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December 2019 Issue Two


News from the Northern Virginia Chamber
The Northern Virginia Chamber Applauds the Historic American Legion Bridge Announcement by Governors

Julie Coons, President and CEO of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, released this statement regarding the Capital Beltway Accord made by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.
New Year, New Get Connected Format, January 23rd 

Network and exchange information with Northern Virginia Chamber members on Thursday, January 23rd. Bring your 90 second elevator pitch and a fistful of cards. Attendees are seated face-to-face and given three minutes to exchange introductions and business cards before rotating to the next open seat. Learn more.

Regional Economic Outlook 2020, January 30th

2020 is around the corner, bringing questions about what b
usiness leaders across the Region will face entering the 21st Century. Join us as our keynote speaker, Northern Virginia Community College's new President, Dr. Anne Kress, shares her vision for the Region and its associated impact on our economy. Later President Kress will be joined by our panel of economists and business leaders who will also share their predictions for 2020. Early bird pricing is available until Monday, January 6th. 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
St. James 2020 Corporate Basketball League Begins January 10th

The St. James basketball league kicks off on Friday, January 10th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, every Friday. Come and join the competition. Learn more.

Matthews, Carter & Boyce presents Economic Outlook, January 16th

Join our organization for an insightful presentation on the latest economic trends for our Region and across the country. 
This event is free but requires RSVP. Register today.

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.
The American Red Cross National Capital Region Announces Disaster Readiness Summit, January 28th

Join the American Red Cross for the Second Annual Disaster Preparedness Summit on Tuesday, January 28th at The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The Chamber has partnered with the American Red Cross to discuss and assess our readiness for potential disaster risks we could face in the National Capital Region. For more information, visit here.

Red Team Consulting Announces Two Upcoming Trainings

Understanding the Fundamentals of Business Development and Capture Strategy - 
This interactive training will give you the tools to execute business development and capture strategies in the federal market. Training will be held on Wednesday, February 5th at the Chamber's office.

Understanding the Fundamentals of Proposal Development - This interactive training will offer an overview of Red Team’s Proposal Development Methodology. Training will be held on Thursday, March 12th at the Chamber's office.
George Mason University has a Solution to the Region's Tech Worker Shortage 

George Mason University has long been a pipeline for talent and innovation that continues to serve the Region. The University is now launching a new school, a new building, and an Innovation District to build on that tradition in order to advance computing and its application in fields ranging from government and business, to education and healthcare. View more. 
Partnership News
Thank You to the Following Members Who Have Committed or Reaffirmed their Support of the Chamber:  ​       
  • Accenture 
  • Great American Restaurants 
  • PNC Bank 
  • Rosslyn BID 
  • Transurban         
Upcoming Events 
Chamber Holiday Party
Thursday, December 19th: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (Atrium)

Viva Virginia (RSVP to Clayton Medford here)
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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