Chamber Calendar of Events

Annual Chamber Schedule
The Chamber Year Runs July 1st through June 30th with
networking activities generally suspended during July and August


LUNCHEONS 2016-2017:  Noon to 1:30 PM - cost $25.00 for members and $28.00 for non members, payable at the door.    (Cash, check, or charge accepted.) Starting in 2016, formal Networking Sessions will be conducted at luncheons in even numbered months, and speakers will present topics of business interest in odd numbered months.  Luncheons are held in Sept. & Oct, and January -May. 

 

The Luncheons are held at the Juke Box Diner, 7039 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA  22003 unless otherwise noted on the website.  Reservations are needed along with menu selections the Monday prior to each luncheon.  Menus will be available on the Chamber’s website calendar one month in advance of each luncheon.  Please email your RSVP to:  info@annandalechamber.com 
If Fairfax County Schools are closed due to inclement weather, Luncheons will be cancelled.

Thursday, September 8, 2016:  Business Liabilities:  Chuck Curran, Esq. will discuss what liabilities business owners can incur.  His presentation will include personal claims against ownership, types of business liabilities, business protections, and insurance requirements. Keep up to date and protect your business and yourself from liability issues. You will also have the opportunity to expand your professional address book along with your business base during the networking session.

Thursday, September 22, 2016:  Java Networking from 8:30-9:30 am at the Knights of Columbus, 4200 Martin Street in Annandale.  Looking for new contacts and leads?  These chamber networking events are a great opportunity to engage with your fellow members and other business leaders from the Annandale area on your way into work.  

Chamber Networking is about building relationships with new business contacts, identifying potential new customers, and provides an opportunity to meet fellow members in a congenial relaxed setting.  Coffee and continental breakfast will be served.  $10 members.  RSVP by September 20th at info@annandalechamber.com

Thursday, October 13, 2016Business Networking & Lunch:     Expand your professional address book along with your business base. 

Thursday, November 17 - Business Networking Mixer
Washington first Bank, 7023 LIttle River Turnpike, Annandale, VABuild new business relationships, identify potential new customers, while meeting fellow members in a congenial relaxed setting.  Refreshments.  Washington First Bank 7023 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, 1st floor from 6-7 PM.  $10 members.



Thursday
, January 12, 2017
– Networking Luncheon – Changing Police Culture:  Former Mason District Station Commander and current Patrol Bureau Major for Division III Christian Quinn will discuss changing police culture & community policing.   Both residents and business owners/managers will find his comments and advice important to their every day lives.  RSVP by Jan. 9 at info@annandalechamber.com

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - Networking Luncheon - Michael Duprey of Washington First Bank is a certified financial planner.  Michael will discuss the importance of establishing an overall Life Plan and understanding your true mindset with regards to your personal finances. Establish a plan, keep it simple, and make short term goals with an understanding of your long term needs. If you have not established a long term retirement strategy, or have not reviewed yours in years, NOW is the time to revisit this vital topic.  RSVP by February 7th at info@annandalechamber.com

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - Networking Luncheon - Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning - Michael Manning, Esq. will provide an overview of essential estate planning considerations such as the management of financial and medical affairs in the event of incapacity, ensuring assets pass at death in accordance with one’s wishes and reducing the likelihood of family conflict, circumstances in which it makes sense to have a revocable living trust, and beneficiary designations for retirement accounts and life insurance. Michael will also be happy to answer estate planning questions from the audience.

With the proper planning, your estate can be distributed quickly and without unnecessary & explosive expense.  This program should be heard by everyone over the age of 25, especially if you have children and business interests to protect. RSVP by March 7th at info@annandalechamber.com

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - Networking Breakfast at Magills Restaurant
Build new business relationships and identify potential new customers, while meeting fellow members in a congenial relaxed setting.  These chamber networking events are a great opportunity to engage with your fellow members and other business leaders from the Annandale area on your way into work.  

