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September 2019 Issue No. 1


News from the Northern Virginia Chamber
Announcement: Job Board Now Available 

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
Apply for the Distinguished Service Awards Today

The Distinguished Service Awards honor individuals, companies, and non-profit organizations for their service to veterans in the Greater Washington business community. The awards are presented in recognition of community stewardship and business leadership. Learn more and apply now.
Registration is Open for the Annual State of Healthcare 

What do the upcoming elections mean for healthcare reform? What will healthcare look like after 2020? All this discussed and more with our special guest panel on Thursday, September 26th. Register now!

The Chamber Continues to Support Veterans

Join us Wednesday, September 11th for a networking happy hour with fellow Veterans. You will hear from Tom Deierlein, ThurderCat Technology's CEO, who is also a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient, on "Leveraging Military Service for Business and Life Success. We welcome all Veterans, their family members, and Veteran supporters. View more.

Call for Video Footage

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... Send us a download link or simply direct us to an online player like YouTube, and we will let you know if any additional action is required on your part. Email your entries here.

Advertise in the Chamber's Magazine
Interested in advertising in the Chamber's magazine - The Business Voice? Contact Bruce Potter today to learn more. Be sure to look out for the next edition coming to members in October as well! 
Member News
Virginia Economic Development Partnership Hosts Breakfast for Companies Interested in Exporting Goods

The Commonwealth of Virginia exports more than $35 billion in goods and services annually. Virginia has contractors in 75 countries that provide customized research to assess their market and if it looks profitable, Outsourced BizDev to connect Virginia companies with qualified prospective clients and partners. If you are a Virginia company interested in selling to India, Mexico, Ireland, Poland, Romania, Chile and/or Peru, come meet Virginia's contractors from those countries for breakfast in Tysons on Wed, Sept 18 from 8 - 9:30 AM.  For more information, contact Ellen Meinhart of Virginia Economic Development Partnership.
The Women's Center Annual Gala - It Starts With Us

Join us October 12, 6:30 - 11PM, for an elegant evening of fine dining and dancing all while raising funds to benefit The Women's Center.  Before dinner, browse an impressive silent auction and wine tasting. Then enjoy a three-course dinner with an exciting live auction after dessert. Later, DC Fusion takes to the stage to perform all of your favorite songs to dance the night away!  Click here to register!
Thompson Greenspon Names Principals of Firm

Thompson Greenspon, a full-service CPA firm in the Washington DC Metro area, is pleased to announce that Gray Coyner, CPA, and Timothy Wilson, CPA, MT have been named Principals of the firm. Read the full press release here
WBJ Announces the 2019 Women Who Mean Business Honorees 
Congratulations to Washington Business Journal's 2019 Women Who Mean Business honorees. We especially applaud executives of Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce members: 
  • Jennifer Aument, president, Transurban
  • Irma Bacerra, president, Marymount University
  • Stephanie Berkowitz, CEO, Northern Virginia Family Service
  • Mel Greene, vice president, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Revathi Greenwood, Americas head of research, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Kyle Schoppmann, executive managing director, CBRE
  • Stephanie Straub, vice president, Mars, Inc.
INOVA Center for Personalized Health Open House

Please join us for the INOVA Center for Personalized Health event on Thursday, September 5th, 7:30 - 8:30 PM. We are pleased to share an update with the community on our efforts to create a campus focused on health research and innovation. Come learn more about how INOVA's collaboration with partners like the University of Virginia, George Mason University, and others will transform the future of healthcare and provide a world-class asset for our community. To RSVP, please contact Kelly Schlageter.
"Cars & Coffee" Event in Honor of National Drive Electric Week

"Plug in America" is hosting a event at Volkswagen Group of America's Herndon headquarters on Saturday, September 14 from 10 AM - 1 PM. This event is open to the public in honor of National Drive Electric Week which is September 14 - 22. They are offering complimentary coffee and donuts - view more here.
You are Invited to a Free "Night of Television"!

Falls Church Public Access Television Station is hosting a fun night filled with networking, training, and a free television interview for those volunteers who wish to plug their business on a first come, first serve basis.  They will also offer a free tutorial on how to use television to market your business easily and inexpensively.  This event will be on Thursday, September 26 between 6 - 9 PM. To register, please contact Robert Sherretta.
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:  
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • EagleBank
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Macquarie Capital
  • Pillsbury
Upcoming Events 
Veterans and Military Business Council Networking Reception
Wednesday, Sept. 11 5:00 - 7:00 PM
BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Wolf Trap Ball
Saturday, September 14 - 7:00 PM
Wolf Trap

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

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

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