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                                                                                                 September 2018 Issue 1


News from the Northern Virginia Chamber 

10th Congressional District Debate – Be There for the Biggest Debate in One of the Country’s Closest Political Races
The Northern Virginia Chamber is partnering with the Loudoun Chamber and other regional business and academic partners to host the candidates for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, U.S. Representative Barbara Comstock (R) and her challenger, State Senator Jennifer Wexton (D), in a debate that will help determine the balance of power in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2019. The debate will be held on Friday, September 21 from 8:00-10:00AM at The National in Leesburg. This debate is being presented in partnership with the Dulles Chamber, Greater Reston Chamber, Greater McLean Chamber, Northern Virginia Chamber, Tysons Regional Chamber, the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and the Northern Virginia Technology Council. To learn more and register, click here. Northern Virginia Chamber Members access special pricing by using the code “NVCHAMBER.”

Northern Virginia Chamber Founding Sponsor for Leadership Fairfax’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

Leadership Fairfax is turning 30! Celebrate 30 years of community partnerships, volunteer projects and leadership development with fellow leaders, colleagues, friends and alumni. the 30th Anniversary event celebrates Leadership Fairfax’s beginnings as a program of the then Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce through its development into an independent community nonprofit that has graduated over 1,800 alumni. The event will feature entertainment, signature cocktails, dancing, an awesome silent auction, and networking, as well as TEDx style talks and much more! The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6:00-9:30PM at the Inova Center for Personalized Health in Fairfax. To learn more and register, click here.

The Business Voice: Fall Issue Advertising Opportunities
The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce has partnered with InsideNova/Rappahanock Media LLC, Northern Virginia’s leading news source, to publish the Northern Virginia Business Voice Magazine. The magazine offers a fresh design, valuable content, in depth interviews, member highlights, and more. Each quarter reflects a different theme and current regional topics with unique subject matter relevant for you, our members. View the latest issue here. Advertising opportunities are now available for the upcoming October issue of The Business Voice magazine. Additionally, thousands of unique visitors will see the digital edition we will email out and host on our website: It will also be featured on InsideNova's website as well. To secure your advertising position in this publication, contact Kate Sprague. Email Kate at or give her a call at 540-272-3596.


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Register for George Mason University’s Annual Business Celebration
Register today for George Mason University’s Annual Business Celebration, hosted by George Mason’s School of Business. The event will take place on Thursday, October 25 from 6:00-10:00PM at the Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center. The celebration brings together 350+ George Mason University community partners, alumni, faculty, and students. Join the party and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit, distinguished success, and generous engagement of George Mason’s School of Business community. Enjoy unlimited hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails, network with alumni and School of Business partners, and much more! Learn more about the event and register here.

FCEDA President/CEO Gerald Gordon announces retirement; will take university posts in South Carolina
Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., whose work as leader of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority to build and diversify the county’s business community and economy led its transformation into one of the world’s top business locations, announced that he will retire at the end of this calendar year. Starting in January, Gordon will serve as a fellow in the College of Charleston’s Joseph. P. Riley Center for livable Communities, where he will be working with faculty, staff and students to support the economic and cultural vibrancy of Charleston, S.C. To read a full press release, click here.

InsideNoVa Launches Event and Ticketing Platform
InsideNoVa, the region’s leading digital news source, has launched an online ticketing platform for local events and organizations, called InsideNoVaTix. InsideNoVaTix offers all the functionality of the major ticketing websites, but gives event organizers local support and the added value of marketing to the InsideNoVa audience of nearly 500,000 unique visitors a month across the region. To learn more, click here.

MAG Aerospace to Add 120 Jobs, Invest $5.5 Million to Expand Corporate Headquarters in Fairfax County
Governor Ralph Northam announced that MAG Aerospace, the leading independent provider of outsourced aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) services, will invest $5.5 million to relocate and expand its corporate headquarters 12730 Fair Lakes Circle in the Fairfax area of Fairfax County. Virginia successfully competed against Alabama and North Carolina for the project, which will create 120 new jobs. To read a full press release, click here.

SSi Consulting Named to 2018 Sage Intacct President’s Club
SSi Consulting announced it has achieved membership in the 2018 Sage Intaact President’s Club. This coveted sales and customer satisfaction award is giving annually by Sage Intacct to its top-performing channel partners. The list recognizes value added resellers (VARs) and Sage Intacct Accountants Program firms (SIAPs) for their success in helping clients migrate to Sage Intacct’s cloud Financial Management Solutions. To read a full press release, click here.

