A closed sign is displayed at The National Archives entrance in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, as a partial government shutdown stretches into its third week. A high-stakes move to reopen the government will be the first big battle between Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump as Democrats come into control of the House.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Dulles Chamber Shows You How to Survive
the Federal Government Shutdown

With no end in sight for the protracted federal government shutdown, companies and workers across our region must prepare for the impact of a long and potentially costly disruption.

“Our region is disproportionately affected by federal government shutdowns and the impact reaches deep into our community,” says Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce President & CEO John Boylan. “Beyond the direct effect felt among our friends and colleagues within the federal government, this shutdown imposes a real burden on many of the businesses in our region, especially contractors and subcontractors who are increasingly pressured each day this shutdown continues.”

The impact of this federal government shutdown can be difficult to manage without the proper support. That is why the Dulles Chamber has gathered some of the region’s leading figures from the financial, legal and insurance industries as well as local government for the Survival Guide for Businesses Impacted by the Federal Government Shutdown, a free panel on Jan. 10, Hilton Washington Dulles in Herndon from 4 pm to 5:15 pm to help local businesses and professionals navigate this uncertain time.

During the Dulles Chamber’s Survival Guide for Businesses Impacted by the Federal Government Shutdown, our experts will deliver key advice on:

  1. The direct and indirect cost of the shutdown.
  2. How companies can remain solvent.
  3. Options for your employees.
  4. Remedies available to government contractors.
  5. What to do when this shutdown is over.
  6. How to prepare for the next shutdown.

 

“It is in times like these that communities must come together to support each other. Our free panel is intended to help workers and local businesses of all sizes mitigate the adverse effects this federal government shutdown and be ready to go when this shutdown ends,” says Boylan.

Upcoming Events

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Hispanic Business Council Meeting 12:00 pm
Hispanic Business Council Meeting @ Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce - Chantilly
Jan 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Hispanic Business Council Meeting @ Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce - Chantilly | Chantilly | Virginia | United States
The Hispanic Business Council (HBC) offers a “Lunch and Learn” experience every 1st Thursday of the month from 12pm to 1pm, with continued networking through 1:30pm is encouraged!  Each Lunch and Learn provides a speaker on any number of topics planned for[...]
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Tuesday AM Leadshare 8:00 am
Tuesday AM Leadshare @ Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce - Chantilly
Jan 8 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Tuesday AM Leadshare @ Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce - Chantilly | Chantilly | Virginia | United States
Be part of Dulles Leadshare -These professionals are considered leaders and innovators in their field with the specific desire to grow their business by promoting it to like minded peers in both the community and[...]
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IGNITE for Growth Property Committee Meeting 9:30 am
IGNITE for Growth Property Committee Meeting @ Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce - Chantilly
Jan 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
IGNITE for Growth Property Committee Meeting @ Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce - Chantilly | Chantilly | Virginia | United States
Come to the table & be part of the new Dulles Regional Chamber property committee – Ignite for Growth! ​We seek to be platform to discuss growth & development, from partnership & create fun community experiences.
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Herndon Committee Meeting 12:00 pm
Herndon Committee Meeting @ Herndon ArtSpace
Jan 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Herndon Committee Meeting @ Herndon ArtSpace | Herndon | Virginia | United States
Committee centered around Herndon, VA and the businesses that make it great.
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Tuesday AM Leadshare 8:00 am
Tuesday AM Leadshare @ Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce - Chantilly
Jan 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Tuesday AM Leadshare @ Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce - Chantilly | Chantilly | Virginia | United States
Be part of Dulles Leadshare -These professionals are considered leaders and innovators in their field with the specific desire to grow their business by promoting it to like minded peers in both the community and[...]
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YP Sip and Skate 5:30 pm
YP Sip and Skate @ Clyde's
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
YP Sip and Skate @ Clyde's | Reston | Virginia | United States
Please join the Dulles Regional Chamber Young Professional’s on Wednesday, January 23 for a fun skating social! Location: Clydes – 11905 Market St, Reston, VA 20190 Time: @5:30 PM – 7:00 PM *light refreshments will be[...]
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WFCM food pantry will be open Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on January 23, January 30 and February 6 for any employee or contractor affected by the #governmentshutdown. We will distribute pre-bagged food for families which include shelf-stable items. If possible, and while supplies last, we will also include fresh meat, milk, cheese and produce. A limited amount of gas gift cards will be available.

Proof of Fairfax County residency and financial impact needed. This can be your furlough notice or other proof showing paycheck did not get deposited. Appointment not necessary, but if you have further questions, please do call. 703-988-9656 Address: 4511 Daly Drive, Suite J, Chantilly, VA 20151.

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