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                                                                                                 March 2018 Issue 2


News from the Northern Virginia Chamber 

Last Chance to Register for Revolutionizing Healthcare: Communicating Value and Improved Outcomes

Join the Northern Virginia Chamber and Health TechNet this Friday for a discussion about how healthcare systems are working to advance their business through tech solutions. How are healthcare systems working to advance their business models/core mission through tech solutions? Vendors and providers will come together to discuss new and innovative technology applications and how those applications can support improvements in quality, safety and economic performance. Panelists will provide insight into how buyers evaluate technologies and applications, as well as how applications continue to change the way they do business. The event will be held Friday, March 23, 8:00 - 10:30 AM. Click here to register.

Applications Open for the 2018 Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards

Long considered one of the must-attend events for businesses in the Washington region, the Northern Virginia Chamber’s Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards honor individuals, businesses and non-profits for above-and-beyond business leadership, employee engagement, and corporate social responsibility. The application period is open from February 12 to April 13. Click here to read more about the submission process. Click here to view a copy of the 2018 application. Please note the application questions and/or process are subject to change from year to year. Finalists and winners are announced at the Awards event on Wednesday, June 13 from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM at the Hilton McLean Tysons. Learn more about the awards and register for the event here

JUST ANNOUNCED: Northern Virginia Hospitality Awards: Mix & Mingle, Meet & Eat
Presented by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, The Hospitality Awards celebrates the area’s favorite restaurants, hotels and venues 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, click here

Don’t Miss the Greater Washington Innovation Awards on April 4!
Celebrate the people and organizations who introduce new methods, ideas and products to improve our lives and challenge the status quo on Wednesday, April 4 from 5:30 - 8:00 PM at The Hamilton Live. Their innovations create new consumers and markets, and ultimately transform the way we do business. Click here to view the finalists list and here to learn more about the event and register. 

2018 GovCon Symposium Announced! A New Wave: Industry Consolidation in the GovCon Market
Join the Northern Virginia Chamber for the annual GovCon Symposium, which will focus on a new wave of industry consolidation in the GovCon market caused by the Federal Government buying habits, trends in technology, and overcapacity in the GovCon Market on Wednesday, April 18 from 7:30 - 11:00 AM at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. To learn more and register, click here

2018 Virginia General Assembly Update
The Virginia General Assembly adjourned sine die on Saturday, March 10th, concluding a 60 day session dominated by a number of high profile issues as well as a budget impasse that will send the General Assembly into Special Session in April. The Northern Virginia Chamber had a successful session, particularly as it relates to the Chamber’s top legislative priority – securing a $154 million dedicated funding source for Metro for the first time in the system’s forty year history. To read the full recap, click here.





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26th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards
Join Volunteer Fairfax, Chairman Sharon Bulova and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for the 2018 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards on Friday, April 27 at the Waterford at Springfield from 8:00-10:00 AM. Hear the amazing and inspiring stories of service and honor all of the nominees. To learn more about the event and register, click here.

ACT I Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary
Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, LLC (ACT I), an industry-leading provider of Total Acquisition Management and Foreign Military Sales solutions, is celebrating 20 years of business. Since its founding in 1998, ACT I continues to deliver senior level expertise to the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Defense Health Agency (DHA), and International Partners. To read a full press release, click here.

George Mason University and Fairfax Commision on the Arts presents An Evening with Professor Kinter
George Mason University and Fairfax Commission on the Arts invite you to attend a lecture by Professor Jim Kinter, Director of George Mason Univeristy’s Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA). Professor Kinter will provide a talk on how climate change is affecting Virginia. Learn more about the event and register here.

Easter Seals Elects New Board Members
Easter Seals announced that Scott Meza, head of the Northern Virginia Corporate and Securities Group at the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and Joe Sifer, Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, have been elected to its Board of Directors. Scott Meza has more than 25 years of experience assisting businesses in complex transactions. Joe Sifer has more than 30 years of experience in engineering, technology, and consulting services. He has been with Booz Allen Hamilton since 1996, where he is now an Executive Vice President. To read a full press release, click here.  

Trowbridge & Trowbridge to Modernize Army Cloud Solutions
Trowbridge & Trowbridge, LLC (T&T), has been awarded a position on the U.S. Army’s Cloud Computing Enterprise Transformation (ACCENT) Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA). This agreement is expected to become the Army’s preferred source for cloud and mobile solution acquisition, with a total estimated ceiling value of $247.7 million over three years. To read a full press release, click here.

Thompson Greenspon Earns Inavero’s 2018 Best of Accounting™ Award for Client Service Excellence

Thompson Greenspon announced that they have won Inavero’s Best of Accounting™ Award for providing superior service for the second year in a row. Best of Accounting Award winners have proven themselves as industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients. On average, clients of 2018 Best of Accounting winners are 2x more likely to be satisfied than those who work with non-winning firms. Thompson Greenspon received satisfaction scores of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 83% of their clients, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 43% in 2018. To read the full press release, click here.

Britepaths 4th Annual Artful Living: An Evening of Art, Wine and Strengthening Community
Britepaths is hosting its 4th annual Artful Living: An Evening of Art, Wine and Strengthening Community, on Saturday, April 21, from 7:00 – 10:00 PM at the Sherwood Center in Fairfax City in association with the Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Festival. The evening will include a juried art show with works by local artists for sale, live music by local Latin-Jazz band, Batida Diferente, a live charity auction, appetizers, wine and beer tastings. For more information, click here. You can also email or call 703.273.8829 with any questions.




Upcoming Regional Member Events

Girls on the Run of NOVA
March 22, 6:30 - 9:30 PM

Urban Alliance: Executive Networking Session 
Northern Virginia Community College - Alexandra Campus
March 23, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Innovations in Workplace and Community Wellness
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
April 10, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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

Deans' Business Competition
George Mason Fairfax Campus
April 12, 11:00 AM  - 5:00 PM

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

Off the Wall: Featuring The Mural Arts Project
Art and Design Building – George Mason Fairfax Campus
April 21, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Britepaths 4th Annual Artful Living: An Evening of Art, Wine and Strengthening Community
Sherwood Center in Fairfax 
April 21, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

An Evening with Professor Kinter
Old Town Hall (2nd Floor) City of Fairfax 
April 24, 7:00 PM

Fund Your Technology R&D: 2018 Mid-Atlantic SBIR/STTR Funding & Commercialization Conference
Center for Innovative Technology, Herndon
April 25 & 26, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Webinar: Option Renewals and IOA Assessments
Centre Law & Consulting
April 26, 1:00 - 2:00 PM 

5th Annual Casino Night
Volkswagen Group of America Headquarters
April 27, 6:00 - 10:00 PM

26th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards
Waterford at Springfield
April 27, 8:00 - 10:00 AM

8th Annual 8K/3K Fairfax Run for the Children
Fairfax County Courthouse Complex
April 28, 8:00 AM

Politics and Ethics Conference and Leadership Workshop
4401 Village Drive, Fairfax, VA
April 30 - May 1

Springtopia - A Season of Hope
Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner
May 12, 6:00 PM


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