Northern Virginia Chamber
| Contact | Join now | Login |  facebook1
twitter1 linkedin
                                                                                                 January 2018 Issue 2


News from the Northern Virginia Chamber 

Application Period Ending Soon for the Greater Washington Innovation Awards™

Applications are now open for the Greater Washington Innovation Awards,™ the premiere event celebrating thought leadership, innovation and creativity amongst individuals and organizations in select industries in the Greater Washington metro area. Join us in recognizing those for their outstanding achievements in tech, cybersecurity, financial services, community impact, professional service, and health & life sciences. Nominate your own company or others well-deserving by applying NOW until Feb. 2, 2018. To read more information about the application process, click here. To apply click here.

Join us for Lobby Day and VIVA Virginia on February 1

Join the Chamber policy staff and fellow members in Richmond to meet with policymakers and leaders impacting Virginia’s business climate during this 60-day General Assembly session. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with a broad spectrum of legislative and administration leaders from Northern Virginia and other areas of the Commonwealth ahead of the Chamber’s evening reception. To participate, please reach out to Kevin McNulty at

The Northern Virginia Chamber and partners from across the region are continuing the tradition of the business community’s annual Viva Virginia reception in Richmond. This VIP legislative reception has been a tradition for legislators, policy makers, cabinet secretaries, and Virginia’s business community for many years. We hope you can join us for this private, members-only, premier networking opportunity and legislative reception in Richmond. Register here

Register for the She-Suite® Summit!
The Chamber is partnering with Velvet Suite on their She-Suite® Summit, which is now open for registration and will be held on Friday, March 16 from 8 AM - 5PM at The Ritz Carlton Tysons. The summit includes conference sessions, keynotes, networking breakfast, awards luncheon, a 90-Day Action Plan, and a VIP reception. Gain influential connections and proven work/life strategies. Register here



 TriVision Creativity Starts Here_Email Ad_ 760x120  

briefcase Member News

Washington Business Journal’s 2018 Book of Lists Celebration
The Washington Business Journal is holding their annual Book of Lists Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 25 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. The event will bring together the most influential, connected and informed people in Washington and recognize hundreds of power players from the companies featured in the Book of Lists. The industries represented vary from health care and technology to accounting and real estate. To learn more about this networking event and register, click here.

Metro Invites Employers to Learn How to Save Money through SmartBenefits

Metro is inviting employers from DC, Virginia and Maryland to learn how to they can save money on payroll taxes while offering a valuable benefit to their employees through the SmartBenefits® program. SmartBenefits is Metro's IRS-compliant commuter benefits program that offers employers and employees an opportunity to save thousands of dollars in taxes using pre-tax transit benefit payroll deduction; a direct employer-paid transit benefit; or a combination of the two. On Tuesday, January 30, 9:30 - 11:00 AM, Metro will host a free SmartBenefits seminar where employers can learn more about the program and get started. Click to learn more and RSVP today.

Volunteers Needed for Langley High School Senior Ethics Forum

Metro Langley High School is holding their annual Senior Ethics Forum to get seniors thinking about ethical situations in life after high school. Table leader volunteers are needed to work with groups of eight students to facilitate small group discussions and help students rotate through the modules. The Forum will be held in the conference rooms at Mclean Bible Church (8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna) from 8:15 AM - 2:45 PM on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. There will be plenty of parking and lunch is included. To volunteer as a table leader, click here. If you'd like more information, contact Kim Wenk

SoSi Chief Operating Officer John Avalos Named to INSA Advisory Committee
SOSi International, LLC (SOSi) announced the selection of John Avalos, the company's Chief Operating Officer, to serve on the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) Advisory Committee, the main planning and execution element for INSA activities. INSA provides a nonpartisan forum for collaboration between public, private, and academic sectors of the intelligence and national security communities, bringing together committed experts to identify, develop, and promote practical and creative solutions to national security problems. Mr. Avalos joined SOSi in 2017 to lead day-to-day operations for the company. He brings more than 20 years of experience, most recently with Booz Allen Hamilton where he led the Business Development organization for the firm. Click here to read a full press release. 

