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                                                                                                 May 2018 Issue 2


News from the Northern Virginia Chamber 

2018 Distinguished Service Awards Applications EXTENDED
The Distinguished Service Awards honor individuals, companies, and non-profit organizations for their service to veterans in the Greater Washington business community. The Awards are presented in recognition of community stewardship and business leadership. The Distinguished Service Awards will be held this year on Wednesday, July 18 from 11:30AM - 1:30PM at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. Click here to read more about the submission process. Click here to view a copy of the 2018 application. Applications extended until Thursday, May 24. Learn more about the awards and register for the event here

Join the Chamber for our Annual Summer Networking Event: Mix & Mingle, Meet & Eat!
Presented by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, The Hospitality Awards celebrates the area’s favorite restaurants, hotels, venues and suppliers nominated and voted on by members of the business community. These establishments are known for their enjoyable atmospheres, quality service, exceptional experiences, and tasty bites – embodying hospitality and excellence. Mix and mingle, meet and eat with members of the hospitality industry and business community for an evening of friendly networking as restaurants serve bite size samples of some of their best dishes at the awards on Thursday, June 7 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the Silverline Center Atrium. To learn more about the awards and register for the event, click here. To read a full press release and list of finalists, click here


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ACT I Awarded Contract to Provide Training Exercise Support to the Headquarters Eighth Air Force
Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, LLC (ACT I) was awarded a three-year Task Order under its GSA OASIS Small Business Pool 1 contract to provide the Headquarters Eighth Air Force (HQ 8 AF) with Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) exercise program support. ACT I will provide for the planning, scheduling, tasking, and monitoring participation of HQ 8 AF in CJCS command post and field training exercises; and developing HQ 8 AF exercise and joint exercise training objectives. To read a full press release, click here.

LGS Innovations to Support the Largest Base Relocation in Army History
LGS Innovations has been awarded a five-year contract in support of the Yongsan Relocation Plan Increment 3 (YRP-3) by the U.S. Army under the GSA Alliant contract. LGS Innovations is responsible for relocating and upgrading Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) systems and infrastructure as part of the migration of assets and capabilities from the U.S. Army facilities throughout the Republic of Korea to U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Humphreys. To read a full press release, click here.

John Marshall Bank Taps Former Cardinal Bank Top Executive as President and CEO
John Marshall Bank recently welcomed Christopher “Chris” W. Bergstromas as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. Mr. Bergstrom held a variety of executive positions during his 19 years with Cardinal Financial and Cardinal Bank, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer before United Bank’s acquisition of Cardinal Bank in April 2017. Bergstrom was United Bank’s President for the past year before joining John Marshall Bank. To read a full press release, click here.

Year-Round Interns? George Mason University Makes It Happen! Attend a Free Info Session on June 12 at the Northern Virginia Chamber Offices
Ever wonder what it would be like if you could have access to intern talent year-round? Stop wondering and start recruiting! George Mason University’s Patriot Pipeline Internship program has an exclusive offering just for Northern Virginia Chamber members through the Chamber's partnership with the university. This program provides you unique access to top-tier internship talent year-round - with George Mason's career services team support. Come learn about how this exciting program can help build your talent pipeline now—and for the future! Join us for an information session on Tuesday, June 12 at 2:00 PM at the Northern Virginia Chamber offices. Please email George Mason’s Mary Claire Kraft ( to reserve your seat. Learn more about George Mason’s Career Services here. Learn more about all the resources available to you through the Chamber's partnership with George Mason University here.

Be More Than Just An Agent. Earn Equity in the Business You Build as an Allstate Agency Owner.
Allstate will be hosting an Agency showcase which provides an opportunity to gain insight into Agency Ownership, the requirements and support we provide to both our agents and the communities we serve. This is an excellent forum for entrepreneurs, high achievers who want insight into how to operate a successful financial services business. Allstate does not require an insurance background. To register for this event, please click here

George Mason University Leadership Coaching for Organization Well-Being Program
Become a certified leadership coach to bring positive change to your workplace. Join George Mason University for the fall 2018 or spring 2019 cohorts of Mason’s Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being (LCOWB) program. Accredited by the International Coach Federation, LCOWB is designed specifically for business professionals working for positive change in team and organizational culture. Greater organizational well-being results in higher levels of employee engagement and increased productivity, empowering organizations to achieve optimal success. Read stories from the coaching program alumni about how program has changed their lives for the better, both personally and professionally. Learn more and register, here.

Learn Positive Leadership Skills this Fall at George Mason University
Discover how to develop the positive mindset that will help you achieve your professional and personal goals. Join George Mason University for the fall 2018 cohort of Mason’s Positive Leadership program. Positive leaders are self-confident, optimistic, and resilient. They create an atmosphere that produces lower turnover, higher productivity, greater satisfaction, and a host of desirable bottom-line outcomes. Read this Positive Leadership faculty interview and see Positive Leadership alumni testimonials for more insights. The Positive Leadership program consists of four half-day sessions. Read the course descriptions here. The program is designed for all professionals, but HR professionals can earn the extra benefit of recertification PDCs for their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential by participating in this program. Learn more and register here.




Upcoming Regional Member Events

United Way of the National Capital Area's Do More 24
May 17, 12:00 PM - May 18 12:00 PM
Online Fundraiser

How Blockchain Will Disrupt The Real Estate Industry
George Mason University - Arlington Campus
May 22, 8:30 - 11:00 AM

Be more than just an agent. Earn equity in the business you build as an Allstate Agency Owner.
Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
May 22, 12:00 - 2:00PM

Northern Virginia Realtors Finance Summit
NVAR Headquarters, Fairfax, VA
May 23, 12:30 - 4:00PM

George Mason University Chief Data Officer Executive Education Certificate Program
Founder's Hall, Arlington
Runs June 6 through September 21

Inaugural govmates Patriot Institute of Procurement
GDIT: Patriot Ridge Collaboration Center, Springfield, VA
June 6, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Unanet Lunch and Learn
Tower Club - Skyline Room, Tysons, VA
June 6, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Unanet Lunch and Learn
Eddie Merlot's - One Loudoun, Ashburn, VA
June 7, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Building Loyalty Through Customer Experience
Arlington, VA
June 11, 5:30 - 8:30 PM

George Mason University "Leadership: Inventing the Future"
Founder's Hall, Arlington
Runs June 12 through June 15

Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair
Springfield, VA
June 22, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

VSGI Cyber Ready Conference
George Mason University - Science and Technology Campus
June 26, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Growing the STEM for a Stronger Tomorrow
George Mason University - Science and Technology Campus
June 28, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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