Consider your Chamber staff another resource that comes with your membership. Ask us about ways to get involved, how to connect with your target audience, or just bounce ideas off of us! Use the following contact list to find the go-to person for key areas of member support. Click below to learn more about each staff member and discover a description of key areas of responsibility.
If you’re not sure who to contact, call the Chamber’s main number at 703-368-6600.
Primary Areas of Responsibility: Member Concerns & Compliments // Sponsorship Sales // Information and answers to questions on locating your business in Prince William County or the Cities of Manassas & Manassas Park // Media Contact
How long have you been with the Chamber? I started April 18, 1990 as the Communications Coordinator– 29 years ago!
What drew you to work at the Chamber? Actually a friend of mine told me that there was an opening at the Chamber, he felt that I would be a great fit. I was ready for a change and boy did I get a change! What has kept me at the Chamber is the people that I have met, the opportunities that I have had and the chance to make a difference in this community and, I hope, in the lives of many individuals.
What is the thing you love most about your job? I love connecting people! I like that every day is different. To give you an example, 6 months after becoming the President & CEO in 1993 Disney announced their plans for Disney America in Haymarket. What a whirl wind experience! But fun!!
What do you like to do in your spare time? I love to travel and explore new places. I spend a lot of time with family and friends. I volunteer my time with different nonprofit organizations in the region. I also have a beautiful art studio that I wish I made more time to enjoy!
If you owned a business, what kind of business would it be? If I owned a business I think I would like to be a broker for artists. Many talented artists produce amazing works of art but do not know how to market or sell their product.
What is one thing you wish you could tell every member? The Prince William Chamber is a resource for you and your business. Remember to use it- whether for personal or professional reasons. We have a vast knowledge of the community and usually know what is happening, often before it happens. We can help you meet whomever you need to know. We are experts at making connections. People to people, projects to people, companies to companies- you name it!
Ross W. Snare IV, is the product of a proud military family and a Christopher Newport Alumni (’13). He currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, one of the largest Regional Chambers of Commerce in Virginia. Prior to his time with the Chamber he served in a variety of capacities as a political aide to Federal, State and Local elected officials from across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Throughout his time at the Prince William Chamber, he has led the efforts to improve the business climate in the region by advocating pro-business and economic development policies and projects and has been an advocate for workforce development, educational opportunities and making Virginia the best place for business.
Snare has served on a variety of Boards and Commissions. He served on the Christopher Newport Alumni Society Board of Directors from ‘14-‘18 and as President from ’16-’17, Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) Board of Directors and currently serves on the Prince William Education Foundation (SPARK), the Hylton Performing Arts Center Development Committee, the Manassas Business Council (Vice-Chair) and the Manassas Regional Airport Commission.
Primary Areas of Responsibility: Point of contact for billing & financial questions // Reach out if you are having problems paying for invoices or event registrations online // Point of contact for Finance Committee
Preferred Method of Communication: Email
How long have you been with the Chamber? 20 years
What is the thing you love most about your job? Numbers! And people.
What do you like to do in your spare time? I love to golf and read.
If you owned a business, what kind of business would it be? I would probably do bookkeeping.
Primary Areas of Responsibility: I work with our members on initiatives and guest speaker series for the Chamber’s Committees & Councils: Education & Innovation Committee, Government Contracting Council, Health & Wellness Council, Hispanic Council, Not-for-Profit Council, Technology & Security Council, Tourism & Hospitality Council, Veterans Council, and Women’s Leadership Council.
Preferred Method of Communication: I’ll answer any method! But my preference is email.
What drew you to work at the Chamber? The mission. Being a part of an organization that is an influence in the community where I live. After having worked for a consulting firm and through my roles at the Chamber, I’m able to help others achieve their business goals – what could be more rewarding? I’ve enjoyed working for the Chamber since 2007 because of the contacts I’ve made with our members, and being in an ongoing learning environment.
What are some of your interests and hobbies? Wine…and now learning what’s brewing in the brewery industry! I am the proud owner of a Colbalt boat and spend summers on Lake Sebago, Maine as well as at our vacation home on Long Beach Island, NJ. I’m happiest when on the water or in a secluded cabin in front of a fire, overlooking the mountains. I also enjoy traveling….just about anywhere!
If you owned a business, what kind of business would it be? For 11 years, I worked in the field of undergraduate college admissions for different universities. During my evenings, I enjoy using that time to assist students and their families navigate the college search and application process to enhance their chances for admission.
What is one thing you wish you could tell every member? The Chamber is designed so there is something for everyone…no matter the type or size of your business or even your personal working style. Get involved! You’ll not only make key connections in the place where you do business but you’ll become more connected in your own community.
Primary Areas of Responsibility: Meet & Greet members, Manage member data.
Preferred Method of Communication: Email or phone call – whichever suits the member and the issue at hand.
How long have you been with the Chamber? 3 Years in March of 2021
What is the thing you love most about your job? The versatility. Every day is an adventure.
What are some of your interests & hobbies? I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the gym, gardening, and golfing. I also love to paint and read.
