Community Golf Tournament
Join us for Community Golf Tournament. Date: Monday, August 29,2022 Time: Check-in 8:00am, Shotgun 8:30am Location: Chantilly National Golf Club Golfers and Non-Golfers Welcome Register Here: www.nvbccgolftourney.com We have the day planned for golfers and non-golfers. We look forward to see you!
Take a look at the new digital business magazine launched by the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce. THRIVE Magazine is dedicated to bringing our network timely and valuable business information designed for success. THRIVE is committed to providing resources, leadership, and advocacy to promote African American community's prosperity.
Exciting Start to 2022 for the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce Chamber Sees Growth, Innovation, and Community Building
The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce (NVBCC) started 2022 on strong footing with several events and initiatives to strengthen its network and encourage the sustainability and growth of Black-owned businesses in Northern Virginia.
NVBCC Economic Forum
The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce Economic Forum will take place on Tuesday May 17, 2022, from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM at the Fairview Park Marriott 3111 Fairview Park Dr. Falls Church, VA. 22042.
NVBCC Economic Forum
Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce Announces Its Economic Forum Event Will Present Economic Opportunities and Discuss Rebounding the Local Economy The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce (NVBCC) will be hosting an Economic Forum on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. The host organization will receive its members and guests from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM at the Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, in Falls Church, Virginia.https://bit.ly/2022EconomicForum
Elite Lead Share
Date: Thursday May 26, 2022 Time: 11:30 am - 1:00pm Location: Hyatt Regency-Crystal City 2799 Richmond Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 Complimentary Parking- Valet or Park Under Hotel Garage
May 24 - Virginia’s Small Business Certification Program (SWaM)
The Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned (SWaM) business certification is Virginia’s small business program to enhance procurement opportunities for SWaM businesses participating in state-funded projects. Join us to learn the advantages of SWaM certification and how to apply for it.Speaker: Verniece Love, Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier DiversityTo register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-time-to-scaleup-virginias-small-business-certification-program-tickets-267678502607
Community Trivia Night
Join the NVBCC for Community Trivia Night! Invite work colleagues , create a team table, order from the Caboose menu and let's see how much you know about beer? Date: Thursday June 16,2022 Time: 6:30-8:00pm Location: Caboose Commons 2918 Eskridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22031
May 17 - New Virginia: Scaling4Growth Program Overview
May 17 - New Virginia: Scaling4Growth Program OverviewNEW VIRGINIA: Scaling4Growth is Virginia’s brand of the Interise Streetwise MBA program. This six-month program is designed for business owners to learn how to scale their business by assessing their business model and becoming more efficient. Join us to learn if your business qualifies to participate in this free training program.Speaker: Kathy Dolan, Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier DiversityTo register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-time-to-scaleup-new-virginia-scaling4growth-program-overview-tickets-266252346937
May 10 - Virginia’s Procurement System (eVA)
May 10 - Virginia’s Procurement System (eVA)eVA is Virginia’s online, electronic procurement system. This session will provide an overview of the Virginia’s procurement process, purchasing policies, and the eVA tools that are available to assist you in navigating the procurement process. Everything for procurement in Virginia is all in eVA so join us to learn about the eVA system.Speaker: Kim Brewer, Virginia Department of General ServicesTo register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-time-to-scaleup-virginias-procurement-system-eva-tickets-267666205827
May 3 - Financing Options from Virginia Small Business Financing Authority (VSBFA)
May 3 - Financing Options from Virginia Small Business Financing Authority (VSBFA) The Virginia Small Business Financing Authority (VSBFA) is the financing arm of the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity. VSBFA offers direct loan programs, credit enhancing programs, and bond and grant programs to small businesses. Join us to learn financing options from VSBFA for your small business.Speaker: Karen White, Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier DiversityTo register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-time-to-scaleup-virginia-small-business-financing-authority-tickets-266802703067
NVBCC- Lead Share Launch- Springfield , VA
Join the NVBCC as we launch 'Business Stamina' Lead Share Luncheons throughout Northern Virginia! When: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Where: Austin Grill- Springfield VA Time: 12pm to 1:30pm Fees: All attendees are responsible for their meals and beverages. Contact: LeAnn White | AVP, Business Development OfficerFVCbank, Manassas | Prince William County(O) 571.512.3112 | (C) 703.397.6238 | (F) 703.335.0985LWhite@FVCbank.com | www.FVCbank.com
Manassas Lead Share
Join the NVBCC in Manassas! When: November 9,2021Where: Tropical Bites- 8130 Ashton Ave, Manassas, VA 20109Time: 12pm to 1:30pm
Ashburn Lead Share
Join the NVBCC in Ashburn! When: November 11,2021 Where: Matchbox Restaurant- 44720 Thorndike St Ashburn, VA 20147 Time: 12pm to 1:30pm
Date: December 7,2021 Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm Location: Matchbox Restaurant
Date: December 8,2021 Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm Location: Austin Grill
Tyson/Merrifield Lead Share
Date: December 9,2021 Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Location: Matchbox Restaurant
Date: December 14,2021 Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm Location: Tropical Bites
Ashburn Lead Share
Date: December 16, 2021 Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm Location: Matchbox Restaurant
Arlington County Lead Share
January 4,2021 from 12pm- 1:30pm. Kick off the year building your network. Join the Lead Share Luncheon in Arlington.
