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Provided by Prince William Chamber of Commerce

Here’s what’s happening at the Prince William Chamber of Commerce April 15-May 15.  

The following events and activities are included in your membership investment. $ 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 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 [email protected].

Upcoming Events

April 24 – Wednesday – 8:00-10:30 a. m. – The Education & Innovation Summit. KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Dr. Megan Healy, Chief Workforce Development Advisor at Office of Governor Ralph Northam  (This is a new Cabinet-level position created by the General Assembly last year to address the state’s top economic development concerns.)  Event also awards student scholarships to three high school seniors who have demonstrated academic success and community outreach.  Bristow Manor Golf Club, 11507 Valley View Drive, Bristow. More Info:  Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753. $ RSVP

April 26 – Friday – 8:30-10:30 a. m.- Mega Networking/New Member Showcase Event. Free for members and non-members alike to attend. Seventh Exhibitors, complimentary continental breakfast, door prizes, 50/50 raffle. ~ 300 attendees. The REALTOR® Association of Prince William, 4545 Daisy Reid Avenue, Suite 150, Woodbridge. More Info:  Peggy Kimmey/ 571-765-7567. RSVP

May 2 – Thursday – 8:00-10:00 a. m. – Government Contracting Breakfast. TOPIC: Teaming Strategies: Ways to Find Great Partners. Speakers:Jinnae Monroe, Managing Principal – Professionals by Design, Kristina Keech Spitler, Esq, and Christopher M. Collins, Esq. of Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. – You will learn how having a teaming strategy is a great way for small businesses to build credibility and demonstrate proficiency to the government and other contractors. Legal concerns regarding teaming will also be addressed. Chamber HQ. More Info:  Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753. $ RSVP

May 7 – Tuesday – 11:00 a. m.-2:00 p. m. – Women’s Leadership Lunch. “Keeping the Flame” Light the Fire of Enthusiasm – Come join us!  Hear Denise Ryan, Author, MBA & CSP from Firestar. – Sponsorships Available. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas. More Info:  Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753. $ RSVP

May 15 – Wednesday – 9:30 a. m-1:30 p. m. – Transitions – Resources for Aging Gracefully. Free and open to the public.   $250.00 Exhibit tables still available. Potomac Mills Mall, 2700 Potomac Mills Circle, Woodbridge. Secure your exhibit table with Margeaux Clark / 571-765-7571. RSVP

June 7 – Friday – 6:30-10:00 p. m.- Chairman’s Having a Ball – SAVE THE DATE! Find out who wins the awards for Chamber Member of the Year, Behind the Scenes Business and Behind the Scenes Individual.  Dress is black tie optional. Chamber HQ. More Info:  Kelly Elliott / 571-765-7569. $ RSVP

Ribbon Cuttings/Business Before & After Hours

To schedule a Ribbon Cutting, Before/After Hours event, contact Peggy Kimmey / 571-765-7567.

April 24 – Wednesday – 5:00-6:30 p. m. – Business After Hours & Ribbon CuttingCelebration. Red Lobster has remodeled and you need to see it! They’ll be sharing tasty treats from their Celebration Menu (available for your private party, at Red Lobster or catered to your event). Hear more about their mid-day Meal Deals and Delivery options. Red Lobster – Manassas, 7505 Broken Branch Lane, Manassas. More Info:  Peggy Kimmey/ 571-765-7567

May 8 – Wednesday – 5:00-6:30 p. m. – Business After Hours – Lifetime Fitness. Join PW Chamber Members and Guests for a Business After Hours Celebration. Life Time Athletic Gainesville – Preview Center, 7801 Limestone Drive, Gainesville. More Info:  Peggy Kimmey/ 571-765-7567. RSVP

Council and Committee Meetings

April 18 – Thurdays – 6:00-9:00 p. m. – Young Professional Success Series: Personal Finance. TOPIC:  Young Professionals and Financial Health – Living Well today and Tomorrow. SPEAKER:  Ben Hazekamp, Whitlock Wealth Management. Centerfuse, 9071 Center St, Manassas. More Info:  Kelly Elliott / 571-765-7569 RSVP

