Wednesday, April 10, 2013
All winners will be recognized at the annual gala on April 27.
The Mount Vernon Council of Citizens' Associations (MVCCA) has announced the recipients of its 2013 Citizen of the Year, Organization of the Year, and Student of the Year awards. Citizen of the Year: Becky & Jeff Todd have been stars in the Mount Vernon community for over 30 years. Prior to Jeff Todd’s death in 2011, together they championed those in need and local athletic teams and helped Richmond Highway to revitalize and grow. Since the death of her husband, Becky has continued to work tirelessly, carrying on the work they started. Organization of the Year: Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce (MVLCC) and the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC). Both the SFDC and MVLCC, are under the directorship of Volunteer Boards of …
Monday, April 8, 2013
This clean-up is sponsored by the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce and Fort Belvoir Installation Command.
Volunteers are needed to help beautify Richmond Highway and surrounding roads through Fort Belvoir at the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce Spring Clean event. Join with businesses in the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Belvoir Installation Command to remove winter debris. Volunteers will meet at the Candlewood Suites, 8847 Richmond Highway, Alexandria to receive garbage bags, safety vests, and work assignments. Candlewood Suites will host a $5 barbecue with hotdogs and hamburgers after the cleanup. All proceeds to benefit Fischer House on Fort Belvoir. The event begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. To volunteer please call 703-360-6925 or visit www.MtVernon-LeeChamber.org.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Network with members of the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber and Greater Springfield Chamber.
Registration is still open for the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce AM Network at the Belle Haven Country Club Wednesday. The Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce welcomes the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce to this month's AM Network. Breakfast will be served. To register for this free event, click here. The AM Network begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce held a roundtable Thursday about what the across-the-board cuts will mean to the Northern Virginia economy.
What will sequestration's $1.2 trillion in across-the-board cuts do to the Northern Virginia economy? Specifics are hard to come by, but it doesn't look good. Fairfax County executive Ed Long is hoping that the White House will soon put forward a proposal outlining the 10-year implementation of the cuts. "I think the rest of the world is interested in how we are dealing with this issue," said Long. "We know we are going to take a hit, but tell us what is going to be hit and we'll move forward." Congress triggerred the sequester after failing to meet the March 1 deadline to compromise on $1.2 trillion in debt reduction, and this year the U.S. military will be forced to cut $46 billion and domestic defense spending will be cut by $85 …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Five speakers will discuss government and housing trends in the post-fiscal cliff economy.
Spots are still available for the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC) and the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Forum at the Belle Haven Country Club on Thursday. Confirmed speakers include the following: Presentations will highlight local trends in government and housing in a post-fiscal cliff economy. Reservations can be made online at the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber website. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday at the Belle Haven Country Club.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Five new leadership officials were welcomed at the Installation Extravaganza.
New leadership was sworn into office at the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce's annual Installation Extravaganza Wednesday at the Mount Vernon Country Club. “I’m looking forward to an exciting year ahead,” Barbara Doyle, CEO of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and the new Chamber Chairman said in a release, “My vision is to increase and retain membership and ensure that our members receive true value for their investment into the Chamber.” The new leadership team is: Outgoing Chairman Michael Gailliot was also recognized as an exemplary leader and an advocate for turf fields at Mount Vernon high school and athletic opportunities. New Chamber Board Members are: Supervisor Jeff McKay was the evening's guest speaker. He told guests that there …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce awards scholarships to college-bound seniors.
Applications for the 2013 Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce Education Partnership Scholarships are now available. Scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in Mount Vernon and Lee Districts pursuing post-secondary education in a business-related field. Those applying for the scholarships must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0, and have work or community volunteer experience. Applicants must submit an essay with the application and a copy of their high school transcript. The application deadline is April 26. Applications are available at http://www.mtvernon-leechamber.org/Education-Partnership.html, at high school career centers, or by calling 703-360-6925.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
McKay is featured speaker for the Chamber's Installation Extravaganza.
Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay will be the guest speaker Feb. 27 at the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce Installation Extravaganza. According to an email sent by the chamber, Supervisor McKay will update guests on Fairfax County issues and development in Lee District. Attendees will welcome the new Chamber officers and salute Michael Gailliot for his service as Chamber chairman. Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber President Barbara Doyle will give the "State of the Chamber." The Installation Extravaganza will take place on Feb. 27 at the Mount Vernon Country Club. The cost is $40 per person. Dinner will be served. Click here to make reservations.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Mount Vernon CEO Curtis Viebranz is this year's featured speaker.
The Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce will host its 59th Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Tuesday at the Mount Vernon Country Club. Historic Mount Vernon President and CEO Curtis Viebranz will be the guest speaker at this year's meeting. Viebranz will provide an update on what is happening at Mount Vernon in 2013. Additionally, chamber committees and volunteers will be recognized and the results of the Board of Directors election will be announced at the meeting. The 59th Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition will take place Tuesday night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Country Club. For more information and to make reservations, visit http://www.mtvernon-leechamber.org.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Local businesses will be showcased during Tuesday's expo.
Local business owners will get a chance to meet with each other and sample fare from local restaurants at the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce Prime Time business expo Tuesday night. Local businesses including Occasionally Cake, Capital Area Food Bank, Central Michigan University, Mount Vernon Crossfit at the DAM Garage, and The Fairfax retirement community will be in attendance. Featured restuarants include Mamma's Kitchen and Chevy's Fresh Mex. The expo will be held tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Mount Vernon. For more information, call 703-360-6925.