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  1. Thursday, August 8, 2013

    Join the Prince William Chamber for Meet the Media 2013

    Members of the Media are cordially invited to participate in the Prince William Chamber of Commerce's "Meet the Media" event on Friday, September 27; 9:00-11:30 a.m. at Best Western Battlefield Inn in Manassas. Participants are sought in the sectors of: Online Media; Print Media; Broadcast Media. This breakfast event provides the chance for the business people of Greater Prince William County (and Manassas) and members of the media to connect, finding ways to work together. This is an open dialogue between our members and your staff! Contact Andrea Whaley (awhaley@pwchamber.org) for more information on participating in this event. Any media outlet providing one or more publisher, editor or writer will also get FREE exhibit space for your ad sales department. Whether or not you can attend, please fill out the attached form, ensuring that your info is featured in our 2013 Media Guide. We look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience! Andrea Whaley Director of Events Prince William Chamber of Commerce 571-765-1876 // awhaley@pwchamber.org

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  2. Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    Prince William Chamber Installs 2013-2014 Board of Directors

    Members of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce recently gathered to close out their third fiscal year with an Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers at Stonewall Golf Club in Gainesville. The luncheon, sponsored by MTCI-Management & Training Consultants, Inc. served as a celebratory showcase with an Annual Report from Chamber President & CEO Rob Clapper as well as remarks from outgoing Chairman Pete Dolan, Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, Emrich & Walsh, PC and incoming Chairman William White, Apple Federal Credit Union.

  3. Tuesday, April 2, 2013

    April Events of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce

    Listed below is a quick preview of events for the month. For a complete listing of events for the month of April, visit www.pwchamber.org and click on the Online Calendar under the “Events” tab. Also, check our Community Calendar page for events from our members.

  4. Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    Prince William Chamber Urges Bipartisan Vote to Fund Transportation

    On the Virginia Senate's failure to pass a transportation bill, Prince William Chamber President Rob Clapper said, "We are disappointed with the lack of compromise shown in the Senate last night, particularly on something that impacts each and every citizen of the Commonwealth. According to a Texas Transportation Institute report, Northern Virginia has the worst congestion in the nation..."

  5. Monday, February 4, 2013

    Virginia's Largest Chamber of Commerce Supports Medicaid Reform

    With Medicaid becoming a topic of discussion during the 2013 Virginia General Assembly session, Prince William Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Rob Clapper made the following statement: “The Prince William Chamber supports reforms that would make the Commonwealth’s Medicaid program sustainable. Given that Virginia taxpayers are already paying into healthcare reform via taxes levied as part of the Affordable Care Act, it makes sense to take advantage of Medicaid reform."

  6. Monday, February 4, 2013

    Prince William Chamber Donates 500 “Kits” of Warm Clothing

    Just in time for the snow this weekend, members of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce Education Committee dropped off 500 “kits” of warm clothing to 13 Title I elementary schools in the area. Each kit contains a fleece sweat suit, knit hat and gloves. The kits were purchased with funds collected during Winter Warm-UP, a virtual clothing drive that lets businesses and community members to donate online.

  7. Friday, February 1, 2013

    State Legislators Meet with the Job Creators During Chamber Day

    his week, the Prince William Chamber of Commerce invited its members to join them on a trip to Richmond to meet with state policymakers and see government in action. "Chamber Day in Richmond is an opportunity for them to hear from the front lines, to talk to the job creators and gain insight from small business owners,” said Chamber President & CEO Rob Clapper.

  8. Tuesday, January 29, 2013

    Chamber Showcases Innovations in Prince William

    With interactive exhibits, workshops, a keynote address by Virginia Delegate Rich Anderson, and of course, robots, last week’s Innovations Science & Tech Expo offered something for everyone. Nearly 300 people came out to the Continental Event Center for this Prince William Chamber of Commerce event showcasing the many innovative companies located in greater Prince William.