April 19 – Friday – 8:00-9:00 a. m. – Ambassador Committee Meeting. Ambassador Members or anyone who has been a member for three months waiting to onboard new members. Chamber HQ. More Info:  Peggy Kimmey/ 571-765-7567

April 25 – Thursday – 3:30-4:30 p. m – Women’s Leadership Council. Speaker:  Kerry Thomas of Conquer the Chaos — Topic: “Using the 5-step Productivity Process to strengthen your personal brand.” Chamber HQ. More Info:  Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753

April 26 – Friday – 12:00-1:00 p. m. – Health & Wellness Council. Topic: Suicide Prevention Month. Speaker: Heather Martinsen, Prince William County Community Services & Facilitator for the Prevention Alliance of Greater Prince William. Description: A regional coalition working together to raise awareness and share resources to prevent suicide. The program was energized by the Governor signing the “Governor’s Challenge” to prevent suicide among veterans, service members, and families.  Chamber HQ. More Info:  Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753

May 2 – Thursday – 12:00-1:00 p. m. – Not-For-Profit Council Meeting. Topic:  Personality and Interpersonal Communications – Using DiSC to Decode Yourself and Your Team. Speaker:Greg Ballard – Founder & CEO, Great Ventures. Chamber HQ. More Info:  Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753

May 3 – Fri – 9:00-10:30 a. m – Chamber Orientation. Prospective Members are welcome to attend. Chamber HQ. More Info:  Peggy Kimmey/ 571-765-7567

May 7 – Tuesday – 9:15-10:30 a. m. – Education & Innovation Committee. Review Summit; and next year’s planning. FIELD TRIP to Laser Quest! Laser Quest, 14517 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge. More Info:  Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753

May 7 – Tuesday – 1:00-2:00 p. m – Hispanic Council Meeting. SPEAKER: Nestor Alvarenga, Community Affairs Manager, NBC4 – T44. TOPIC: Nestor, along with members of the NBC4-T44 team, will share what’s new at TELEMUNDO and how we can get involved. Chamber HQ.More Info:  Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753

May 8 – Wednesday – 9:00-10:30 a. m. – CHAMBER CHECKUP–CONNECT DIGITALLY.  “Leverage Facebook Communities to Grow your Business.”  Hilton Garden Inn, 2500 Neabsco Common Place, Woodbridge.  (If you’re using GPS, please use 15000 Smoke Court, Woodbridge). More Info:  Peggy Kimmey / 571-765-7567  RSVP

May 8 – Wednesday – 9:30-10:30 a. m. – Policy Committee Meeting. Presenter:  Roger Snyder. TOPIC:  Aerials of the Region (Roger’s Swan Song). Chamber HQMore Info:  Ross Snare / 571-765-1875

May 9 – Thursday – 9:00-10:30 a. m. – Veterans Council. Still confirming speaker and topic. Chamber HQ. More Info:  Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753

May 13 – Monday – 1:30-2:30 p. m. – Economic Development Committee. Presenter: George Mason University. Topic: Hear from GMU Representatives on the proposed expansion of the Science and Technology Campus. Chamber HQ. More Info:  Ross Snare / 571-765-1875

Chamber Leadshare Groups – you’re invited!

Must be a Chamber Member to join a group.

Gainesville: Tuesday (weekly) 8:00-9:00 a. m. at the Eggspectation Restaurant. Open to All, Relaunch Series Topics: – 4/16 – An Elevator Pitch they’ll remember, 4/23 – Time Savers, 4/30 – What’s Working from other Leadshares

Woodbridge: Thursday (weekly) 8:15-9:15 a. m. at Tribute at the Glen

More info: Peggy Kimmey / 571-765-7567

Looking for but not limited to B2B & B2C businesses.

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