Dewberry's Lisa Roger Promoted to Chief Information Officer
Elese (Lisa) Adele Roger, PMP, has been promoted to chief information officer of Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm. Roger has 28 years of experience, and previously served as executive director, IT and technology. Roger will report to Dewberry’s Chief Executive Officer Donald E. Stone, Jr. and the board of directors. To read a full press release, click here.

PRS #CallTextLive Suicide Prevention Campaign September 1 – 30
Do your part to prevent suicide. Take action in PRS’ #CallTextLive Campaign throughout Suicide Prevention Month. Every day in September, PRS—a mental health, crisis intervention and suicide prevention nonprofit that runs the local crisis hotline and textline—has actions and activities YOU CAN DO to raise awareness of suicide prevention. Join the campaign and erase the stigma. Click here to learn more.

Health As a Business Strategy: Wellbeing and Your Bottom Line
Kaiser Permanente and the Washington Business Journal are proud to host “Health As a Business Strategy: Wellbeing and Your Bottom Line” on Tuesday, September 11 from 3:00-6:00PM at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health. Register today for this exciting and informative event designed to help business leaders understand how fostering a culture of wellbeing can help increase productivity and cut costs. Learn about the speakers, agenda, and registration here.

Global Expatriate Conference
At this year’s Global Expatriate Conference, BDO will discuss the impact of tax reform on global mobility, global equity and payroll reporting, navigating pitfalls of a mobile workforce, and more. The event will be held on Tuesday, September 18. Interested in attending? Contact Brad Veltkamp for registration

SOSi Awarded Contract by U.S. Army to Provide Global SATCOM Network Operations and Combat Service Support
SOS International LLC (SOSi) announced it was the sole awardee of a $55 million contract to provide technical support to the Wideband Enterprise Satellite Systems (WESS) managed by the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office -Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS). SOSi will support Product Manager WESS Data Communications Network customers worldwide in providing secure and non-secure voice, data and video services and all phases of SATCOM management, engineering, installation, integration, operation, maintenance, and lifecycle support. To read the full press release, click here.

2018 ARTSFAIRFAX Arts Awards to Recognize Local Charities for Significant Contributions in Fairfax County
Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, and Virginia McGehee Friend will be presented with the Jinx Hazel Arts Award, Arts Education Award, Arts Impact Award, and Arts Philanthropy Award, respectively, at the 2018 ARTSFAIRFAX Arts Awards on Friday, October 26 from 12:00 – 2:00PM at the Fairview Park Marriott. To learn more about the event and get tickets, click here.

Intelligent Waves Awarded 2018 Industry Innovator in Government Innovation Awards
Intelligent Waves LLC (IW), an information technology and communications solutions provider for the federal government, announced the company was named Industry Innovator in the 2018 Government Innovation Awards. The honor, which was announced August 23, 2018, will be recognized in person during the Government Innovation Awards Dinner on November 8, 2018, at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner. To read a full press release, click here.

“Preparing for Robots” Radio Show and Podcast
With robots, AI and “all things digital” quietly threatening human jobs as much as providing new and exciting advances, humans need to be better prepared to demonstrate real value far into the future. This dynamic radio show, the separate podcast, monthly TV segment and more is going to be a fast paced, exciting look at the next digital revolution, simplified for the non-technical and technical alike. Listen to fascinating content and discussions facilitated by your host, leadership and conflict expert, Dave Gerber as he interviews leaders from all different industries give their take on where we are going, what we need to know now and how to maximize human performance while having fun at the same time! Invite a friend, colleague, family member or anyone, these subjects are going to impact everyone! For questions, email To learn more, click here.

The Case for Doing Business in Belgium: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Opportunities
The Washington Network Group (WNG) and the Embassy of Belgium are pleased to convene "The Case for Doing Business in Belgium: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Opportunities" seminar and networking reception at the Arlington Economic Development building on October 10. This event continues WNG’s series on important overseas markets. Two seminar panels will examine current business and economic conditions, and highlight investment and export opportunities. Presentations and prepared collateral materials will provide attendees with actionable advice and specific recommendations that companies can use to pursue business in Belgium. The program will be followed by a networking reception featuring Belgian beers, Neuhaus chocolates and more. For additional information and to register, click here.

