Dedicated to supporting our Northern Virginia Workforce

The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce is our Region's largest Chamber and represents the business community in Northern Virginia and Greater Washington. Included among our members are the Region’s largest and most innovative companies, the largest employers, as well as a mix of small and mid-sized companies.

The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce is committed to workforce. As part of our 2018 strategic planning process, the Chamber identified workforce as one of our highest priority issues. It is an area in which we can effect positive change on the Region for the benefit of our member companies, as well as the broader community. Employers in our Region consistently cite workforce issues and challenges in hiring and retaining the right employees as the top issue keeping them up at night. 

We believe it is imperative to create a demand-driven, workforce ecosystem that provides direct, streamlined connections to resources for all workforce stakeholders that accelerates the talent development process while driving innovation. Our transformative approach is demand-driven at every stage and addresses challenges made immediate by the global pandemic while remaining sustainable well beyond the economic stabilization and recovery periods.

The Chamber is well-positioned at the nexus of business and workforce development! We are a catalyzing force behind the creation of a new seamless model for identifying and developing skills, meeting industry workforce needs, and creating and joining the workforce of the future. Our approach is different and innovative in that we are starting with the needs of the employers as our focus; we are demand-driven!

A Chamber 95 Years in the Making

Founded in Northern Virginia, Our Home

Orginally founded in 1925, as a Fairfax county-focused business advocacy organization, the Northern Virginia Chamber has grown into region's largest Chamber of Commerce, drawing members and impacting policy across the Greater Washington D.C. Metropolitan Region. 

Today, 700 members strong, representing close to 500,000 employees, the diversity of our community is one of our greatest assets, offering opportunities to learn from one another and form personal connections that help guide lasting business growth.

NOVA’s goal is to be considered not only a business partner but also an agent of change for our members. We do this through our work in government advocacy, education through events and programs, networking, promotion of member businesses, and recognition through awards.

We are proud to have worked together over these many years to build a meaningful association that enriches our community and look forward to continuing that good work.

There are advantages in membership

A Chamber membership is more than a box to check, it's a gateway to business growth. Through our weekly networking and educational events, we provide opportunities for our members to connect with each other.
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We've taking networking a step farther with the creation of our Business Councils. Find the one that fits your specific industry or professional focus for not-to-be missed events.
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Government Advocacy

Ensuring that business has a voice in the legislative process, the Chamber is a recognized and respected voice within local, state, and federal governments.
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Building Connections

With weekly events and multiple member connector activities, the Chamber offers ample opportunities to meet business leaders and build business relationships.
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Education Opportunities

Nationally recognized industry experts, subject matter expert speakers, business thought leaders, and industry authorities are all standard fixtures in the Chamber's educational and Business Council Series events.
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Annual Awards

Fostering excellence in business and rewarding those who embody greatness is part of our annual work. The Chamber hosts multiple annual awards that showcase our region's business leaders and local heroes.
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Member Services & Discounts

Along with quality connections, advocacy, and educational opportunities, a Chamber membership offers business discounts, included services, member-only events, and more!
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