Three Branding Lessons From Amazon’s Selection of Northern Virginia For Its Headquarters

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For those of us doing business in Northern Virginia, Amazon’s decision to choose Crystal City for part of its new headquarters makes a lot of sense. Amazon was looking for a location that could attract world-class talent, and the greater Washington, DC area possesses the most educated workforce in the country.   But while the decision might seem inevitable in hindsight, Amazon’s team no …

Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Applauds Amazon’s Decision to Locate Second Headquarters in Northern Virginia

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Julie Coons President and CEO, Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce ​ Last week, Amazon announced that it will locate a portion of its second headquarters – “HQ2” – in Northern Virginia, bringing tens of thousands of additional jobs to the region over the next decade. 238 North American cities and regions responded to Amazon’s HQ2 RFP, and our region, along …

The Case for Coaching Millennial Employees

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Old habits die hard.   If you’ve been a manager for more than 10 years, you may think, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But some things don’t have to broken to be changed or improved, and Millennials are the change that is happening in the workplace.   Today’s younger Millennials aren’t looking for a manager — they’re looking …

October 10th Was World Mental Health Day. Why It’s Important For Every Day to be Mental Health Day.

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​Mental health is just as important as physical health, yet so often its one of the first things compromised in our day to day life. How many times have we stayed up to the wee hours of the night finishing those emails instead of just closing the computer and getting 8 hours of sleep? Or forgoing exercise or yoga because …

8 Tips To Make Halloween More Inclusive

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Some children can enjoy Halloween whether they are dressed as a goblin or a princess, but Halloween may not come as easily for other children.  Trick-or-treating can be an overwhelming experience for children with a sensitive sensory system as they experience new sights, sounds, and behaviors. These tips from Patient First can help all children enjoy their trick-or-treat hauls. Pick …

5 Things New Employees Want On Day 1

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Starting a new job can feel like the first day of school at a brand-new school. From learning where the bathroom is to meeting people, it can feel overwhelming. In an earlier blog, we discussed what companies could do before the employees’ first day. Today we are going to discuss ideas you can use on their first day of onboarding.  Both are critical to …

Distinguished Service Awards Nominee Q&A

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CACI Veteran Business Mentorship Nominee  CACI is a leader in mentoring veteran-owned businesses. Throughout the history of CACI’s Mentor- Protégé Program, CACI has mentored over six Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB). Recently, CACI received the prestigious Department of Defense Nunn-Perry Award for outstanding mentor-protégé agreement. Some highlights of CACI’s mentor-protégé accomplishments include: Protégé prime contracts increased growth rate 400% from …

Distinguished Service Awards Nominee Q&A

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Three Wire Systems, LLC Veteran Business Mentorship Nominee Dan Frank, CEO  Question: Why do you think hiring & mentoring veterans is important for businesses and the Greater Washington region?  Answer: A large number of businesses in the Greater Washington region exist to support the federal government, whether through defense contracting or IT services and software development and support. To that …

Distinguished Service Awards Nominee Q&A

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First Class Resumes   Veteran Owned Business (Established) Nominee Dannielle Ramos Rash, Founder & Principal Writer ​HIRING VETERANS IS IMPORTANT FOR BUSINESSES Businesses and the Greater Washington region want the best candidates possible and express a desire to hire Veterans. Transition Military and Veterans have a huge range of skill sets. They have acquired a wealth of knowledge, skills and competencies …

Distinguished Service Awards Nominee Q&A

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FH+H Veteran Business Mentorship Nominee Thomas Craig, Esq., Managing Partner  1. Why do you think hiring & mentoring veterans is important for businesses and the Greater Washington region?   The lawyers and professional staff of FH+H passionately believe that the practice of law is about helping others, especially those who have served our country in any capacity. Hiring and mentoring veterans …