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                                                                                                 June 2018 Issue 2


News from the Northern Virginia Chamber 

Just Announced! 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.

Early Bird Pricing Ending Soon for Distinguished Service Awards 

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. The Distinguished Service Awards will be held this year on Wednesday, July 18 from 11:30AM - 1:30PM at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. Learn more about the awards and register for the event here


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ACT I Accepted into Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s Global Defense Program
Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, LLC (ACT I), announced that it achieved Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) Global Defense Program (GDP) status. The GDP is a one-year program designed to assist well-established Aerospace and Defense companies diversify their international business base through the identification of potential new markets and business partners, along with the development of market entry strategies. Eligibility is determined by interested businesses meeting both quantitative and qualitative selection criteria. To read a full press release, click here.

SDSquared Movement Develops Future STEM Leaders
The Sliding Doors STEM and Dyslexia (SDSquared) movement develops future STEM leaders by building confidence in students with dyslexia and equipping educators to help them learn. Located in Northern Virginia and staffed by a talented, dedicated group of tutors and volunteers, the Sliding Doors after-school program provides low-cost, individual tutoring in a specialized methodology designed for children with dyslexia as well as enrichment activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. At Sliding Doors, they work to boost students' ability in reading while letting them flourish in the fields they are passionate about so as to inspire the next generation of STEM leaders! Their program is made possible through the generosity of sponsors and donors as well as passionate individuals who donate their time. To learn more about how you can help open the door to unlimited possibilities for children with dyslexia, visit their website here.

United Bank Names Local Businessman Todd Stottlemyer as Honorary Chair of its 2018 United Bank Charity Classic
United Bank is pleased to announce that Todd Stottlemyer has been named honorary chairman of its 2018 United Bank Charity Classic benefiting Inova Kellar Center and the United Bank Community Fund. Stottlemyer is CEO of the Inova Center for Personalized Health, which includes the Inova Schar Cancer Institute and the Inova Translational Medicine Institute. United Bank is proud to continue the rich tradition of community support started by Cardinal Bank in 2002. Since then, the event has attracted more than 500 business partners and community members annually and raised more than $5.6 million for community partners. The 2018 tournament is set for Monday, October 1, at the Country Club of Fairfax. For more information and underwriting opportunities, click here, or email

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Announces Plans to Celebrate 40 Years of Impact
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia announced plans to celebrate and honor their 40th anniversary at the 2018 Raise the Region Gala on Friday, October 5 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. The foundation grows philanthropy to respond to critical need and seed innovation in the region. To register for the event, and to learn more about sponsorship and donation opportunities, click here.

New Book, Self-Leadership: Becoming the CEO of Your Own Career
Northern Virginia Chamber Member, Steve Gladis, has released a new book, Self-leadership: Becoming the CEO of Your Own Career. Gladis, leadership author, professor at George Mason, and frequent speaker on leadership believes it's time to lead yourself and become the CEO of your own career as the fundamental nature of career has changed. Self-Leadership combines research and case study. To learn more or purchase the book, click here.

Sevatec CEO Awarded Daughters of the American Revolution DC Chapter Top Honor
Sevatec Founder and CEO Sonny Kakar received the Americanism Medal, a top honor, from the DC State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DCDAR). The medal recognizes extraordinary qualities of “leadership, trustworthiness, service, and patriotism” in naturalized US citizens. As part of the award, Mr. Kakar was recognized for launching SevaTruck in 2016, a free meal food truck to serve hot, nutritious meals to underserved children and veterans in the Capital region. To date, SevaTruck has delivered more than 28,000 free meals. In 2018 alone, Sevatec has delivered nearly 10,000 free meals so far, more than double the 4500 meals delivered in SevaTruck’s premier year of 2016. To read a full press release, click here.



Upcoming Regional Member Events

Growing the STEM for a Stronger Tomorrow
June 28, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Serious Games Conference
July 10-12

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

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


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