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January 2020 Issue 2


News from the Chamber

Eight Days Away from the Chamber's Regional Economic Conference, January 30th
Don't miss this opportunity to hear from business leaders on future economic shifts and how they're preparing for change next Thursday, January 30th at the Chamber's Economic Conference. Our panel of CEO's and economists will provide insight on key economic drivers, workplace trends, and opportunities that will shape the new year for public and private sector leaders. Ensure you are prepared for the 2020 economy by attending this event. Register now.  
General Assembly Weekly Update 
The Chamber has a full time presence in Richmond, VA throughout the 2020 Legislative Session. View an update here on that progress.  
Attract New Talent on the Chamber's Job Board Today 
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

M&T Bank Opens New Location in Reston, January 22nd 
M&T Bank celebrates the grand opening of its newest branch in Reston, Va., with a ribbon cutting ceremony today, Wednesday, January 22nd at 5:30 p.m. The branch, located at 1886 Metro Center Drive, will include more business bankers to meet the needs of local small-business customers and feature a new design intended to improve the customer experience by removing barriers between customers and bank employees. 
Virginia Tech's Hume Center for National Security and Technology Presents: Great Power Competition Seminar Series, January 27th 
Please join Virginia Tech's Hume Center for National Security and Technology, and the Hume Fellows, as they present a four part seminar series focused on Great Power Competition, aimed at furthering the dialogue around the topics of 5G security, artificial intelligence and machine learning, space, and disinformation and influence operations in a world where America is competing for dominance in key technology domains. View seminar information. 
The American Red Cross National Capital Region Announces Readiness Summit, January 27th
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.
Helios HR Hosts the Future of Work & Human Resources, February 7th
Join Greater Washington’s leading human capital consulting firm, Helios HR on Friday, February 7th for their next event featuring nationally-recognized and top rated keynote speaker,
Ryan Estis. This interactive training examines the new opportunity for human resources to make a high-impact contribution to the organization. They will explore data, trends and the latest thinking on how to work and what’s needed for HR to deliver talent strategy, workforce readiness, and business performance. View more about this event 
Northern Virginia Community College Presents CyCon 3.0, February 15th 
Northern Virginia Community College will be hosting the 3rd Annual CyCon event in Loudoun on Saturday, February 15th. This event will have a full lineup of cybersecurity experts, speakers, and federal contractors presenting on cutting-edge topics, and it's FREE to attendees and includes lunch. For further details and to register, visit here
Bite Me Cancer Invites You to Attend Their 7th Annual Teen Cancer Support Fundraiser, April 25th 
Join a caring community for a wine dinner on Saturday, April 25th to learn about the unique challenges of teenagers dealing with cancer and to help expand the foundation's Teen Support Bag program. This program helps teenagers with cancer in the Greater Washington region and across the country. Learn more.  
PHILLIPS Programs 25th Annual Gala, April 25th  
Attend PHILLIPS Programs 25th Annual Gala on Saturday, April 25th to raise funds and awareness for their New Horizons Fund. Proceeds support young adults transitioning from school to work opportunities. Purchase tickets and learn more about their sponsorship opportunities here.
CCPA Versus the Data-Powered Internet: The Now-Active Law is a Burdensome Yet Necessary Step in Data Privacy 
The California Consumer Privacy Act went into effect on Wednesday, January 1st, 2020. Impact Makers discussed the laws impact on businesses and the future of data privacy in the United States. Read further here. 
Geospatial Industry Expert Travis Hardy Joins Dewberry in Northern Virginia   
Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced that Travis Hardy has joined the firm as an associate vice president and senior program manager in its geospatial group. He is based in the firm’s Fairfax, Virginia, office. View release. 
Virginia Tech Awarded Nuclear Regulatory Commission Integrated University Program Grants 
The nuclear engineering program in Virginia Tech's Department of Mechanical Engineering has been awarded two grants totaling $850,000 for faculty development and graduate student fellowships. The nuclear engineering program is a multi-campus operation, training students in both Blacksburg and Northern Virginia. Read more

Welcome New Members

Please give a warm welcome to the following new members who have recently joined the Chamber:  ​​
  • Commonwealth Public Affairs
  • Schneider Downs &  Co.
Partnership News

Thank you to the following members who have committed or reaffirmed their support of the Chamber:​
  • Dixon Hughes Goodman
  • Leidos
  • ManTech
  • Washington Gas
Upcoming Events
Viva Virginia
Wednesday, January 22nd: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Wong Gonzalez, Richmond, VA
Get Connected - Sold out!
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
Getting Ready for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
Thursday, March 12th: 8:00 - 10:00 AM 
Peraton HQ, Herndon, VA

2020 Shape of the Region Conference
Thursday, March 12th: 8:00 - 11:45 AM  
Northern Virginia Community College 

Belonging: The Gateway to Employee Engagement and Innovation
Tuesday, March 17th: 8:00 - 10:00 AM 
Northern Virginia Chamber

42nd Annual Valor Awards - Save the date!
Monday, March 30th 
Hilton Tysons Corner 


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