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                                                                                                 July 2018 Issue 1


News from the Northern Virginia Chamber 

There's Still Time to Register for Distinguished Service Awards on 7/18
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. Learn more about the awards and register for the event here

The Business Voice Summer 2018 Issue is Now Here!

The Northern Virginia Chamber is excited to announce the release of the Summer 2018 issue of The Business Voice, in partnership with InsideNova/Rappahanock Media LLC, Northern Virginia’s leading news source. The Summer 2018 issue offers a fresh new look, valuable content, in depth interviews, member highlights, and more. Each quarter, the magazine reflects a different theme with unique subject matter for you, our members. Every member will receive the Summer 2018 issue in the mail. Additionally, thousands of unique visitors will see the digital edition we will email out and host on our website. It is also featured on InsideNova’s website. Please contact Elaine Gilligan ( for consideration of content submission.

Northern Virginia Chamber Announces 2018 Legislative Successes 
The Northern Virginia Chamber maintains a full time presence in Richmond during the General Assembly session to advocate on behalf of the regional business community and promote policies that enhance our region. Click this link to see an outline of the Chamber’s successes from the 2018 General Assembly session!

What's Next: The Future of Economic Growth in the Commonwealth on 7/30
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how to position your business to catch the next wave of economic growth in Virginia on Monday, July 30 from 11:30AM-1:30PM at the Northern Virginia Chamber. Join the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce for a unique conversation with business leaders and policymakers from across the Commonwealth of Virginia as they discuss our current economy and how Virginia can position itself going forward in an increasingly competitive marketplace regionally, nationally, and globally. To learn more about the event and register, click here.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Northern Virginia Regional Elected Leaders Summit 2018
Join the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission for a roundtable featuring the Mayor of the City of Alexandria (invited) and Chairs of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties on Wednesday, August 29 from 8:00-11:00AM at Waddell Theater! Engage with local government leaders and top business influencers in a discussion on how the regional economy is growing and thriving. To learn more and register, click here.


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REMINDER: Patriot Pipeline Internship Program Deadline July 15
The Patriot Pipeline Internship program deadline is Sunday, July 15. 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. Please email George Mason’s Mary Claire Kraft ( for more information. 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.

ACT I Announces GSA OASIS Pool 2 Small Business Award
Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, LLC (ACT I) was awarded a General Services Administration (GSA) One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Pool 2 small business Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) On-Ramp Contract. To read a full press release, click here.

Register for George Mason University’s Annual Business Celebration
Register today for George Mason University’s Annual Business Celebration, hosted by George Mason’s School of Business. The event will take place on Thursday, October 25 from 6:00-10:00PM at the Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center. The celebration brings together 350+ George Mason University community partners, alumni, faculty, and students. Join the party and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit, distinguished success, and generous engagement of George Mason’s School of Business community. Enjoy unlimited hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails, network with alumni and School of Business partners, and much more! Learn more about the event and register here.

Bite Me Cancer Announces Their 5th Thyroid Cancer Research Grant
On July 1, a 2-year research project will begin with Dr. Wayne Miles at The Ohio State University Medical Center. This 2-year grant will focus on Medullary Thyroid Cancer, which is the same cancer that Bite Me Cancer’s founder, Nikki Ferraro, was diagnosed with in 2010. Bite Me Cancer chooses their grants after an extensive review process managed by the American Thyroid Association. To learn more about Bite Me Cancer, click here.

The Washington Post Names Thompson Greenspon a 2018 Top Washington-Area Workplace
Thompson Greenspon has been named one of The Washington Post’s 2018 Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C. area, an award they’ve received every year since 2014. Selection is based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, which measured several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection. This year’s 150 honorees include government contractors, law firms, nonprofits, schools, and businesses. To read a full press release, click here.

The Washington Post Names LGS Innovations a Winner of the Greater Washington Area 2018 Top Workplaces Award
LGS Innovations has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Washington Post. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few. To read a full press release, click here.

Win a Chance to Play in the PenFed Foundation Military Heroes Golf Classic
Support military heroes and take part in the chance to play in the PenFed Foundation Military Heroes Golf Classic on Monday, September 24 at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland! Purchase a $50 raffle ticket for a chance to win two (2) tickets to the Military Heroes Golf Classic, a one-night stay at the Congressional Country Club, and a $1,000 gift card. The raffle drawing will take place Wednesday, August 1 at 2 p.m. Register here.

SmarterRoads Hackathon: Northern Virginia July 17
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is collaborating with The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) to organize a series of hackathons across Virginia this summer. The next Hackathon will be held July 17-18 at 1776's Crystal City Campus. The VDOT SmarterRoads Hackathon and Idea Jam Series brings together developers, planners, futurists, big data lovers and problem solvers to use their coding and problem solving abilities to address transportation issues with open data sets, including VDOT’s SmarterRoads data portal. Cash prizes are offered for submissions in a variety of categories. More details on the Hackathon and registration can be found here.

SOSi Awarded Contract by U.S. Army to Provide Intelligence Technical Support Services Across Europe
SOS International LLC (SOSi) recently announced it was the sole awardee of a $78M contract to provide technical support to the Intelligence Directorate of U.S. Army Europe. During the contract term, SOSi will provide intelligence analysis, operations and planning, security support, and information systems operation, maintenance, and sustainment across the USAREUR area of operations. To read a full press release, click here.

Let’s Talk Tax – A Deeper Dive Into Corporate Tax Reform
BDO USA, LLP invites you to join us for a discussion on the latest changes and updates regarding the tax reform legislation and its impacts on your business. This session will provide new outlooks and updates different from our prior event held in January. Tax reform of this magnitude will have broad implications - both on businesses and the people behind them. From lowering the corporate and individual income rates and eliminating numerous deductions, the elimination of the AMT for corporations, and the shift to a territorial tax system, the $1.5 trillion sweeping legislation represents the biggest change to the tax code in a generation. To learn more about the event and register, click here.

Aronson Launches Indirect Rate Benchmarking Survey
Have you ever wondered if your indirect rates are competitive or what type of indirect rate structure is used by your competitors? Aronson’s benchmarking survey report will provide real time market intelligence on how your rates compare to other similar companies. To take the anonymous survey, click here.



Upcoming Regional Member Events

SmarterRoads Hackathon: Northern Virginia
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
July 17-18

Let's Talk Tax - A Deeper Dive Into Corporate Tax Reform
July 18, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

PenFed Foundation Military Heroes Golf Classic

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

2018 Raise the Region Gala - Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Community Foundation for Northern Virginia 
October 5, 6:30 - 10:00 PM

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

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


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