Chairman Update

Chairman Update

Dear Chamber Colleague,

We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our community, customers, and associates very seriously. Like you, we're closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

I recently asked myself this question:

“How can I ask our members to renew their membership when the COVID-19 outbreak has all but devastated our economy?”

My answer?

“How can I not ask?”

It would be disingenuous if I were to be apologetic toward the value of this organization. Long before the coronavirus epidemic, in times of change, NVBCC has circled the proverbial wagons. Today is no different.

Look at your email inbox. Your chamber team has been relentless in researching and providing timely, relevant information to help members survive and move forward.

My confidence in the value of membership is unwavering. Whether in the past or today, the chamber staff and board remain laser-focused on meeting the needs of and advocating for chamber members and our community as a whole.

As for your dues, discounting your membership investment would be discounting the value of Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce. That being said, to ensure we all “keep our wagons together,” during this uncertain time, we are grateful to our members who invest in the ability to be promoted through our NEW membership benefits, engage in online programming and are receiving business support from one another.

Over our Zoom calls, Chamber Members are banning together to keep the NVBCC voice loud and strong with ability to access local and state government leaders. In one call, Senator Warner issued a challenge for his staff to address NVBCC questions and his team 'stepped up' to provide us with the resources requested.

We have members on our virtual Business Stamina calls, building relationships and doing business with one another. You may have seen NVBCC highlighted in the Washington Business Journal with our fellow constituents who are collectively in agreement..."We Have Your Back" during this time! Of course we have to support one another with a social event. Check our calendar for upcoming Social Networking opportunities.

We are ready and anxiously awaiting to continue the momentum of our NVBCC members and want you to be part of something greater than ourselves!

You will receive the full benefits associated with your current investment through the recovery period. It's prime time to re-engage with us and continue moving forward! Become a NVBCC Member.

Sincerely,

Corey Holeman,
Chairman Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (703) 442-4472