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Vaccination Requirement: Upon review of both the CDC guidance on community levels of COVID-19 and its website listings showing our own Northern Virginia counties' positive case percentages, the Chamber has removed its proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Additionally, the Chamber will no longer require masks be worn. You are welcome to wear a mask if that makes you comfortable. 
 
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September 15th

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).

Northern Virginia Champions for Accountability

MODERATOR: Dorothy Butler Gilliam, Journalist, Author, Social Justice Advocate, Media Diversity Expert

The Chamber and the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia have partnered together to create the Northern Virginia Champions for Accountability, a DEI research project.  Our inaugural event will cover DEI in our region, including a reveal of key learnings from this important regional DEI research followed by a dynamic panel discussion with the members of the Champions for Accountability Task Force, comprised of Chief Diversity Officers, sharing their reactions to the key findings as well as best practices and recommendations for companies who want to foster an environment of diversity and inclusion. To top it off, this event will also include recognition of companies who have earned the Champions for Accountability Badge.

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Date: September 15th
Time:
8:30-10:30AM
Location: MITRE (Robb Auditorium) - Virtual Option Available, 7596 Colshire Drive, MITRE 4, McLean, VA 22102

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September 28th

Senatorial Roundtable

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
The Chamber is proud to again host our two U.S. Senators – Mark Warner and Tim Kaine – for a roundtable discussion at the Chamber office on September 28th. Learn about federal issues facing your organization and hear their views on the shape of Virginia politics, the impact of inflation on Virginia’s economy, and what’s at stake nationally in 2022. Registration opening soon.
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Date: September 28th, Save the Date

Location: Chamber Offices

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November 15th

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).

National Apprenticeship Week Reception

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Join us as the Greater Washington Apprentice Network celebrates National Apprenticeship Week with a reception on November 15th. This in-person event will be a wonderful opportunity to connect with current and prospective GWAN employers, non-profits, and education partners, as well as some of our network’s current rising star apprentices.

GWAN brings together employers, academic institutions, public and private sectors. Employers gain access to best practices from organizational peers, sources of prospective apprentice candidates, support services, academic institutions, and training resources. Apprenticeships offer an opportunity to “earn and learn,” meaning that employees receive needed on-the-job training while still earning a living. While some skills are well suited to be developed within an educational environment, others, including soft skills such as team building and leadership, can best be developed within the workplace. Through apprentice programs, Employers can impart key skills and train workers in their own methods and techniques, the cost of which can be recovered through employee loyalty and retention, providing the kind of workplace the 21st century workforce expects: diverse, inclusive, collaborative, and innovative.

Date: November 15th
Time: 3:30-5:30PM
Location: 2020 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

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November 22nd

Northern Virginia Workforce Network - November

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).

SPEAKER: Elizabeth Hughes, Senior Director, Insight Region, Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Are you interested in finding innovative solutions to our region’s workforce challenges? Then please join us for the next meeting of the NOVA Workforce Network. The NOVA Workforce Network is an inclusive and collaborative community of workforce professionals and others interested in workforce innovation. Monthly meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month. All are welcome to attend.

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Date: November 22nd Free
Time: 2-3PM
Location: 
Live Virtual Event

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November 29th

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).

NOVA DEI Connects

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SPEAKER: Nikki Odom, Senior Director of DE&I and Community Affairs, Nestlé

The NOVA DEI Connects is an inclusive and collaborative community of members who seek to share, learn, and implement best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion in their employee culture, talent development, and employee recruiting and retention. NOVA DEI Connects welcomes all members interested in advancing their knowledge and understanding of successful DEI strategies to join us and each other in this opportunity. On the 3rd Tuesday of each month, the network will meet via Zoom to speak with a leader who will share their DEI best practices and programs. This is a members-only event.

Date: November 29th
Time:
2-3PM
Location: Virtual, Free

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October 13th

Capital Digital Talent

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).

RESEARCH PRESENTATION: Brooke Weddle, Partner, McKinsey & Company

PANELISTS:

  • Susan Charnaux, Chief People Officer, Appian
  • Lance Collins, VP and Executive Director, Virginia Tech Innovation Campus
  • Guru Sethupathy, Managing Vice President Intrapreneur, Capital One

Join us on October 13th and discover the eight strategies, from sourcing to retention, that will help you build your organization's own digital talent pipeline! Digital talent is essential to competitiveness and growth, but the Capital Region continues to face a critical shortage.

