The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the inaugural GovCONnections event to bring awareness to the challenges that many emerging-growth government information technology (IT) contractors face in Northern Virginia as they expand their organizations. The success of this community of government IT contractors is critical to economic growth and jobs in the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce’s jurisdiction, which includes Fairfax and Loudoun Counties as well as the Town of Herndon.
The event, which is a new addition to the Dulles Regional Chamber’s portfolio of workforce programs and focuses strongly on emerging-growth government contractors, will be held from 7:00 am to 9:30 am on Friday, February 26, at the Westfields Marriott, 17450 Conference Center Drive in Chantilly, VA. To register for this important regional event, please visit http://dullesregionalchamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/pitfalls-in-government-contracting. Event entry is $40 for members and $55 for non-members.
The breakfast will feature three keynotes from distinguished local IT executives and a Q&A session.
7:00 am: Registration & Networking
7:30 am: Breakfast
8:00-9:00 am: Keynote speakers
-Updates on Subcontracting Rules: Cynthia Hyland, Vice President Contracts, Pricing and Supply Chain Northrop Grumman Information Systems
-Update on Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and Internal Controls: Michael E. Steen, Beason & Nalley
-New Developments from the SBA: Melissa H. Fischer, Lender Relations Specialist, Small Business Administration Washington Metro Area District Office
9:00-9:25 am: Q&A Session
9:25-9:30 am: Closing Remarks
William H. Gary, Sr., Vice President, Workforce Development, Northern Virginia Community College, and Chairman, Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce
During the breakfast, the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce leaders and its members will discuss issues that emerging-growth government IT contractors will benefit from greatly.
“If you are government contractor that wants to take your business to the next level, then GovCONnections is the event for you,” said Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce Chairman William Gary. “Today, the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce is known as the “Workforce Chamber’ because it is the only business membership organization that exists in the area to promote and facilitate the success of businesses and the communities they serve through networking, workforce development, outreach and advocacy.”
The sponsors and steering committee responsible for the GovCONnections program includes chairman Robert Gangi of Sandy Spring Bank; Jan Thompson of Thompson & Greenspon, CPAs; David Lawrence and Brian Durst of Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.; Chad Braley of Beeson and Nalley, CPAs; Bill Nalls of Access National Bank; Kirsten Soles and Justin Reid of Watkins Meegan; John Conrad of The Merritt Group; and Kevin Sculley of Northrop Grumman, and The Washington Business Journal.
Media who wish to cover the event are admitted free; however, RSVP is required. To RSVP or for other media assistance, contact John Conrad of the Merritt Group at 703-390-1538 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, situated in the Dulles and Route 28 Corridors, serves businesses in western Fairfax and eastern Loudoun Counties, including the Town of Herndon, the area around Dulles Airport, Sterling, Chantilly, Centreville and South Riding. The Chamber serves one of the nation’s foremost high-tech corridors and acts as a resource, public affairs advocate and community partner for 1,000 businesses and affiliates. Underneath the Dulles Chamber’s umbrella organization, we also do business as the Herndon Chamber of Commerce and the Chantilly-Centreville Chamber of Commerce. To learn more about the Chamber, please visit: http://www.dullesregionalchamber.org/.
Small and mid-size federal government contractors in the Washington DC metro area.
$40 for Chamber members and $55 for non-members
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