Date: November 19, 2015
Contact: Andrea Whaley, Director of Marketing & Communications
Prince William Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Brings Business Community, BOCS Together
Manassas, VA- On Monday, November 16 members of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce packed the house at Glory Days Grill on Smoketown Road in Woodbridge for a meet-and-greet reception with the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. Sponsored by Whitlock Wealth Management, the event brought the Board (including newly elected Occoquan District Supervisor Ruth Anderson) together for the first time since the November 3 election.
Chairman Corey Stewart addressed the crowd on behalf of the Board reaffirming their commitment to the region’s business community and stressing the necessity of lowering onerous business taxes. As the only new member of the incoming Board, Supervisor-Elect Anderson introduced herself to Chamber members by echoing the Chairman’s message on bolstering the local business community and highlighting the importance of congestion relief efforts in the County.
Brendon Shaw, Director of Government Relations for the Prince William Chamber of Commerce noted the importance of such opportunities for members. “A big part of our job at the Chamber is ensuring that our small business members (which comprise about 85% of our membership) recognize the need to be involved with local and state representatives in order to create a climate where business can thrive, both here and across the Commonwealth. Events like this one help deliver value to small businesses unsure of just how much their voice matters.” Shaw went on to say that he was pleased with the outstanding turnout at Glory Days Grill, an indicator that many more of the Chamber’s members are seeing the need for their involvement.
Gayle Whitlock, of event sponsor Whitlock Wealth Management, expressed her delight at seeing so many of local elected officials not only show up for the event, but staying to speak with Chamber members and their guests. “It was a great opportunity for our membership, as well as the general public, to meet and greet our Board of County Supervisors- and a true testament to the importance that these elected officials place on partnering with the Prince William Chamber of Commerce.”
For more information on the Prince William Chamber’s Advocacy efforts, go to PWChamberAdvocate.org, or call Brendon Shaw at 571-765-1875.
Occoquan District Supervisor-Elect Ruth Anderson addresses the members of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. Anderson says she will focus on supporting local businesses and improving transportation during her term. (Photo by Prince William Chamber of Commerce)
About the Prince William Chamber of Commerce:
The Prince William Chamber of Commerce is the strongest voice for the business community in the Washington, DC Metropolitan region. Together with our diverse membership, representing nearly 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.