Friday, November 9, 2012
Dulles Regional Chamber is holding the T3 Conference and Expo next week.
The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce is holding its first Teaming, Training and Transitioning Conference and Expo on Nov. 16. The half-day event starts with breakfast and features an address by keynote speaker Michael Cardarelli, principal deputy undersecretary for benefits at the US Department of Veteran Affairs. The conference takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at the Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel at George Mason University. The cost is $50 for preregistered business individuals or $60 at the door. Veterans and active servicemen may attend the conference for free if they bring their resume or attend in uniform. Attendees will be able to connect with government contractors, commercial businesses, …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Focus of the annual Hispanic Business Reception was the importance of voting.
The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual Hispanic Business Reception at Cox Business in Herndon where members enjoyed food and discussion. Attendees were able to talk with Voto Latino Executive Director Maria Teresa Kumar. “A good traditional Hispanic gathering includes delicious food, great music and a room filled with happiness,” said New York Life Agent Rebecca Paris, co-chairman of the chamber’s Hispanic Business Council in a press release. The Hispanic Business Council is a bipartisan committee that worked to plan the festivities, including the "rock the vote" theme. The event raised awareness at the importance of voting in the Hispanic community. “The Hispanic Business Council routinely selects high-…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Dynamic ideas brought to first Northern Virginia Innovate Conference.
Northern Virginia's first Innovate Conference, held Oct. 5, brought many ideas and a lot of entrepreneurial spirit to the region. The event was held by the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce and included hundreds of local business professionals, educators and students. The Innovate Conference was held at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner with an aim to set the stage for economic opportunities of change. “We wanted to stimulate business owners’ imaginations for growth, tap into the entrepreneurial arena and generate buzz about change that could actually help improve our sluggish economy,” said Eileen Curtis, president of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce in a press release. The day included a variety of activities, including an …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The Herndon MOMS Club is holding a swap this week, and other events Sept. 17 to 26.
1) The Herndon MOMS Club is going green this week and holding a swap of gently used items. Swap items can include Halloween costumes, baby and child clothing, baby gear, maternity clothes and other items. Unwanted items left after the swap will be donated to a local nonprofit. The meeting is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 651 Dranesville Rd. 2) The Rotary Club of Herndon meets at 7:30 a.m. each Wednesday at Amphora Diner Deluxe in Herndon. This week's meeting will feature speaker Tracy Meredith of Cardinal Bank. 3) The Town of Herndon will hold a Home Maintenance Workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Neighborhood Resource Center. The workshop is free and open to the public. Participants will learn …
Monday, August 20, 2012
The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its Northern Virginia Innovator Award.
Monday, August 20, 2012
The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking individuals, businesses and organizations that have made innovative strides for its first Northern Virginia Innovator Award. The awards will be presented at the chamber's upcoming Innovate! conference on Oct. 5 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. The awards were created to raise awareness about the importance of continuing to be innovative in products, services and more, as well as to help educate about innovative practices in use throughout the area. Nominations are being accepted through Sept. 7. Nominations will be reviewed by a screening committee and finalists will advance to a second round to submit further background information and participate in an …
Monday, May 14, 2012
The 1st Annual Chantilly Day began with a parade along Metrotech Drive.
Members of the Chantilly community, including Westfield and Chantilly high schools, gathered on Saturday, May 12 to participate in the parade that kicked off Chantilly Day. More than 100 business from Chantilly and other nearby communities came together for Chantilly Day. The event was organized by the Chantilly-Centreville Chamber of Commerce, which is part of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Friday, May 11, 2012
The first ever Chantilly Day Festival will feature a car show, live entertainment, business expo, children's fair, parade and more.
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Friday, May 11, 2012
The first ever Chantilly Day Festival will be a large-scale community event at the Sully Place Shopping Center on Saturday, May 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will include a parade along Metrotech Drive, a Taste of Chantilly restaurant celebration, a children’s fair, stage performances, a car show, business expo, awards ceremony, sunset concert and more. More than 100 community businesses are participating in the event, as well as Sully Plantation, Udvar-Hazy Center, and representatives from Chantilly, France. "Chantilly Day is a great way for area businesses to say thank you to our community for supporting us every day," said Saharnaz Farivar of SF Design Group, whose original idea to celebrate the businesses, arts, education and …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Local press will have the chance to ask the Herndon Town Council and mayoral candidates up to three questions at the DRCC candidates forum on April 18. We're taking suggestions for questions.
The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce and Herndon Community Television will host their Herndon Candidates Forum on April 18 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. During the event candidates will make an opening statement that will include resume highlights, their reasons for running and their major issues of concern. The Chamber and HCTV have invited members of the local press, including Herndon Patch editor Leslie Perales, to ask questions of the candidates. There will be a 10-minute intermission, then they will take questions from the audience. What questions do you want answered by the council and mayoral candidates? Are you interested in their positions on the Metro, downtown redevelopment, or economic development? Are you concerned with traffic, …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
NVCP asks Gov. McDonnell and General Assembly to adopt a budget, put aside partisan differences and work to ensure the Commonwealth remains a business-friendly state.
The Northern Virgnia Chamber Partnership is expressing frustration at the 2012 Virginia General Assembly and Governor Bob McDonnell. The Partnership is asking them to work together to support policies that promote a pro-business environment within the Commonwealth of Virginia. The NVCP, made up of the Dulles Regional, Greater Reston and Loudoun County chambers of commerce, is requesting that members of General Assembly begin by adopting a budget. The group says rather than focusing on partisan issues, the General Assembly, as well as Governor Bob McDonnell needs to be focused on keeping Virginia, which NVCP says has been a historically business-friendly state, a good place to start a business and raise a family. NVCP sent a letter to …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce held its annual gala on Saturday night with the theme of Stars Over Dulles. About 340 people attended the event, which benefitted the USO programs, including the Emergency Food Assistance Program and Operation Basic Boot Camp, among others. More than $17,300 was raised for the USO through a paddle auction, with Del. Ken Plum (D-36) serving as the auctioneer. Other guests of note included Sen. Mark Herring (D-33), Del. Tom Rust (R-86) and Herndon Vice Mayor Lisa Merkel, and Council members Grace Wolf and Bill Tirrell. The gala was chaired by Jenet Ahn, owner of Annalee's Formals. AdviCoach was chosen as DRCC Small Business of the Year, GraceFul Care was chosen as Midsize Business of the Year and …