Upcoming Events

The Chamber hosts events each week, meaning that there are many opportunities to network with your fellow business leaders every week. These range from Business Council meetings to large awards shows and all members are encouraged to participate.

Business Councils
Government Advocacy
Annual Awards
COVID-19
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March 19th

Who will be named the 2021 Innovator of the Year?

Applications are open for 2021’s Mid-Atlantic Innovation Celebration! Submit your video application by March 19th to be eligible for the Region’s zaniest event showcasing great minds and business creativity. NOVA Chamber membership is not required to apply or win.
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).
Deadline to Apply: March 19th
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May 5th

Member Roundtable: Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act: What You Need to Know

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).
Join attorneys from Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice for discussion of the newly-enacted Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA). The Virginia CDPA is a broad privacy law that will govern how companies can collect, use and disclose personal information of Virginia residents. The panelists will discuss the key features of the CDPA, how it compares to existing privacy laws like the California Consumer Privacy Act and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation, and what your company can do to prepare for compliance with the CDPA.

Date: May 5th Free for Members
Time: 10-11AM
Location: 
Live Virtual Event

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May 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).

Member Advantage: Awards Applications - Why it's a Good Business Strategy Plus Insiders Reveal Tips for Success

Learn about two of the Washington DC Metropolitan Region's most prestigious awards, the Greater Washington GovCon Awards™ and the Northern Virginia Chamber’s Distinguished Service Awards. Specifically, we'll cover:
  • How to leverage these Awards to enhance and expand your business
  • Tips and Tricks for improved submission outcomes, including application Dos and Don’ts
  • Get insider’s information about what judges and evaluators look for when determining finalists and winners. 

Date: May 12th Free for Members
Time: 2-3PM
Location: 
Live Virtual Event

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May 20th

Navigating Government Contracting in 2021...And Beyond

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).

Join us for this year’s compelling Women at the Top of GovCon event featuring our keynote speaker, Stacy A. Cummings, who is currently performing the duties of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment. Ms. Cummings will be joined by a stellar panel of visionary leaders from top government contracting companies, who will impart their wisdom on successfully navigating the government contracting world today and through the near future.

Those in the government contracting world won’t want to miss this timely discussion! Topics to include:

  • The future of government contracting under the Biden Administration (Keynote)
  • Successfully leading through significant change
  • How our speakers have found resilience during a challenging year
  • Charting a path forward

Other speakers on our panel include:

  • Judy Bjornaas, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ManTech Int'l
  • Michele Bolos, Chief Executive Officer, NT Concepts
  • Dee Dee Helfenstein, Chief Strategic Growth Officer & Chief Innovation Officer, SAIC
  • Kristie Grinnell, Vice President, Global Chief Information Officer & Chief Supply Chain Officer, GDIT

Date: May 20th Free for Members
Time: 9-10:30AM
Location: 
Live Virtual Event

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May 27th

Young Professionals Forum: Everything You Thought You Knew About Teams is Probably Wrong (at Least Incomplete)

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).
Only 25% of all business teams can be described as highly effective; most are mediocre to poor. Why do most fail and how can you ensure your teams are successful? In our next Young Professionals Forum, discussion facilitator and thought leader, Steve Gladis, PhD, will share the 6 conditions that determine the success or failure of teams.

Date: May 27th Free for Members
Time: 2-3PM
Location: 
Live Virtual Event

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May 6th

Member Roundtable: Fringe Benefits Compliance

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).

In the complex and ever-changing Government Contracting industry, understanding fringe benefits compliance laws can often be confusing and overwhelming.  Join us for a discussion about ways to minimize risk, cost and time while following the stringent regulations that are required to stay compliant.

James Campbell, President & CEO, Axim Finge Solutions will lead our discussion.

Date: May 6th Free for Members
Time: 10-11AM
Location: 
Live Virtual Event

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June 7th

NOVA Chamber's Advocacy 101

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).

