Please note that registrations generally open 2-3 months prior to the event. Visit the Events Calendar for more information about a particular event or to register.
GovCONnections Luncheons - The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce (DRCC) serves one of the nation’s foremost high-tech corridors and acts as a resource for more than 1,000 business members in Western Fairfax and Eastern Loudoun County. Many of our programs deal with workforce issues. Open to members and prospective members. Government contractors provide critical jobs for many of our fellow citizens. However, the seasoned but smaller among them tend to be underserved. To address the needs of growing government contractors, the DRCC is launching a focused effort to better support this important group through networking, workforce development, outreach and advocacy.
Chamber 101 - Breakfast program that presents the many benefits and programs of the chamber to new and prospective members. First Tuesday of each month. There is extensive networking on site so attendees are asked to bring business cards! Complementary breakfast provided by Eggspectation. Online pre-registration is required and limited to the first 40 people.
Business Success Series - This monthly interactive workshop helps small businesses with the persistent issues that can plague a business. Each month you will hear from and interact with locally, and nationally, acclaimed speakers on a different topic relating to business. You will get first-hand instruction on everything from business planning to social media to perfecting your website. Each session also comes with a free consultation from the speaker themselves!
Awards Luncheon - An elegant luncheon honoring businesses that have achieved extraordinary excellence within the community. You will enjoy the entertainment and the networking environment. The Awards Gala Committee was voted the 2013 Committee of the Year.
Dished - The event will place the challenge participants on a large stage, where their chefs will receive mystery baskets from which they will have to create a special dish that is fit for large scale serving. While they are cooking, a celebrity emcee will be visiting with each contestant and talking about their dish. A judging team including a celebrity chef will be discussing the procedures being used by the chefs during the cooking, and have the final task of judging the meals based on a pre-determined rubric.
Hispanic Business Reception – A multi-cultural celebration, each year with a different Hispanic theme, featuring Latino business leaders, ethnic cuisine and entertainment. This event occurs in the fall.
Innovate Conference- Held in the fall, a one day conference welcoming the economic opportunities of change. For more information, visit Innovate's website.
Mixer –After-hours networking sessions hosted at various chamber members’ offices. 4th Thursday of the month; except in November and December when they are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Preregistered: Members $15, Non-Members $25. At the door: Members $20, Non-Members $25.
Business, Bagels & More - Dynamic monthly breakfast networking. Second Friday of the month, 7:45 am. Preregistered: Members $15, Non-Members $20; At Door Members $20, Non-Members $25.
Newsmaker Luncheons – Networking and luncheon with major speaker addressing topic of interest to businesses.
Dulles Executive Women – Various functions throughout the year staged as women’s networking events. Members only $45.00. Formally the Power of 30.
Grand Openings – As they are announced, members are encouraged and welcome to attend.
Friday Night Live! – Summer series of free concerts on the Herndon Town Green, May through August each Friday night (except the week of Herndon Festival). For more information, visit FNL!'s website.
DRCC usually observes the following holidays:
All other holidays, whether Federal or not, the Chamber will be open.