What’s Happening at the Chamber in May

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Provided by Prince William Chamber of Commerce

Take a moment to review the list of events that the Prince William Chamber of Commerce is hosting during May. Please share with anyone that you think would be interested in attending. This includes Upcoming Events, Ribbon Cutting/Business Before and After Hours, Committee & Council Meetings and Community Events CalendarLearn how to get the most out of your membership!
Events marked “Chamber HQ” are held at 9720 Capital Court, Suite 203, Manassas. Other addresses are included with event info.

You are invited to join us:

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. Also addressed will be the legal concerns regarding teaming. Chamber HQ . More Info: Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753 . RSVP
May 7 – Tuesday – 11:30 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 and Exhibit Space Available. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas. More Info: Kelly Elliott / 571-765-7569.  RSVP
May 15 – Wednesday – 9:30 a. m.-1:30 p. m. – Transitions – Resources for Aging Gracefully.  Free and Open to the Public – Share info with your co-workers and staff – $250.00 Exhibit tables still available – $350.00 for Non-Members. Potomac Mills Mall, 2700 Potomac Mills Circle, Woodbridge. Secure your exhibit table with or for posters or post cards, contact Margeaux Clark / 571-765-7571. RSVP
June 7 – Friday – 6:30-10:00 p. m. – Black & White Masked Ball – SAVE THE DATE! Join us for an elegant evening of dinner and dancing as we guess who’s behind the mask. Welcome our new Board members as we install our 2019/2020 Board of Directors. Dress is black tie optional. Black & White Attire. Masks encouraged! More Info: Kelly Elliott / 571-765-7569. RSVP

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

To schedule a Ribbon Cutting, Before/After Hours event, contact Peggy Kimmey.

May 8 – Wednesday – 5:00-6:30 p. m. – Business After Hours & Ribbon Cutting – Lifetime Fitness. Join Chamber Members and  Guests for a Business After Hours Celebration. Life Time Athletic Gainesville, 7801 Limestone Drive, Gainesville. More Info: Peggy Kimmey / 571-765-7567. RSVP
May 16 – Thursday – 1:00-2:30 p. m. – Ribbon Cutting (Ceremony @ 1:30 p. m.) – Join us in celebrating at JVA Auto Services Inc.’s special event at 1105 Horner Road, Woodbridge. More Info: Peggy Kimmey / 571-765-7567
May 17 – Friday – 8:00-9:30 a. m. – Business Before Hours/Networking Breakfast – get that “coming home” feeling at The Fairmont, 9852 Fairmont Avenue, Manassas. More Info: Peggy Kimmey / 571-765-7567.
May 22 – Wednesday – 5:00-6:30 p. m. – Business After Hours Celebration – Join PW Chamber Members and Guests for hard hat tours of the new Rehearsal and Education Wing. The whole community is welcome!
Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, ManassasMore Info: Peggy Kimmey / 571-765-7567. 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.
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 – Friday – 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 – 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
Woodbridge – “Leverage Facebook Communities to Grow your Business”.
Hilton Garden Inn Woodbridge, 2500 Neabsco Common Place, Woodbridge.  For guests using GPS to arrive at the hotel, please use 15000 Smoke Court, Woodbridge
More Info:Peggy Kimmey / 571-765-7567
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 HQ 
More Info: Ross Snare / 571-765-1875
May 9 – Thursday – 9:00-10:00 a. m. – Veterans Council
SPEAKER: Supervisor Victor Angry
TOPIC: Board of Veteran Services for the State of Virginia: Current initiatives, Veteran key issues and legislative bills.
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
May 14 – Tuesday – 9:15-10:30 a. m. – Education & Innovation Committee.  Review Summit; and next year’s planning – Annual FIELD TRIP to Laser Quest, 14517 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge
More Info: Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753
May 24 – Friday – 8:00-9:00 a. m. – Ambassador Committee Meeting
Ambassador Members or anyone who has been a member for three months, wanting to help on-board new members.
Chamber HQ 
More Info: Peggy Kimmey / 571-765-7567
May 30 – Thursday – 3:30-4:30 p. m. – Women’s Leadership Council
Speaker: Sevana Stone – Founder of VersaTel Solutions that focuses on offering solutions for effectively and efficiently maintaining and managing a business. Topic: It Takes a Village to Run Your Business & How to Identify Your Support Team.
Chamber HQ  
More Info: Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753
May 31 – Friday – 12:00-1:00 p. m. – Health & Wellness Council
Topic: Blueprint Virginia 2025
Speaker: Erik Rison, Assistant Director of Public Policy, Virginia Chamber of Commerce – Description: Information on: Rising cost of healthcare for employees and employers; cost of caregivers needing to leave work to care for loved ones; and changing childcare needs.
Chamber HQ 
More Info: Suzanne Lewis / 571-765-7753

Chamber Leadshare Groups

Must be a Chamber Member to join a Group. More Info: Peggy Kimmey.
Gainesville: Tuesday (weekly) 8:00-9:00 a. m. at the Eggspectation Restaurant
Open to All
Woodbridge: Thursday (weekly) 8:15-9:15 a. m. at Tribute at the Glen

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