Tailor your Chamber experience, staying involved and informed in areas of interest to their businesses. Involvement in these groups is also a great way to grow professionally and even hone leadership skills. Last but not least, Committees and Councils offer focused networking as you work alongside professionals with common interests.
Committees empower members to take an active role in bringing the Chamber mission to life. Committees strengthen Chamber programs and operations while advancing individual business success, economic opportunity and a high quality of life in Prince William.
Councils bring together members with a shared industry or business concern. In these groups, members are able to identify trends within their field, participate in Council-specific programming and connect with fellow Council members.
PLEASE NOTE: Attending committee and council meetings are one of the benefits of Chamber membership so they are not open to the public. Below are when the committees and councils normally meet. On a few occasions, the usual meeting days and times change, so be sure to confirm a few days in advance by checking the Chamber Online Calendar: visit our online calendar
Get Involved With Committees
Meets quarterly, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Exploring Resources & Opportunities. A think-tank that identifies critical business needs, and through their Guest Speaker series promotes business growth agencies, products and services in the region. This group also takes the lead on planning events like the Annual Business Awards. Contact Suzanne Lewis to learn more.
Through its Policy Committee the Prince William Chamber explores policy issues that have an impact on business in the region and empowers members to promote a strong economic environment for companies doing business in the Prince William Region.
Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each Month at 9 am at the Chamber HQ
Contact Ross Snare: firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. Or 703-618-1422.
A Special Thank You to the Policy Committee Year Sponsor!
Meets the 1st Tuesday monthly, 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Developing our workforce for today & tomorrow. Facilitates partnerships between Chamber members, local businesses, educational institutions, and school systems through activities and events that are mutually beneficial. They include monthly Spotlight Speakers, and planning National Young Readers Day at elementary schools, Career Fairs at middle schools and for CTE (Career Technical Education) programs, and Speed Networking at high schools. To learn more contact Suzanne Lewis .
A Special Thank You to the Education & Innovation Committee Year-Sponsor!
Meets the 2nd Monday monthly at Chamber HQ, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Ideal for members who want to keep an eye on commercial developments, opportunities to grow and diversify the local economy and assist municipalities with long-range planning. Meetings feature guest speakers. Contact Ross Snare at: email@example.com to learn more.
Ambassadors play a pivotal role in the success of our Chamber; building and increasing awareness, visibility & membership for the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. They also help recruit new members while increasing retention by supporting and involving members in programs, events and opportunities provided by the Chamber.
Ambassadors are experienced members of the Chamber, so we have some criteria that an “Ambassador in Training” must meet, including:
- The member must be actively engaged and participating in Chamber events and functions for a minimum of 3 months prior to being invited to join the Ambassador Committee;
- The Chamber member must be invited by an Ambassador Committee Co-Chair or Chamber staff member to join the Ambassador Committee.
For more information (or to ask for an invitation), please contact Membership Engagement Specialist, Peggy Kimmey.
Get Involved With Councils
Meeting dates and times vary.
Programs for large & small contractors to exchange information on the latest trends and regulations, and create mutually beneficial partnerships with local, state and federal agencies. Programs include 6 Breakfasts covering a variety of topics, and two Matchmakers –when large contractors & agencies meet one-on-one with our small business owners. Contact Suzanne Lewis for more information.
A Special Thank You to the Government Contracting Year Sponsor!
A Special Thank You to the Government Contracting Series Sponsor!
Women’s Leadership Council
Engaging & Empowering Women
Meets the last Thursday monthly: Networking from 3:00-3:30 / Council Meeting: 3:30-4:30 at the Chamber Headquarters.
A forum where women are empowered and inspired to reach their fullest potential through personal growth, networking, relationship building, and commitment to community.
Co-Chairs: Laura Grigsby, Comcast Spotlight – firstname.lastname@example.org and Marie White, Brock Norton Insurance, email@example.com
Chamber Staff: Suzanne Lewis, Director of Community Outreach, firstname.lastname@example.org / 571-765-7753.
A Special thank you to the Women’s Leadership Council Sponsor!
Meeting dates and times vary.
Connects businesses and individuals with preventative measures and services available to improve wellness in the workplace and overall health & quality of life. They partner with regional organizations by participating in health & wellness related programs; and support the Chamber’s annual Transitions and Frostbite Scramble events. Contact Suzanne Lewis for more information.
A Special Thank You to the Health & Wellness Council Year Sponsor!
Meets the 1st Tuesday, 1:00-2:00 p.m. on the ODD numbered months. English is spoken at all meeting and need not be Hispanic owned business to attend. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Develops partnerships with regional Hispanic organizations & Chambers through their Guest Speakers such as Telemundo, LULAC, HOLA, HOGAR, Homeland Security Immigration Services, to name a few. They host a Chamber Business After Hours that features Hispanic business, and partner with the Virginia Hispanic and Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chambers of Commerce for their annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. Contact Suzanne Lewis for more information.
A Special Thank You to the Hispanic Council Year Sponsor!
Meets the 1st Thursday, monthly at 12:00.-1:00 p.m.
A resource to share information and grow NFP organizations through their Guest Speaker series on topics such as grant writing, managing board of directors, marketing on a NFP budget, finding skill-based volunteers, fundraising, and more. They also host round-table discussions and go on field trips to NFPs organizations to promote their missions. To learn more contact Suzanne Lewis . You need not be a NFP organization to participate.
A Special Thank You to the Not-for-Profit Council Year Sponsor!
Meets the 2nd Thursday, monthly at 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Collaborates with Veteran organizations and offices that educate, train, mentor and provide opportunities for employment of Veterans. Programs include a Guest Speaker series, hosting Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Seminars, attending Job & Career Fairs, the Annual Salute to the Armed Services event, and a Chamber Business After Hours featuring the Veterans Council. Contact Suzanne Lewis for more information.
A Special Thank You to the Veterans Council Year Sponsor!
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Technology & Security Council
Meets 1st Thursday, monthly from 9:00-10:00am
The Mission of the Technology & Security Council is to make Prince William an epicenter of technology and security by engaging, enabling and empowering our businesses.
- Engage the technology and security companies by providing a place where they can come together to listen and share topics of interest.
- Enable the businesses by providing an environment of learning and sharing industry trends and potential opportunities.
- Empower the businesses and create opportunities through teaming and resource sharing to build a more cohesive and competitive business environment.
- Drive the policy and infrastructure in the county to shape the future of Prince William as an epicenter of technology and security.
Contact Suzanne Lewis for more information.
Tourism & Hospitality Council
The Mission of the Tourism & Hospitality Council is to maximize the potential of the travel and tourism industries in Prince William in order to grow our economy, to create jobs and to bring people closer together.
- Looking at travel and tourism in our county, it is key that the private sector comes to the plate in promoting cooperative programs, partnership opportunities and being the flagship for other arenas. Working together is paramount to success!
- The Prince William Chamber supports the Prince William County Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism by being a conduit to promote their programs, events, facilities, and unique experiences to inspire travelers to visit the County as well as to engage our own residents.
Contact Suzanne Lewis for more information.