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Here’s what’s happening at the Prince William Chamber of Commerce:
  • Now accepting nominations! 10th Annual Business Awards!! Nominate deserving businesses or individuals. Deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27
  • In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Chamber office will be closed Nov. 28 and 29.
  • If you want to learn more about Membership opportunities, contact Heather Stietzel at 571-765-1880 or [email protected].

You are Invited:

Nov. 15 – Friday– 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. – MEGA Networking & New Member Showcase. Meet LOTS of potential partners & clients in just two hours. Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center, 9100 Freedom Center Blvd., Manassas. More Info: Peggy Kimmey / 571-765-7567. RSVP
Nov. 21 – Thursday – 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. – Annual Legislative Kick-Off Breakfast. Join us for breakfast with our state-level representatives. They will discuss the upcoming 2020 session of the General Assembly in a unique table side style discussion to ensure your voice is heard! Old Hickory Golf Club, 11921 Chanceford Dr., Woodbridge. More Info: Ross Snare/ 571-765-1875. $ RSVP
Dec. 4 – Wednesday – 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. – 2019 Holiday Open House: Bring an unwrapped toy for the Toy Drive, Tree Lighting, Networking and Fun! Complimentary Event – Please RSVP. Exhibit tables and Sponsorship opportunities available. Event Host: Parq 170 at City Center, 170 Market St. Manassas Park. More Info: Nicole Andres/ 571-765-7570. RSVP
Dec. 8 – Sunday – 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. – Gourmet Guys – In partnership with Leadership Prince William – A family friendly event to enjoy delicious food, raffle prizes, kids’ activities, music and more! gourmetguysgiveback.com/. Linton Hall School, 9535 Linton Hall Rd, Bristow. More Info: Debbie Jones / 571-765-1877. $RSVP
Dec. 12 – Thursday – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Silent Auction – Join us for our Annual Silent Auction. There is still time to donate a Silent Auction item. Get your tickets early and join the online pre-bidding! The First Fifty donations are waiting to get you in the shopping mood. Bidding and donations close Dec. 9. Sweeney Barn, 9310 Discovery Blvd., Manassas. More Info: Nicole Andres/ 571-765-7570. $RSVP

Mark Your Calendars

Jan. 14 – Tuesday – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – 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! City of Manassas Park – Parks & Recreation, 99 Adams St., Manassas Park. More Info: Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753. RSVP
Jan. 23 – Thursday – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Future of the Region – Join other business leaders as we hear from the Economic Development Directors from Prince William, Manassas and Manassas Park as they share with us the Economic Development successes of the past year in their territory and what we can expect in the future, followed by heavy hors d’oeuvres and networking. Old Hickory Golf Club, 11921 Chanceford Dr., Woodbridge. More Info: Ross Snare/ 571-765-1875. $RSVP

Mason Small Business Development Center Workshops

A live link to sign up for the workshops can be found HERE. These workshops are free to attend, but you MUST register.
Nov. 18 – Monday – 10:00 am. to 12:00 p.m. – Mason Small Business Development Center Seminar – Local SEO & Social Media Marketing Workshop – SBDC Event: MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE! Springhill Suites by Marriott—Potomac Mills 14325 Crossing Place, Woodbridge. RSVP
Dec. 5 – Thursday – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Mason Small Business Development Center Seminar – Legal & Admin: Steps to Start a Business – SBDC Event: MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE! Prince William Chamber Woodbridge Office, 14000 Crown Court, Suite 207, Woodbridge. RSVP
Dec. 10 – Tuesday – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Mason Small Business Development Center Seminar – Craft Beverage Business Strategy – SBDC Event: MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE! MurLarkey, 7961 Gainsford Court, Bristow. 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.
Nov. 21 – Thursday – 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. – Women’s Leadership Council
Speaker: Valetta Bertrand-Baker, President of Diamond Management Group
Topic: The Power of Delegation: How to delegate the right tasks to the right people to enhance learning & professional development, and how to delegate work to teams and trust your employees.
Chamber HQ
More Info: Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753
Nov. 22 – Friday – 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. – Ambassador Committee Meeting: Last meeting before Silent Auction – Additional Helper Elves Welcome!! There is still time to donate a Silent Auction item! Contact Peggy! Chamber HQ
Nov. 22 – Friday – 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. – Health and Wellness Council Meeting
Speaker: Sarah Fenno, Virginia Department of Health
Topic: Results of Regional Health Assessment
Chamber HQ
More Info: Suzanne Lewis 571-765-7753
Dec. 3 – Tuesday – 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. – Education & Innovation Committee Meeting
Annual Field Trip to Bookworm Central! Join us to learn what’s new at Bookworm Central…and bring your appetite and wallet if you want to do some holiday shopping at discount prices!
Bookworm Central, 12193 Livingston Rd., Manassas
More Info: Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753
Dec. 3 – Tuesday – 1:00 to 2:00 PM – Hispanic Council Meeting
Speaker from Family Search Genealogy! This will prove to be a fascinating and fun experience. A free resource for finding out about your family history — who knows, you may have a connection with someone in the room! It’s happened. It is also valuable information for better understanding your health risks.
Chamber HQ
More Info: Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753
Dec. 5 – Thursday – 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. – Not-For-Profit Council Meeting — Need not be a Not-for-Profit to attend.
Speakers: Steve Liga, Executive Director of ACTS (Action in the Community through Service) and Jason Shriner, Manassas Park Recreation Community Center.
Topic: TELLING YOUR STORY WITH DATA: How to collect and use your data – then include it as part of your story to support funding sources.
Chamber HQ
More Info: Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753
Dec. 6 – Friday – 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. – Chamber Orientation: Great for new and seasoned members to get the BIG PICTURE perspective on resources and opportunities available through your Chamber membership.
Prince William Chamber Woodbridge Office, 14000 Crown Court, Suite 207, Woodbridge
Dec. 12 – Thursday – 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. – Veterans Council Meeting — ALL ARE WELCOME – Need not be a Veteran to Attend. Planning for upcoming topics and speakers through 2020. Review Salute to the Armed Forces event… what worked, what didn’t and suggestions for next year.
Chamber HQ
More Info: Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753

Chamber Leadshare Groups

Must be a Chamber Member to join a group. Industry Specific Seats but all members may visit to see if your seat is open and to network with fellow members. More Info: Heather Stietzel
  • Gainesville: Tuesday (weekly) 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. at the Eggspectation Restaurant
  • Manassas: Wednesday (weekly) 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. at the Chamber HQ
  • Woodbridge: Thursday (weekly) 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. at Tribute at the Glen

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