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                                                                                                 May 2018 Issue 1


News from the Northern Virginia Chamber 

Last Chance to Register for Women at the Top of Government Contracting!
Today is your Today is your last chance to register for Women at the Top of Government Contracting this Friday, from 7:30-9:30AM at George Mason University, Arlington Campus, Founder’s Hall. The event will be moderated by Lexy Kessler, Partner at Aronson LLC. Speakers will include:

• Lisa Wolford, President & CEO, Constellation West
• Mary Williams, President & CEO, MTEQ
• DeEtte Gray, President of U.S. Operations, CACI International, Inc.
• Dolly Oberoi, Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board, C2 Technologies.

Gain insight into how these accomplished women have overcome barriers to achieve success in the competitive federal contracting environment. Learn more and register here.

Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Announces Incubator|Accelerator|Actuator Partnership Program

On Monday, April 30, The Northern Virginia Chamber announced the first partners in its new Incubator|Accelerator|Actuator Program - a comprehensive partnership program that will foster collaboration between the broad-based business community and innovative and entrepreneurial organizations in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area. The first partners in this initiative – the Inova Personalized Health Accelerator and Smart City Works - signed partnership agreements with the Northern Virginia Chamber. The Incubator |Accelerator| Actuator (I|A|A) Partner Program will pair a select group of the region’s leading business Incubators, Accelerators, and Actuators with Chamber Collaboration Councils. To read a full press release, click here.

2018 Distinguished Service Awards Applications Open

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. Click here to read more about the submission process. Click here to view a copy of the 2018 application. Applications close on Friday, May 11. Learn more about the awards and register for the event here

Interested in Learning About Internationals Sales? Register for Global Opportunities for Virginia Exporters

Join VEDP-International Trade and the Northern Virginia Chamber for an interactive networking event on Thursday, May 10 from 4:00 - 5:30 PM at the Northern Virginia Chamber. Meet with Virginia’s in-country trade representatives from Colombia, Czech Republic and Romania, Morocco and South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Southeast Asia, and United Arab Emirates at a global opportunities networking event. Learn how Virginia’s Global Network consultants can assist your company in increasing its international sales. Learn more and register here.

Finalists Announced for the Hospitality Awards! Vote for Winners Today!
Presented by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, The Hospitality Awards celebrates the area’s favorite restaurants, hotels, venues and suppliers nominated and voted on by members of the business community. These establishments are known for their enjoyable atmospheres, quality service, exceptional experiences, and tasty bites – embodying hospitality and excellence. Mix and mingle, meet and eat with members of the hospitality industry and business community for an evening of friendly networking as restaurants serve bite size samples of some of their best dishes at the awards on Thursday, June 7 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the Silverline Center Atrium. Voting ends Friday, May 11. To vote for the finalists, click here. To learn more about the awards and register for the event, click here. To read a full press release and list of finalists, click here


briefcase Member News

ACT I Announces Debra Lehman as Vice President, Business Development and GSA OASIS Program Manager
Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, LLC (ACT I), announced the addition of Ms. Debra Lehman as the company’s Vice President of Business Development and Program Manager for its General Services Administration (GSA) OASIS contract. She will support ACT I’s growth strategy through the identification, qualification, and pursuit of new business opportunities with the U.S. Navy and federal civilian agency customers. To read a full press release, click here.

Dewberry’s Jerry Mrykalo Named 2018 Rising Star by ACEC of Virginia

Dewberry announced that Associate Jerry Mrykalo, PE, PTOE, has been named the 2018 Rising Star by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Virginia, a statewide association of professional engineering firms. Mrykalo is a transportation engineer based in the firm’s Fairfax, Virginia, office where he leads the mid-Atlantic traffic engineering group. The Rising Star award recognizes outstanding firm professionals who significantly contribute to their company’s success and exhibit leadership skills that make them future key players in Virginia’s engineering profession. To read a full press release, click here.

