The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce (NVBCC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization committed to the growth and development of our member partners, the wider community and the businesses who make the Commonwealth of Virginia a thriving economic powerhouse. NVBCC:
- Build relationships with potential partners, with organizations seeking minority partners, and within the community
- Networking opportunities with fellow business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals
- Develop strategic business skill sets to fuel your success
- Increase your business’ exposure and profitability through promotion opportunities
December 12th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
|Spectacular Anniversary Celebration! |
NVBCC Scholarship Committee Chair Dr. Ralph Perrino, thanked Scholarship Sponsor BMW of Sterling - Mini of Sterling and emphasized the need for financial support among Northern Virginia's youth pursuing college degrees. Those interested in supporting the NVBCC Scholarship can donate online.
NVBCC capped off the evening with a presentation of the Annual Business Awards:
Members of the Year:
Edward Williams and Maurice Mbata
Network Enterprise Technology Solutions
Outstanding Corporate Partner:
The Wentworth Group
Outstanding Public Partner:
Arlington Economic Development Outstanding
Northern Virginia Community College - Annandale
|NVBCC, in partnership with GBNA, hosted a fantastic gala and awards dinner November 1 at the Alexandria Hilton Mark Center. More than 160 entrepreneurs and friends gathered to celebrate five years of commitment to the businesses of the Commonwealth and to recognize the achievements of the NVBCC Annual Business Awards recipients. |
Following the welcoming reception, Emcee Kenneth Bynum kept the evening running. Setting the tone, the T.C. Williams High School Color Guard presented the American flag, accompanied by Arthuretta Martin who beautifully sang the National Anthem. Reverend Felix B. Bighem put guests in mind of all we have to be thankful for in Northern Virginia as the economy continues to climb out of the turmoil or years past.
J.D. Myers, II, Market Vice President - Northern Virginia for Cox Communications, Inc., delivered a timely keynote about the regional opportunities available to black- owned businesses the remain untapped. Citing the example of Cox Communications, a family-owned business, Myers highlighted the importance of diversification -particularly in light of Sequestration and the recent government shutdown. Following the inspiring speech, Gala Committee member Basile Lemba presented Myers with the NVBCC-GBNA Champion Award for his leadership in the Business Community and commitment to the people of the Commonwealth.
Thank You To Our Sponsors!
Dr. Douthard Butler * Gregory Woodyard
Nelson Enterprise Technology Services
Dr. Rosemary F. Crockett * Federal National Commercial Credit
Pediatric Partners for Attention and Learning, Inc. * PNC Bank
Strategy and Management Services, Inc. * Valley Green Landscaping, LLC
Congressman Moran Congratulates NVBCC & GBNA
HON. JAMES P. MORAN
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (NVBCC) and the Global Business Network Association (GBNA) on five years of dedicated achievement, and to recognize the Celebration Gala and Awards Dinner being held to commemorate this auspicious occasion.
This year not only marks a milestone for both organizations, it signals the emergence of an improving economy five years after the economic strife that impacted the globe. The Celebration Gala and Awards Dinner will honor the achievements of business leaders and young scholars in our region who are significantly contributing to a more robust economy and vibrant business community.
The NVBCC is creating opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs to build networks, obtain practical professional development, and gain the skills to strategically grow companies. The Chamber delivers products and services designed to maximize investment, including networking events, seminars, and resources, connecting members, companies, fellow entrepreneurs, public and private leaders who can help advance businesses and inform on the economic, legal, policy, social, cultural and other factors that impact black-owned businesses.
GBNA is a regional network of business and nonprofit leaders that represents all industry sectors. Founded in 2007, GBNA's membership consists of start-up and experienced entrepreneurs and businesses. GBNA has assisted the local business community by working to bring the issues and concerns of small businesses to the forefront to the national economic agenda.
Mr. Speaker, we applaud the work of these two venerable institutions in Northern Virginia, and send our best wishes for a successful celebration dinner.
NVBCC, GBNA Play a Vital Role in Our Economy
November 1, 2013
I am pleased to extend my warmest greetings to all who are gathered for the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce (NVBCC) and the Global Business Network Association (GBNA)'s Scholarship and Awards Dinner. Congratulations to the NVBCC on its 5th anniversary.
This event is an occasion to honor the strength of the mission that characterizes these organizations. Having spent the first twenty years of my career in business, I recognize the vital role that organizations such as these play in our economy. During my time in the Senate, and prior to that as governor, it has been my goal to continue to work across the aisle to make sure our business community continues to grow and spur innovation. I have worked to increase exports for Virginia businesses. About 95% of all new business opportunities are going to come from trade opportunities, and it is important for Virginia businesses to take advantage of these new opportunities. Increased exports may represent the single biggest economic opportunity that we have in America.
Recently, I introduced the Startup Act 3.0 with Senator Jerry Moran. The bill is a bipartisan plan to encourage broader and faster job creation. It modifies the tax code to encourage investment in new businesses, helps to accelerate the commercialization of university research, and creates both Entrepreneur and STEM Visas to help highly-educated and entrepreneurial immigrants to stay in the United States.
Predictability in the budget is another important aspect to business growth. Sequestration is stupidity on steroids. Congress needs to give the country some certainty. We can't have a budget crisis every three months and expect the economy to grow.
I look forward to continuing to work with leaders like you from all across the Commonwealth to bring fresh, bipartisan ideas for job creation and economic development to Washington, DC. On this important occasion, I am very pleased to join with your families, friends and community in wishing ther NVBCC and the GBNA the very best for a successful and fulfilling event.
Mark R. Warner
United States Senator