By Prince William Living
Brought to you by the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, the strongest voice for the business community in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan region.
Looking for people to meet and business networking events? Prince William Living is all about community, making connections and supporting quality of life. Our local businesses are thriving contributors to that quality. Want to get connected? Here are a few of the networking events coming around.
Women’s Wedding Network
Women’s Wedding Network is the premier network for wedding industry business owners and professionals in the Northern Virginia and D.C. metro areas. Join us for another fun, educational networking event, where you’ll leave well-fed, well-connected and well-energized! For our next event in January, we’ll be at the River Creek Club in Leesburg! Change. It’s something we all have to deal with both personally and professionally. But how well do we handle it? And what can we do to help others deal with change? At the next Women’s Wedding Network, we’ll discuss the topic in more detail and what we can do about it. Be sure to bring business cards, as there will be some networking too. Get your tickets here. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | River Creek Club, 43800 Olympic Boulevard, Leesburg
PWC Networking Group
A local networking group featuring both Small Business and Direct Sales; most members are in the Manassas/Gainesville/Bristow area. One representative per company. Please help support one another (not by purchasing, rather, by networking effectively). Wednesday, Jan. 8, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. | Wegmans Lake Manassas, 8297 Stonewall Shops Square, Gainesville
Teacher Job Fair
Prince William County Schools (PWCS) is hosting a Teacher Job Fair. Register today. Saturday, Jan. 11, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Road, Manassas
Government Contracting Matchmaker for Small Businesses
Find Your “Prime” Match! Hosted by The Prince William Chamber of Commerce Government Contracting Council. Looking for ways to expand your business opportunities? Participating in our MATCHMAKER should not be missed if you are a small business owner. All industry types are encouraged to attend! Exhibit spots still available! More Info: Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park
Veteran Connect Networking Event
The Veteran Connect networking event is Northern Virginia’s premier networking event in honor of those who served Active Duty, Military Spouse, Veterans and Civilians Entrepreneurs. Do you live, work, or want to try new places in the Northern Virginia? Are you looking to unwind after a long day, socialize and make new friends in the process? Then come to Brew Republic for Vets Connect Networking. Thursday, Jan. 16, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. | Brew Republic Bierwerks, 15201 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge
Haymarket Gainesville Business Association (HGBA) Monthly Meeting
The HGBA monthly meeting will be held at House of Mercy. Come for networking and light refreshments. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. | House of Mercy, 8170 Flannery Court, Manassas
Future of the Region
The Prince William Chamber’s Annual Future of the Region is an opportunity to hear from the Economic Development Directors from all three jurisdictions. You’ll be “in the know” about Economic Development Projects that have occurred within the Region. You’ll also hear about some that are coming, including details on their impact on our local economy. An afternoon of learning, networking, heavy appetizers and fun. Register here. Thursday, Jan. 23, 4:00 to 6;00 p.m. | Old Hickory Golf Club, 11921 Chanceford Drive, Woodbridge
Want more great networking opportunities in the Prince William and Manassas areas?
- Team WIN (Women Inspired Networking) meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month in Gainesville.
- Haymarket Gainesville Business Association (HGBA) offers a variety of events and collaborates with local Chambers.
- Regionally, the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce offers events throughout the month.
- Every Wednesday, One Million Cups meets at Centerfuse in Manassas.
- Prince William Professional Networkers (PWPN) meets in Manassas each week.
- And for writers and lovers of the literary word, there’s Write by the Rails (WbtR), offering events throughout the area.
These events are current as of the time we receive the information, and we make every attempt to be accurate. Be sure to check with the event sponsor or hosting organization prior to attending any event. Prince William Living is not responsible for event schedule changes or group policies.
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