Learning Center

The Chamber provides events that keep our members up-to-date on community events and issues. We bring in distinguished experts to highlight important issues and we provide a forum for our members to share information about their businesses. These videos are available as a benefit for those unable to attend the event during the designated time or as a way to review the information that was presented.

 

Morning Briefings

Richmond Highway Transportation Update

July 15, 2021

VDOT is starting to acquire Right-of-Way for the Richmond Highway widening and Fairfax County Department of Transportation has issued the preliminary designs for the Bus Rapid Transit system which includes which properties will be impacted by that project. The July Morning Briefing features presentations from both VDOT project engineer Dan Reinhard and Vanessa Aguayo, BRT project manager. These presentations offer information on the present status and progress of these projects.

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What You Need to Know About Marijuana Legalization

June 17, 2021

How will marijuana legalization affect your business and the community? Delegate Paul Krizek leads a discussion on this recently passed legislation with Megan Field, Policy Adviser to Governor Northam and Jacquelyn Katuin, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security.

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General Assembly Report

May 15, 2021

Local elected officials to the Virginia General Assembly talk about the Commonwealth’s budget and new laws passed in the last session.

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Fort Belvoir Update

April 15, 2021

Col. Joshua SeGraves, Fort Belvoir Commander, gives an update on what’s happening at the Installation and how they are dealing with the pandemic.

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Economic Outlook 2021

March 18, 2021

Economic Outlook has presentations discussing the 2021 outlook for interest rates, housing, growth and job creation on a regional and local level.  There is also a briefing on the new Economic Incentitve Program (EIP) to promote revitalization throughout Fairfax County.

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TSA Moves to Springfield

February 18, 2021

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has opened their new headquarters near Springfield Town Center.  This ten-acre campus adjacent to Metro will be home to more than 3,000 employees. Peter M McVey, Director, of the TSA National Capital Region Consolidation and Relocation Project, briefs the Chamber on the transition. 

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Thursday @ Noon

Harmony Animal Hospital

August 5, 2021

Learn about the Fear Free movement in veterinary medicine, and how Dr. Casandra Fowler and the amazing staff at Harmony Animal Hospital implement it every day to decrease the fear, anxiety, and stress that so many pets experience when visiting the vet.  Dr. Fowler will also explain the variety of services offered at Harmony to improve the health and wellness of their patients. 

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Update on SBA Loans Since Covid

May 6, 2021

Hear from SBA Specialist Rod Johnson about changes to grants and loans available to small businesses since the covid pandemic.

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Crazy Good Mask

April 1, 2021

Crazy Good Mask is a woman-owned company that has the mPACTAIR and VIRUSGUARD non-medical Nanosheer facemask as well as other products to protect you and your business.

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Ready4-2021

March 4, 2021

It’s a new year with new challenges and stresses. Say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021 with strategies to help you cope with whatever may come. Join Dr. Kudirat Proctor, MD, InTouch Wellness as she reviews tips for staying encouraged and overcoming challenging times.

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Crime Prevention Tips

February 4, 2021

Crime prevention officers from the Mount Vernon and Franconia Police Stations discuss strategies to keep your business safe even with the recent uptick in crime. Learn how to prevent and reduce crime through sharing information, raising awareness and training employees to recognize criminal activity.

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