The Virginia Retail Merchants Association (VRMA) is a nonprofit trade association representing retailers with an aim to educate, inform and serve as an educational resource. VRMA and its retail member associations represent more than 5,400 retailers and other associated businesses throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce supports the need for a strong workforce and business development in the state of Virginia. The Chamber advocates and supports positive change in the community based on the needs of members and local business. Members are offered opportunities to network, develop professional skills and participate in Chamber committees.
The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest tech council in the nation, NVTC serves almost 1,000 companies from all sectors of the industry, as well as service providers, universities, foreign embassies, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies.
The Retail Merchants Association is a Richmond, Virginia-based trade association that represents retailers and related businesses, providing them with resources in advocacy, networking and information. The Association is well known for its signature events such as the First Friday Forum and the annual Retail Marketing Expo.
The Virginia SBDC Network provides practical and objective guidance to existing business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. In 2010, over 4,400 business owners and managers received one-on-one counseling and more than 9.400 attended a training program offered by a local SBDC. SBDC professionals assist with business planning, marketing, financial analysis and more.
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce is the voice of the Virginia business community and an influential business advocacy organization in the Commonwealth. The mission of the Chamber is to be a non-partisan, business advocacy organization that works in the legislative, regulatory and political arenas to act as the catalyst for positive change.
The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce has served the Dulles Region for over 50 years and is the largest chamber in Fairfax County. The Chamber promotes workforce enhancements for a wide spectrum of businesses, including professional services, government contractors, schools, tech companies, veterans and minorities.
The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (VAHCC) was founded in 2000 as a modern institution of economic development. The VAHCC is dedicated to bridging the gap between business in Virginia and the Hispanic community, by creating, enhancing and promoting opportunities for growth. The VAHCC Foundation also offers free business and education assistance for community development.
The Loudoun Chamber of Commerce is one of the leading networking organizations in Northern Virginia, with more than 1,200 members. The Chamber provides access to knowledgeable business professionals, deep marketing knowledge and leadership opportunities to help members grow their businesses and build successful networks.
The Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council facilitates business relationships between its members while certifying ethnic minority-owned enterprises. The Council’s primary goal is to assist in the procurement of contracts and to continue to develop suppliers in creating sustainable businesses, who ultimately create wealth in the community.
Teqcorner Is an innovative networking atmosphere known for two programs: TeqCONNECT and TeqFOCUS. TeqCONNECT hosts dynamic growth strategy events, speaker series events, seminars, workshops and peer support groups for the community. TeqFOCUS offers a dynamic contractor marketplace and access to one-on-one meetings with decision makers in the federal government.
PWAR, a trade association representing over 2000 REALTOR® and affiliates, delivers high quality educational opportunities, a professional retail store and a host of other REALTOR® services. PWAR believes that evaluating properties depends more than ever on professional expertise and competence and the best use of technology.
The Prince William Chamber of Commerce is the largest chamber in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, with nearly 2,000 member businesses representing more than 66,000 employees. The Chamber is dedicated to the individual success of members and in nurturing an environment where businesses and community thrive.
The Associated General Contractors of Virginia is the most influential construction trade association in the Commonwealth. The goal of AGC is to provide effective solutions for issues that directly impact members and help them grow their businesses through educational programs, legislative and regulatory representation, affinity programs and networking activities.
The Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce seeks to further Virginia’s economic development by supporting new and existing Asian and Pacific Islander business development efforts in response to the community’s needs in the global economy. This is accomplished by fostering, increasing, and maximizing the economic potential of Virginia’s Asian Pacific American businesses.
The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) is a nonprofit corporation that accelerates innovation and supports the next generation of technology and technology companies. CIT creates new companies through capital and revenue formation and market development. It also facilitates national innovation leadership with partnerships between innovative technology startups and advanced technology consumers.
The Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association (VHTA) is the unified voice for the restaurant, lodging, travel and hospitality suppliers associations. VHTA creates value for members by promoting the legislative interests of the industry, providing cooperative marketing, educational opportunities and protecting free enterprise.
RichTech, the Greater Richmond Technology Council, serves as a catalyst to stimulate and connect innovative, creative and technical people. Based in Richmond, Virginia, RichTech promotes the region as a technology center and provides a vehicle for addressing the needs of Central Virginia's dynamic technology community.
The Hanover Association of Businesses and Chamber of Commerce (HABCC) represents the county's strong entrepreneurial spirit and serves as the largest business organization. HABCC champions economic development while safeguarding business interests and property rights to promote professional standards and ethics within the business community.
The USHCC is an organization aimed at developing a business network that provides the Hispanic community with cohesion and strength. Through its network of local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and Hispanic business organizations, the USHCC effectively communicates the needs and potential of Hispanic enterprise to the public and private sector.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses. SCORE’s 13,000+ volunteers work closely with entrepreneurs to help them get the information they need, absolutely free. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration and has been mentoring entrepreneurs for more than forty years.
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