Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce Expanding Its Reach New Opportunities for Partnership and Visibility Allow for Greater Community Impact
The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce (NVBCC) recently released its March/April 2023 issue of the THRIVE e-magazine. This issue highlights the wedding industry, which is an industry of more than $70 billion annually and is powered by small businesses. In its feature, the magazine profiles Charles and Ashley Young, ABC Shark Tank winners and Northern Virginia owners of Bridal Babes. Bridal Babes is the first Black-owned bridal tech firm to cater to all shades and sizes, importantly serving an underrepresented section of the bridal and bridal party populations. The e-magazine welcomes contributions from NVBCC businesses and members; it could be an opportunity to showcase your business and services or provide magazine content. Contact NVBCC for more information!
In other recent developments, the Chamber has hired a Director of Operations and Community Engagement! Michael Anthony, who has a background in multimedia project management and marketing, has been selected to fill this important position. His duties will include representing the NVBCC at local and Chamber events, increasing membership, and positioning current members for greater engagement and partnership. Join us in welcoming Mr. Anthony and committing to working together to help chart the future of the Chamber.
The NVBCC would like you to Save the Date for two important upcoming events in May! The Chamber continues to host its Elite LeadShare networking luncheons; the May luncheon is scheduled for May 25, 2023. The monthly luncheons allow Chamber members to expand their networks and ultimately grow their businesses by making contacts with fellow Chamber members. Secondly, the Government Contracting (GovCon) Committee will be hosting an in-person event on May 18, 2023. To learn more and to register for these business-boosting events, use the links on the NVBCC Events Calendar.
To further drive the impact of our community, check out the NVBCC Events Calendar to also support member-led events happening in the region. In May, there are several events for networking, investing, and professional development to help you and your business by providing resources and support for your ventures. Additionally, Chamber committees need your help! The Chamber committees include GovCon, Events, Membership and the Ambassador Program, Advocacy, and Fundraising. Committees are always looking for volunteers to help make NVBCC initiatives and functions a collective success. Consider joining a committee to expand our community’s reach and profile. For more information, please reach out to the Chamber or call (703) 442-4472.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently approved the nomination of NVBCC’s Executive Director to the Virginia Career Works Board of Directors, Northern Region. This nomination will increase the visibility, impact, and profile of the NVBCC's workforce initiatives in the region.
Lastly, the NVBCC would like to highlight an opportunity for community businesses to apply for the Fairfax Founders Fund. The fund provides grant assistance for early-stage startups with a high-growth trajectory in Fairfax County. It encourages business development and innovation and awards funds of up to $50,000 in early-stage capital, which could further attract angel investors and area partnerships. The funds are available to entrepreneurs of all backgrounds with a focus on targeting underrepresented populations. Click on the link above to learn more and discover the potential awaiting your business.
Media Contact: Tonya White, President of The Write Touch, LLC
NVBCC Board of Directors | Communications Chair
Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce 8300 Boone Boulevard, Suite 450
Tysons Corner, VA 22182