Smart City Works Call for Innovators – Fall 2018
Smart City Works is open for applications for the Fall 2018 Cohort in the DC Metropolitan Area that begins in October. The Cohort priority focus areas are as follows: Transport, Resilience and Public Safety, Construction Techniques, Use of Urban Data and IoT Technologies, Water Quality, and Affordable Housing. For more information on important dates and how to apply, click here.

26th Annual CARE Awards Breakfast: Strengthening Our Community Through Leadership and Engagement
For more than 25 years, the CARE Awards have recognized outstanding companies moving the needle to make Northern Virginia a better place for everyone to work, live and play. Community engagement — along with outstanding employee engagement and culture, and progressive family-friendly policies — is a key pillar of CARE-ing companies. NVFS invites you to the 26th annual CARE Awards celebrating the ways in which winning companies are engaging their employees and supporting our community through innovative corporate social responsibility tactics. To learn more and register, click here.

Social Media Week Fairfax adds speakers from Food Network, NatGeo, Smithsonian for Sept. 14 event
Social Media Week Fairfax, the September 14 event for all digital marketers, bloggers, influencers and savvy consumers, has added multiple noteworthy guests to its roster of distinguished panelists and guest speakers. Presented by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), in conjunction with Social Media Week, the event will welcome representatives of the Food Network, National Geographic and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture to the stage at Capital One headquarters in Tysons Corner. To see a complete agenda, a full list of speakers and to register for the event click here. Use the promo code “FairfaxEDA18” for 20% off the cost of registration.

8th Annual “FORE” the Kids Golf Tournament
The 8th Annual “FORE” the Kids Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, Oct. 1 with registration starting at 10:30AM and a shotgun start at 12:00PM. The tournament benefits Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington Fairfax County Region and will be held at the International Country Club in Fairfax. Celebrity Golfers to include 106.7 The Fan’s Sports Junkies: “J.P.” Flaim, Eric “E.B.” Bickel and John “Cakes” Auville. For more information on sponsorships, please contact: Nicole Kinard ( For more information on donating to the silent auction, please contact Edward Asher ( To learn more, click here.



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Upcoming Regional Member Events

Community Food Drive
Womble Bond Dickinson
September 6, 3:00-7:00PM

ADA and Business Boot Camp

Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
September 6

Health As a Business Strategy: Wellbeing and Your Bottom Line
Kaiser Permanente & Washington Business Journal
September 11, 3:00 - 6:00PM

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

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

2018 NVAR Economic Summit: Mortgages, Millennials, McMansions & More
The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors 
September 13, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Social Media Week Fairfax
FCEDA & Social Media Week
September 14, 7:45 AM - 1:00 PM

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, (Webinar)

Let's Talk Tax - Issues facing multinational corporations with Tax Reform and BEPS
September 18, 9:00 - 11:00AM

Lunch and Learn: Organizational Resiliency 101 - Are You and Your Company Prepared for a Crisis?
Protorae Law PLLC
September 19, 12:00 - 1:30PM

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

Fairfax County Brewfest
Visit Fairfax
September 22, 12:00 - 6:00 PM

2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Northern Virginia 
Alzheimer's Association 
September 23, 2:30 PM

PenFed Foundation Military Heroes Golf Classic
PenFed Foundation
September 24, Registration starts at 6:30AM
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundations's 15th Annual Capital Area Golf Tournament
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
September 24

Tysons Tailgate: Building Brighter Futures
Tysons Partnership Community
September 27, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

8th Annual "FORE" the Kids Golf Tournament
October 1, Registration starts at 10:30AM

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

Transform 2018
October 4, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2018 Raise the Region Gala - Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

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

The Case for Doing Business in Belgium
Washington Network Group & Embassy of Belgium
October 10, 3:00 - 6:30 PM

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

Give Hope, Get Connected! Gala
October 19, 7:00 - 10:00 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

Leadership Fairfax 30th Anniversary Celebration
Leadership Fairfax
October 25, 6:00 - 9:30 PM

Mid-Atlantic Chapter - 2018 Fall Conference (Chantilly)
The ESOP Association
October 25-26

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

Data Community DC
November 7

26th Annual CARE Awards Breakfast
Northern Virginia Family Service
November 8, 7:30AM


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