The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Foundation and our knowledge partner McKinsey & Company are proud to present the findings of our Capital Digital Talent research report that identifies strategies for building a digital talent pipeline within our region at our October 13th Capital Digital Talent event. Using data we've developed through input from regional digital technology and talent leaders, and a comprehensive set of sources, we've outlined specific actionable steps and best practices for employers to improve outcomes in the recruitment and retention of the human capital needed to accelerate and deliver on an organization’s digital capabilities and strategy.

A panel discussion of senior leaders who participated in the research will follow a presentation of the key research findings.

Date: October 13th
Time: 8:30-10:30AM
Location: Chamber Office, 7900 Westpark Drive, Suite A550, Tysons Corner

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March 28th

Wellness in the Workforce Part 1: Mental Health's Impact

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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Keynote: Elizabeth Hughes, Senior Director of Insight Region, Community Foundation

Moderator: Ann Harbour, Director, Government Affairs Virginia, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Panelists:
  • Bethany Demers, Mental Wellness Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Megan Hodge, Human Resources Manager, Employee Well-Being, Mayo Clinic
  • Dr. Cessar Scott, Behavioral Health Physician, VHC Health
  • Sandra Shaklan LCSW-C, Innovation Lead, Cigna Health Care
  • Dr. Joseph Tasosa, Chief of Psychiatry, Kaiser Permanente

The mental health of our region's workforce is of the utmost importance to future growth and stability. Along with productivity and safety concerns, our region's employers are viewing mental health care as a boon to employee recruitment and retention--and ultimately the bottom line.

Join us on March 28th for Part 1 of our Wellness in the Workplace Series which will focus on mental health's impact within our business community. During this event, our Keynote, Elizabeth Hughes, Senior Director of Insight Region, Community Foundation, and our panel of experts will discuss innovations within the mental health field before providing mental health awareness and training tools employers can utilize to identify warning signs, address care concerns, and maximize employee well-being. They will also discuss the variety of outside resources such as virtual care available to a company's staff.

This can't-be-missed event is part one in a series. Wellness in the Workforce Part 2: Understanding Obesity's Impact will be held on April 25th. Members who sign up for both events at once will receive a 10% discount.

Date: March 28th
Time: 8:30-10:30AM
Location: VHC Health

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April 25th

Wellness in the Workforce Part 2: Understanding Obesity’s Impact on the Workforce & How to Combat It

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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Keynote: Lydia Wang, Medical Account Associate Director, Novo Nordisk

Moderator: Ruth Williams-Brinkley, President, Mid-Atlantic Region Kaiser Permanente

Panelists:

  • Christina Gallagher, Senior Center Administrator, George Washington University
  • Kyle Russell, CEO, Virginia Health Information
  • Craig Dixon, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The St. James

Special Guest: LeVar Johnson, Regional Account Director, Novo Nordisk

Obesity is a chronic, relapsing, and progressive disease that affects over 30% of Virginia's adult population and continues to grow in prevalence. It acts as a driver for a multitude of other serious health conditions and has been linked to $147 billion dollars in annual medical costs within the US alone. Despite these staggering numbers and the disease's impact on both our population and businesses, comprehensive care for obesity faces barriers in the form of stigma, bias, perception, and access to care.

Join us on April 25th for Part 2 of our Wellness in the Workplace Series which will focus on the impact obesity has on our business community before covering ways to combat it. During this event, our Keynote, Lydia Wang, Medical Account Associate Director, Novo Nordisk, and our panel of experts will discuss what role organizations can play to support this serious, complex, and chronic condition with a profoundly negative impact on health and quality of life. 

Date: April 25th
Time: 11:30AM-1:30PM
Location: THE ST JAMES

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May 2nd

Greater Washington Apprentice Network

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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SPEAKER: Debby Hopkins, Director, Workforce Initiatives

Appteon, Inc., who will be talking about the advantages of working with an intermediary to build an apprentice program. An apprenticeship intermediary is an organization with the capacity, expertise, and network to help businesses successfully create, launch, and expand apprenticeship programs. 

The Greater Washington Apprentice Network (GWAN) brings together employers, academic institutions, public and private sectors. Employers gain access to best practices from organizational peers, sources of prospective apprentice candidates, support services, academic institutions, and training resources. The GWAN meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month for an Employer Briefing.

Date: May 2nd
Time: 2-3PM
Location: 
Live Virtual Event, Free

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May 10th

Advancing Civics

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).

With a mission to continue bipartisan action, the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and UVA’s The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership have come together to advance the pro-business policies that have continuously made Virginia one of the best states to do business. This partnership, called Advancing Civics, will host its first event on May 10th with Senators Dick Saslaw (D-Fairfax)and Emmett Hanger (R-Augusta) as speakers and Moderated by Julie Carey, Northern Virginia Bureau Chief for News4.

