Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce

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Welcome to Northern Virginia BCC
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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

Introducing the 2014 Board of Directors

NVBCC is pleased to announce this year's Board of Directors.

Dr. Douthard Butler, Chairman
Brad Ryant, Vice Chairman
Rodney de Peiza, Treasurer
Cheryl Sheppard, Secretary
Edward Williams, Assistant Treasurer
Gregory Woodyard, Assistant Secretary
Dontae Bugg
Lorraine Barnes
Ronald Hanley


  NVBCC Member Partner Spotlight: Dr. Joni Johnson

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Pediatric Partners for Attention and Learning, Inc.


Dr. Joni Johnson
Dr. Joni J. Johnson, Founder and Medical Director
Pediatric Partners for Attention & Learning, Inc. (PP4AL) provides "non-traditional", multi-disciplinary services to children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD, Autism and other learning disabilities. Our mission is to help individuals reach their fullest potential academically, socially and in life by bridging the gap between medical, behavioral health and educational services. We joined NVBCC because we hope our membership will amplify PP4AL's community presence. Everyone needs to know that individuals with learning or behavioral difficulties can receive compassionate care that makes a difference.

Dr. Joni created a clinic for military families with children who have ADHD, Autism and other learning disabilities at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Sensing a need for a clinic for civilian families, Dr. Joni opened PP4AL in November of 2012. Many patients who struggle with ADHD and Autism lose hope. PP4AL staff members specialize in bringing back the shine to children and adult's lives. PP4AL prides itself on providing all services under one roof to streamline access to care for families and minimize academic interruption. The friendly attentive staff radiate support for PP4AL clients as they learn that they are not their diagnosis. We help PP4AL clients to embrace their special "powers" that make them exceptionally different and our "Super Heroes".

On the horizon, PP4AL will open its first satellite office on September 15th in Great Falls, Virginia. Additionally, on September 6th at Mountain View High School, PP4AL plans to increase their participation in the Stafford area and surrounding community by co-sponsoring our 1st Annual Back to School Community Block Party in association with PrismPotential, our non-profit arm (

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  NVBCC Member Partner Spotlight: Dana Taylor

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Intelligent Ethos®, Inc. 


Dana Taylor
Dana Taylor
Intelligent Ethos® provides strategy, structure, & leadership solutions, including sales pipeline development and client relationship management (CRM), to small and midsized businesses.

Dana joined NVBCC because she recognized the Chamber's opportunity to bring the vast numbers of Black business owners in Northern Virginia into a collaborative community for the greater good.

Armed with an engineering degree and an extensive background in technology sales, Dana launched Intelligent Ethos® in 2010 to fill a sales expertise and execution gap for small, yet promising, businesses. She loves empowering its clients to overcome hurdles associated with strategy, organizational leadership, understanding data, and leveraging technology.

Her company possesses a rare ability to ask the right questions the right way, uncovering answers that combined with business intelligence and use of technology achieves outstanding outcomes for businesses while giving clients a sense of strength and empowerment.

Moving forward, Intelligent Ethos® is emphasizing leadership solutions applied to methodologies and processes for both sales and organizational development to amplify outcomes for our clients.

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September 2014
Wednesday, September 10
5:30pm -8.30pm
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