Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce

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Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
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Founded 1925
Founder George B. Robey
Type Advocacy group
Focus Business advocacy
Location
Area served
Fairfax County, Virginia
Method Business networking
Media attention
Programming
Political lobbying
Key people

Jim Corcoran, President and CEO

Joe Vidulich, Vice President of Government Relations
Slogan The Voice of Business in Northern VirginiaTM
Website Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Official Website

The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, now 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.[1]

The Fairfax Chamber provided 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.

As of January 2016, The Fairfax Chamber rebranded and restructured to become the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Mission statement[edit]

"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"[2]

Board of directors[edit]

  • Jim Corcoran, President and CEO
  • Mitch Weintraub, Chair
  • Jennifer Aument, Vice Chair
  • Dave Lundsten, Treasurer
  • Scott Hommer, General Council
  • Phil Panzarella, Past Chair

Debates[edit]

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.[citation needed] On September 19, 2008 the Fairfax Chamber hosted Democrat Mark Warner and Republican Jim Gilmore in a debate.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Washington Post, 8/21/2003
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ Craig, Tim and Anita Kumar (September 19, 2008). "Warner, Gilmore Spar On Taxes And Partisanship". Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 

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