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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. Finding people to meet and business networking events is always important. And Prince William Living is all about community, making connections and supporting quality of life. Here are just a few upcoming events where you can get connected!
PWCS Specialty Academic and CTE Programs Information Sessions
Learn about PWCS specialty programs for high school, middle school, and elementary school. Specialty Program information sessions are held to explain each program and the application process. Click on the date to register. All meetings on Zoom.
- High School Specialty Programs, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m.
- Middle School Specialty Programs: Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 13, 11 a.m.
- Elementary School Specialty Programs: Monday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m.
Spotting a Romance Scam
Hear from a woman who was wooed on Facebook by a handsome man who said he was a surgeon; months later she was out $39,000. Now she shares her story to help others avoid scams. AARP Virginia is bringing together experts and law enforcement officials to present this free informational Scam Jam event. Register here. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | The Harbour Grille, 13188 Marina Way, Woodbridge
Discover how to be the #1 Influencer and leader in your industry by boosting your credibility and amplifying your media visibility. Based on her international bestseller, Guerrilla Publicity, Jill Lublin shares simple strategies and provides cost-effective short‐term, doable tactics. Helping you understand what the media is looking for, so you and your company can stand out, get noticed and go from unknown to newsworthy. Register here. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Zoom meeting
Learning Circle: Job Searching and Networking
Practice job searching skills, strengthen your networking skills, identify your strengths, improve your resume, and master online job searching. Registration required. Wednesdays, Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Oct. 25, 3 to 5 p.m. | Bull Run Library, 8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas
Celebrate the Power of Pink
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, UVA Health Prince William Medical Center is hosting Ladies’ Night Out. Enjoy appetizers and sip mocktails while checking out the wide variety of local vendors and medical information. Enter to win prizes and grab a swag bag. Medical staff will be on hand to lead short discussions on women’s health issues and answer questions. Myriad Genetic testing will also be available; call 703.369.8073 to secure your 3Dmammogram screening space. Thursday, Oct. 12, 5:30 to 8 p.m. | UVA Health Prince William Medical Center, 8700 Sudley Road, Manassas
PWCS College Fairs
Students and families are invited to the fall PWCS College Fairs, hosted by Freedom and Battlefield High Schools. Visit the College and Career Readiness webpage for more information. Thursday, Oct. 12, 6 to 8 p.m. | Freedom High School, 15201 Neabsco Mills Road, Woodbridge and Monday, Oct. 16, 6 to 8 p.m. | Battlefield High School, 15000 Graduation Drive, Haymarket
Identifying Gifted and Talented Students
Parents and guardians who would like to learn about the process used to identify students for the gifted education and talent development program in Prince William County Public Schools are invited to attend a virtual information session. Please register here. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m. | Zoom meeting
Prince William Chamber of Commerce 18 Hole Golf Tournament
The Prince William Chamber of Commerce 18 Hole Golf Tournament is quickly approaching! Grab your spot now at bit.ly/3sZP9xr. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Bull Run Golf Club, 3520 James Madison Highway, Haymarket
Woodbridge Parkinson’s Friends Group
Connecting individuals and families with Parkinson’s with others on the same journey. RSVP: email@example.com. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Potomac Place, 2133 Montgomery Avenue, Woodbridge
ELEVATE Career Fair
Prince William County is home to over 40,000 military veterans, many of whom are still actively engaged in the workforce. This event will assist local veterans, military spouses, and transitioning service members to connect to employment opportunities in the county. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | National Museum of the Marine Corps, 1775 Semper Fidelis Way, Triangle
Salute to the Armed Forces
This annual Chamber event is designed to honor the military presence in the area, as well as recognize the veteran community and business community that supports our military. The luncheon is an inspirational event to thank veterans and active-duty military. Register here. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Heritage Hunt Golf & Country Club, 6901 Arthur Hills Drive, Gainesville
The GreatBigKid Event
The PWC Region Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington is hosting its annual GreatBigKid fundraising event. Held at the end of its Big Kid Program, the celebration is held to recognize mentor/mentee pairs and award the title of “The Great Big Kid of the Year” to the Big Kid that raises the most funds. Tickets to the event can be purchased here. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6 to 8 p.m. | Martin K. Alloy Boys & Girls Club, 9501 Dean Park Drive, Manassas
- Welcome to Prince William County has small business information, job listings, and family life suggestions.
- Prince William County Networking has similar information.
- Town Hall allows you to find, follow and contact your elected officials.
More Networking Opportunities
Want more great networking opportunities in the Prince William and Manassas areas?
- Team WIN (Women Inspired Networking) is holding regular meetings.
- Haymarket Gainesville Business Association (HGBA) offers a variety of events and collaborates with local Chambers.
- Check the website for the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce for events they are offering.
- One Million Cups meets in person on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. at Centerfuse, 9071 Center Street, Manassas
- Nokesville Business Association meets the second Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at Vita Nova Creatives, 13051 Fitzwater Drive, Nokesville.
- Visit the website for Prince William Professional Networkers (PWPN) for their events.
- And for writers and lovers of the literary word, there’s Write by the Rails (WbtR), offering events in person and online.
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