April 2016 Events of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce

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The Prince William Chamber of Commerce offers diverse events of interest to business leaders and others in the Northern Virginia community. Chamber events provide information that businesses want to know, whether it is a practical insight that firms can use to improve their bottom line or information on what is happening in Prince William and beyond that affects our community’s capacity to create jobs, increase the tax base and promote an improved quality of life. PWL All Chamber events offer networking opportunities for those seeking valuable new connections or the opportunity to expand their customer base. As the only Chamber of Commerce serving Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, the Prince William Chamber’s events are located in every corner of the community. Members and nonmembers alike are encouraged to attend; members receive special discounts.

Listed below is a quick preview of events for the coming month. For a complete listing of events for the month of April, visit pwchamber.org and click on the Online Calendar under the “Events” tab. Also, check our Community Calendar page for events from our members.

Friday, April 1 // Monthly Business-Building Breakfast (MB3), 8:00-9:30 a. m.

Host: UNO Chicago Grill (10701 Bulloch Drive; Manassas, VA 20109)

Sponsors: Comfort Cases and Military Child Education Coalition

Free to attend. RSVP requested. Early morning networking served with a side of hot breakfast. This monthly event is key for anyone interested in business development. RSVP at 703-368-6600 or online at PWChamber.org.

Thursday, April 7 // Prince William Business Academy: Issues Impacting Businesses…From Set-Up to Lawsuit, Contracts to Finances, 8:30 -10:30 a. m.

Location: Chamber HQ (9720 Capital Ct., Ste. 203; Manassas, VA 20110)

Instructor: Jason Hickman, Compton & Duling, LC

Sponsors: Apple Federal Credit Union, UMUC-University of Maryland University College, TML-A Xerox Company

Cost: $25/Members; $50/Non-Members

The Prince William Business Academy is results-oriented, focused on providing information that you can apply to your own business–ideal for new entrepreneurs, growing companies and any individual seeking professional development. Each session features a topic expert who introduces you to proven strategies for business success. RSVP at 703-368-6600 or online at PWChamber.org.

Saturday, April 9 // Spring Into Health Fair, 10:00 a. m.-2:00 p. m.

Location: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington-Hylton Branch (5070 Dale Blvd.; Woodbridge, VA 22193)

Sponsors: Tribute at Heritage Village; NOVEC-Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative

Free to attend (Open to the public). All residents of Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park are invited to stop by for the 2nd Annual Spring Into Health Fair, offered by Project Mend-A-House, the Prince William Chamber of Commerce and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. This FREE to attend health fair is a great opportunity to check in on your health and ask questions of professionals in a no-pressure environment. Win prizes, take advantage of 10+ free health screenings and learn about resources available to you and your family when you visit our exhibit hall! Learn more at SpringIntoHealthFair.com.

Tuesday, April 12 // Education & Innovation Luncheon, 11:30 a. m.-1:30 p. m.

Location: Best Western Battlefield Inn (10820 Balls Ford Rd.; Manassas, VA 20109)

Guest Speaker: Aneesh Chopra, Co-Founder & Executive VP, Hunch Analytics

Presenting Sponsor: Apple Federal Credit Union

Cost: $40/Members; $50/Non-members

Join us for the always-inspiring Education & Innovation Luncheon. We will present three deserving high school students with scholarships to encourage them in their plans to pursue higher education. Plus, hear from our much-anticipated Keynote Speaker: Aneesh Chopra. Register at 703-368-6600 or online at PWChamber.org.

Thursday, April 14 // Business After Hours Networking, 5:00-6:30 p. m.

Host: Novant UVA Health System Cancer Center (7901 Lake Manassas Dr.; Gainesville, VA 20155)

Free to attend. RSVP requested. Join the members of both the Prince William Chamber and the Haymarket-Gainesville Business Association for this complimentary after-hours networking event. RSVP at 703-368-6600 or online at PWChamber.org.

Friday, April 15 // Monthly Business-Building Breakfast (MB3), 8:00-9:30 a. m.

Host: Glory Days Grill (13800 Smoketown Road; Woodbridge, VA 22192)

Sponsor: Westminster at Lake Ridge

Free to attend. RSVP requested. Early morning networking with a side of hot breakfast, provided by Glory Days Grill. This twice monthly event is key for anyone interested in business development. First Fridays in Manassas at Uno Chicago Grill; third Fridays in Woodbridge at Glory Days Grill. RSVP at 703-368-6600 or online at PWChamber.org

Tuesday, April 19 // Prince William Business Academy: Server vs. Cloud, 11:30 a. m.-1:30 p. m.

Location: Chamber HQ (9720 Capital Ct., Ste. 203; Manassas, VA 20110)

Instructor: John Jewell, JTC, Inc.

Sponsors: Apple Federal Credit Union, UMUC-University of Maryland University College, TML-A Xerox Company

Cost: $25/Members; $50/Non-Members

The Prince William Business Academy is results-oriented, focused on providing information that you can apply to your own business–ideal for new entrepreneurs, growing companies and any individual seeking professional development. Each session features a topic expert who introduces you to proven strategies for business success. RSVP at 703-368-6600 or online at PWChamber.org

Tuesday, April 19 // Business After Hours Networking, 5:00-6:30 p. m.

Host: The UPS Store at Potomac Town Center (15000 Potomac Town Pl.; Ste. 100; Woodbridge, VA 22191)

Free to attend. RSVP requested. Join the staff of The UPS Store #6656 at Potomac Town Center, owned and operated by Didlake, Inc., for an evening networking event. Enjoy complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and door prizes! Plus, meet the staff. They’re eager to handle all of your shipping and packing needs! RSVP at 703-368-6600 or online at PWChamber.org.

Wednesday, April 20 // Government Contracting Breakfast: Protecting Classified Information, 8:00-9:30 a. m.

Location: Hampton Inn-Manassas (7295 Williamson Blvd.; Manassas, VA 20109)

Facilitator: Jamie Tracy, Deputy Program Manager, Logis-Tech, Inc.

Sponsors: Lockheed Martin, Prince William Today

Cost: $30/members; $45/non-members

In a post-Snowden world, the protection of classified information is more important than ever. Companies that contract with government and have access to classified information must follow government-mandated protocols and ensure personnel are properly trained to handle classified documents.These protocols are specified in the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), which is a partnership between the federal government and private industry to safeguard classified information. As part of compliance, contract companies must employ a Facility Security Officer (FSO). Our speaker will cover what your organization needs in order to ensure your assets and intellectual property are not being compromised. Register at 703-368-6600 or online at PWChamber.org.

Wednesday, April 27 // Business Before Hours Networking, 8:00-9:30 a. m.

Host: Leesylvania State Park (2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr.; Woodbridge, VA 22191)

Free to attend. RSVP requested. Join fellow Chamber members for a Business before Hours at Leesylvania State Park. Enjoy breakfast and coffee at the newly renovated Snack Bar while making new contacts in the Chamber community. If you’re looking for a new and different way to take your team out for lunch, come check out this great location! (Visit the snack bar on Tuesdays only for food specials and free parking.) Grab a friend or colleague and register today! RSVP at 703-368-6600 or online at PWChamber.org.

Friday, April 29 // Chamber Orientation, 8:00-9:30 a. m.

Location: Chamber HQ (9720 Capital Ct., Ste. 203; Manassas, VA 20110)

Free to attend. RSVP requested. Learn how to get a solid return on investment from your Chamber membership. New and veteran members alike can benefit from attending this free informational session. Complimentary refreshments. RSVP at 703-368-6600 or online at PWChamber.org.

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