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April Events of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
For Immediate Release
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Contact: Emily Guerrero, Communications Director
Prince William Chamber of Commerce
The Prince William Chamber of Commerce offers diverse events of interest to business leaders and others in the Northern Virginia community. Chamber events provide information that businesses want to know, whether it is a practical insight that firms can use to improve their bottom line or information on what is happening in Prince William and beyond that affects the community’s capacity to create jobs, increase the tax base and promote an improved quality of life. All Chamber events offer networking opportunities for those seeking valuable new connections or the opportunity to expand their customer base. As the only Chamber of Commerce serving Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, the Prince William Chamber’s events are located in every corner of the community. Members and nonmembers alike are encouraged to attend, with members receiving special discounts.
Listed below is a quick preview of events for the coming 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.
Thursday, April 4
Prince William Business Academy
7:45-10:00 a.m., Chamber Headquarters
9720 Capital Ct., Ste. 203; Manassas
Topic: Sales Track: “Networking = Success”
Presenter: Amelia Stansell, BB&T
Sales Track Sponsor: TML-A Xerox Company
Professional powerhouse Amelia Stansell uses personal experience to illustrate why networking is the key to business success. Learn not only why you should network, but how to do it, from breaking the ice to tying it into your larger goals.
Cost: $25/members; $50/non-members
(View the full Business Academy schedule online at http://pwchamber.org/business-resources/pw-business-academy/)
Friday, April 5
Monthly Business-Building Breakfast (MB3)
Host: UNO Chicago Grill-Manassas,
10701 Bulloch Dr., Manassas
Sponsor: Apple Federal Credit Union
Early morning networking served with a side of hot breakfast, compliments of Uno Chicago Grill. This twice monthly event is key for anyone interested in business development. FREE to attend...but don't let that throw you. You will get MUCH more than you've paid for. First Fridays in Manassas; Third Fridays in Woodbridge--keeping events convenient for all of our members!
Tuesday, April 9
Happy Hour with YPNOVA & the Fauquier Chamber YPs
Host: Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant
8114 Stonewall Shops Sq., Gainesville
YPNOVA Sponsor: The Fauquier Bank
Join the Chamber's Young Professionals and the YP's of the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce for a fun and casual networking event! Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar while you make new contacts! Free to attend, but RSVPs are requested.
Thursday, April 11
Topic: Human Resources Track: “Building a Winning Team”
Presenter: Mary Finnigan, Chief Operating Officer, Benedictine Sisters of VA (Former VP of Administration at Colgan Air)
Human Resources Track Sponsor: First Virginia Community Bank
Build a winning team by implementing Servant Leadership techniques. This session will help you to identify the 10 characteristics of Servant Leadership and how to start incorporating them into your professional relationships. Learn how to break down barriers, build consensus and foster shared commitment among all the members of your team. Taught by an HR professional with over 25 years of leadership experience, this session serves up practical solutions to everyday work situations and will help foster a team environment. Move your organization toward a more positive and productive work environment that encourages all employees to embrace and support your mission. Gain insight on:
· Servant Leadership
· Leading by Example
· Building Consensus Among Colleagues
· Securing Employee Buy-in
· Understanding Your Group Dynamic and Increase Productivity
Wednesday, April 17
PW Education Summit
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Four Points by Sheraton
10800 Vandor Ln.; Manassas
Main Event Sponsor: Smart Beginnings Greater Prince William
This year the Summit focuses on education as it relates to the workforce development pipeline that begins at birth. Nearly 90% of the human brain has formed by age 5, making the early years the most critical foundation for all future learning. The program will feature the perspectives of both the academic and the business communities as it relates to the critical nature of early childhood education. We will also be presenting scholarships to 3 outstanding graduating high school seniors.
Cost: $30/members prepaid; $35 at the door; $45/non-members; $50 at the door
YPNOVA Monthly Mixer
Host: Bahama Breeze Island Grille
2714 Potomac Mills Cir.; Woodbridge
Join the Chamber's Young Professionals for a fun and casual networking event! Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Free to attend, but RSVPs are requested.
Thursday, April 18
Topic: Sales Track: “Building a Superior Sales Pipeline”
Presenter: Brent Watts, TML-A Xerox Company
Sales Track Sponsor: TML- A Xerox Company
Building your pipeline – this concept may be the hardest thing to accomplish in professional sales. This class will try to answer many questions involved in building a world class sales pipeline, including:
This session will also cover how to identify a prospects buying cycle and classify them in the pipeline.
Friday, April 19
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Host: UNO Chicago Grill-Woodbridge
2680 Prince William Pkwy., Woodbridge
Sponsor: Burke & Herbert Bank
Early morning networking served with a side of hot breakfast, compliments of Uno Chicago Grill. This twice monthly event is key for anyone interested in business development. FREE to attend...but don't let that throw you. You will get MUCH more than you've paid for. First Fridays in Manassas; Third Fridays in Woodbridge--keeping events convenient for all of our members! Reservations requested. No charge to attend.
Wednesday, April 24
PW Valor Awards 2013
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Hunt Golf & Country Club
6901 Arthur Hills Dr.; Gainesville
Guest Emcee: Jim Vance, NBC4
Presenting Sponsor: Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
Business community: This is your chance to honor our police, fire and rescue workers for acts above and beyond the call of duty in the name of public safety. Their work enables us to do our jobs and live our lives free from fear. Daily they serve; let’s tell them how much that service means to us!
Thursday, April 25
Topic: Marketing Track: “Developing the Ultimate Marketing Plan”
Presenter: Sherri Arnaiz, Sherri Arnaiz Web Design
Marketing Track Sponsor: ASHA Public Relations, LLC
This session is for those who have struggled to get the whole marketing/communications picture for their business/organization or who want to commit to a program of consistent, clear communications and need a framework to build upon.
We’ll review and share what strategies have worked for participants and provide sample plans along with a customized overview for your own program. You’ll learn what will fit within your time/budget considerations so you can stick with your plan.
Marketing is simply communicating—clearly and consistently—over time, who you are, what you do, and why I might want to do business with you. You’ll have an opportunity to evaluate what you are currently doing and learn how to be more efficient and effective with your future marketing efforts.
Business After Hours
Host/Sponsor: Burke & Herbert Bank
9103 Centreville Rd.; Manassas
Complimentary networking event for members. Visitors welcome. RSVPs requested.
Friday, April 26
8:00-9:30 a.m., Chamber Headquarters
Learn how to gain a solid return on investment from membership in the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. Open to members and non-members alike. Free to attend. RSVPs requested.
Monday, April 29
Orientation for PW Chamber Trip to China
5:30-7:00 p.m., Chamber Headquarters
Learn about the trip to China being offered through the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. No commitment required. This informational session is free to attend. RSVPs requested.
Registration available in the online calendar at www.pwchamber.org. You may also contact Anita Duecaster in the Chamber offices to register. Call 703-368-6600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us online for the most up-to-date information at www.facebook.com/pwchamber or on Twitter (@PWchamber for news from the Chamber or @PWBizNews for news & updates from our members).
The Prince William Chamber of Commerce is the largest voice for the business community in the Washington, DC Metropolitan region. Together with our nearly 2,100 members that represent over 70,000 employees, we work to create an environment where business and people thrive. To accomplish this, we focus our efforts in the key areas of business growth, economic development, advocacy, education and community outreach. In this way, we are building a solid foundation for the success of our business members and our community. For more information, visit our website at www.pwchamber.org or call the Prince William Chamber at 703-368-6600.
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Manassas, VA 20110
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Woodbridge, VA 22192
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