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 June 2019 Issue 1


News from the Northern Virginia Chamber

Greater Washington Good Business Awards and Chair's Breakfast Recap

On Friday, June 7 at the Greater Washington Good Business Awards and Chair's Breakfast, the Chamber presented its officers and 2019-2020 members of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Todd Rowley, Market Executive, Capital Region, Old Dominion National Bank, will serve as the 2019-2020 Chairman of the Board; Kathryn Falk, Vice President and Market Leader, Cox, will serve as the 2019-2020 Vice Chair; and Luanne Gutermuth, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Washington Gas, will serve as the 2019-2020 Secretary.

A full list of members of the 2019-2020 Executive Committee and Board of Directors can be found online.

In addition to recognizing our leadership transition, we were pleased to honor so many individuals, businesses, and nonprofits that make a difference in our region and serve as powerful champions for good in our community.  Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners for their recognition and their service to our region.

Check out the videos and photos from this sold-out event. 

Healthcare & Technology: Building A Culture of Innovation

Healthcare and business leaders in Northern Virginia will come together on Friday, June 21 to discuss how the power of technology can be used to drive innovation in healthcare. Innovative ideas/tips will be combined with case studies from organizations in healthcare and other industries, intended to give attendees workable ideas that can be translated into immediate action. To register for this event click here.

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

briefcase Member News
CareFirst Director of Community Affairs Tatiana Torres named by El Tiempo Latino to the
Powermeter 100

This distinction honors the 100 most influential people in the Hispanic community.

Richmond-Based B-Corp. Impact Makers Opens Office in Tysons

The Richmond-based technology and management consulting firm is a Benefit Corporation, or B Corp, meaning that it channels all net profits into effecting positive changes in society.

Impact Makers’ annual revenues top $20 million, its annual net profits of more than $3 million have gone to its charitable partners, the Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond and Virginia Community Capital. In Northern Virginia, Impact Makers is working with Homestretch, a Falls Church nonprofit that helps families in poverty become self-sufficient.

Venable Names Kedrick Whitmore Partner-In-Charge of Tysons Office

Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Kedrick Whitmore, a partner in the Real Estate Practice, will assume the position of partner-in-charge of the Tysons office.

Mr. Whitmore is a land use, zoning, and real estate attorney. In his practice he assists some of the nation’s most prominent real estate developers in obtaining zoning and land use approvals throughout the DC metropolitan region. His experience includes the entitlement of thousands of residential units and millions of square feet of commercial space. He also assists landlords and tenants in a variety of office and retail leases. Mr. Whitmore is a board member of the Venable Foundation.

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.

MACH37/Merlin Cyber Observer Launch and Cyber Security Happy Hour

Both Merlin and Mach37™ have missions centered around the future of cybersecurity and the acceleration of next generation cyber technologies. Join us along with other cybersecurity innovators to network and celebrate Merlin's most recent investment, Cyber Observer, as it officially launches its expansion into the North American cybersecurity market. Event is this Thursday, June 13th from 4PM to 7PM at 8330 Boone Blvd, 8th Floor, Tysons, VAPlease RSVP here.
Partnership News
Thank you to the following members who have committed or reaffirmed their support of the Chamber
  • Amazon
  • Dewberry
  • Houlihan Lokey
  • Mclean Group
  • Old Dominion National Bank

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Upcoming Regional Member Events 
The Executive Program: Strategic Leadership at the top
University of Virginia Darden Executive Education
June 2-28

Wolf Trap Ball
Wolf Trap
September 14, 7 PM

Bourbon and Bubbles
Wolf Trap
November 2, 6 PM

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