What is one thing you wish you could tell every member? Utilize the many benefits of Chamber!
What drew you to work at the Chamber? I live in the community and enjoy working with community members. Not having a commute is a great bonus!
If you owned a business, what kind of business would it be? I would own a business to help clients organize their homes/businesses.
Primary Areas of Responsibility: I am the Membership Manager for the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. My job is to bring new members, help on-board them and connect you with resources and information to help you achieve your goals. Most of the members who signed up in the last two years know me well.
Preferred Method of Communication: I love to connect over the phone, over Zoom or in person! That’s the reason I give my direct dial and cell phone numbers to anyone I work with. I like to be easily accessible. I find it’s easier to connect with someone in conversation as opposed to email or text messenger, but I do the latter two for key events and important Chamber activities.
How long have you been with the Chamber? Around 2.5 years when I answered these questions.
What is the thing you love most about your job? Helping our members connect with people, events and resources they might not otherwise even know about without our Chamber. As an organization, we strive to provide the best resources and information for our members. Working in our community gives me a great handle for the needs of our businesses, and I love to create resources and information to help our members grow and succeed. In summation, we have solutions that help your business in the following areas – people, pipeline, community awareness and bottom line!
What are some of your interests & hobbies? I like to keep up with local news and use this information to help our members find solutions to their most challenging problems. Other hobies include: attending our events and many in our community, meeting new people, watching my boys play sports and keeping up with my favorite sports teams to name a few. I also like to try new restaurants and go to weekend events like Haymarket & Nokesville Day, The Manassas Jubilee and other community-wide events to connect with local businesses. These are just a few examples.
What drew you to work at the Chamber? The opportunity to connect more with members in our community. I often see people traveling needlessly to businesses in other areas and it’s nice when I can share information on businesses that can serve their needs in our community without having to leave the area.
If you owned a business, what kind of business would it be? I would have my own sales training and consulting business. I believe strongly that anyone with the right training and mentorship can be a good salesperson. Whether your style is more relationship building/consultative, aggressive, need-oriented or product-oriented to name a few, I would love to help businesses better tap into their chosen key markets and help businesses function more effectively in these roles to increase their ability to grow. In order to do this, business teams, especially the C-level executives in any organization, need to be able to lead by example to bring in new sales.
What is one thing you wish you could tell every member? We are here to help and since we have been asked a lot of questions, we either know where to find the information or who we can connect you with to get the support you need to reach your goal. If you are having trouble getting the information you need, reach back out to us for help. Often, it takes more than one call for me to make a sale and sometimes we may need to connect more than once. We are here to help, and work best when you let us know how things are going!
Primary Areas of Responsibility: : Increasing your desired outreach and branding goals within the Chamber through events and features that encourage enhanced visibility for your company.
Preferred Method of Communication: Email to lay the groundwork and get you on my ‘to contact’ list. Then phone calls and in person consultations are great for detailed discussion, especially because we have so many activities and opportunities.
What drew you to work at the Chamber? A desire to be an active part of our rapidly developing Region led me to the Chamber. As a military spouse, I move around a lot and I learned the importance of having a strong network to lean on. The Chamber has a great mission to help businesses, big or small, succeed.
What is the thing you love most about your job? Opportunities to develop creative ideas. We have so many businesses and coming up with innovative marketing and promotional events that feature our members in the best light is a joy.
What do you like to do in your spare time? Spending time with my husband and our two boys. We do a lot of historical costuming and cosplay events. I also enjoy working out, dancing and volunteering with Center for the Arts Prince William/Manassas as a costumer.
If you owned a business, what kind of business would it be? Talent Management/Booking Agency with a dash of Event Planning.
What is one thing you wish you could tell every member? Sponsorship during events is the most dynamic from of branding and stretching your marketing dollars effectively. Membership investment is just a small part, being active creates such amazing opportunities.
Primary Areas of Responsibility: Annual Partner Benefits // Board of Directors and Executive Committee // F.L.E.X. Committee // Executive Office Assistance
Preferred Method of Communication: Email
How long have you been with the Chamber? I began as an Intern May of 2019 and began full time June of 2020 following my graduation from Virginia Tech
What drew you to work at the Chamber? It is something different from what I have done in the past, which provides more challenges for me and helps me stay engaged. I also like the idea that the Chamber works to improve infrastructure and builds the community that I grew up in.
What is the thing you love most about your job? I love the challenge of learning new things and connecting with new people.
What do you like to do in your spare time? I give horseback riding lessons, train horses, and ride ATVs. I spend a lot of time with my niece and nephew.
If you owned a business, what kind of business would it be? I would work in youth development through horses and other livestock. I would give kids the opportunity to participate in 4-H and other programs while gaining independence.
What is one thing you wish you could tell every member? It is not always so black and white. The more you put into the Chamber, the more you will get out of it, however, regardless the business, they will be advocating you and helping you make the most out of your membership. You can find connections to any business or industry, sometimes you just have to think outside of the box.