Area business events

2015 Winter Gala and Board of Directors Installation featuring Secretary Maurice A. Jones

Date: 
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time: 
6:30pm-9:00pm
 
Save the Date: March 12, 2015
2015 Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce 
Winter Gala & Board Installation
 
Sustainable Business "Outside the Box": 
 Collaborating, Educating and Advocating
 
Featuring keynote speaker Maurice A. Jones, 
Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade
 
 
6:30 until 9:00 pm
 
Fee: 
Chamber Members: $90 until Feb 28 Future Members: $110 until Feb 28 Special Table (8 seats) Pricing: $650 until Feb 28

Location

Gannett/USA Today Conference Center
7950 Jones Branch Drive
Mclean, VA 22107
United States

Exporter Forum

Date: 
Monday, March 9, 2015
Time: 
8:00am-11:00am
 
Please join Congressman Gerry Connolly for a “Global Access Forum” with the Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank, Fred Hochberg.
This program will introduce products for established businesses to:
  • Learn How to Increase Your Company's International Sales
  • Find new markets and customers
  • Protect against the risk of nonpayment
  • Extend credit to your buyers
  • Access vital working capital
Monday, March 9, 2015
Fee: 
Free, but space is limited

Location

Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
7900 Westpark Drive Suite A550
Tysons Corner, VA 22102
United States

Global Access for Small Business Forums

Date: 
Monday, March 9, 2015
Time: 
8:00am - 11:00am

Come and learn how to increase your company's international sales:

·         Find new markets and customers

·         Protect against the risk of nonpayment

·         Extend credit to your buyers

·         Access vital working capital

Sponsor: 
Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce

Location

Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
7900 Westpark Drive Suite A550
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
United States
Fee: 
No cost but space is limited
More information: 

For more information and/or to register, please go to http://exim.gov/gasb.

Business Networking Breakfast

Date: 
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time: 
7:30am-9:30am

Join UCM this Tues 2/24 for a Free Business Networking Breakfast -- featuring a 3D Printing demo + discussion of business opportunities with Greg Wise, Managing Director, Pareto Operations (www. popns. biz). A unique networking opportunity for all businesses in our community: RSVP requested to capri.coleman@ucmagency.org. or 571.255.8964.

Sponsor: 

Location

8400 Radford Ave
Alexandria
United States
Fee: 
Free
More information: 

Workshop Program Series: Igniting Fast Revenue Growth for Startups

Date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time: 
6:30pm - 9:00pm

You’re ready to sell your product. You’re thinking about your biz-development arsenal: branding, logo, pricing, sales tactics, lead generation strategy, content development, content marketing, social media, and PR. Everything. But how do the pieces of the puzzle fit together?

In this program we will address how startups create a marketing strategy. We will explain the components of marketing and sales, and establish timelines so you can understand what to do, and when.

Sponsor: 
MIT Enterprise Forum of DC and Baltimore

Location

Caulkins & Bruce PC
2300 Wilson Blvd Lobby Level
Arlington, VA 22201
United States
Fee: 
$40 for members; $50 for non-members
More information: 

For more information and/or to register, please visit http://mitefdc.org/.

Mentor Program Series: The Path to Successful Products

Date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time: 
5:00pm - 9:00pm

The ability to create profitable products is vital for companies that want to remain competitive. Doing this in a consistent way requires a deep understanding of customer needs and wants, the competitive environment, and the nature of the market. Companies with the best track record of consistently creating successful products have adopted the role of product management.

Sponsor: 
MIT Enterprise Forum DC & Baltimore

Location

Reston Town Center
11911 Freedom Drive Suite 850
Reston, VA 20190
United States
Fee: 
$40 for members; $50 for non-members
More information: 

For more information and/or to register, please go to http://mitefdc.org/.

Engage Your Customers with Social Media

Date: 
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time: 
12:00pm-1:30pm

This social media seminar will give you a closer look at the popular social media networks and the benefits of using each. We’ll also look at how other local organizations are marketing with them and some dos and don’ts of each channel.

Sponsor: 
Constant Contact

Location

Microsoft Store
1961 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA 22102
United States
Fee: 
Free-of-cost; Pre-registration is required
More information: 

For more information and/or to register, please call 703-672-0233.

Successful Networking

Date: 
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Time: 
8:30am-10:00am

SFDC’s Free Business Roundtable Speaker Series opens 2015 with Successful Networking on
Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 8:30am at the Holiday Inn Express, 6055 Richmond Highway,
Alexandria, VA 22303. Come to learn the ins and outs of networking and practice at the same
time! Coffee and a continental breakfast will be served.
Panelists will be Juli Monroe, a networking and business coach with 1 to 1 Discovery, and Chris
Cooks of DigitaliBiz, who co-founded the nGAGE DC networking group. ( For more

Sponsor: 

Location

Holiday Inn Express
6055 Richmond Hwy
Alexandria, VA 22303
United States
Fee: 
More information: 

Career Mobility for Women in the Workplace

Date: 
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time: 
12:00pm-1:30pm

Featured Speaker: Kristina Bouweiri | Reston Limousine 

Kristina Bouweiri is the innovative CEO of Reston Limousine, one of the top 20 largest operators in the nation.

Sponsor: 
Northern Virginia Community College

Location

Ernst Cultural Center, NVCC
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003
United States
Fee: 
$15; lunch is provided
More information: 

For more information email NOVA_customizedtraining@nvcc.edu or call 703-323-3281.

NxleveL for Business Start-Up's

Date: 
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Time: 
6:00pm-9:00pm

NxleveL or Business Start-Up’s is a 10 week, 30 hour course concentrating on developing a working business plan. The class starts on February 17, is held every Tuesday and ends on April 28, 2015. Time: 6pm - 9pm. Consider, 93% of start-up businesses who completed NxLevel training were still operating after 3 years, compared to a national average of just 16.5%.

Sponsor: 
Community Business Partnership (CBP)

Location

Community Business Partnership
7001 Loisdale Road Suite C
Springfield, VA 22150
United States
Fee: 
Fee: $ 400.00
More information: 

To register, please go to www.cbponline.org. If you have any questions email sheina@cbponline.org or call 703-768-1440.

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