Fairfax County Lead Share Group
January 6, 2022 from 12:00pm-1:00pm. Let's kick off the New Year building your networking in Fairfax County!
Prince William County Lead Share Group
Let's kickoff connecting your business in Prince William County. January 11, 2022 from 12pm-1pm. $10 Members $25 Non-Members
Women Innovating Success
A five (5) week online experiential series connecting with women in the Northern Virginia Region Innovating Success! We will celebrate Women Community Impact Leaders. We will connect to local women business leaders who are impacting the community and navigating the local landscape. We will share your story to media publishers looking for you. We will learn from Women in the Wellness industry who 'Have your back'. We will Hydrate Your Business. SAVE THE VIRTUAL DATES: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Arlington Lead Share Luncheon
Join the NVBCC for Lead Share Luncheon in Arlington County! Meet colleagues at Matchbox at noon.
Happy Hour & Trivia Night
Happy Hour & Black History Trivia Thursday, February 18,2022 Time: 5pm- 8pm 10% proceeds benefit the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce. Can't attend the event? Donate to the Chamber.
Profiles of Success- NVBCC General Annual Meeting & Holiday Celebration
Join the NVBCC for the Annual General Member Meeting and Holiday Celebration! Date: December 2,2021 Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Please arrive 5:45 pm as we have NVBCC business to address and will begin the meeting promptly at 6:00pm. Special Guest Speaker, Victor Hoskins will address the Chamber to share insight for recovery efforts of the NoVA Economic Group. We will then join our friends and colleagues for dinner, networking and entertainment. Members pay $45. Non-Members pay $60 Sponsorship Opportunities available! Thank you to Upslope Advisors , BridgeCross LLC, Southern Made Home Care for their generous support of this event.
NVBCC- Lead Share Launch- Pentagon City, VA
Join the NVBCC as we launch 'Business Stamina' Lead Share Luncheons throughout Northern Virginia! Where: Various locations throughout Northern Virginia. We will begin in Arlington VA! When: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Time: 12pm to 1:30pm Contact: LeAnn White | AVP, Business Development OfficerFVCbank, Manassas | Prince William County(O) 571.512.3112 | (C) 703.397.6238 | (F) 703.335.0985LWhite@FVCbank.com | www.FVCbank.com
Technology's Impact on Minority Business
The Alliance Technology Consortium, in partnership with the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce will host a five-part business and technology video conference. We want to increase the technology impact awareness of Washington, DC metropolitan minority small businesses, the impacts of the various new technologies and their impact upon their companies NOW and the next three years.
Stop #6 Community Listening Tour Loudoun County
Join the NVBCC to connect with colleagues in Loudoun County. We are grateful for business owners and community partners meeting us throughout this tour. We hope you will join us at Matchbox in One Loudoun for an evening of professional networking and listening to what you need for your business to thrive in the area. We look forward to spending quality time with you.
Stop #5 Happy Hour Community Listening Tour- Arlington VA
Do you work , live & play in Arlington VA? We want to meet you! Join NVBCC Community Partners and Chamber Leadership for Happy Hour. Invite your colleagues. You do not need to have a business to attend this gathering. Share with us your needs and wants for your business and career success. We look forward to see you at Tupelo Honey!
1 Step Forward- NVBCC Run/Walk Challenge
Join the NVBCC for our First Virtual Walk/Run Challenge! If you’ve got your health, you’ve got everything. And that goes for the health of our Northern Virginia Black Business Community, too! Join us in this fun fitness challenge - to get healthy, support our friends, families and colleagues, and invest in our Northern Virginia business economy to create a better, healthier economic future. Walk - Run - or Even Roll (got a wheelchair? Join in!)On Your Own, or With A Team!
Stop #4 Happy Hour Community Listening Tour- Alexandria VA
Enjoy Happy Hour! Join us to network and connect with Business Leaders in the community. Meet NVBCC Board Members and a few of our Community Partners! Share with us your needs and want in the community for your business and/or career.
Black Business Month
August is National Black Business Month, and it's an opportunity to recognize the Black-owned businesses across the nation. In 2020, National Black Business Month was particularly important given the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities. Economists have indicated prior to the COVID-19 crisis, minority entrepreneurs, who own 37% of all businesses, faced greater challenges in starting, running and growing their entities. It was predicted that 40% of black businesses would not be able to survive the pandemic. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Blacks or African Americans owned approximately 124,551 businesses, with about 28.5%(35,547) of these businesses in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector, the highest percentage of any minority group. Other categories include advertising firms, auto dealerships, consulting services, restaurants, barbershops, beauty salons.
