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 June 2019 Issue 2


News from the Northern Virginia Chamber

GovCon Symposium 2019 Recap

Tuesday’s GovCon Symposium featured terrific networking and a ‘fireside chat’ with former congressman Tom Davis and Jerry McGinn, Executive Director of George Mason University’s Center of Government Contracting. Tom and Jerry discussed how to break the cycle of shutdown in Washington. The event was emceed by Larry Deihle of TD Bank.  The first panel of the day covered tips and tricks for navigating a government shutdown.  John Jensen of Pillsbury moderated the panel discussion.  The panelists included Steven Day of PNC Bank, Jack Moore of Evans Incorporated, Kayla Kania of Aronson, and Brigadier General Lyn Sherlock of Growth [period]. The second panel covered HR issues related to retaining employees during a shutdown and was moderated by Amy Dozier of Helios HR.  The panelists included Ellen Glover of ICF, Raman Malhotra of Leidos, and Dana Turturro of Peraton.

View photos from the event here.

Get Connected!

On Wednesday, July 24, join us for a FREE EVENT to learn about opportunities for engagement across a wide array of industries and subject areas. You'll learn how you can engage a broad spectrum of employees; how the Chamber's advocacy efforts and communications can support your business; the best ways for you to connect to the Chamber's base of innovative and influential member companies, and much more. REGISTER TODAY!

Business, Higher Education, and Heathcare Heads to Capitol Hill for Federal Research Funding

The Northern Virginia Chamber joined business groups as well as higher education and healthcare institutions on Capitol Hill last week to make the business case for investing in federal research funding. The Northern Virginia Chamber has been one of more than 80 chambers nationwide that are members of the Business for Federal Research Funding coalition. An initiative led by the Greater Boston Chamber, the coalition recognizes the incredible economic impact that federal research grants can have on a region and its business community. In fact, for every $1 invested in research at medical schools and teaching hospitals, $2.60 of economic activity occurs. The chamber joined the coalition on Capitol Hill last week to emphasize with leaders that it's time for the government to step up and support research and development the way they used to in decades past. 

Support the Business Voice

Advertising opportunities are now available in the Summer issue of The Business Voice, the Chamber’s official quarterly magazine.  This edition, publishing in mid-July, will feature an in-depth look at one of the region’s largest restaurant groups, a recap and photos from the Chamber’s i-List Awards and Good Business Awards events, and other articles about chamber activities and local businesses.  The Business Voice is mailed to over 1,500 Chamber members, with additional copies available for free at all Chamber events and at selected locations in the region.  Additional exposure is provided by, the region’ s largest news web site, which posts the digital edition of the magazine online and promotes it to its 50,000-plus e-mail subscribers. Your message in The Business Voice not only reaches the region’s top business and community leaders but also supports the activities of the Chamber, which receives a portion of advertising revenue.  To advertise, contact Kate Sprague at

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EY Names Northern Chamber Members Mid-Atlantic Entrepreneurs of the Year

The CEO of NOVA Chamber member Criterion Systems, Promod Sharma, recently received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the cybersecurity category in the Mid-Atlantic region. Knight Point Systems CEO Bob Eisiminger and COO Doug Duenkel were also awarded in the government contracting category. The awards recognize entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. These members will now move onto the national finals this November in Palm Springs, CA.

Please help us congratulate and thank them for representing Northern Virginia entrepreneurs and the Chamber. We will announce when nominations are open for the 2020 Awards.his distinction honors the 100 most influential people in the Hispanic community.

We also recognize SPEAR, A CALIBRE Company's Richard Pineda and Unanet's Fran Craig as finalists.

Congratulations all!

IntelliDyne Appoints Craig Anthony Janus as Chief Growth Officer

IntelliDyne, LLC,  a mid-market government consulting firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Craig Anthony Janus as its Chief Growth Officer. In his new corporate role, Janus will lead the firm’s growth and strategic planning, including M&A activities and industry partnership relationships. 
Prior to joining IntelliDyne, Janus completed the successful sale of the Professional Services Group of Merlin International. As President of that group, he led the sale process, management presentations, transition, and integration to the Xator Corporation where he stayed to run the business as the Senior Vice President and General Manager.

BB&T Bank Announces New Name Post-Merger

VOn June 12 BB&T Bank announced the name of a new combined company with SunTrust Bank. The newly named company, Truist, will be true to our legacy as BB&T – building on the trust and transparency each company has always delivered for its clients.
“I feel that this new name reflects the direction of where we want to go, while never changing from our core values, mission and vision – to help you achieve economic success and financial security, by striving to be the best bank we can” said Len Lewan, Sr. Vice President and Business Services

Red Team Consulting Holding Proposal Development Training

This one-day proposal development training offers an in-depth look at Red Team’s proposal development approach, which was designed specifically for the federal government’s Request For Proposal (RFP) process. We will guide you through our methodology and provide real life tools that can be effectively used to create winning proposals. Whether you are new to proposals or someone who has managed, coordinated, written, or reviewed many federal proposals, this training is for you. Please register here.

Partnership News
Thank you to the following members who have committed or reaffirmed their support of the Chamber
  • CLA
  • TD Bank
  • Omega World Travel
  • Venable
  • Washington Gas

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Upcoming Regional Member Events 

State of Economic Growth in the Commonwealth
Thursday, July 25
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Northern Virginia Chamber

Moving Northern Virginia: Annual State of Transportation in the Commonwealth
Wednesday, August 7
3:00 - 5:00 PM
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September 14, 7 PM

Wolf Trap Ball
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September 14, 7 PM

Bourbon and Bubbles
Wolf Trap
November 2, 6 PM

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