Have you ever wondered why the Chamber is considered The Voice of Business in Northern Virginia®? Do you want to become more involved in our advocacy efforts but do not know where to begin? Join your fellow members for Advocacy 101, a quick and comprehensive new webinar for Chamber members. You will learn how the annual Legislative Agenda is created, how the Policy Committee works, what the NOVABIZPAC does, and how that all ties together to create our unique and robust advocacy program. Register now and learn why we’ve been called “arguably the most important business group in the state.”

Date: June 7th Free
Time: 10AM
Location: 
Live Virtual Event

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June 11th

2021 Greater Washington Good Business 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).

The Greater Washington Good Business Awards honors and celebrates the leadership of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits that serve as powerful champions for good in our community. From corporate social responsibility champions to nonprofit organizations that help solve the region’s greatest challenges, the Greater Washington Good Business Awards honors purposeful community leadership, efforts that make a positive impact, and those that do good. 

This year's awards will honor Business of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Date: June 11th Free for Members
Time: 9-10AM
Location: 
Live Virtual Event

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June 17th

Impactful Innovation: A Fireside Chat With Dr. Gregory Washington and Telly Tucker

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).
Dr. Gregory Washington, President of George Mason University and Telly Tucker, Executive Director of Arlington Economic Development will dive into a discussion about George Mason University’s cutting-edge Arlington campus. Through a public-private-partnership, the state-of-the-art Institute for InnovAtion (IDIA) will bring together students, educators, entrepreneurs, and innovators to immerse themselves in the latest technologies creating a diverse and sustainable pipeline of talent filling the needs of the future workforce.
Join us and learn more about:
  • How companies can connect to this new talent pipeline
  • How the IDIA’s talent will lure top technology companies to the region
  • The New Virginia Promise, George Mason University’s pathway for a four-year degree for everyone who wants one

Date: June 17th Free for Members
Time: 9:30-11AM
Location: 
Live Virtual Event

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July 6th

Greater Washington Apprentice Network – July 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).

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 first Tuesday of each month for an Employer Briefing.

The featured speakers for the July GWAN Employer Briefing are:
  • Featured Employer: Accenture Federal
  • Featured Resource: Mason Talent Exchange

Date: July 6th Free
Time: 2-3PM
Location: 
Live Virtual Event

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July 21st

Blueprint Virginia 2030 Regional Tour

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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 Virginia Chamber Foundation is pleased to formally release the dates and open registration for the Blueprint Virginia 2030 Regional Tour.

Those who register will be invited to participate in the Blueprint Virginia 2030 Regional Tour survey. As part of the Blueprint Virginia 2030 development process, the Virginia Chamber Foundation has announced it will host a series of virtual meetings throughout Virginia, in partnership with its network of local, regional, and other chambers of commerce; and GO Virginia and VEDA. These meetings will serve to foster greater regional collaboration by bringing together leaders in business, economic development, workforce, education, housing, and other community representatives from across the Commonwealth to provide input for Virginia’s next statewide strategic plan.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear directly from Barry DuVal for an economic update and overview of the Blueprint Virginia 2030 process. Participants will also hear from representatives of GO Virginia and VEDA for a regional presentation. The initial results for the Regional Tour survey will be reviewed during each meeting. Most importantly, participants will have the opportunity to participate in an open dialogue to discuss policy recommendations for the final plan.

Region 7 Meeting: July 21st Free
Location: 
Virtual Event

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April 22nd

Young Professional's Forum: So You're Vaccinated, What Now?

Join us with Helios HR's Cassee Ger, Senior Human Resources Consultant and Jenna Louis, Human Resource Management Consultant, for a discussion about returning to the office after working remotely during the Pandemic.
  • What are employers considering for physical and emotional safety?
  • What are you considering?
  • Is there a new company culture to learn and adjust to?
  • What special considerations might you be making as a new employee, onboarded in the last year?
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).
Date: April 22nd, Free for Members
Time: 11AM-12PM
Location: Live Virtual Event
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