Chamber Happenings in September and October

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Provided by Prince William Chamber of Commerce

Here’s what’s happening at the Prince William Chamber of Commerce Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The following events and activities are included in your membership investment. ENJOY!
$ indicates a paid event (Member and a Non-Member pricing).  Members can bring a guest at member price. Events marked “Chamber HQ” are held at 9720 Capital Court, Suite 203, Manassas. Other addresses are included with event info.
Council and Committee meetings and Chamber Checkups are open to Members Only as a benefit of membership. If you want to learn more about membership opportunities, contact Heather Stietzel at 571-765-1880 or hstietzel@pwchamber.org.

You are Invited

Sept. 24 – Tuesday – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Meet the Chamber Leadership – Join us for lunch and meet the PW Chamber Board of Directors. Free to attend; please RSVP! Harvest Life Church, 14401 Telegraph Road, Woodbridge. More Info: Kelly Elliott / 571-765-7569. RSVP

Sept. 30 – Monday – 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. – Congressional Series – Join us for a Roundtable Discussion with Congressman Rob Wittman. Chamber HQ. More Info: Ross Snare$ RSVP
Oct. 8 – Tuesday – 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. – Congressional Series – Join us for a Roundtable Discussion with Congressman Gerry Connolly. Chamber HQ. More Info: Ross Snare.$ RSVP
Oct. 16 – Wednesday – 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. – Government Contracting Breakfast – Topic: The New SAM. Speaker: Christy Hermansen, GSA & Project Design Lead for SAM.gov. Chamber HQ. More Info: Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753. $ RSVP
Oct. 28 – Monday – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Salute to the Armed Forces. The Clubs at Quantico and Crossroads Event Center, 3017 Russell Road, Quantico. More Info: Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753 . $ RSVP

Networking Opportunities: Ribbon Cuttings/Business Before & After Hours/Trainings

To schedule a Ribbon Cutting, Before/After Hours event, contact Margeaux Clark.
Sept. 18 – Wednesday– 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. – Chamber Checkup–Connect Digitally-Woodbridge. New information includes tips to help leverage Facebook Communities and social media to grow your business.
Tribute at the Glen, 4151 Old Bridge Road, WoodbridgeMore Info: Peggy Kimmey / 571-765-7567. RSVP
Sept. 18 – Wednesday – 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening — Join fellow Chamber Members and Guests — El Vaquero West (Ceremony @ 12:00 noon), 9979 Sowder Village Square, Manassas. More Info: Peggy Kimmey / 571-765-7567
Sept. 20 – Friday – 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. – Business Before Hours – Hosted by Preston’s Pub — Learn more about the Fall Programs offered by four sponsors – Alzheimer’s Association, Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, Girls on the Run of NOVA and Future Kings. Preston’s Pub, 9103 Andrew Drive, Manassas Park. More Info: Margeaux Clark / 571-765-7571. RSVP
Sept. 25 – Wednesday – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – SBDC Partner Event.  Local SEO and Social Media Marketing Workshop. Dumfries Town HallRSVP
Sept. 25 – Wednesday – 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Business After Hours / Whitlock Wealth Management,
Centerfuse, 9071 Center Street, Manassas. More Info: Margeaux Clark / 571-765-7571. RSVP
Sept. 26 – Thursday – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Wine, Women, Chocolate, Cheese & Conversation — Aroma Wine Tasting by Morais Vineyards & Winery, 9249 Center Street, Manassas. More Info: Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753. RSVP
Oct. 2 – Friday – 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. – Chamber Checkup–Connect Digitally – New information includes tips to help leverage Facebook Communities and social media to grow your business. Chamber HQMore Info: Peggy Kimmey / 571-765-7567. RSVP
Oct. 4 – Friday – 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. – Chamber Orientation – Woodbridge – New members, new employees, prospective members, all are welcome to attend. There’s always something new;  make this a yearly training!  Chamber Woodbridge Office Conference Room, 14000 Crown Court # 207,  WoodbridgeMore Info: Peggy Kimmey / 571-765-7567. RSVP
Oct. 9 – Wednesday – 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Business After HoursHabitat for Humanity, 10159 Hastings Drive, Manassas. More Info: Margeaux Clark / 571-765-7571. RSVP.

Council and Committees

Council and Committee meetings are open to members only as a benefit of membership. For more information on membership, contact Heather Stietzel.
Sept. 19 – Thursday – 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. – Policy Committee Meeting – Topic: Legislative Session Policy Priorities – Right to Work in Virginia. Chamber HQ. More Info: Ross Snare
Sept. 26 – Thursday – 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. – Women’s Leadership Council — Theme: TOOLKIT FOR SUCCESS — Topic: WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE? Your strengths zone. Speaker: Astrid Ruiz Thierry, Principal – UpBoost LLC — How to invest more energy in developing your strengths. This session will help you tap into your “strengths zone” by exploring the critical question for achieving personal and professional growth: What’s right with you? More Info: Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753
Sept. 27 – Friday – 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. – Ambassadors Committee Meeting – Guest: Timm Johnson with SBDC (Small Business Development Centers). More Info: Peggy Kimmey / 571-765-7567
Sept. 27 – Friday – 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. – Health & Wellness Council – Speaker: Jodie Houser, RN, Evidence Based Programs Coordinator, Area Agency on Aging – Topic: A Matter of Balance – Falls among older adults are the leading cause of nonfatal and fatal injuries. Programs that help individuals with their fear of falling and how to prevent falls. Information on exercises that can help increase flexibility, balance and endurance.
Chamber HQ. More Info: Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753
Oct. 1 – Tuesday – 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. – Education & Innovation Committee Meeting — SPEAKER: Melanie Stover, NOVA Workforce Director of Corporate and Workforce Engagement. Chamber HQ. More Info: Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753
Oct. 1 – Tuesday – 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. – Hispanic Council Meeting. Speaker: Stephanie Williams, Executive Producer & Creator of Panorama Latino TV Show. All meetings in English. Chamber HQ. More Info: Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753.
Oct. 3 – Thursday – 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. – Not-For-Profit Council Meeting — Need not be a Not-for-Profit to attend. SPEAKER: Mike Cundiff, CPA of Cundiff & Associates, CPA, P.C. TOPIC: What is the Form 102 and the Multiple Levels: A required Virginia regulation to be able to solicit funds in the Commonwealth. Chamber HQ. More Info: Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753
Oct. 10 – Thursday – 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. – Veterans Council Meeting — ALL ARE WELCOME – Need not be a Veteran to Attend. Topic: Corporate Gray: Connects employers with transitioning and former military personnel. Speaker: Carl Savino. Chamber HQ.  More Info: Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753
Oct. 15 – Tuesday – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Economic Development Committee Meeting – Topic: Prince William County Industrial Development Authority. Chamber HQ.More Info: Ross Snare.

Chamber Leadshare Groups

Must be a Chamber Member to join a Group. More Info: Peggy Kimmey.
Gainesville: Tuesday (weekly) 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. at the Eggspectation Restaurant. Open to All
Woodbridge: Thursday (weekly) 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. at Tribute at the Glen
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