PenFed Pathfinder American Express® Card Rewards Consumers Everywhere They Go
PenFed Credit Union, and American Express, launched the PenFed Pathfinder Rewards American Express® Card. Combining the best attributes of travel and rewards cards into one, this new card gives more opportunities to earn points on travel and everyday purchases with no caps, no limits on rewards, no annual fee, and a low variable APR starting at 11.99%. Pathfinder Cardholders earn 3x points on travel purchases and 1.5x points on all other purchases with the card. Pathfinder Cardholders earn 4x points on travel purchases and 1.5x points on all other purchases when they have a PenFed Access America checking account or are active or retired military. Click here to read a full press release.

Rappahannock Media Purchases InsideNova
Rappahannock Media LLC has bought, two of its affiliated community newspapers and the rights to publish two military base papers from Northern Virginia Media Services. is Northern Virginia’s leading news web site, with 2 million page views and 500,000 unique visitors a month. The community newspapers included in the sale are InsideNoVa/Prince William and InsideNoVa/North Stafford, which together reach more than 40,000 households a week in those two counties. Rappahannock Media also has assumed the Department of Defense contracts to publish the Belvoir Eagle, a weekly paper serving Fort Belvoir, and the Quantico Sentry, a bi-weekly at Marine Corps Base Quantico. Click here to read a full press release.

Transurban to Deliver Extension of the 95 Express Lanes
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Commonwealth has accepted Transurban’s proposal to deliver the extension of the 95 Express Lanes south to Fredericksburg. This project is a part of the Atlantic Gateway initiative to improve travel along the 95 Corridor. With this announcement, the initiative has been expanded to include the Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing, which is a major priority of the Fredericksburg region. In 2022, the 95 corridor from the Potomac River to Fredericksburg will be upgraded. The initiative was made possible through partnerships with the private sector and a grant from the federal government. Click here to read a full press release.



Upcoming Regional Member Events

V3 Employer Training Day Tysons
Virginia Values Veterans
January 24, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Smart City Works Demo Day
WeWork @ Tyson's Corner
January 25, 1:00 PM - 4:00PM

Webinar: Contracting for Architect-Engineer Services

January 31, 1:00 - 2:30 PM

False Claims Act Trends Involving Grant Recipients and Subrecipients
Centre Law & Consulting
February, 6 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Webinar: GSA Contract Management for GSA Schedules Holders
February, 7 1:00 - 2:00 PM

VERTICAL INDUSTRIAL: Building for an Urban Landscape
George Mason Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship & AIA DC
February 8, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Renewing Your VA Federal Supply Schedule Contract
Mason Centre Law & Consulting
February 21, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Get it Right Conversations for Entrepreneurs
Mason Enterprise Center Fairfax
February 21, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

An Intro to ERP Software Designed Specifically for Government Contractors

McLean, Virginia
February 21, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Wine at Wolf Trap
The Barns at Wolf Trap
March 3, 6:00 PM

Annual Review 2018: Hot Issues in Federal Contracting

Centre Law & Consulting
March 6, 7:00 AM. - 5:30 PM

5th Annual Changing Lives Benefit Breakfast
Westwood Country Club
April 12, 7:30  - 9:00 AM

32nd Annual Leadership Conference
The Women's Center
April 14, 2018, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Fifth Annual Bite Me Cancer Wine Dinner
Bite Me Cancer
April 21, 5:30 - 10:00 PM

Webinar: Option Renewals and IOA Assessments
April 26, 1:00 - 2:00 PM


Interested in having your story featured in the next Doing Business?

Email drafted content in the form of a news brief (3-4 sentences), along with a hyperlink
to a landing page with the full story, to Elaine Gilligan for consideration.

If you wish to unsubscribe or change your email preferences, please click here

© 2017. Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
7900 Westpark Drive, Suite A550, Tysons, VA 22102-3853


Cvent - Web-based Software Solutions