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We bring together business experts, government officials, and our community's leadership to benefit our members as a whole.

For education, networking, camaraderie,

Our events bring our business community together.

The Chamber hosts events each week, meaning that there are many opportunities to network with your fellow business leaders. These range from business meetings to large awards shows and all members are encouraged to participate. Scroll down to see what's coming up within the next 45 days or click on the link to the right to see the entire year's events.

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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. 
 
As always, if you are sick or feel you are getting sick, we ask that you please stay home.
 
The Chamber will continue to follow COVID-19 guidance from local health departments and the CDC for in person events.

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July 12th

Young Professionals Forum: Summer Meet Up

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 Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to the first 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, you're on your own for drinks.

Date: July 12th
Time:
4-6PM
Location: 
Patsy's American, 8051 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182

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September 13th

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).

KEYNOTE: Craig Crenshaw, Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Glenn YarboroughPresident and Chief Executive Officer, WGY & Associates, LL

The Distinguished Service Awards are dedicated to honoring successful veteran-owned businesses in the Greater Washington business community that have demonstrated strong business performance and who have made meaningful contributions to help Veterans succeed. The awards are presented to individuals, companies, and non-profit organizations in recognition of community stewardship and business leadership. The awards will be given out in the following categories: Veteran-Owned Business of the Year, Veteran Service Organization of the Year, and Veteran Employee of the Year.
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Date: September 13th
Time:
7:30-10:30AM
Location:
Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, 22202

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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 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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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 2nd

20th Annual Greater Washington Government Contracting Awards Gala

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.

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)

Date: November 2nd
Time: 5:30-10PM
Fee: $450
Location: Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, 22102

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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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December 6th

Roundtable with Virginia Attorney General

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 Jason Miyares, Virginia Attorney, General and Scott McGeary, Director, State Public Policy, Washington Gas, for an informative business roundtable held at our Chamber office.

In addition to meeting Attorney General Miyares, this event will allow you to learn his priorities for Virginia and his office's work in creating a business-friendly environment. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and share your own priorities and concerns.

Date: December 6th
Time: 10AM-12PM
Location: 
Chamber Office

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December 6th

Greater Washington Apprentice Network – December 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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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: December 6th
Time: 2-3PM
Location: 
Virtual, Free

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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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January 10th

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).

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: January 10th
Time: 2:30-4PM
Location: Chamber Office, 7900 Westpark Drive, Suite A550, Tysons Corner

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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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January 18th

Viva Virginia

This is a members-only event

Join Chamber members in Richmond this year at Viva Virginia! Each year, Viva Virginia is one of the premier mid-Session receptions that lawmakers and business leaders alike make sure they attend. Previous years' attendees have included the Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the House, Chair of Senate Finance, and many other members of our Northern Virginia delegation joined the reception.

Date: January 18th
Time: 6-8PM
Location: Registration required: Wong Gonzales, 412 East Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219

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January 25th

Economic Outlook: The Future of Work

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: Anne M. Kress, Ph.D. President, Northern Virginia Community College

MODERATOR: Steven Partridge, Vice President, Strategy, Research and Workforce Innovation

SPEAKERS:
  • Sukumar Iyer, Founder and CEO, Brillient Corporation
  • Neil Walker-Neveras, Chief Talent Officer, M&T Bank 
  • Buddy RizerExecutive Director of Economic Development, Loudoun County
Benchmark yourself against our region's leading CEOs and use their insights learned during January 25th's Economic Outlook: The Future of Work to develop your own employment strategy! This much-anticipated annual event will focus on our region's workforce including key findings from the release of our second annual research study, The Northern Virginia Workforce Index, created in partnership between the Chamber, the Northern Virginia Chamber Foundation and the Northern Virginia Community College.
Dr. Anne Kress, President of the Northern Virginia Community College, will present key Workforce Index study results before our panel of regional business experts engages in a moderated discussion on trends defining our region’s current and future workforce. This event will provide an outlook on hiring, retention, and professional development trends among employers in the region as well as a long-term view of how business’ workforce prospects and practices are shifting and expected to evolve.

Date: January 25th
Time: 8:30-10:30AM
Location: 
George Mason University, Mason Square

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February 7th

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: Nneka M. ThompsonDigital Skills Enablement, Amazon Web Services

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: February 7th
Time: 2-3PM
Location: 
Live Virtual Event,  Free

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February 7th

Young Professionals Meet Up

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 is a members-only event

Join us for the first 2023 happy hour meet-up specifically for our business community's Young Professionals. Held at Patsy's American (on the patio by the bar in the back).

Date: February 7th
Time: 4-6PM
Location: Patsy's American, 8051 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182

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February 14th

Chamber 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).
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This is a members-only event.

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. This is a virtual event and will be provided through Microsoft TEAMS.

Date: February 14th
Time: 12-1PM
Location: 
Live Virtual Event, Free

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February 21st

NOVA DEI Connects

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 is a members-only event

SPEAKER: Nathan Carter, Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer, Northern Virginia Community College

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. Each month the network will meet via Zoom to speak with a leader who will share their DEI best practices and programs.

Date: February 21st
Time:
2-3PM
Location: Live Virtual Event, Free

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February 28th

Northern Virginia 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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Join us in February as we hear from Tucker Plumlee, Northern Virginia Community College, who will present findings from the Capital Digital Talent research project.

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.

Date: February 28th
Time: 2-3PM
Location: 
Live Virtual Event, Free

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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
  • 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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