What’s Happening at the Chamber in January

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Provided by Prince William Chamber of Commerce

  • Here’s what’s happening at the Prince William Chamber of Commerce from Jan. 1 through Jan. 31
  • Click here to see our newest members!
  • Jan. 1 – Happy New Year! Chamber Office closed.
  • Jan. 20 – Chamber Office closed in observation of Martin Luther King Day.
  • The following events and activities are included in your membership investment. ENJOY! $ 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 and Chamber Checkups 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 hstietzel@pwchamber.org.

You are Invited to join us:

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 Street, 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. They’ll 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 Drive, Woodbridge. More Info: Ross Snare/ 571-765-1875. $RSVP

Mark Your Calendars

Feb. 6 – Thursday, 12:00 to 9:00 p.m. Chamber Day at the Capital – Sign up early – limited space!
Omni Richmond, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond. More Info: Ross Snare/ 571-765-1875. $RSVP
Feb. 27 – Thursday- 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Business Awards – Celebrate Prince William Chamber member businesses for their innovation, business sense and their commitment to the community.
Hylton Performing Arts Center 10900 University Blvd. , Manassas. More Info: Kelly Elliott 571-765-1875

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.

Networking Opportunities: Ribbon Cuttings/Business Before & After Hours/Trainings

Plan for your Business Before or After Hours for January through June. Contact Nicole Andres/ 571-765-7570 for possible dates.

Jan. 8 – Wednesday – 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. – CHAMBER CHECKUP–CONNECT DIGITALLY: Keep your business on the minds of the other Chamber Members! Bring your laptop and be ready to learn how to leverage: Chamber Website News & Events Space; Business Categories; Business Keywords; Online Business Directory AND Facebook Community Groups! More InfoPeggy Kimmey/ 571-765-7567 Chamber HQ. RSVP

Jan. 10 – Friday – 2:00 to 3:30 p.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. More Info: Peggy Kimmey/ 571-765-7567. Chamber HQ. RSVP

Jan. 15 – Wednesday- 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. – Business After Hours: The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation invites you to explore the National Museum of the Marine Corps after hours. This is a joint networking event with the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce. Event includes tours, appetizers and cash bar. More Info: Nicole Andres/ 571-765-7570. National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle. RSVP

Jan. 29 – Wednesday – 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Business After Hours: Come out and join C.C. Bartholomew for great food, awesome networking and plenty of door prizes, as we celebrate a new year with our new chamber member – Tuscani Grill. More Info: Nicole Andres/ 571-765-7570. Tuscani Grill, 9987 Sowder Village Square, Manassas. 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.

Jan. 2 – Thursday – 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. – Not-For-Profit Council Meeting — Need not be a Not-for-Profit to attend. Topic: FACILITATED INTERACTIVE ROUND TABLE. Question:  What Keeps You Up at Night? Chamber HQ. More Info: Suzanne Lewis/ 571-765-7753

Jan. 7 – Tuesday – 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. – Education & Innovation Committee Meeting. Speakers: Kirsten Burnham and Amy Cunningham from The Library System AND Christine Rodrigo, Natasha Khan & Holly Morello from OmniRide. Topic: The Library System Programs and OmniRide’s Summer Teen Transportation program. Chamber HQ. More Info: Suzanne Lewis/ 571-765-7753

Jan. 7 – Tuesday – 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. – Hispanic Council Meeting. Speakers: Kim Golanski and Dr. O’Brienfrom Novant Health UVA Health System. Topic: Update on the initiatives underway at Novant Health UVA Health System AND speaker from JustServe; a website where volunteers can search for places to serve in the community. Chamber HQ. More Info: Suzanne Lewis/ 571-765-7753

Jan. 9 – Thursday – 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.– Veterans Council Meeting — ALL ARE WELCOME. Speaker:John Quintas, Managing Director, Amazon’s Global Military Affairs. Topic:AMAZON – Military Affairs Programs. Chamber HQ. More Info: Suzanne Lewis/ 571-765-7753

Jan. 13 – Monday – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Economic Development Committee Meeting. Speaker: Bob Schneider – OmniRide. Topic: Western Prince William County update and its economic impact. Chamber HQ. More Info: Ross Snare/ 571-765-1875

Jan. 16 – Thursday – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Policy Committee Meeting. Chamber HQ. More Info: Ross Snare/ 571-765-1875

Jan. 30 – Thursday – 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. – Women’s Leadership Council. Speaker:Debbie JonesPresident & CEO of the PW Chamber of Commerce. Topic: Support & Mentoring: How to Find the Right Match & How to Give & Get! Chamber HQ. More Info: Suzanne Lewis/ 571-765-7753

Jan. 31 – Friday – 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. – Health and Wellness Council Meeting. Speaker: Amy Adams, Executive Director of the Institute for Biohealth Innovation. Topic: Institute for Biohealth Innovation: Some of the best kept secrets are happening at George Mason University Science & Tech Campus, Manassas. Chamber HQ. More Info: Suzanne Lewis 571-765-7753

Chamber Leadshare Groups

Must be a Chamber Member to join a Group. Industry Specific Seats; 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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