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                                                                                                 September 2018 Issue 2


News from the Northern Virginia Chamber 

JUST ANNOUNCED: Women in Business Signature Event: How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch Their Careers on 11/30
JUST ANNOUNCED: The Women in Business Signature Event, How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch Their Careers, will be held this year on Friday, November 30 from 7:30-11:00 AM at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. If you’ve thought about a career change or want to move up or across your organization, then don’t miss this event! This exceptional speaker series includes some of the most influential and powerful women in the region and is a must attend for new and seasoned professionals. This year’s keynote speaker will be Pauline Brown, Former Chairman (N.A.) at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. More speakers to be announced! To learn more about the event and register, click here.

Last Chance to Register for the 2018 Virginia Senatorial Debate Next Wednesday!
The 2018 Virginia Senatorial Debate is next Wednesday, September 26 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Capital One Bank. Once again, the nation is turning its eyes to Virginia – as control of the United States Senate hangs in the balance. The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the Northern Virginia Senatorial debate between Senator Tim Kaine (Democrat) and Chairman Corey Stewart (Republican). Highly respected journalist and political commentator, political director of NBC News, and moderator of NBC’s Meet The Press, Chuck Todd, will moderate the debate, which will focus on the critical issues facing Virginia voters. The Debate will air live on NBC4 and will be broadcast on NBC affiliates statewide. The Debate will be streamed live on and the NBCWashington news app. Twitter users can follow the Debate online: @novachamber and #VASenateDebate. To learn more about the debate and register, click here.


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Leadership Fairfax’s 30th Anniversary Celebration
Leadership Fairfax is turning 30! Celebrate 30 years of community partnerships, volunteer projects and leadership development with fellow leaders, colleagues, friends and alumni. the 30th Anniversary event celebrates Leadership Fairfax’s beginnings as a program of the then Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce through its development into an independent community nonprofit that has graduated over 1,800 alumni. The event will feature entertainment, signature cocktails, dancing, an awesome silent auction, and networking, as well as TEDx style talks and much more! The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6:00-9:30PM at the Inova Center for Personalized Health in Fairfax. To learn more and register, click here.

Community Foundation to Honor Ellen and Jim Dyke at the 2018 Raise the Region Gala
On Friday, October 5, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia will hold the 2018 Raise the Region Gala at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner from 6:30-10:00 PM. The event will be co-hosted by Todd Stottlemyer and Bobbie and Bill Kilberg. Honary chairs include Former Vice President Walter Mondale, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, Former Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder, U.S. Senator Mark Warner, Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox, D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson, Fairfax Board Chair Sharon Bulova, Loudoun Board Chair Phyllis Randall and The Honorable Karl A. Racine. To read a full press release, click here

Volunteer Fairfax Announces Partnership with The Starbucks Foundation and Points of Light
Volunteer Fairfax, the leading volunteer service organization in Fairfax County, announced a new partnership between Points of Light and The Starbucks Foundation in a recently developed employer-led service program created to deepen impactful service in local communities. Along with 12 other Points of Light affiliate organizations across the nation, Volunteer Fairfax has been selected to participate in the initial six-month pilot Starbucks Service Fellows Program, launched this earlier this month at Starbucks’ headquarters in Seattle, WA. To learn more about Volunteer Fairfax, click here.

Award-Winning Journalist Andrea McCarren to Join PenFed Team 
Andrea McCarren, one of Washington’s most accomplished television journalists, is moving from WUSA9 (CBS) to PenFed Credit Union to lead the company’s new digital division, PenFed President and CEO James Schenck recently announced. McCarren will begin in January 2019 as Vice President and Chief Content Officer for PenFed Digital, which will highlight the inspiring work of veterans, active duty service members, military families and the national defense community. To read a full press release, click here.

Register for George Mason University’s Upcoming Positive Leadership Program
Discover how to develop the positive mindset that will strengthen your well-being and help you achieve your goals. Join Mason’s Positive Leadership program this fall! This certification program consists of four half-day sessions – on October 2, October 16, October 30, and November 13 – featuring teaching from popular Mason faculty members, Dr. Steve Gladis and Dr. Beth Cabrera. Northern Virginia Chamber members receive a 10 percent tuition discount. Contact Kate Wallace at or 703-993-5516 to register.

Eric Pietras Joins Wells Fargo Capital Finance Government Services Group
Wells Fargo Capital Finance, part of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), announced that Eric Pietras has been named senior vice president and business development officer for its Government Service Group. The Government Service Group provides industry-specialized financing solutions to businesses that contact with federal, state, and municipal governments. Based in McLean, Virginia, Pietras reports to David Ellis, senior vice president and regional sales manager for the Southeast Region, Government Services Group. To learn more about Wells Fargo, click here.

