Why Join the Chamber?
Why Join the Chamber?
To receive exclusive, cutting-edge information that affects your business.
- Chamber-sponsored events with legislators, developers and other businesses provide information and insight not found elsewhere.
- Chamber communication with members keeps you up-to-date on what’s happening in your business community.
- Network with other businesses.
To influence legislation, regulations, zoning and planning.
- The Chamber is a major player in several initiatives that have strengthened the vitality of the Greater Richmond Highway Corridor
- The Chamber has representatives on the Southeast Fairfax Development Corp. Board of Directors and the Lee District Land Use Planning Committee.
- The Chamber’s Legislative Affairs Committee works to promote pro-business policies at all levels of government.
- The Chamber supported the BRAC moves to Fort Belvoir and was instrumental in facilitating the selection of Fort Belvoir home for the National Museum of the United States Army.
To be part of a large, long-standing group of business leaders.
- Organized in 1954
- One of the largest Chambers in the DC Metro area according to the Washington Business Journal.
- Chamber Board of Director members are involved extensively in community and outreach activities.
To raise your profile with potential clients and customers.
- The Chamber website hosts a dynamic Online Business Directory that provides an internet portal for local businesses and “Shop Local” initiatives.
- Independent survey responses show that Chamber Membership indicates a business:
- Engages in strong business practices (70% of respondents)
- Has a good reputation (69% of respondents)
- Cares about its customers (65% of respondents)
- Is involved in the community (63% of respondents)
To foster the next generation of business leadership.
- The Education Partnership, a 501(c)3 arm of the Chamber has awarded more than $170,000.00 in scholarships to local high school graduates pursuing further education in business.
“MVLCC has given me the opportunity to gain access to the same resources larger companies have. I've been able to grow my business and take advantage of the services of many Chamber members, banking, accounting, marketing, and legal.”
Captain Steve Chaconas
National Bass Guide Service
"Through the Chamber I have gotten to know the executives of many businesses and sooner or later those relationships have turned into business."
Ana Pilato, Pillar Systems
“The Chamber has been a great resource for our business and community outreach."
Teresa Dixon, Executive Director
Paul Spring Retirement Community