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.

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"You guys really did have the best virtual event I've been to thus far!"

- Lisa Mundt, The Pulse of GovCon

Vaccination Requirement: The safety of our members and guests is always of the utmost importance.  The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce requires all staff, members and guests who attend our events to be fully vaccinated. All attendees will be asked to provide their physical COVID-19 vaccine card, a photo of vaccination card, or Health Pass by CLEAR.

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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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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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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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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July 22nd

Young Professionals Forum: Navigating Networking

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).

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? A smooth talker or do you stumble over your words? Are you at ease entering a room full of strangers or a wallflower? Do you find networking a struggle?

Our next Young Professionals Forum is focused on successful networking strategies and will feature esteemed members of the Chamber's Board of Directors. During this unique event, these titans of business will share their own networking tips and tricks that you can use to create your own formula for navigating networking, no matter the event type.

Confirmed Guests:
  • Kathy Albarado, CEO Helios HR
  • Deb Gandy, Managing Director, Chevy Chase Trust
  • Matt McQueen, Senior Vice President, Peraton

Date: July 22nd
Time: 11AM-12PM
Location: 
Live Virtual Event, free for members

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August 5th

Welcome Back Celebration

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).

We heard you loud and clear, you're ready to attend events again and we are too! Mix, mingle, see your old friends and meet some new ones at this Welcome Back Celebration that you won't want to miss. Please join us on Thursday, August 5th for our first post-pandemic event, a celebration to welcome you back again!

This event will be held in the fun and festive indoor/outdoor space at The Garden located at 5380 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria VA 22304.

Our guidelines for event attendees:

  • This is an indoor/outdoor venue, while indoors, we encourage everyone regardless of vaccination status to wear facial coverings.

  • Unvaccinated and not yet fully vaccinated guests are asked to wear facial coverings at events.

  • We will not be asking for proof of vaccinations. We trust that our members and attendees will make responsible choices.

We can’t wait to see you!

Date: August 5th
Time: 5-7PM
Fee: $50/Members; $70/Non-members
Location: The Garden, 5380 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria VA 22304

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August 10th

New Member Orientation

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).

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 the Chamber's advocacy efforts and communications can support your business
  • The best ways for you to connect to the Chamber's base of innovative and influential member companies, and much more.

This will be a great opportunity to network with other new members. All members are welcome!

Date: August 10th Free for Members
Time: 3-4PM
Location: 
Live Virtual Event

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August 24th

6th Annual Northern Virginia Elected Leaders Summit

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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 Northern Virginia Elected Leaders Summit offers the region’s 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 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, the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and co-hosts, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, Prince William Chamber of Commerce, and Northern Virginia Regional Commission.

Date: August 24th
Time: 8-10AM
Fee: $35/Members; $55/Non-members (members, contact us to use discount code)
Location: George Mason University & Virtual Option, Van Metre Hall - 3351 Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA 22201

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September 7th

Greater Washington Apprentice Network – September 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 September GWAN Employer Briefing are:

  • Featured Employer: SHRM
  • Featured Resource: Northern Virginia Family Services

Date: September 7th Free
Time: 2-3PM
Location: 
Live Virtual Event, free

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September 14th

Speed Networking

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).

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 (virtually) 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: September 14th
Time: 3-4PM
Location: Chamber Office, 7900 Westpark Drive, Suite A550, Tysons Corner

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September 14th

Stay Competitive in Today’s Cutthroat Recruitment and Retention Market

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).

Employee Benefits play a key role in every employer’s competitiveness in today’s cutthroat recruitment and retention market. Northern Virginia Chamber Member, USI Insurance Services, will roll out their 2021 Benefits Benchmarking Study results during this informational session. With a focus on middle market employers in the DC Metro region, you will receive insights about how your competitors are handling:

  • Medical plan design and contributionsPaid and family leave
  • Employee communications
  • Wellness initiative
  • Ancillary benefits including emerging trends such as student debt repayment and tuition reimbursement

This will be a great opportunity to inform your 2022 benefits strategy. Everyone is welcome!

Date: September 14th
Time: 9 – 10:30 AM
Location: Chamber Office, 7900 Westpark Drive, Suite A550, Tysons, VA 22102

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September 20th

NOVA Chamber 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: September 20th
Time: 10-11AM
Location: Live Virtual Event

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September 23rd

Annual State of 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).

The Northern Virginia Elected Leaders Summit offers the region’s 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 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, the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and co-hosts, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, Prince William Chamber of Commerce, and Northern Virginia Regional Commission.