SOSi Awarded Contract to Support U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Iraq
SOS International LLC (SOSi) announced its award of a $5 million base plus four-year contract by the U.S. Army to provide human resources, accounting, and technical security assistance services to the Office of Security Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. U.S. security assistance supports the development of a modern, accountable, fiscally sustainable, and professional Iraqi military capable of defending Iraq and its borders. To read a full press release, click here.

Tech Transactions Lawyer David Scott Joins Womble Bond Dickinson in Northern Virginia
Corporate and securities attorney David Scott has joined Womble Bond Dickinson’s Northern Virginia office, the firm announced. Mr. Scott has a particular focus on providing transactional and contractual solutions to companies in the software and information technology sector. Click here to read the full press release.

Hilton McLean Special Offer for Meeting Planners Extended to 9/28
At Hilton McLean Tysons Corner only, receive an exclusive offer for meeting planners! Book by Friday, September 28 for meetings through Friday, November 30. Through your booking, you will receive complimentary coffee & WiFi, 10% Discount F&B Menus & A/V PLUS 2X Hilton Honors Points. To book, contact: For more information, click here.

Morgan Roth Joins SOSi as Vice President for Marketing & Communications
SOS International LLC (SOSi) announced the hiring of Morgan Roth as its Vice President for Marketing & Communications. This role was created to provide focused, strategic support to the brand as SOSi continues to grow and diversify in a complex and competitive market. Click here to read a full press release.

Reston Limousine Now 8th Largest Fleet in the Country

Reston Limousine has announced that it is now has the 8th largest fleet in the United States. Since 2013, the Women owned, luxury transportation company has moved up 10 spaces in five years. Reston Limousine has also donated over $1 million in transportation to charities and reputable causes since their start, and hired over 120 new drives since January 2018. Click here to read a full press release.

An Evening with Mark Rozell, a Post-election Analysis of the Midterm Election
George Mason University and the City of Fairfax invite you to attend a lecture by Mark Rozell, Dean of Mason’s Schar School of Policy and Government on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00PM. Dean Rozell will provide a post-eletion analysis of the midterm election outcomes, with a focus on the Virginia House and Senate races and their implication for the second half of the president’s term. For more information, contact Sarah Gallagher at


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Upcoming Regional Member Events

Lunch and Learn: Organizational Resiliency 101 - Are You and Your Company Prepared for a Crisis?
Protorae Law PLLC
September 19, 12:00 - 1:30PM

Teaming Agreements: Do's and Don'ts
Centre Law and Consulting
September 20, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Fairfax County Brewfest
Visit Fairfax
September 22, 12:00 - 6:00 PM

2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Northern Virginia
Alzheimer's Association
September 23, 2:30 PM

PenFed Foundation Military Heroes Golf Classic

PenFed Foundation
September 24, Registration starts at 6:30AM

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundations's 15th Annual Capital Area Golf Tournament
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
September 24

Tysons Tailgate: Building Brighter Futures
Tysons Partnership Community
September 27, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

8th Annual "FORE" the Kids Golf Tournament
October 1, Registration starts at 10:30AM

A Practical Guide to Government Contract Law
Centre Law and Consulting
October 2-3, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Transform 2018
October 4, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2018 Raise the Region Gala - Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
Community Foundation for Northern Virginia 
October 5, 6:30 - 10:00 PM
The Case for Doing Business in Belgium
Washington Network Group & Embassy of Belgium
October 10, 3:00 - 6:30 PM

2018 Reaching Forward, Giving Back Gala
The Women's Center 
October 13, 6:30 - 11:00 PM

Give Hope, Get Connected! Gala
October 19, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Boot Camp for GSA Schedules
Centre Law and Consulting
October 24-25, 8:30 AM - 3:30PM

George Mason University School of Business Annual Business Celebration
George Mason Univeristy
October 25, 6:00 - 10:00 PM

Leadership Fairfax 30th Anniversary Celebration
Leadership Fairfax
October 25, 6:00 - 9:30 PM

Mid-Atlantic Chapter - 2018 Fall Conference (Chantilly)
The ESOP Association
October 25-26

Bourbon and Bubbles
Wolf Trap 
November 2, 7:00 PM

Data Community DC 
November 7

26th Annual CARE Awards Breakfast

Northern Virginia Family Service
November 8, 7:30AM

An Evening with Mark Rozell, A Post-election Analysis of the Midterm Election
George Mason University
November 14, 7:00PM


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