November/December 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. 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 non-members alike are encouraged to attend; members receive special discounts.
Listed below is a quick preview of events for the coming months. For a complete listing, visit pwchamber.org and click on the Online Calendar under the “Events” tab. Also, check our Community Calendar page for events from our members.
Wednesday, November 2 // “For the Girls” Networking Night Out
5:00-7:00 p. m.
Location: Old Hickory Golf Club (11921 Chanceford Drive; Woodbridge, VA 22192)
Sponsors: Novant Health UVA Health System; First Virginia Community Bank and InsideNOVA-Prince William
Free to attend. RSVP required.
Ladies, join us at our 5th annual “For the Girls” Networking Night Out and take a moment for yourself before the Thanksgiving holiday. This is a fun-filled evening to shop, sip, schmooze and celebrate the art of being a successful woman in business. Our vendors offer gift items for sale along with demonstrations of pampering services. It’s a fantastic kick-off to the holiday season, complete with hors d’oeuvres! RSVP today! Complimentary hors d’oeuvres & cash bar.
Talking about this event online? Use #PWCCWomenRock

Thursday, November 3 // Prince William Business Academy: Selling to the Commonwealth
8:30 a. m.-11:30 p. m.
Location: Chamber HQ (9720 Capital Court, Suite 203; Manassas, VA 20110)
Sponsor: TML-A Xerox Company
Tickets: $25/Members; $50/Non-Members
This workshop will provide a high level overview of the Commonwealth’s purchasing process, including policies that affect how buyers use the eVA system to “shop.” You’ll learn how to identify purchasing agents who are buying what you sell, determine prices being paid for goods/services you provide, determine who’s getting business (is it you or your competition?) and more!
· Tour eVA’s new tool, B2B Connect—where businesses meet, connect & collaborate
· Navigating eVA’s FREE public reports
· Interactive LIVE demo & walk-through
Register online at PWChamber.org.

Friday, November 4 // Connect @ Eggspectation
8:00-9:30 a. m.
Location: Eggspectation (8058 Crescent Park Drive; Gainesville, VA 20155)
Sponsors: Aflac-Cavaleri; Apple Federal Credit Union; DuvallWheeler, CPAs and SC Companies
Free to attend. RSVP required. Breakfast provided.
Join the business community for the monthly Connect @ Networking Breakfast, held in one of three rotating locations across Prince William County. Each of these opportunities are a value- added benefit of Chamber membership! Attendance is complementary for members and first-time visitors. Held the 2nd Friday of each month from 8:00-9:30 a.m. at UNO Pizzeria & Grill in Manassas, Eggspectation in Gainesville or Glory Days Grill in Woodbridge. We look forward to connecting you with greater opportunities to grow your business!

Tuesday, November 8 // Cuisine de Commerce Luncheon
11:30 a. m.-1:30 p. m.
Location: Red Rose Event Center (9705 Liberia Avenue, Suite 101; Manassas, VA 20110)
Sponsors: DuvallWheeler, CPAs; Discovery Publications and Burke & Herbert Bank
Tickets: $40/Members; $50/Non-Members (includes lunch)
It’s the most DELICIOUS event of the year! Join the Prince William Chamber for a “taste of the town,” featuring 15+ local restaurants and caterers. This fun event also makes for a great employee appreciation lunch; book 10 seats for a reserved table–just $375! For those who like to plan ahead, several of the food providers will be offering special event-only pricing on holiday party packages. Don’t wait to sign up. We expect a packed house! Be sure to bring a donation of non-perishable food items to help stock local food pantries!
Register online at PWChamber.org.

Thursday, November 10 // Government Contracting Matchmaker
9:00 a. m.-Noon
Location: American National University (9705 Liberia Avenue, Suite 299; Manassas, VA 20110)
Sponsors: Lockheed Martin and InsideNOVA-Prince William
Tickets: $40/Members; $50/Non-Members
Turn contacts into contracts! The MATCHMAKER is designed to assist prime contractors/Federal agencies AND small business owners by bringing them together. At the sound of a bell, business owners have 10 minutes to make a pitch during a one-on-one meeting with the company/agency of their choice. When the bell rings, each small business goes to their next meeting! The cycle continues until the end of the program. We hope you join us for this great opportunity to broaden your customer base and make valuable connections.
Questions? Call or email Suzanne Lewis: [email protected] / 571-765-7753.
Register online at PWChamber.org.

Tuesday, November 15 // The Manassas Airport: Gateway to Commerce
11:30 a. m.-1:00 p. m.
Location: Chamber Building (9720 Capital Court, 1st Floor; Manassas, VA 20110)
Sponsors: R.W. Murray Co.; Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, PC; The Fauquier Bank; Compton & Duling, LC
Tickets: $40/Members; $50/Non-Members (includes lunch)
Join us for a program aimed at increasing awareness of the Manassas Regional Airport; including an introduction to the businesses that call the airport home and the role they play in economic development for our region. Featuring a panel discussion led by Juan Rivera, Airport Director at the Manassas Regional Airport. Panelists include representatives from: AeroSolutions Group, Inc.; Optical Air Data Systems, Inc.; Chantilly Air; Capital Aviation; Skyway Air Taxi; Aurora Flight Sciences. Each panelist will discuss how their innovations are putting Manassas on the map and contributing to our growing local economy.
Register online at PWChamber.org.

Sunday, December 4 // Gourmet Guys Give Back
1:00-4:00 p. m.
Location: Linton Hall School (9535 Bristow Road; Bristow, VA 20136)
Presented in Partnership by: Prince William Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Prince William and the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia
Open to the public. Learn more & register at GourmetGuysGiveBack.com.
Amateur chefs will serve up their tastiest dishes for the chance to win prizes awarded by a panel of judges and/or the “People’s Choice Award.” Families welcome and encouraged to attend. Come hungry!

Friday, December 9 // Connect @ Glory Days Grill
8:00-9:30 a. m.
Location: Glory Days Grill (13800 Smoketown Road; Woodbridge, VA 22192)
Sponsors: Aflac-Cavaleri; Apple Federal Credit Union; DuvallWheeler, CPAs and SC Companies
Free to attend. RSVP required. Breakfast provided.
Join the business community for the monthly Connect @ Networking Breakfast, held in one of three rotating locations across Prince William County. Each of these opportunities are a value- added benefit of Chamber membership! Attendance is complementary for members and first-time visitors. Held the 2nd Friday of each month from 8:00-9:30 a.m. at UNO Pizzeria & Grill in Manassas, Eggspectation in Gainesville or Glory Days Grill in Woodbridge. We look forward to connecting you with greater opportunities to grow your business!

Tuesday, December 13 // Annual Legislative Kick-Off Breakfast
8:00-10:00 a. m.
Location: Old Hickory Golf Club (11921 Chanceford Drive; Woodbridge, VA 22192)
Sponsors: NOVEC; Compton & Duling, LC; Transurban; Virginia Business
Tickets: $40/Members; $55/Non-Members (includes breakfast)
Meet the members of the Virginia Delegation before they head to Richmond for the start of the General Assembly. Take this opportunity to interact with delegates and talk about issues of concern to the business community. The Chamber will present its legislative priorities for the upcoming session.
Register online at PWChamber.org.
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