Press Release
For Immediate Release
Date: 8/5/2014
Contact: Andrea Whaley, Prince William Chamber of Commerce, 703-368-6600

Prince William Chamber of Commerce Invites Town Mayors to Appear Before Business Community
Inaugural “Meet the Mayors” Luncheon to be Held August 7

Manassas, Virginia – On Thursday, August 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., members of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce will gather for the inaugural Meet the Mayors Luncheon at Westminster at Lake Ridge. The Mayors of the Towns of Dumfries, Haymarket, Occoquan and Quantico have been invited to participate in a panel discussion addressing areas such as economic development, transportation and infrastructure improvements. The event is sponsored by The Harvey Insurance Agency, The Haven at Fortuna Village, The Computer Doctor and The Clubs at Quantico & Crossroads Event Center. Michael Carlin, Founding Partner with Access Point Public Affairs will act as a moderator for the panel.
Chamber Chairman Debbie Bennett of Bennett, Atkinson & Associates, PC pointed out the need for Meet the Mayors when she said, “Each year the Chamber hosts the State of Prince William which connects the governments of Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park with business and civic leaders to examine current affairs and future goals for the Prince William region. State of Prince William has been very popular, but it is already a lengthy program, leaving little room to add on to it. Last year Chamber staff and key members of our Board of Directors began to think, ‘The Towns within Prince William County address economic development, transportation and infrastructure improvements, just like their larger jurisdictional counterparts. They could benefit from participating in a similar forum.’ So the idea for Meet the Mayors was conceived.”
Bennett went on to say, “It is the hope of the Chamber that Meet the Mayors creates an environment where the towns can discuss key areas of business growth, economic development, advocacy, and community outreach. Likewise, we hope that our member business owners will gain a greater understanding of how they can get involved in local government at every level. If you are living, working or doing business in any of these towns, you should be with us on Thursday. ”
Tickets to the luncheon are $35 for Chamber members and $45 for future Chamber members. The public and news media are encouraged to attend. To register, go to, or call 703-368-6600.
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 or call the Prince William Chamber at 703-368-6600.