These two Senators, who have worked together to keep Virginia a business-friendly state and ensure investments that advance Virginia’s economy: in education, transportation, workforce development, and economic development, will share:

  • How bipartisanship works in practice
  • Why and how business leaders should engage with Virginia’s General Assembly
  • How Virginia’s budget process works
  • What businesses need to know about how the Senate will change after 2023
  • With a wave of retirements announced in the General Assembly, the Senators will offer key insights into how the less experienced legislature can continue to promote success for Virginia businesses and the Northern Virginia region.

Date: May 10th
Time: 11:30-1PM
Location: Chamber Office, 7900 Westpark Drive, Suite A550, Tysons Corner

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July 10th

Coffee With Dr. Reid, Superintendent, FCPS

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Virginia Technology Council invite you to attend "Coffee with Dr. Reid" on the morning of Monday, July 10th. This is rare opportunity to get to know Dr. Michelle Reid, Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools and discuss the needs of the business community with her. In her short time with the Fairfax County Public Schools, Dr. Reid has already completed her initial listening tour in 28 high school systems where she had an opportunity to connect with families and community members to learn what is important to them. This is a members only event as space is limited.

Date: July 10th
Time:
8:30-9AM networking, 9-10AM event
Location: Chamber office: 7900 Westpark Drive, Suite A550, Tysons VA 22102

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July 27th

Women Driving Transportation

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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Join the Northern Virginia Chamber for key insights from the Region’s elected women leaders and industry executives who are driving regional transportation policy forward.

Our panel features:
  • Phyllis Randall, Chair of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority
  • Dalia Palchik, Chair of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission
  • Delegate Briana Sewell, and
  • Amanda Baxter, Senior Vice President of Virginia Market and Operations, Transurban.
  • Moderator: Adam Tuss, Anchor News4 Today

These leaders will focus on policies and projects that are transforming our Region’s transportation network, including rail, road and public-private partnerships.

Date: July 27th
Time:
8:30-9AM networking, 9-10:30AM program
Location: Chamber office: 7900 Westpark Drive, Suite A550, Tysons VA 22102

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August 3rd

VIP Meet & Greet

By Invitation Only
Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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Our VIP networking event has been developed by the Chambers leadership and Membership Committee as an opportunity for you to learn more about the Chamber and speak with other leaders,  members and Board membersLast year over 100 executives came out for this fabulous networking event. 

If you would like to add your name to our VIP Meet & Greet list, please contact Carmen Sevilla, Chamber Senior Manager, Member Engagement, at csevilla@novachamber.org.

Date: August 3rd
Time:
4-6PM

August 8th

C-Suite Roundtable

By Invitation, Members-Only
Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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How can the Liberal Arts & Sciences best prepare and drive our future workforce? How are generalists providing invaluable perspectives that are leading to success within more specialized corporate environments? The short answer is much more than you may realize!

Our next C-Suite Roundtable, held over lunch in Patsy's private dining room, will take a deep dive on today's talent pipeline and how looking beyond the expected candidate can benefit your business. Our speaker will be Katherine Rowe, President of William & Mary college in Williamsburg, Virginia who will share insight on workforce pipeline issues, including the demographic cliff, human capability skills, and higher education’s value proposition.  

If you would like to add your name to our C-Suite Roundtable list, please contact Carmen Sevilla, Chamber Senior Manager, Member Engagement, at csevilla@novachamber.org.

December 14th

The 2023 Legislative Agenda, Advocacy and You

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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Mix and mingle with policy professionals at our upcoming Chamber Legislative Agenda Event! This is your opportunity to learn from the Chamber’s leadership on the policies we will advocate for on our members’ behalf ahead of the busy 2023 Virginia Legislative General Assembly held in Richmond. Through a mix of presentation and Q&A discussion, you will gain knowledge and action efforts on upcoming legislative issues that could impact your organization and the growth of our Northern Virginia region.

Led by Northern Virginia Chamber Policy Committee Chairman, Maria Tildon, Executive Vice President, Public Policy & Government Affairs at Johns Hopkins; Julie Coons, President of the Chamber; and Nick Clemente, Vice President of Government Relations for the Chamber.

Date: December 14th
Time: 4-6PM
Location: 
Chamber Office

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September 5th

Greater Washington Apprentice Network Employer Briefing

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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SPEAKER: Ximena Harstock, Co-founder, BuildWithin
The Greater Washington Apprentice Network (GWAN) brings together employers, academic institutions, public and private sectors. Employers gain access to best practices from organizational peers, sources of prospective apprentice candidates, support services, academic institutions, and training resources. The GWAN meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month for an Employer Briefing.

