Prince William Chamber of Commerce

PW Business Academy


BusinessAcademyLogo_2014Great opportunity to learn new approaches and dust off and refine time tested approaches.”                                                  ~Maggie Smith, Mary Kay Cosmetics

“Best presentation I ever attended! Very valuable information, can’t wait to implement some strategies I learned.”                     ~Pat Heineman, Showcase Portable Exhibits

The Prince William Business Academy is results-oriented, focused on providing information that you can apply to your own business–ideal for new entrepreneurs, growing companies and anybody seeking professional development.   Each session features topic experts who introduce you to proven strategies for business success.   Listed below are the session dates for the Spring 2014 Term.

All courses take place on Thursday mornings at Chamber Headquarters, 8:15-10:30 a.m.

  • March 13th, Goals Without Action Is Just A Wish, Nicole Chamblin – Visions Productivity Solutions, Shari GoodwinJaeger2, Strategies for Success REGISTER HERE
  • March 27th, Entrepreneurs: Taking Your Business to the Next Level,  (Facilitator) Pat Ennis, American Solutions for Business, (Panelists) Patty BaisdenQMT Windchimes; Mike HooverTML – A Xerox Company; Karen SmithThe ARC  REGISTER HERE
  • April 10th, Constant Contact: Simple Strategies for Creating a Successful Email Marketing Campaign, Laura Poindexter, Constant ContactREGISTER HERE
  • April 24th, Word Press: What Is It And How To Use It, Patrick King – Imagine  REGISTER HERE
  • May 8th, Hiring: For Every Hire, There Is A Higher Purpose, Dona Blackman – The Growth Coach  REGISTER HERE
  • May 22nd, Technology 101 to Ease Your Workday– Not as Hard as it Looks, Chris Wilson – TML – A Xerox Company REGISTER HERE
  • June 12th, LinkedIn: A Pathway to Personal Branding & Business Development, Chad Waldrop, TML – A Xerox Company REGISTER HERE
  • June 26th, How Do You Show Up At Your Presentations: WOW! or Meh?, Gary Plaag – Couragio Consulting REGISTER HERE

The cost per session is $25 for Chamber members, $50 for non-members.  Price includes breakfast and materials. Members…Signing up for three or more sessions or sending multiple employees? Call 703-368-6600 or email

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In high school or college? Join us for real-world business lessons! Ask about student discounts.

Special thanks to our 2014 Business Academy Sponsors: 
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First Virginia Community Bank

…and to Imagine for designing the Prince William Business Academy logo.

Cornerstone Partners

Vision Partners

Chamber Partners