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  • Dulles Chamber Urges Fairfax County voters to approve the School Bond Referendum Dulles Chamber Urges Fairfax County voters to approve the School Bond Referendum

    DULLES, VA – The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce urges Fairfax County voters to approve the School Bond Referendum on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Polls will be open from 6 AM to 7 PM.

    “Our Board of Directors unanimously voted to support this school bond,” said John Boylan, President & CEO, Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce. “With the expansion of school infrastructure, it will create opportunity in many ways – the opportunity for students, our community and our businesses.”

    The bonds will be used to finance capital improvement programs at schools in Fairfax County. The sale of municipal bonds is a form of long-term borrowing that spreads the cost of major capital improvements over the years that facilities are used. This method of financing ensures that current and future users help pay for the improvements.

    During the school year, approximately 188,000 students use Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) facilities daily for academic and extracurricular activities. 

    Construction funds are included in the bond in the Dulles Regional Chamber area include:

    • New construction of North West County Elementary (Herndon); Fairfax/Oakton area elementary school (Oakton)
    • Elementary school renovations at Clearview (Herndon); and renovations planning for Fox Mill (Herndon); Oak Hill (Herndon)
    • Middle School renovations at Rocky Run (Chantilly); Hughes Elementary (Reston)
    • High School renovations at Oakton High School (Vienna)

    To see the list of School Improvement Projects included in the 2017 School Bond Referendum, visit: http://bit.ly/2zboUq4

    The Connection Newspapers: Fairfax County Brewfest Is September 16. The Connection Newspapers: Fairfax County Brewfest Is September 16.

    The Connection Newspapers: Fairfax County Brewfest Is September 16.

    VIVA Tysons Magazine: Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce Hosted 2nd Annual Golf Scramble to Benefit Hope for the Warriors VIVA Tysons Magazine: Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce Hosted 2nd Annual Golf Scramble to Benefit Hope for the Warriors

  • Business Wire: Vibrent Health Named Technology Business of the Year Business Wire: Vibrent Health Named Technology Business of the Year

    The Washington Business Journal: Collide and Connect - Innovative Property Development in Northern Virginia The Washington Business Journal: Collide and Connect - Innovative Property Development in Northern Virginia

    See photos taken of our July 27, 2017 4th annual real estate mixer at the Brickyard | Ashburn on The Back Page of The Washington Business Journal, 8/11/17 edition.

    Herndon Patch: Herndon Legislators Attend Retirement Event for Eileen Curtis Herndon Patch: Herndon Legislators Attend Retirement Event for Eileen Curtis

    The Washington Business Journal: Celebration in Honor of Eileen Curtis' Retirement The Washington Business Journal: Celebration in Honor of Eileen Curtis' Retirement

    See photo taken on July 12 of the Celebration in Honor of Eileen Curtis' Retirement event see The Back Page of The Washington Business Journal, 8/4/17 edition.

    The Connection Newspapers: Hundreds attend event for retiring Chamber President and CEO The Connection Newspapers: Hundreds attend event for retiring Chamber President and CEO

    Washingon Business Journal: Dulles Regional Chamber's Golf Scramble Washingon Business Journal: Dulles Regional Chamber's Golf Scramble

    July 14 issue of the Washington Business Journal: photo published on "The Back Page...Covering the DC #Networking Scene" taken at the #DullesChamber's 2nd annual #Golf Scramble at the Chantilly National Golf & Country Club on July 19.

  • John Boylan hired as new President & CEO of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce John Boylan hired as new President & CEO of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce

    The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that John Boylan has been hired as its President and CEO, effective June 1, 2017.  He is the successor in this position to Eileen Curtis, who retired after 23 years of service leading the Dulles Chamber. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge both in the Private and Public arena with a principal focus in the government areas of defense and technology.

    He earned a BA from Fairfield University and a MA from California State University as well as a Fellowship at Tuft’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. John retired from the US Air Force after 20 years serving as a KC-135 Navigator, as well as working in Geospacial Intelligence and Political-Military Affairs.

    He was an Executive Vice President of National Security Group and Federal Marketing Practice for Cassidy & Associates, one of the Greater Washington area’s top lobbying firms. Of late, he has worked as Principal of Bridget Partners developing strategy, marketing and business development for businesses in healthcare, defense, energy and infrastructure. John has also worked at Lockheed Martin in Business Development and as VP of Government Relations with Riverside Research, a $100 million not-for-profit.

    John and his wife Ellen have three adult children, all living in Centreville, VA since 1993.

    "Everyone at the Chamber is incredibly excited to have John at the helm as we enter a new era for the Chamber. His knowledge, background and enthusiasm is everything we want in order to take the Chamber into its next evolution,” said James Lawson, Chairman of the Board, Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce. “I don’t think we could have picked anyone more suitable for the task at hand. It is going to be a pleasure working with him.”

    "Can’t say enough how excited I am to work with John in furthering the DRCC’s mission as the premiere chamber for innovation in the Dulles Corridor,” added Robert Gangi, Vice Chairman of the Board, Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce. “His experience, enthusiasm, and commitment to serve will propel him and the Chamber toward some really great things. Cheers to him!”

