Tailor your Chamber experience, stay involved and informed in areas of interest to your 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 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 is 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 Councils

Future Leader & Entrepreneur Exchange (F.L.E.X.) formerly Young Professionals

F.L.E.X. is a group of Young Professionals who are working to connect with the business community and on professional development. Our Mission is to connect young leaders with diverse individuals for the purpose of enhancing professional and personal network in addition to providing career development resources. This group meets on an irregular basis in a variety of networking and personal development events. This group is seeking young professionals to participate, as well as locations for socials, networking events or speakers for professional development. Sponsorship available for 2020-2021.

Contact: Colleen Chaplin // cchaplin@pwchamber.org

Get updates on our Facebook Page.

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING COUNCIL

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 workshops covering a variety of topics, and two Matchmakers –when large contractors & agencies meet one-on-one with small business owners.  A few sponsorship opportunities are available for these programs. Contact us here for more information about the Council and sponsorships.

A Special Thank You to the Government Contracting Year Sponsor!

HEALTH & WELLNESS COUNCIL

Meets the last Friday monthly from 12:00-1:00 pm.

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 Us for more information here.

A Special Thank You to the Health & Wellness Council Year Sponsor!

HISPANIC COUNCIL

Meets the 1st Tuesday monthly, 1:00-2:00 p.m

ALL ARE WELCOME! English is spoken at all meetings and you need not be a Hispanic-owned business to attend.

Develops partnerships with regional Hispanic organizations & Chambers through their Guest Speaker Series such as Telemundo, LULAC, HOLA, HOGAR, Homeland Security Immigration Services, to name a few.  They host a Chamber Business After Hours, and partner with Hispanic Chambers of Commerce for an annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration. Contact us for more information here.

A Special Thank You to the Hispanic Council Year Sponsor!

NOT-FOR-PROFIT COUNCIL

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 an 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 us here . You need not be an NFP organization to participate.

A Special Thank You to the Not-for-Profit Council Year Sponsor!

TECHNOLOGY & SECURITY COUNCIL

Meets the 1st Thursday, monthly at 9:00.-10:00 a.m.

The Technology & Security Council works 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.

To learn more contact us here!

 

A Special Thank You to the Technology & Security Council Annual Sponsor!

VETERANS COUNCIL

Meets 2nd Thursday monthly, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

ALL ARE WELCOME – need not be a Veteran to participate!

The Council promotes regional economic growth and stability by collaborating with other organizations and agencies that educate, train, mentor and provide opportunities for employment of our Veterans and Base Installations. It leverages the Chamber’s resources to deliver programs that include: Job Placement, Workforce Information, and Transition & Training Services.

Special Events: The Council plans the Chamber’s Salute to Armed Forces annual Signature Event ~ a Business After Hours ~ and Job/Career & Hiring Fairs. To learn more contact us here!

 

A Special Thank You to the Veterans Council Annual Sponsor!

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Meets the 4th Thursday monthly, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

A vibrant forum in which women, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, income level or social status, are empowered and inspired to reach their fullest potential through personal and professional growth,  networking, relationship building, and commitment to community. (Men also welcome to attend.)

  • Development of leadership skills, fostering professional growth, personal development and business advancement.
  • Offering Education, training and networking opportunities.
  • Creating a culture of support and encouragement by inspiring one another in our shared commitment to greatness to improve ourselves, our businesses and our community.

To learn more contact us here.

A Special Thank You to the Women’s Leadership Council Annual Sponsor!

POLICY ADVISORY COUNCIL

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each Month, 9:30-10:30 a.m. via Zoom.

The Chamber’s Policy Advisory Council is dedicated to advocating for commonsense policies that foster prosperity and economic opportunity in Northern Virginia.  The policy program encourages pro-business legislation at all levels of government, connects business leaders with policymakers and empowers members to impact the way business is done in the Prince William region.

The focus of this Council is to provide the general membership of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce the opportunity to hear about and discuss public policy issues as they relate to the business environment in Prince William, Manassas, and Manassas Park. Meetings are open to all Chamber members and are a great way to make their voices heard on issues that impact their business. This Council DOES NOT set or determine Chamber positions or policies; that authority lies with the Chamber Board of Directors, but, the council can call attention to issues the Board should review.

To learn more contact Ross Snare.

A Special Thank You to the Policy Advisory Council Annual Sponsor!

Get Involved with Committees

AMBASSADORS COMMITTEE

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 Margeaux Clark.

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.

Thank you to our Economic Development Committee Annual Sponsor

EDUCATION & WORKFORCE COMMITTEE

Meets the 1st Tuesday monthly, 9:30 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 planning:

  • Monthly Spotlight Speakers that impact education & workforce development;
  • National Young Readers Day to promote literacy at elementary schools;
  • Networking & Interviewing Techniques – 2 Day Program at high schools;
  • Chamber’s Annual Education & Workforce Summit Signature Event.

Partner with the three school districts to support the Career Fairs at middle schools and the CTE (Career Technical Education) programs.

To learn more contact us here.

A Special Thank You to the Education & Workforce Committee Year-Sponsor!