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Last Week’s Remarkable Annual Members’ Meeting

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held its Annual Members’ Meeting last Thursday, June 6th, at the Westwood Country Club. Known as “the best networking in the Region before 10AM,” the Annual Members’ Meeting welcomed business leaders across Greater Washington to network and celebrate our collective achievements for Regional growth. In addition to networking, attendees celebrated our Impact Award honorees, whose efforts have benefited our business community; induct …

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Annual Members’ Meeting: Workforce and DE&I Impact Award Q&A

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The Annual Members’ Meeting is fast approaching, with 16 days remaining. The Annual Members’ Meeting recognizes individuals based on our three pillars of strategic focus, regional leadership, workforce development, and DE&I. Attendees will gain valuable insights on NVC’s initiatives and be able to network with Greater Washington’s leadership at this highly regarded event. David Hunn, President and CEO, SkillSource Group, …

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Annual Members’ Meeting: Regional Leadership Impact Award Q&A

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Annual Members’ Meeting: Regional Leadership Impact Award Q&A The Annual Members’ Meeting is fast approaching, with 44 days remaining. This highly regarded event is a must-attend opportunity to network with Greater Washington’s leadership. The event recognizes various individuals based on our three pillars of strategic focus, regional leadership, workforce development, and DE&I. The following honorees have been chosen by NVC …

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Mental Health Matters: Creating Awareness in the Workplace

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Mental health, once brushed aside or whispered about in hushed tones, is moving to the forefront of organizational discourse. Why? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in five adults grapples with a mental health condition, navigating the balance between professional responsibilities and personal well-being. Mental health is not just a matter of individual struggle—it is a collective …

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Paying Tribute to NVC’s Women Leaders

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NVC’s Board of Directors consists of 60 members, over a third of whom are women. They have all achieved many inspirational milestones in their careers that deserve to be recognized and celebrated. According to Grant Thorton Statistics, only 26% of all CEOs and managing directors were women in 2021, compared to only 15% in 2019. NVC recognizes that the Region …

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Energy Solutions for Our Business Community

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As outlined in our Legislative Agenda, the Chamber supports access to a broad energy portfolio that provides the ability for our Region to thrive and grow. According to Statista, over the past 20 years, the United States has continuously had a high demand for energy, coming in second place after China among the world’s main energy consumers. The growth of …

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The Power of Networking

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There is a well-established adage that people do business with people they trust and like. Networking is a perfect way to develop long-lasting, trusted connections and establish a strong reputation within the business community. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, 78% of start-up founders say that networking is an integral factor in business success. The Chamber offers numerous ways for …

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Talent Up Fairfax: A Talent Recruitment Solution for Fairfax County Employers and Job Seekers

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Talent Up Fairfax is an innovative demonstration project in work-based learning (WBL), made possible through funding from the American Rescue Plan Act and the Fairfax County Department of Economic Initiative. The program launched on July 11, 2023, and has been marketed as a talent solution to Fairfax County business and job seekers. This program is particularly designed to forge vital …

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CEO Message: Concerns on the Horizon for the Region’s Economy

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by Julie Coons, Chamber President & CEO New data suggests that the Washington Region is in dire need of a laser focus on our pressing economic challenges. It reveals that Washington’s economy is hitting a plateau, with signs of long-term growth stalling in recent years. As noted in this chart, in a study conducted by Area Development and Patrick Clapp …

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Conquering the Skills Gap in the Region with Veteran Employment

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There is a massive skills gap in America, with a significant number of the 10 million unfilled jobs in our country going vacant – right here in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. With these challenges, come unique opportunities for companies to brand themselves as employers that, not only understand the employment landscape, but also the macro and micro factors …