Date: September 5th
Time: 2-3PM
Location: 
Virtual, Free

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September 12th

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).

Distinguished Service Awards

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Unique within our business community, military veterans have innovated and created more enduring, impactful businesses than any other industry in America. In recognition of their sacrifices and ongoing contributions critical to our community's strength and stability, the Chamber hosts the Distinguished Service Awards, the Greater Washington Region's preeminent event honoring the leadership and contributions to veteran success demonstrated by veteran-owned businesses within the Greater Washington business community. Along with an elite keynote speaker, DSA winners are showcased at a powerful morning ceremony that draws a who's who of military and veteran business leaders.

The Distinguished Service Awards will be held on September 12th from 8:30-10:30AM at the Army Navy Country Club, Arlington.

Date: September 12th
Time: 8:30-10:30AM
Location: Army Navy Country Club

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September 19th

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).

Champions for Accountability

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SPEAKERS:

  • Julie Coons, President and CEO, Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
  • Eileen Ellsworth, President & CEO, Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
  • Laura Giangiuli, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, CALIBRE Systems
  • Kendall Holbrook, Chief Executive Officer, Dev Technology Group, Inc.
  • Arthur E. (Bud) Morrissette, IV, CEO & Group President, Interstate Moving | Relocation | Logistics

MODERATOR: Laila Salguero, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Peraton

Imagine your business with a stronger, more collaborative workforce. One that draws from a variety of perspectives and pools expertise sourced from diverse backgrounds. One that attracts the best talent and joins your team and mission together toward a successful future.

That’s the power of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

While the Greater Washington Region’s population may be diverse, our workforce has not always followed suit. The Chamber has partnered with the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia to create Champions for Accountability, a community of leaders who recognize that future Regional growth is unequivocally tied to bringing together employees from all walks of life. Through peer-to-peer discussions and groundbreaking research, the goal is to strengthen our Region’s workforce and generate greater business success for all.

On September 19th, we will host the Champions for Accountability event at the Chamber’s office. This event will be an in-person collaboration—a DEI Think Tank—on how to implement and integrate DEI within an organization. Led by Champions for Accountability leaders including Kendall Holbrook, CEO, Dev Technology Group, Inc., Bud Morissette, CEO, Interstate Moving | Relocation | Logistics, and Laura Giangiuli, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, CALIBRE Systems, Champions for Accountability will be your opportunity to meet with and learn from companies already finding business success in recruiting and retaining diverse talent.

In addition to generous networking and discussion time, this event will include the results of our 2023 Champions for Accountability survey, a landmark research project pooled from the Greater Washington Region.

Date: September 15th
Time: 8:30-10:30AM
Location: Chamber Office

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September 26th

Workforce Network

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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Are you interested in finding innovative solutions to our region’s workforce challenges? Then please join us for the next meeting of the Workforce Network. The Workforce Network is an inclusive and collaborative community of workforce professionals and others interested in workforce innovation. Monthly meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month. All are welcome to attend.

Date: September 26th
Time: 2-3PM
Location: 
Live Virtual Event, Free

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October 19th

C-Suite Roundtable

By Invitation, Members-Only
Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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Join Dr. J. Stephen Jones, MD, President & CEO, Inova, and Kathryn Falk, Vice President, Cox Communications, for a frank conversation on the state of healthcare in the Region, key insights and national trends in the healthcare industry, and lessons in leadership from the Region's largest private employer, Inova. We’ll discuss how health equity is central to our Region's economy, why the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath have fundamentally changed healthcare delivery, and how the industry is managing through an unprecedented workforce crisis.

This Roundtable is sponsored by Inova and will be held at the Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center

If you would like to add your name to our C-Suite Roundtable guest list, please contact Carmen Sevilla, Chamber Director, Member Engagement,, at csevilla@novachamber.org.

November 1st

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).

2023 Greater Washington Government Contractor AwardsTM Gala

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Founded in 2002 in the shadow of 9/11, the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards have honored an industry that is vital to our society and its citizens for two decades. The Greater Washington Government Contractor Award is the premier event honoring the leadership, innovation, and commitment to excellence of the people and businesses in the region’s government contracting community.

Presented by the Chamber and the Professional Services Council (PSC), the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards winners are announced at an evening gala. This unique networking event draws more than 1,000 industry and government leaders.

Date: November 1st
Time: 5:30-10PM
Location: Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

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January 16th

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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Advocacy Day & Viva Virginia

This is a members-only event

Our 2024 Advocacy Day will be on January 16th from 8AM to 5PM. We will then adjourn to our evening reception, Viva Virginia, held at Wong Gonzales. We are already shaping up to have a first-class schedule for meetings during the day. So far, meetings have been set up with the following elected officials and cabinet members.

