What’s Happening at the Chamber in August

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Provided by Prince William Chamber of Commerce

Upcoming Events

Friday, Aug. 28, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Back to School Bash: The Chamber is working on this community event with ZEMZ Events to ensure a classic networking/showcase experience. Guests must register (as a security measure to track attendees) and then they are welcome to visit virtual tables in the traditional expo style. Register HERE.
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., BINGO!! at a Zoom Happy Hour. A chance to have a fun evening with Chamber Members! The cards are virtual. Deadline to register is three days prior to the event so that cards can be sent to participants. Sign up right away! Sponsorship and Visibility Opportunities available. Contact Nicole Andres, nandres@pwchamber.org / 571-765-7570. Register HERE.
Friday, Sept. 18, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, MEGA Networking Virtual Event: Free and open to the public. As the exhibitor, you get your own branded room, with an option for live stream (must have Zoom pro or another live stream service) and/or a display with a recorded message and resources for a prospect to review, you are able to include your business, just like an event table! Contact nandres@pwchamber.org to reserve your table, become an event sponsor. Register HERE.

This Month’s Events

CLEAN ENERGY VIRGINIA – A WEBINAR SERIES: You are invited to participate in the Clean Energy Virginia Five-Part Webinar Series hosted by Governor Ralph Northam’s Office and the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME). The focus of the webinar series is on recent legislation that creates advantages for clean energy businesses to expand or locate in Virginia. Please join us for these highly educational sessions. For more information, please contact Jordan Burns, jordan.burns@dmme.virginia.gov (804) 786-7900. Register HERE.
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., Education and Workforce Committee (*new name): Zoom and Mobile Meeting – Planning for 2020-2021. Register HERE.
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., The New Virtual Frontier: Interested in being an exhibitor for Back To School Bash and/or Fall MEGA but need more details on the new platform? This is the Z0 a.oom for you!  It’s a brief tutorial on the new platform for the Chamber’s expo style events. You’ll see what it looks like and what you need to know to make the most of your virtual networking experience. Register HERE.
Thursday, Aug. 6, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., Technology and Security Council – VIRTUAL MEETING. Speaker: James Saunders – Chief Cybersecurity Architect/Acting Security Operations Branch Chief for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Register HERE.
Thursday, Aug. 6, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Partner Event – Mason SBDC. Legal and Administrative Steps to Start a Business. Zoom *Webinar (Live)* Please register in advance. Register HERE.
Friday, Aug. 7, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Chamber Orientation. Get the BIG PICTURE perspective on resources and opportunities available through your Chamber membership.  New and seasoned members alike are encouraged to attend this free informational session. Sign up to receive the zoom link! Register HERE.
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Policy Committee Zoom Meeting. Speaker: Ken Penn, Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Solutions Topic: Healthcare Association Plans – Recap of 2020 Bill and Moving Forward. Register HERE.
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Policy Makers Series: Senator John Bell. A conversation with State Senator John Bell as he discusses the upcoming special session as well as priorities for the future. Please provide any questions in advance. Register HERE.
Friday, Aug. 14, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Social Media Zoom Meeting – Presented by Heather Stietzel, Membership Manager, Prince William Chamber of Commerce. An informative discussion on understanding your community while connecting with groups and individuals looking for your goods and services. This is A unique Chamber offering that will provide referral sources to help you grow your business through Chamber members and the community as a whole. Register HERE.
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 8:15 to 10:00 a.m., 5th Annual Northern Virginia Elected Leaders Summit – Virtual Event.  The Northern Virginia Elected Leaders Summit offers the region’s business leaders the opportunity to hear from elected leaders about the economic climate in the region, initiatives they have completed or are undertaking to foster economic growth, and thoughts on how each jurisdiction can work together to improve our regional economy. The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is hosting this summit with premier partner Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. The event is co-hosted by Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, Prince William Chamber of Commerce, and Northern Virginia Regional Commission. Register HERE.
Tuesday, Aug. 18. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Economic Development Committee Zoom Meeting: Speakers: Eric Terry, President/CEO of the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association Topic: COVID-19 Impact on the Tourism/Hospitality Industry in Virginia. Register HERE.
Thursday, Aug. 20, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Mason Small Business Development Center Workshop – Marketing 101.  Zoom *Webinar (Live)* Please register HERE.
Friday, Aug. 21, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m., Business Before Hours: The Fairmont – Celebrating Senior Citizen Day! Join members and guests for networking and fun! 9852 Fairmont Ave., Manassas. Register HERE.
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Mason Small Business Development Center Workshop – Financing Your Small Business. Zoom *Webinar (Live)* Please register HERE.     
Friday, Aug. 28, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Back to School Bash Virtual Expo: The Chamber is working with ZEMZ Events on this community event to ensure a classic networking/showcase experience. Guests register (as a security measure to track attendees) and then they are welcome to walk around tables in the traditional expo style.  Register HERE.

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