Foundation
September 13, 8:00-10:30AM

Wolf Trap Ball

Wolf Trap 
September 15, 7:00 PM
Flowdowns: Are you "Flowing" FAR and DFARS Flowdown Webinar
Centre Law and Consulting
September 18, (Virtual)

Teaming Agreements: Do's and Don'ts
Centre Law and Consulting
September 20, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

PenFed Foundation Military Heroes Golf Classic
PenFed Foundation
September 24, Registration starts at 6:30AM

A Practical Guide to Government Contract Law
Centre Law and Consulting
October 2-3, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

2018 Raise the Region Gala - Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Community Foundation for Northern Virginia 
October 5, 6:30 - 10:00 PM

2018 Reaching Forward, Giving Back Gala
The Women's Center 
October 13, 6:30 - 11:00 PM

Boot Camp for GSA Schedules
Centre Law and Consulting
October 24-25, 8:30 AM - 3:30PM

George Mason University School of Business Annual Business Celebration
George Mason Univeristy
October 25, 6:00 - 10:00 PM

Bourbon and Bubbles
Wolf Trap 
November 2, 7:00 PM


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