Stop #3- Happy Hour- Community Listening Tour-Prince William County
Meet us for Happy Hour! Members of the NVBCC leadership team and community partners want to connect with you. The NVBCC is on a mission to connect with businesses and organizations in Northern Virginia. If you work, live and play in PWC...Join Us! Date: July 15,2021 Location: Electric Palm 12745 Sea Ray Lane Woodbridge VA 22192 Time: 6:00pm - 7:30
Press Release- America's Top States for Business
Governor Ralph Northam announced that CNBC, a world leader in business news, has named Virginia as America’s “Top State for Business” in 2021. Barry DuVal, President and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement regarding Virginia’s consecutive recognition as the Top State for Business by CNBC. https://vachamber.com/2021/07/13/press-release-virginia-chamber-statement-on-virginias-recognition-as-top-state-for-business-by-cnbc/ full ranking, released today, is available at https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/13/americas-top-states-for-business.html. Sheila Dixon, Executive Director of NVBCC shares with the Governor's Office, “We are thrilled to see that CNBC has acknowledged the critical importance of diversity to the strength and vibrancy of an economy, and that Virginia has ranked highly in this area. Our progress is encouraging but we still have a long way to go. We hope this exciting win will serve as a rallying cry for businesses to continue the important work of promoting inclusivity across the Commonwealth.”
Stop #2-Happy Hour-Community Listening Tour-Fairfax County
Meet us for Happy Hour! Members of the NVBCC leadership team and community partners want to connect with you. The NVBCC is on a mission to connect with businesses and organizations in Northern Virginia. If you work, live and play in Fairfax County...Join Us! Date: June 17,2021 Location: Maker's Union Pub for the People. 1811 Library Street Reston VA 20190 Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Masks Up...Tees Up
Join the chamber for our first in person event! Meet your online colleagues , reconnect with Chamber members and tee up the conversations. We have you covered rain or shine. Date: Thursday, June 10,2021. Time: 6pm-9pm. Spots are filling up!
Time to Scale UP-Federal Certifications for your business
The SBA provides several certification programs to help small businesses win federal contracts. Whether you are a disadvantaged business, women-owned business, service-disabled veteran-owned business or located in a HUBzone, join us to learn which program is best for your small business.
Community Listening Tour
Join the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce as we embark on a Regional Listening Tour. We want to hear about the state of your business and community. Community business partners from around the region will join us and you will have the opportunity to network. Our first stop will be virtual! May 25 at 3pm- We will discuss the American Rescue Plan , Small Business Funding, SBA programs and more. Bring your questions to the call. Speaker Marlon Dubisson, District Director Office of Congressman Gerald E. Connolly, VA11
Time To Scale up-eVA
eVA is Virginia’s online, electronic procurement system. This session will provide an overview of the Virginia’s procurement process, purchasing policies, and the eVA tools that are available to assist you in navigating the procurement process. Everything for procurement in Virginia is all in eVA so join us to learn about the eVA system. Speaker: Kim Brewer, Virginia Department of General Services
Time to Scale UP- Financing Options
The Virginia Small Business Financing Authority (VSBFA) is the financing arm of the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity. VSBFA offers direct loan programs, credit enhancing programs, and bond and grant programs to small businesses. Join us to learn financing options from VSBFA for your small business. Speaker: Karen White, Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity
Member Spotlight: Jane Reynolds
THE HONORABLE JANE M. REYNOLDS. She is the FIRST African American Female JUDGE for the 15th Judicial District, covering Caroline County, Essex, Fredericksburg, Hanover County, King George, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond County, Spotsylvania , Stafford County, and Westmoreland, Virginia. Please, take some time and help congratulate Jane Reynolds on this tremendous accomplishment. Intern, Jarrett Alexander, interviewed Jane.
Level UP- Marketing Summit
We are excited to share this 3-Day luncheon experience. Learn from fellow NVBCC members and Guest Speakers as they help your team to Level-UP marketing skill sets and techniques to reach your ideal clients.
Member Spotlight: Freddie Jackson
Mortgages are his business, his expertise, and his success is wholly dependent on your satisfaction, which is why Freddie is fully committed to providing you sound advice and great service. At Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. you'll find a knowledgeable and experienced staff, a wide variety of loan options, and quick, efficient processing. We are grateful for his Corporate support of the NVBCC
Year of Strength
Join members of the NVBCC for an evening of music and celebration! What are we celebrating? The ending of one year of working through the pandemic...One year of building Chamber relationships is on the rise. We'll send out a membership gift and have DJ Drex to keep the momentum going! If you have been wanting to connect with the NVBCC, this will be a perfect opportunity to meet members and board members. We'll have some gifts and prizes too! Register before March 24,2021 to receive your gift. Date: Tuesday, March 30,2021 Time: 6pm -7:30pm
Kidpreneur Spring Break Camp
NVBCC and National Association for Kidpreneurs partner on a 3 day Spring Break Camp! Sign up for a virtual three day workshop series for youth ages 8-17! Learn how to turn their passion into an entrepreneurial business idea. Students are instructed on how to create a business plan and a professional pitch. Participants will hear from current Kidpreneurs, learn what makes a great product and/or service idea, and create a simple business plan. Topics:Identifying Business IdeasMarketingBudgetingPublic SpeakingBrandingTime Management
Member Spotlight: Networking Engineering Technologies
Thank you Networking Engineering Technologies for sponsoring the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce. We are grateful for the support of our new member, Ronal Butler.