  • Speaker Designee Don Scott (D-Portsmouth)
  • Senate Finance Chair Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)
  • Likely Senate Leader Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)
  • Senate Transportation Chair Dave Marsden (D-Fairfax)
  • Senate General Laws Chair Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)
  • Senator-elect Stella Pekarsky (D-Clifton)
  • Senator-elect Suhas Subramanyam (D-Loudoun)
  • Senator-elect Russet Perry (D-Loudoun)
  • Senator Bryce Reeves (R- Spotsylvania)
  • Senator-elect Emily Brewer (R-Isle of Wright)
  • Senator-elect Lashrecse Aird (D-Petersburg)
  • Senator-elect Danny Diggs (R-Williamsburg)
  • Senator-elect Angela Williams Graves (D-Norfolk)
  • Senator-elect Chris Head (R-Roanoke)
  • Senator Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)
  • Senator Aaron Rouse (D-Virginia Beach)
  • Senator Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)
  • Senator Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)
  • Senator Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)
  • Senator Jeremy McPike (D-Prince William)
  • Delegate Briana Sewell (D-Prince William)
  • Delegate Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)
  • Delegate Michael Webert (R-Fauquier)
  • Delegate Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)
  • Delegate Terry Kilgore (R-Scott)
  • Delegate Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)
  • Delegate Mike Cherry (R-Colonial Forge)
  • Delegate David Reid (D-Loudoun)
  • Delegate Paul Krizek (D-Fairfax)
  • Delegate Dan Helmer (D-Clifton)
  • Delegate Wren Williams (R-Patrick)
  • Delegate Irene Shin (D-Herndon)
  • Delegate Joe McNamara (R-Roanoke)
  • Delegate Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria)
  • Delegate Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)
  • Delegate Vivian Watts (D-Fairfax)
  • Delegate Michelle Maldonado (D-Prince William)
  • Delegate Holly Seibold (D-Vienna)
  • Delegate Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)
  • Delegate Anne Ferrell-Tata (R-Virginia Beach)
  • Delegate Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D-Alexandria)
  • Delegate David Bulova (D-Fairfax City)
  • Delegate Bill Wiley (R-Winchester)
  • Delegate Jason Ballard (R-Blacksburg)
  • Delegate-electJosh Thomas (D-Prince William)
  • Delegate-elect Ian Lovejoy (R-Prince William)
  • Delegate-elect David Owen (R-Henrico)
  • Delegate-elect Geary Higgins (R-Loudoun)
  • Delegate-elect Paul Milde (R-Stafford)
  • Delegate-elect Karen Keys-Gamarra (D-Fairfax)
  • Delegate-elect Atoosa Reaser (D-Loudoun)
  • Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources Travis Voyles
  • Secretary of Labor Bryan Slater
  • Secretary of Agriculture Matt Lohr
We are only just getting started and will have several more meetings added to the schedule. Please register here as space is limited. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out.

Date: January 16th
Time: 6-8PM
Location: Richmond, VA

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January 30th

32nd Annual Economic Outlook

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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SPEAKERS:

  • Dr. Anne Kress, President of Northern Virginia Community College
  • Benita Thompson-Byas, Senior Vice President and Vice Chairman of the Board, Thompson Hospitality Corporation
  • Michael Beckley, Founder and CTO, Appian
  • Christopher Clemente, Chairman of the Board of Directors & Chief Executive Officer, Comstock

Join us on January 30th for the Chamber's 32nd Annual Economic Outlook—a compelling event where you can glean direct insights from top executives actively shaping our Region's future. Seize this opportunity to stay at the forefront of Regional business leadership through a panel discussion that will delve into 2024's business outlook, including reviewing potential growth opportunities and risks. During this engaging event, you'll gain valuable insights into the dynamic workforce trends influencing Greater Washington. As an attendee, you will:

  • Gain valuable insights into the dynamic workforce trends impacting Greater Washington, and discover how businesses are navigating the ongoing challenges of attracting and retaining skilled talent.
  • Hear our speakers' perspectives on how economic challenges and opportunities may impact growth and shape your business in the year ahead.

Date: January 30th
Time: 8:30-10:30AM
Location: George Mason University

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September 20th

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).