United Way of the National Capital Area’s Do More 24
United Way of the National Capital Area’s Do More 24 event will be held this year from noon on Thursday, May 17 until noon on Friday, May 18. Prescheduled Giving opens on Tuesday, May 1. Do More 24 is the largest 24-hour online fundraiser in the National Capital Area. This event allows anyone to be a philanthropist and builds a better community. To learn more, click here.

Fairfax Futures Welcomes New Executive Director Sallyann Bergh
Sallyann Bergh joins Fairfax Futures as its new executive director, replacing Vera Blore, who is relocating after having served in the role for a total of nearly eight years. Bergh joins the organization after a five-year stint at the Pew Charitable Trusts. To learn more, click here.

PenFed Foundation Launches Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program
The PenFed Foundation announced the launch of its new Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program (VEIP). Through Foundation contributions and matching funding of up to $1 million from PenFed Credit Union in 2018, the program will: provide veteran-owned start-ups with seed capital to build and grow their businesses, create a robust network for veteran-owned businesses to succeed and enable the PenFed Foundation to perpetually re-invest returns in future veteran-owned businesses. Click here to learn more.

Looking for an Intern this Summer?
The Northern Virginia Educating Youth through Employment (EYE) program is a summer initiative that recruits, screens and matches youth ages 18-24. The EYE program will do the recruitment, pre-screening, and job readiness training for you, at minimal cost to your company. Find out how you can save both time and money by hiring a young worker through the EYE program here.

Northern Virginia Family Service 20th Annual Road to Independence Gala

The Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) will be hosting its 20th Annual Road to Independence Gala on Friday, May 11, at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. NVFS will recognize the Honorable Dr. William A. Hazel, Jr., former Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources, as the 2018 Legend of Northern Virginia. To learn more, click here.  

InCadence Strategic Solutions Named a 2018 “Best Place to Work” by Washington Business Journal
InCadence Strategic Solutions Corporation is proud to announce it has been named one of the Best Places to Work by Washington Business Journal for 2018. The award is based on InCadence employee surveys which highlighted the company’s generous benefits and compensation packages, career growth opportunities, commitment to work/life balance, community and charitable organizations and thriving company culture. To read a full press release, click here.

Northern Virginia Family Service Kicks off its CARE Awards Process with its First Virtual Week of Service to Promote Corporate Social Responsibility

For more than 25 years, the CARE Awards have recognized progressive companies moving the needle to make Northern Virginia a better place for everyone to work, live and play. Deep community impact has always been a key pillar of becoming a CARE-ing company, and NVFS actively collaborates with our corporate partners to encourage volunteer engagement through our various programs. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has also become an effective tool for not only making waves within the community, but by increasing employment engagement, productivity and workplace wellness. Applications are due May 31. Learn more here.



Upcoming Regional Member Events

Boot Camp for GSA Schedules
Centre Law and Consulting
May 8-9, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

National Travel and Tourism Week
Center for Education at Wolf Trap
May 9, 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Innovation Breakfast: Changing the Frame on Green Energy
Valo Park, McLean, VA
May 10, 8:00 - 10:30 AM

Buy American Act and Trade Agreement Act: Current Law and Future Trends
Centre Law and Consulting
May 10, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Northern Virginia Family Service 20th Annual Road to Independence Gala
Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
May 11, 6:00 PM

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

Introduction to Overhead Rates for Flexibility Priced Contracts and Cost Proposals
Centre Law and Consulting
May 15, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

United Way of the National Capital Area's Do More 24
May 17, 12:00 PM - May 18 12:00 PM
Online Fundraiser

George Mason University Chief Data Officer Executive Education Certificate Program
Founder's Hall, Arlington
Runs June 6 through September 21

Inaugural govmates Patriot Institute of Procurement
GDIT: Patriot Ridge Collaboration Center, Springfield, VA
June 6, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

George Mason University "Leadership: Inventing the Future"
Founder's Hall, Arlington
Runs June 12 through June 15


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