    The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce serves a footprint that supports all areas within an 8-mile radius of the tower at Washington Dulles International Airport, including Western Fairfax County, Eastern Loudoun County, and the Town of Herndon, with more than 800 business members in one of the nation’s foremost high-tech corridors. Our members represent a full spectrum of businesses by size and variety. The Chamber’s programs, networking opportunities, and workforce initiatives provide unparalleled support for business growth.

     

    Inside NOVA: Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce hires new President/CEO Inside NOVA: Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce hires new President/CEO

    Washington Business Journal: Dulles Chamber brings on defense and tech veteran as new president. Washington Business Journal: Dulles Chamber brings on defense and tech veteran as new president.

    Herndon Patch: The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce and My Health Matters are co-hosting the event Herndon Patch: The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce and My Health Matters are co-hosting the event

  • Washington Business Journal: Regional coalition rallies for $50 million investment in Dulles Washington Business Journal: Regional coalition rallies for $50 million investment in Dulles

    Connection Newspapers: Tom Rust to Retire from General Assembly Connection Newspapers: Tom Rust to Retire from General Assembly

    Patch.com: McAuliffe Talks Jobs, Transportation, Education With Local Chamber of Commerce Members Patch.com: McAuliffe Talks Jobs, Transportation, Education With Local Chamber of Commerce Members

    Patch.com: Third Annual InNOVAte Conference Spotlights Health Care Advancements Patch.com: Third Annual InNOVAte Conference Spotlights Health Care Advancements

    Connection Newspapers: McAuliffe Talks Issues With Dulles Regional Chamber Connection Newspapers: McAuliffe Talks Issues With Dulles Regional Chamber

  • Cox Business TV: Eileen Curtis - Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce Cox Business TV: Eileen Curtis - Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce

    Jane Applegate talks with Eileen Curtis, President and CEO of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce about the value of chamber relationships and the business climate in Virginia. Click here to watch the video.

     

  • Washington Business Journal published 2 photos taken at DISHED 2017 Washington Business Journal published 2 photos taken at DISHED 2017

    Washington Business Journal published 2 photos taken at DISHED 2017 in the print edition of the April 7 issue. Check it out on "The Back Page Networking Scene" on page 54.

    Dished 2017: National Conference Center's Chris Ferrier wins 'golden whisk' Dished 2017: National Conference Center's Chris Ferrier wins 'golden whisk'

    Dishing it out Dishing it out

    Dishing it out

    Fairfax Times: 3/31/2017

     

    Published photo taken at the Dulles Chamber event: "Business Insights for Trump Administration" Published photo taken at the Dulles Chamber event: "Business Insights for Trump Administration"

    Published a photo taken at the Dulles Chamber event: "Business Insights for Trump Administration" in the print edition of the March 24, 2017 issue. Check it out on "The Back Page" on page 55.

    Washington Business Journal: 3/24/2017

     

    DISHED 2017 lets Dulles chefs compete for charity Friday DISHED 2017 lets Dulles chefs compete for charity Friday

  • Conducting Business in an ‘Era of Uncertainty’ Conducting Business in an ‘Era of Uncertainty’

    Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce director retires Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce director retires

    Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce director retires

    Fairfax County Times: 3/17/2017

     

    Eileen Curtis, Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce President/CEO, to Retire after 23 Year Tenure Eileen Curtis, Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce President/CEO, to Retire after 23 Year Tenure

    Long-serving leader of Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce to retire Long-serving leader of Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce to retire

  • Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO to retire Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO to retire

    Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO to retire

    Washington Business Journal: 3/6/2017

     

    Eileen Curtis, Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce president, to retire after 23 years Eileen Curtis, Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce president, to retire after 23 years

    Job Fairs Match Fairfax County Teens, Employers Job Fairs Match Fairfax County Teens, Employers

    Job Fairs Match Fairfax County Teens, Employers

    The Connection Newspapers 2/15/2017

     

    Inova and U-Va. agree to bring research institute and medical school to Fairfax County Inova and U-Va. agree to bring research institute and medical school to Fairfax County

    Local chefs battle it out at regional cookoff Local chefs battle it out at regional cookoff

    Local chefs battle it out at regional cookoff 

    Fairfax County Times: 4/29/2016

  • 'Shop Small' in Herndon on 'Small Business Saturday' 'Shop Small' in Herndon on 'Small Business Saturday'

    The Joint Chiropractic Opens in Fairfax The Joint Chiropractic Opens in Fairfax

    The Joint Chiropractic Opens in Fairfax

    The Connection Newspapers 10/29/2015

     

    Fairfax tries to highlight homeless issues with ‘scary’ faceless dummies Fairfax tries to highlight homeless issues with ‘scary’ faceless dummies

    Just Stopping By in Herndon Just Stopping By in Herndon

    Just Stopping By in Herndon

    The Connection Newspapers 6/2/2015

    Northwest Federal Cuts Ribbon on New Herndon Branch Northwest Federal Cuts Ribbon on New Herndon Branch

    Northwest Federal Cuts Ribbon on New Herndon Branch

    The Connection Newspapers 4/15/2015


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