Save the Date - Advancing Civics Event

Join 2022 House and Senate budget conferees on September 20th for the inaugural event from Advancing Civicsa partnership between the Northern Virginia Chamber and the Sorensen Institute. Hear how the bipartisan state budget process is critical to maintaining our best-in-the-country ranking for doing business, and how conferees reach compromise through civil discourse.
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Date: September 15th
Time:
8:30-10:30AM
Location: MITRE (Robb Auditorium) - Virtual Option Available, 7596 Colshire Drive, MITRE 4, McLean, VA 22102

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August 22nd

partnered event

8th Annual Northern Virginia Elected Leaders Summit

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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(partnered event, Chamber Members select the "Partner Organization" registration type and use "NOVACOC Discount" for member registration)

KEYNOTE: The Honorable Mark Warner, US Senator, Virginia

PANELISTS:

  • Christian Dorsey, Chairman, Arlington County Board
  • Jeffrey C. McKay, Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
  • Phyllis Randall, Chair at-Large, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors
  • Ann B. Wheeler, Chair at-Large, Prince William Board of County Supervisors
  • Justin Wilson, Mayor, City of Alexandria

MODERATOR: Jummy Olabanji, Anchor, NBC News4

Join us to hear from our local elected leaders about the economic climate in the region, initiatives they have completed or are undertaking to foster economic growth, and their thoughts on how each jurisdiction can work together to improve our regional economy. 

Date: August 22nd
Time: 8:30-10:30AM
Location: Marymount University - Ballston Center

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February 6th

C-Suite Roundtable

By Invitation, Members-Only
Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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What interests today's C-Suite Executives? Many leaders in business and government communities are interested in organizational culture and processes that foster innovation for the customers and citizens they serve.

Join us on February 6th for our next C-Suite Roundtable, where we will learn how and why Amazon built its innovative and customer-obsessed culture from its 23-year Global VP, Paul Misener. Currently the Founder and Principal of Misener Innovation, Paul will lead us in a conversation about how leaders can best succeed by being willing to fail and ignore competition, including some simple processes that any organization can adopt.

Our C-Suite Roundtables are for Chamber members and by invitation only. Please contact Carmen Sevilla, Chamber Director of Membership, if you'd like to attend this or other C-Suite Roundtable events.

February 9th

partnered event

2024 Shape of the Region

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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Join us for the Community Foundation's 7th annual Shape of the Region conference to tackle the problem of broken social trust that has left Americans divided, lonely, and in social gridlock. This year's conference will highlight Aspen Institute's Weave: The Social Fabric Project. Weave connects, supports, and invests in local leaders stepping up to weave a new, more inclusive community.

Date: February 9th
Time: 7:30-10:30AM
Location: George Mason University's Dewberry Hall

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February 27th

C-Suite Roundtable

By Invitation, Members-Only
Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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What economic factors could significantly impact your business in 2024? 

Find out on February 27th during our C-Suite Roundtable featuring Tom Barkin, President of Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. During this important leadership discussion, he will discuss the challenges confronting the national economy and economic factors that could influence your business in 2024. In addition to senior level networking, you will takeaway valuable insights into navigating these economic headwinds.

Our C-Suite Roundtables are for Chamber members and by invitation only. Please contact Carmen Sevilla, Chamber Director of Membership, if you'd like to attend this or other C-Suite Roundtable events.

March 11th

Senate Intelligence Chairman Discusses Federal Budget & National Security

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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Join the Northern Virginia Chamber and Sen. Mark Warner, Chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence, to discuss the latest issues impacting the federal government contracting community in the Region. Sen. Warner will share his thoughts on intelligence threats and answer questions from members who directly support critical national security missions.

Date: March 11th
Time: 9:30-10:30AM
Location: Chamber Office

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April 9th

How to Develop a Top Virginia Internship Program & Recognition Event

This is a partner event
Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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Employers in the Region are concerned about access to a flexible, well-trained workforce. Internships and work-based learning experiences, however, can change that. The importance of offering opportunities to build talent pipelines through educational career readiness efforts — paving a path to a robust workforce — is in the hands of employers across Greater Washington.

Join the Chamber and Virginia Talent and Opportunity Partnership (V-TOP) to learn more about implementing and organizing an internship program. Recognize companies with top programs and hear about the benefits internships can have on your business, from their unique perspective.

As an attendee, you will:

  • Learn about resources the V-TOP program has to offer including free education on how to develop a successful internship program at your organization, fundamentals for getting started, and time-saving resources. From how to develop internship postings to helping interns cultivate their skills while with your organization.
  • Hear from leading companies, recognized as having Top Virginia Internship Programs, to learn how internships benefit their business.  
  • Discover which employers have been recognized as having top work-based learning opportunities for students.

