Deadline Extended! Apply Now for the Outstanding Corporate Citizens Awards!
The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce is proud to invite YOU to apply for the Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards! We strongly encourage you to apply. You may apply yourself or you may apply for your business partners. The application period has been extended through Friday, April 8, 2016, and is available online. Click here to apply now! For more information about the awards and award categories, please visit our website. To view an FAQ Slideshow about the Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards Application, please click here. We look forward to receiving your application!
Help the Chamber Oppose a Single Industry Meals Tax
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is considering the introduction of a referendum ballot measure that would impose a meals tax of 4% on all restaurant meals and prepared foods in Fairfax County. As in past years, please join the Northern Virginia Chamber in opposing this $90 million single industry tax. You can learn more by visiting www.stopthefoodtax.com. Through this site you also have the ability to email your opposition to the entire Board of Supervisors.
Northern Virginia Chamber Mourns the Passing of Earle C. Williams
The Northern Virginia Chamber mourns the passing of one of the founding fathers of the Washington area's government IT and services industry, Earle C. Williams. A lifelong advocate for education and culture in Northern Virginia, Williams also helped found the Professional Services Council and the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC). NVTC annually presents the Earle C. Williams Lifetime Achievement award to a leader who has made an important contribution to the tech community. He drove the transformation of George Mason University into a true intellectual leader and Northern Virginia Community College into the advanced technology training center it is today. To read more about Williams’ life and accomplishments, please click here. In lieu of flowers, his family has requested that donations be made to the Wolf Trap Foundation or Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
VEDP Meeting Opportunities
Schedule a meeting at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner with Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s (VEDP) Global Network partners from South Africa, Costa Rica, Southeast Asia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Colombia and Peru on April 14 or 15. They can help you determine if there is a market for your product or service in their country as well as discuss ways to enter their market successfully. Call Sosy Bouroujian at (804) 545-5765 orSBouroujian@YesVirginia.org to confirm.
Do More 24
The Northern Virginia Chamber is excited to announce the annual Do More 24 region-wide fundraiser will be held on June 2, 2016. We are partnering with United Way NCA to make this giving day a huge success. We need your help! Do More 24 is a 24-hour online fundraiser powered by United Way NCA that brings together hundreds of local nonprofit organizations on one easy-to-use donation platform at online here. We ask that you spread the word to your staff and ask them to tell their family and friends about Do More 24. Last year, Do More 24 donors contributed $1.4 million to local nonprofits. Ask your staff to participate, spread the word and donate on June 2nd. Click here to learn more.
CohnReznick Has Released “Momentum 2016: Technology Outlook”
CohnReznick’s Technology and Life Sciences Industry Practice has released “Momentum 2016: Technology Outlook.” This industry report focuses on some recommended strategies in fundraising and business strategy and discusses key legislative developments that may impact the way technology companies do business going forward. To view the full report, please click here.
Support Fairfax County Parks By Purchasing Flowers
In honor of the Fairfax County Park Foundation (FCPF) and their great work, Karin's Florist has created a special, “Karin’s Gives Back” bright spring colors arrangement, Springtime Fun. In the month of April, a portion of the proceeds of every “Springtime Fun” arrangement purchased will be donated to FCPF to help send local children in need to Frying Pan Farm Park camp programs. Don’t forget about Administrative Professionals Day, April 27th!
Bob Deckard Named Director of Cox Business Sales in Northern Virginia
Cox Communications recently named Robert “Bob” Deckard as director of Cox Business Sales in Northern Virginia. In this role, Deckard will manage four sales teams, providing small, medium and enterprise-sized businesses, including healthcare providers, K-12 and higher education, financial institutions and federal, state and local government organizations across the Northern Virginia service area (Fairfax and Fredericksburg) with commercial voice, television, data and broadband telecom services. A 30+ year veteran in the telecommunications industry, Deckard held leadership positions with Comcast Business and Charter Communications before joining Cox.Through telecommunications services, Deckard will serve as a strategic partner to all size businesses in Northern Virginia, helping to position them for growth to drive the region’s economic vitality, and helping to ensure consistent results for Cox’s commercial segment. Learn more about Cox Business online.
Play Golf For Free During Westwood Country Club’s Open House on April 17
Westwood Country Club, located right outside of Tyson’s Corner, is hosting an open house on April 17 from 12 – 4pm. Whether it’s a Golf, Social or Clubhouse membership, we have the right fit for your family. Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served and tours of the facility will be provided. There will also be a limited number of tee-times available for free for attendees (RSVP’s are required to play). To register, click here or contact Westwood’s Director of Membership, Clay Roop, atRoop@Westwoodcc.com.
Interstate Moving | Relocation | Logistics Awarded Community Americanism Award for Involvement in Wreaths Across America
Interstate is honored to announce it has been awarded the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7327 Community Americanism Award for our involvement in Wreaths Across America. Each year, an organization is chosen for its service in furthering the aims and ideals of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. To learn more, read the full press release here.
Fairfax County Public Library Call for Volunteers
The Fairfax County Public Library is in the process of conducting an extensive community engagement project and is looking for young professionals to participate in a focus group. They are interested in learning their view of Fairfax County and what they might be looking for or need from the county that perhaps the FCPL could provide them in the future. Focus groups will be held on Tuesday, April 12 at the Chantilly Regional Library and Thursday, April 14 at the Kings Park Library. Appointments will be 30 minutes to one hour. Interested parties may contact Doug Miller, Strategic Planner and Customer Research Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Discount on 2017 Senior PGA Championship Hospitality Packages
The 2017 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, is being held next summer (May 23-28, 2017) along the shores of the historic Potomac River at Trump National Golf Club. From now until May 31, 2016, the PGA of America is offering a 5% discount off of any weekly hospitality package you purchase. Click here to learn more.
Walter Derengowski, Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman Audit Partner, to Present at Inaugural National Nonprofit Leadership Conference
Walter Derengowski, nonprofit audit partner at Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs, is scheduled to present on “Maximizing Your Audit Experience” at the inaugural National Nonprofit Leadership Conference on Thursday April 21 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. The conference will be held April 20-22 at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons, Virginia. The National Nonprofit Leadership Conference is the result of a collaborative effort led by the Washington, DC-based Center for Nonprofit Advancement and includes several partner organizations Maryland Nonprofits, the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits, CommonGood Vermont, the West Virginia Nonprofit Association, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, the Florida Nonprofit Alliance, the Kentucky Nonprofit Network and the Wyoming Nonprofit Network, among others. For more information, click here.