Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
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|Founder||George B. Robey|
|Jim Corcoran, President and CEO|
|Slogan||The Voice of Business in Northern Virginia|
The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, is the largest chamber of commerce in the Washington D.C. Metro area and in Fairfax County, Virginia. It represents 650+ businesses and 500,000 employees across the region. It is considered to be the most powerful business organization in the Northern Virginia region.
The chamber provides the Northern Virginia business community with access to opportunities represented by the Chamber’s four foundational pillars: business development, thought leadership, strategic advocacy, and community partnerships.
In January 2016, the organization restructured itself from the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce to the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
"To develop, encourage and promote the economic vitality, quality of life and political interests of its members and the businesses of Northern Virginia for the benefit of the broader community"
Board of directors
- Jim Corcoran, President and CEO
- Mitch Weintraub, Chair
- Jennifer Aument, Vice Chair
- Dave Lundsten, Treasurer
- Scott Hommer, General Counsel
- Phil Panzarella, Past Chair
The annual Fairfax County Chamber Debates are typically one of three statewide annual debates. The Chamber has been hosting their debate since 1989 when they hosted Democrat Douglas Wilder and Republican Marshall Coleman. Douglas Wilder won the election and became the first African American governor in the country. On September 19, 2008 the Fairfax Chamber hosted Democrat Mark Warner and Republican Jim Gilmore in a debate.
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