Date: April 9th
Time: 9:30-10:30AM
Location: Chamber Office

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April 18th

Get to Know the GovCon Awards

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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Attention Government Contractors, Come Learn How to Apply for the GovCon Awards! Register now for the exclusive GovCon Awards sneak peek event, on April 18th. Join the Chamber to hear directly from members of the nominations and selection committees, along with past winners, as they share their unique perspective on the award application process - with tips on how to make your application stand out from the rest! As we delve into the Greater Washington Government Contractor AwardsTM , attendees get the exceptional opportunity to gain valuable insights and insider knowledge on how to better your odds as a candidate.

As an attendee, you will:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the GovCon Awards nomination and selection process.
  • Explore the diverse categories recognized by the GovCon Awards.
  • Benefit from firsthand perspectives of the selection committee on what distinguishes standout applications.

Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your GovCon profile and position your nomination for success. Reserve your spot, space is limited.

Date: April 18th
Time: 9-10AM
Location: Chamber Office

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May 1st

C-Suite Roundtable

By Invitation, Members-Only
Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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Join us for an engaging roundtable luncheon on May 1st, when we welcome Amry Junaideen, Greater Washington Market Leader of Deloitte, as he shares insights into two pivotal aspects of contemporary workplace dynamics: employee engagement in the hybrid work era and Deloitte's approach to leadership development, including the crucial role of mentorship.

Our C-Suite Roundtables are for Chamber members and by invitation only. Please contact Carmen Sevilla, Chamber Director of Membership, if you'd like to attend this or other C-Suite Roundtable events.

May 30th

Small Business Advocacy Meeting

Members-Only
Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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Navigating legislative landscapes poses unique hurdles for small businesses and their proprietors, especially during Virginia's General Assembly sessions and within local boards and municipalities. We invite you to our inaugural gathering tailored for small business owners, stakeholders, and advocates to hear pressing issues. Learn about the advocacy efforts that the NVC has made to support a business-friendly ecosystem in the Commonwealth. Your active participation is key in shaping policies that directly impact on our small business community. Join us in making our voices heard!

Date: May 30th
Time: 9-10AM
Location: Chamber office

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June 4th

NOVA VetNet: Finding Purpose Through Continued Service in the Workplace and our Community

This is a partner event
Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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Join us for a tour of Hope For The Warriors' new office space. Afterwards we will convene at Kilroy's Pub and Restaurant, just a couple blocks away from Hope For The Warriors Headquarters.  

Hope For The Warriors co-founder and CEO,  Robin Kelleher, and Retired Army Colonel Greg Gadson, actor, entrepreneur and author, will discuss how working with nonprofits can help Veteran and Military Spouse business owners and employees can turn their passions into purpose through simple employee engagement strategies and individual actions outside of work with family and friends. Greg will sign copies of his book, "Finding Waypoints: A Warrior's Journey to Peace and Purpose."

Date: June 4th
Time: 4:30-7PM
Location: Hope For The Warriors/Kilroy's

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June 6th

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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Annual Members Meeting

Members-Only
Where our Region’s leadership connects, celebrates our collective achievements, and passes the torch to a new Board Chairman, the Annual Members' Meeting is an extraordinary event, that can’t be missed! While we honor the Region’s business leaders whose efforts have made a positive impact, attendees are given the chance to mingle with them. This members-only event is a must-attend business connection opportunity, featuring a who's who of Regional leadership.

Date: June 6th
Time: Networking:
8-9AM, Event 9-10AM
Location:
Westwood Country Club

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June 25th

Healthcare in 2024 and Beyond: Navigating Growth and Transformation

This is a members-only event.
Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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How will the healthcare sector pivot in the face of technology's relentless march, transformational shifts, and unprecedented challenges? As 2024 unfolds, the sector stands at a crossroads, with its trajectory shaped by recent tumultuous years. McKinsey's 2024 healthcare outlook sheds light on the impact of labor shortages, inflation, and endemic COVID-19, yet reveals a path to resilience and growth. Join NVC healthcare leaders and McKinsey Partner, Jennifer Fowkes, for an in-person roundtable event focused on what healthcare will look like in the coming years ahead. 

Date: June 25th
Time: 8:30-10:30AM
Location: NVC Office

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June 26th

Speed Networking

This is a members-only event.

Without solid networking, is it is harder to make connections. This event holds the power to increase your business circle within a short period of time. During each session, participants will meet face-to-face while exchanging business cards and valuable information about their business. Come join our business networking event and cultivate a long-lasting business relationship that will allow you to:

  • Maximize your time by putting yourself in front of several companies in one setting
  • Do more than just pass a card - Network one on one
  • Expand your network and increase your circle of influence
  • Perfect your 30-second pitch
  • Fun and fast-paced

This event is a members-only event.