Keynote: Tyler Duvall, CEO and Co-Founder, Cavnue

Speakers:

  • Nicholas Donohue, Deputy Secretary of Transportation, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Monica Backmon, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Virginia Transportation Authority
  • Kate Mattice, Executive Director, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission

Moderator: Robert McCartney, formerly with The Washington Post

Join the Chamber as we bring together national, state and regional transportation policymakers for our annual State of Transportation! Our keynote this year is Tyler Duvall, CEO and co-founder of Cavnue, a company focused on innovation in transportation. Tyler has held positions throughout the federal government including Acting Undersecretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation. The State of Transportation will once again include an all-star panel discussion, moderated by Bob McCartney, formerly with The Washington Post, with Kate Mattice of NVTC, Monica Backmon of NVTA, and Nick Donohue, Deputy Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Join us live in person for a discussion on the future of transportation in the post-COVID world.

Date: September 23rd
Time: 9-10:30AM, Registration and Networking 8:30-9AM
Location: Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, 7900 Westpark Drive, Suite A550, Tysons, VA 22102
Fee: $30/Member, $45/Non-member

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September 28th

Top of the Ticket 2021 Gubernatorial Debate

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 Northern Virginia Elected Leaders Summit offers the region’s 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 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, the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and co-hosts, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, Prince William Chamber of Commerce, and Northern Virginia Regional Commission.

The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the Northern Virginia Gubernatorial debate between Terry McAuliffe (Democrat)and Glenn Youngkin (Republican).

For more than 30 years, the Northern Virginia Chamber has been proud to provide a unique opportunity for the Northern Virginia business community and voters across our region to see the "Top of the Ticket" candidates firsthand as they go head-to-head on the issues that matter most during the region’s most prominent political debate, presented in partnership with George Mason's Schar School of Policy and GovernmentNorthern Virginia Community College, Capital One, NBC4 Washington, and Telemundo 44.

Highly respected journalist and political commentator, political director of NBC News, and moderator of NBC’s Meet The Press, Chuck Todd, will moderate the debate, which will focus on the critical issues facing Virginia voters. Questions will be posed by News4 Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey, Telemundo 44 reporter Alberto Pimienta, and George Mason University Professor Michael Fauntroy.

Date: September 28th
Time: 5:30-8PM
Location: Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center Northern Virginia Community College - Alexandria Campus 4915 East Campus Dr E, Alexandria, VA 22311
Fee: $125/Member, $150/Non-member

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October 6th

Northern Virginia Workforce Index Launch 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).

The Northern Virginia Elected Leaders Summit offers the region’s 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 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, the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and co-hosts, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, Prince William Chamber of Commerce, and Northern Virginia Regional Commission.

Keynote: Dr. Anne Kress, President, Northern Virginia Community College

Panelists:

  • Kathy Albarado, CEO, Helios HR
  • Deb Gandy, Managing Director, Chevy Chase Trust
  • Chris Gros, VP Talent, NT Concepts
  • Paul Misener, VP Global Innovation Policy and Communications, Amazon

Moderator: Steven Partridge, Vice President for Strategy, Research and Workforce Innovation, Northern Virginia Community College

What trends are defining Northern Virginia’s current and future workforce? Find out at our Northern Virginia Workforce Index launch event! You're invited to join us at the groundbreaking Northern Virginia Workforce Index's launch on October 6th. After conducting an intensive 2021 study to determine the trends impacting our region's workforce, we've compiled the study's results plus key learnings and critical intelligence on the trends defining the region’s current and future workforce into a report we'll reveal and share during this launch event. 

Date: October 6th
Time: 8:30-10:30AM
Fee: $29/Members; $79/Non-members
Location: Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, 7900 Westpark Drive, Suite A550, Tysons, VA 22102

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October 12th

New Member Orientation

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 Northern Virginia Elected Leaders Summit offers the region’s 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 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, the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and co-hosts, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, Prince William Chamber of Commerce, and Northern Virginia Regional Commission.

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 the Chamber's advocacy efforts and communications can support your business
  • The best ways for you to connect to the Chamber's base of innovative and influential member companies

and much more. This will be a great opportunity to network with other new members.

Date: October 12th
Time: 3-4PM
Location: Virtual

Register Now

October 19th

2021 State of Economic Growth

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 Northern Virginia Elected Leaders Summit offers the region’s 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 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, the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and co-hosts, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, Prince William Chamber of Commerce, and Northern Virginia Regional Commission.

Join the Chamber as we host Dr. Stephen Moret, President and CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and the leaders of the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance at our annual State of Economic Growth. This is your opportunity to listen to and participate in a unique conversation on Virginia’s national and regional competitiveness, the impacts of new public policy on economic growth, and how we can keep Virginia at the top of CNBC’s Best State for Business ranking for a third year in a row!

Date: October 19th
Time: 9-10:30AM, Registration and Networking 8:30-9AM
Fee: $30/Members; $45/Non-members
Location: Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, 7900 Westpark Drive, Suite A550, Tysons, VA 22102

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November 9th

Distinguished Service 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 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.

This event will be held at the Army Navy Country Club located at 1700 Army Navy Drive Arlington, VA 22202. 

Date: November 9th
Time: 8-9:30AM, Registration and Networking 7:30-8AM
Fee: $60/Members; $75/Non-members
Location: Army Navy Country Club located at 1700 Army Navy Drive Arlington, VA 22202

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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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