  9. Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    Press Invite: Salute to Armed Services

    Join the Prince William Chamber in honoring the men and women who serve our nation, as we recognize members of the local veteran community, tomorrow, Jan. 16, 11:30 am at Harbour View in Woodbridge. Includes introduction of the Prince William Veterans Council and a keynote by Col. Gregory D. Gadson, Ft. Belvoir Commander, and the first double amputee to serve in that position. Gadson is also an honorary coach of the NY Giants and had a role in the movie Battleship.

  10. Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    Chamber Encourages FBI HQ in Northern VA

    As the FBI seeks a new location for its headquarters, the Prince William Chamber of Commerce joins other area business groups and local jurisdictions with a united message: Northern Virginia welcomes you. While several area jurisdictions are courting the FBI, there is an agreement that any move to Northern Virginia would benefit the entire region.

  11. Friday, January 11, 2013

    LTE: Public-Private Partnerships deliver transportation solutions

    The continued planning and construction of new infrastructure projects is necessary to keep Northern Virginia’s economy strong, and its people moving. However, the state simply does not have the resources to meet current infrastructure maintenance or construction needs. As our legislative leaders continue to debate the long-term solution to our transportation funding challenges, major infrastructure projects will only become a reality through the continued use of Public-Private Partnerships. Transferring the risk from the public to the private sector in many cases provides greater efficiency.

  12. Wednesday, January 9, 2013

    Ft Belvoir Commander Col. Gadson to Keynote "Salute to Armed Services"

    The Prince William Chamber announced that US Army Colonel Gregory D. Gadson, Garrison Commander Fort Belvoir, will keynote its Salute to the Armed Services event, Jan. 16 at Harbour View. Gadson is a double amputee who has gone on to have a breakout role in the movie "Battleship" and helped inspire the NY Giants to two Super Bowl wins.

  13. Wednesday, December 19, 2012

    Legislative Kick-off

    Business leaders had the opportunity to gain insight on key issues for the 2013 General Assembly session during the Prince William Chamber of Commerce’s “Legislative Kick-off.” The event, which was held at Old Hickory Golf Club on December 19, featured members of the Prince William delegation to the Virginia General Assembly.

  14. Tuesday, December 11, 2012

    Prince William Chamber Holds Legislative Kick-off with state legislators, Dec. 19

    The Prince William Chamber of Commerce hosts the Prince William delegation to the Virginia General Assembly during its annual “Legislative Kick-off” on December 19, 8:00 to 10:00 am at Old Hickory Golf Club, 11921 Chanceford Drive near County Center. All members of the business community are invited to meet with elected officials before they head to Richmond for the new legislative session. Businesses do not have to belong to the Chamber to attend.

  15. Friday, November 30, 2012

    Prince William County: Taking Care of Business

    Commercial development delays are costly to a business where delivering a project on time and on budget means success. Prince William Department of Development Services understands that. That’s why, when in the spring of 2012, Prince William County began experiencing an unexpected and significant increase in building plan submissions, they acted quickly to address the problem. But it would take time, since the plan submission numbers were surging to nearly three times monthly averages!

  16. Wednesday, November 21, 2012

    Women's Conference Inspires Prince William Business Leaders

    The Prince William Chamber of Commerce again brought together women business leaders to learn from one another during its Women’s Leadership Conference, held at the Continental Event Center in Manassas. The event offered workshops, exhibits, networking and two keynote presentations. The year’s conference theme was “Celebrate and Cultivate the Success of Women in Business.”

  17. Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    Salute to Armed Services Recognizes Local Heroes

    Now through Friday, December 7, members of the community are invited to sponsor a veteran’s attendance at the Prince William Chamber of Commerce’s “Salute to the Armed Services,” which takes place January 16, 2013, 11:30 am at Harbour View in Woodbridge. The Salute is an opportunity to thank the men and women in our community who have dedicated their lives to protecting our nation. Highlights include recognition of outstanding military members and introduction of the new Prince William Veteran’s Council. For $75, sponsors receive a seat for themselves along with a seat for a local military veteran.

