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January 2020 Issue 1


News from the Chamber

2020 Chamber Sponsorship Opportunities
Contact Jennifer Williamson now to explore the various 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities to elevate your business today. Learn more.
28th Annual Regional Economic Outlook 2020, January 30th
Join us at our Regional Economic Outlook 2020 with keynote speaker, Northern Virginia Community College's new President, Dr. Anne Kress, who will share her vision for the Region and its associated impact on our economy. Later President Kress will be joined by our panel of economists, CEO's, and business leaders who will also share their 2020 predictions. Don't wait, register now.​​
Reminder to Tap into Talent on the Chamber's Job Board Now
Tap into local talent by posting your company’s open positions on the Chamber's Job Board. Members may post open positions for free; non-members may post open positions for a nominal fee. Get started here.​​

Member News

Chinese Culture Institute (CCI) Lunar New Year Celebration, January 17th
You are cordially invited to join CCI's 2020 Lunar New Year Celebration, featuring a networking reception and dinner, tea ceremony, culture activities, calligraphy demo, and a Shen Yun show. Learn more here.

How to Keep Your Top Talent from Walking Out the Door Webinar, January 21st
Retention almost always boils down to employee engagement and that always boils down to the individual’s immediate supervisor. Join this webinar on Tuesday, January 21st at 1:00 PM, presented by Employment Enterprises, Inc. The webinar has been approved by SHRM and HRCI for one credit hour.​​
PitchMasters' 2020 Dates Announced
PitchMasters' formed a partnership between NEXT, powered by Shulman Rogers and Newport LLC, is a workshop-style event for companies committed to raising Series A funding within 12 months. Four new companies will be able to present their investor decks to a group and receive feedback to help refine their pitch. Registration is free but an RSVP is required. View more  

The Women's CEO Roundtable is Accepting Applications for 2020
The Women's CEO Roundtable, offered by Successful Culture International, is for high growth female business owners that are committed to scaling to their next level of personal and organizational growth. Classes begin January 2020. Learn more here. ​​
GovCon Growth Program - Making the Transition to Graduation and More
This program offered by Newport, LLC, will select a cohort of 15 non-competing GovCon CEO's, their COO, and or other C-Suite participants will work collaboratively with CEO guest speakers who have successfully graduated, creating their own unique graduation, and growth strategy. CEO's dedicate one morning per month over six months to work on their business with an interactive, expert facilitation team to ensure the lessons learned and best practices from the CEO guest speakers are translated into actionable plans. Learn more.

Shelter House Invites You to Attend their 7th Annual Changing Lives Benefit Breakfast, April 16th
Join Shelter House for a complimentary continental breakfast, while raising awareness for families that are most vulnerable. Your attendance will support their vision of a community free of homelessness and domestic violence. ​​

Dewberry Completes FEMA Logistics Support Contract Task Orders
Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, completed two task orders under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Logistics Construction Support Contract (LCSC) to support the FEMA Logistics Management Directorate (LMD) in collecting and analyzing data on the private-sector supply chain. View the release here. ​​

Consulting Firm Impact Makers Looks to the Future
Impact Makers, the management and technology consulting company known for donating its profits to charity, is featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch Metro Business. CEO Lewis Broome sat down with reporter John Blackwell to share a company update, stating “the model has never been stronger.” Read here. ​​

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Needs Your Input
FCPS is working to ensure computer science courses prepare students for college and career opportunities in high-demand, high-paying industries with the aim of strengthening and diversifying the talent pipeline. Your perspective as an industry leader is critical to this work. Would you, a member of your talent acquisition team, or another member of your team be willing to schedule a 20 minute phone call? If so, please contact Stephanie Holt to share a few dates and times that could work.

Welcome New Members

Please give a warm welcome to the following new members who have joined the Chamber as of January 1st: ​​
  • Proksi Systems
  • Binarc
  • American Consumer Institute
Partnership News

Thank you to the following members who have committed or reaffirmed their support of the Chamber:​
  • Cherry Bekaert
  • Dewberry
  • Peraton
  • Pillsbury
  • Unanet
Upcoming Events
Viva Virginia
Wednesday, January 22nd: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Wong Gonzalez, Richmond, VA
Get Connected
Thursday, January 23rd: 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Northern Virginia Chamber
28th Annual Regional Economic Outlook 2020
Thursday, January 30th: 7:30 - 10:00 AM
Hilton Tysons Corner

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