The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to the growth and development of our member partners and those businesses that wish to partner with them. Our goal is to facilitate the economic empowerment of black-owned businesses in Northern Virginia and the success and development of the region.
Through our initiatives, the Chamber provides leadership, strategic information and technical assistance. We serve Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Loudoun County and Prince William County, as well as the other municipalities within the region.
The Chamber is dedicated to maximizing the return on your investment by promoting opportunities to build your networks, to obtain practical entrepreneurial education, and to gain the tools necessary to develop and advance your bushiness in a collegial atmosphere.
Corey Holeman has 20 years of business management, entrepreneurial and executive experience in a variety of fields, including Financial Management, Food Service, Management Consulting, and Event Planning. Corey’s early career in the investment industry culminated with him serving as the Portfolio Manager of 5 funds at The Vanguard Group, totaling over $5 billion in assets. Corey’s financial expertise led him to a position of CFO for a management company which owned and operated 25 restaurants. Corey & his wife Courtney later branched out on their own and grew from 1 to 6 restaurants over 5 year period. In 2008, Corey helped lead the turnaround of National Conferencing, a federal contracting firm which was ranked #2 on the Inc 500’s list of the fastest growing companies in 2013. As a small angel investor, Corey continues to feed his entrepreneurial passion by consulting and investing in business across several fields, including health care, technology, and food distribution companies. Corey is committed to the growth of small minority owned businesses through operational excellence and financial prudence.
Mr. Holeman received his Bachelors Degree in Finance from James Madison University, and holds an MBA from Penn State University. Corey has received numerous awards and recognitions for leadership positions and performance excellence throughout his career. He is a proud member of First Mount Zion Baptist Church. Mr. Holeman remains very active in other community and professional leadership roles including the following:
· Vice President of the Virginia Black McDonalds Operators Association
· Board Member and Investment Committee Chair for the Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund (501c3 for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity)
· Board Member of the McDonalds Richmond, VA Marketing Cooperative
· Thesauristes (Treasurer) of the Epsilon Sigma Boulé
· Prince William County Safe Schools Advisory Council Member
Corey participates in athletic pursuits including triathlons, marathons, and other active sports. He is at his best when spending time with his wife and fellow business partner Courtney, and his kids Jordan & Jalen.
As a licensed Mortgage Loan Originator for Corridor Mortgage Group, Fred Wilson enjoys providing options to clients who desire a relationship with a knowledgeable professional that can offer solutions and guidance tailored to meet each client’s individual needs. With over 12 years of direct lending experience, Fred is uniquely aware of the challenges and issues clients face when trying to identify the appropriate mortgage. Whether the client is a first time home buyer and has an interest in a FHA mortgage, a Veteran desiring to take advantage of the VA loan program benefits or is moving up to a larger home and in need of Jumbo/Non-Agency financing options, Fred’s extensive knowledge and experience along with Corridor’s vast number of loan programs to choose from, allows Fred to provide the best financing options tailored to achieve the goals of each and every client.
Prior to joining Corridor Mortgage Group, Fred was a top producing Mortgage Loan Officer at Freedom Bank for four years where he was instrumental in cultivating relationships with numerous referral partners and many mortgage clients. He is also fortunate to have worked in various positions with other companies which provided him the unique benefit of offering guidance where the majority of his mortgage counterparts are unable to do so. For five years he was President of Lighthouse Homes a residential construction company specializing in single family home building and renovations. Fred is in a rare group of loan officers that have the ability to discuss the intricacies of building a home and financing a home in a single meeting. He also worked as a financial analyst where his analytical skills were sharpened and as an auditor for the IRS where his ability to interpret tax law and evaluate tax strategies developed. It is these additional experiences that offer added value to the clients Fred has the pleasure of working with.
As his mortgage origination business maintains consistent growth, you can expect Fred to continue to improve professionally by enrolling in monthly seminars and courses to remain current with the frequent changes in the mortgage industry. When not working with clients, Fred spends his time as a financial literacy volunteer with Our Daily Bread, a member of First Baptist Church of Vienna, Herndon Rotary Club, Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce, Bridgepoint Connections and a number of other business networking organizations. He is married to Beth (White) Wilson and is the father to three active children; Ashleigh, Stephen and Faith
Edward Williams is an independent financial advisor and founder of DEW Financial Management Group, Inc.
Edward holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from North Carolina A & T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. Edward holds the Series 7, 9, 10, 31, 63 & 65 licenses and registrations through LPL Financial, Insurance Life & Annuity licenses. Edward has over a decade of experience in the financial services industry with Salomon Smith Barney, Citigroup, and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Before coming to the financial services industry Edward had a successful career as a software engineer and a Jackson Hewitt Tax Service franchisee.
Edward is a member of the National Association of Securities Professional (NASP), the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI), and the Financial Services Institute (FSI). He is the current immediate past Chairman of the South Carolina State University Foundation Board, a director of the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce, and affiliated with Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce and is past President of the Association of African American Advisors (Quad-A).
He enjoys reading mystery and suspense books and movies, and being active with community organizations. He also enjoys golf, tennis and other team sports. He and his wife Deborah enjoy their grandchildren and they currently reside in Fairfax, Virginia.
Ashley brings over ten years of strategic and operational experience on the local, state, and federal level for non-profit, for-profit and governmental organizations to The Roseboro Group.
Recently, Ashley worked as the Director of Operations for the Bonner Group, a Washington, D.C.-based progressive non-profit and Democratic political fundraising firm. Their clients include some of the most prominent and effective, progressive organizations across the country. As part of his operations work, Ashley oversaw the financial, legal, operational aspects of the organization. He designed and set up processes that streamlined work and allowed the organization to function at a more efficient and effective level.
Before working for the Bonner Group, Ashley served as the Director of Operations for the Democratic Party of Virginia, where he managed the financial and operational functions of the organization. While at the DPVA, he trained individuals on best practices for campaign finance, implemented strategies that allowed the organization to streamline the operational procedures, and successfully manage the finances of the organization, which led the organization solvency by the end of the fiscal year.
Ashley earned his bachelor’s degree from Greensboro College in Political Science and Sociology and a master’s degree from Boston University in Criminal Justice. He is currently completing his Masters of Business Administration at the College of William and Mary.
Ashley grew up in North Carolina and now resides in the Washington, DC metropolitan area with his wife.