  18. Monday, November 19, 2012

    Inaugural Northern Virginia Telework Summit Takes Place at Prince William Chamber

    This Monday, the first-ever Northern Virginia Telework Summit took place at the headquarters of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce in Manassas, Virginia. The event was hosted by Del. Richard L. Anderson (R-51) and sponsored by the Prince William Chamber, through its Government Affairs Committee and Telework Task Force.

  19. Friday, November 16, 2012

    Chamber Effort Reaches 21,000 Students on National Young Readers Day

    Months of work on the part of Prince William Chamber of Commerce Education Committee came to fruition on November 13, when 441 volunteers came together to read to 21,000 in 34 area schools in celebration of National Young Readers Day (NYRD). Volunteers represent many area businesses as well as parents, grandparents, retirees and others who value the importance of instilling good reading habits.

  20. Friday, November 2, 2012

    Women’s Leadership Conference Comes to Prince William Nov. 14

    This year’s Prince William Women’s Leadership Conference is once again designed to bring together women from throughout the region to learn from and inspire one another. Brenda Blisk, CFP® CEO of Blisk Financial Group and Vice President of Spire Investment Partners will kick the day off with a keynote presentation on “Financial Independence for Women.” Attendees will hear from the second keynote speaker, Gail W. Johnson, RN, MS President/CEO, Rainbow Station, Inc. and PRISM, LLC, at lunch time. Her presentation will focus on “Success: The Ability to Outrun Failure.” An event of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, the conference was met with great enthusiasm when it debuted last year.

  21. Thursday, November 1, 2012

    Prince William’s Largest Business Expo Features 100+ Exhibits: Connections Prize Winners Announced

    While members of the public had the chance to discover area businesses, exhibitors were able to network and meet potential customers. First-time exhibitor Shateea Holmes of The Excelsior Pay Group, LLC said, “It was an amazing experience and definitely a business necessity. I can't wait for next year!”

  22. Wednesday, October 31, 2012

    PW Chamber Hosts "Coffee with the Candidates"

    The Prince William Chamber of Commerce held a “Coffee with the Candidates,” a meet and greet with the two major party candidates for the 11th US Congressional District, Representative Gerry Connolly (D) and Colonel Chris Perkins (R). The event was organized after representatives from the Connolly and Perkins campaigns reached out to Chamber leadership asking for an opportunity to meet with and learn more about business leaders in the district. Held at the Chamber’s Woodbridge branch office at the Mason Enterprise Center, it was free to attend and open to anybody with an interest in the congressional race.

  23. Thursday, October 25, 2012

    Media Alert: Chamber Shares VEDP Budget Assessment with Members

    Prince William Chamber of Commerce President Rob Clapper the organization's more than 2,100 members, representing approximately 70,000 employees, a copy of the joint Virginia Economic Development Partnership and George Mason University assessment of the impact of that pending federal budget cuts could have on the Virginia economy. The Chamber is also urging members to become familiar with and contact their elected officials about the Fiscal Cliff.

  24. Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    Public Invited to free event, Connections Business Expo

    Connections, Prince William’s largest trade show returns on Thursday, October 25 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center, located at 10900 University Boulevard in Manassas. The public is encouraged to attend this family-friendly event of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, which features over 100 exhibitors, food samples and prize drawings, including a $500 cash prize donated by Dominion Virginia Power. There is no charge to attend.

  25. Friday, October 19, 2012

    Redesigned Chamber Site Features Voter Resources and Tools for Businesses

    The Prince William Chamber of Commerce unveiled its redesigned website this week, featuring a sleeker look, faster load times and additional functionality. Manassas-based marketing firm ImagineDesign built the new www.pwchamber.org at no charge to the Chamber. One addition to the site is an advocacy resource center that features voter information and policy news.