Date: June 26th
Time: 3-4PM
Location: Chamber Office, 7900 Westpark Drive, Suite A550, Tysons Corner

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July 24th

2024 Annual State of Transportation: Getting Back on Track: The Future of Transit in Greater Washington

This is a partners event
Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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Join us for a conversation with Greater Washington's transit experts to learn more about the ongoing challenges facing our Region's transit systems and how we can work together to solve them.

MODERATOR: Jason Stanford, President, Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance

SPEAKERS: 

  • Baruch Feigenbaum, Senior Managing Director, Transportation Policy, Reason Foundation
  • Matt Letourneau, Supervisor – Dulles District, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors
  • DJ Stadtler, Executive Director, Virginia Passenger Rail Authority
  • K. Jane Williams, Vice President and National Practice Consultant, HNTB

Date: July 24th
Time: 8:30-9AM, Networking, 9-10:30AM, Program
Location: NVC Office

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July 31st

C-Suite Roundtable - Building a Winning Workplace Culture: Strategies for Leaders

By Invitation, Members-Only
Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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Discover the secrets to building and sustaining a strong organizational culture with Tanja Guerra, Chief Human Resources Officer at Alpha Omega. Drawing from her leadership roles at Parsons Corporation and SAIC, Tanja will provide valuable insights into creating a positive, dynamic workplace culture essential for scaling a growing business. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to align your company's values with employee engagement and performance, leveraging Alpha Omega's HEART core values: Harmony, Engagement, Accountability, Resourcefulness, and Tenacity. Understand how a robust culture can serve as a foundation for scaling operations and driving sustained growth.

Anchored by rich peer-to-peer networking opportunities NVC’s C-Suite Roundtables are exclusive to senior executives of NVC’s members. Space is limited, reserve your spot now.

Our C-Suite Roundtables are for Chamber members and by invitation only. Please contact Carmen Sevilla, Chamber Director of Membership, if you'd like to attend this or other C-Suite Roundtable events.

August 6th

Young Professionals Meet Up

Members-Only
Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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NVC is pleased to invite you to the Spring Meet-up, specifically for our business community's Young Professionals. Join us for happy hour at Patsy's American at the Bar in the Back.

* Registration is free with snacks provided, cash bar.

Date: August 6th
Time: 4-6PM
Location: Patsy's American

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August 6th

Greater Washington Apprentice Network

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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SPEAKER: TBD

The Greater Washington Apprentice Network (GWAN) brings together employers, academic institutions, public and private sectors. Employers gain access to best practices from organizational peers, sources of prospective apprentice candidates, support services, academic institutions, and training resources. The GWAN meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month for an Employer Briefing.

Date: August 6th
Time: 2-3PM
Location: Virtual

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August 13th

NVC 101

This is a members-only event.
Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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This informational networking session will teach you about opportunities for engagement across a wide array of industries and subject areas. You'll learn:

  • How you can engage a broad spectrum of employees
  • How NVC's advocacy efforts and communications can support your business
  • The best ways for you to connect to NVC's base of innovative and influential member companies

and much more. This will be a great opportunity to network with other new members. This is a virtual event and will be provided through Microsoft TEAMS.

Date: August 13th
Time: 12-1PM
Location: 
Live Virtual Event, Free

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August 20th

9th Annual Northern Virginia Regional Elected Leaders Summit

Partner Event
Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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The Northern Virginia Elected Leaders Summit offers business leaders the opportunity to hear from our local elected leaders about the economic climate in the region, initiatives they have completed or are undertaking to foster economic growth, and their thoughts on how each jurisdiction can work together to improve our regional economy. The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is hosting this summit with premier partner, NVC, and co-hosts, Alexandria Chamber of CommerceLoudoun Chamber of CommercePrince William Chamber of Commerce, and Northern Virginia Regional Commission.

Date: August 20th
Time: 8-10AM
Location: Northern Virginia Community College Alexandria Campus – 5000 Dawes Ave, Alexandria, VA 22311

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August 20th

DEI Connects

This is a members-only event

Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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SPEAKER: Stacie Rinker, Senior Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager, M&T Bank

DEI Connects is an inclusive and collaborative community of members who seek to share, learn, and implement best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion in their employee culture, talent development, and employee recruiting and retention. NOVA DEI Connects welcomes all members interested in advancing their knowledge and understanding of successful DEI strategies to join us and each other in this opportunity. Each month the network will meet via Zoom to speak with a leader who will share their DEI best practices and programs.

Date: August 20th
Time:
2-3PM
Location: Live Virtual Event, Free

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