Prince William Chamber of Commerce

Committees and Councils

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

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Business Growth

Business Growth

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.

 

Policy

Policy

Positions Prince William as a premier business location and promotes strong economic environment & pro-business policy; typically meets 3rd Tuesday, 9:30 am at Chamber HQ. Committee does not meet in August. Contact Ross Snare: rsnare@pwchamber.org to learn more.

Education & Innovation

Education & Innovation Committee 

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!

 

Economic Development

Economic Development Committee

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: rsnare@pwchamber.org to learn more.

 

 

 

 

Ambassadors

Ambassadors

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.

Events

Events

Plan & organize various Chamber events; typically meets as needed. Contact the Chamber HQs to learn more.

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Government Contracting

Government Contracting

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!

 

 

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness 

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!

 

 

 

Hispanic

Hispanic 

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!

Not-for-Profit

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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!

 

 

Veterans

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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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