Time:     8:30 AM
Where:  7201 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. (across from Giant Food). 
Cost:     $15.00 payable at the chamber table located in the back room at Magills

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Networking Luncheon - Looking for ways to reduce your stress? You must attend this Luncheon and learn  how to increase your creativity and productivity with simple natural solutions. Our speaker will be Mario St. Francis, a muscular therapist who specializes in pain relief caused by either muscle injury or repetitive strain which is so often exacerbated by workplace activities. Reducing stress in the workplace can boost your performance, limit sick days, and provide a far better quality of life and longevity.
 

MAJOR CHAMBER EVENTS
March 18 & 19, 2017

Antique Heisey Glass Show & Sale

Antique Heisey Show and Sale, Annandale, VAMark your calendars and start making your gift list for the All Heisey Antique Glass Show & Sale.  The National Heisey Collectors Club has announced that their Forty-Fourth annual show will take place at the Annandale Fire House on Columbia Pike.  Heisey glass is exquisitely beautiful, affordable, and made in America.   For more information and a discount admission card, READ MORE  

The 2017 Show and Sale will showcase Heisey Candy Jars in a special display.

LOCATION:
Annandale Volunteer Fire Dept
7128 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA  22003
parking on site
Sat.   March 18, 2017: 10am-5pm
Sun.  March 19, 2017:  11am-4pm

2017 Antique Heisey Show and Sale, Annandale, VA


April 2017

Annandale Clean-Up Day

This annual clean-up runs from 9:00 am to NOON with volunteers assembling at the George Mason Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike.  Help keep Annandale litter free and volunteer a couple of hours and meet so many community members. Supervised scout troops and students needing to fulfill community service hours are most welcome to participate.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Annandale Bed Race 

Gather a team of 5 to race pediatric beds in a timed competition to benefit community activities and projects.  Team sponsors receive widespread publicity and recognition.
Bed Race Information

 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT at the Annandale Shopping Center
Annandale celebrates National Night Out at the Annandale Shopping Center on Tuesday, August 1st, where free glitter tattoos, refreshments, martial arts demonstrations, raffles and children's activities are planned (all FREE) to promote community involvement in crime prevention and neighborhood camaraderie. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket, the family, your neighbors and friends to enjoy this evening of family fun, and the opportunity to meet local fire and police officers.  FREE activities for children and families.

When:  Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Time:    6:00-9:00 PM
Where: Annandale Shopping Center
7042 Columbia Pike (& Gallows Road),  Annandale, VA  22003

For more information and photos of National Night Out in Annandale

 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Annandale Parade
The popular Annandale Parade will march along Columbia Pike from the Annandale Shopping Center at Gallows Road, all the way to the Bowling Alley-Safeway, thousands of participants from Clowns, Storybook Characters, Waving Politicians and Marching Bands to Antique & Military Cars, Fire Trucks, Civic Organizations, Scouts, and beautifully costumed International Dancers will parade before the residents of Greater Annandale.  Sponsored by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce, this sixty-four year old tradition only gets bigger and better every year. Entry in the parade is free to Chamber members.  SPONSORSHIP, ADVERTISING & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE.
Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.  Parade Information and Registration

 

Advertising Opportunities with the Annandale Chamber
The Chamber is pleased to announce that limited ad space is now available on the Chamber’s new website.  For only $60 per month (minimum 6 months), your advertisement will be shown on the front page at www.annandalechamber.com

Anyone clicking your ad will be led to your company’s own website.  Don’t miss this opportunity for some of the best niche advertising available at below market rates. If combined with print ads in the ENDEAVOR news magazine, a 10% discount on both print and web advertisements will be given.  Please see the form below for details.  Don't wait, as space is limited and preference will be given to Chamber Members.

Advertising Rates and Specifications

 

 

 

 

 

Community Calendar

AnnandaleLambros Fine Jewelers
7137 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA  
(703) 354-1038  READ MORE


Thursday, May 25
Garden Tour and English Tea

   Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor HouseGreen Spring Gardens Historic House Tea Tour the glorious springtime demonstration gardens with a Master Gardener docent who inspires you with stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea. 32/person Reservations required.  703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring/teas.htm

Friday, May 26
American Indian Stores Campfire
Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs Nature Center, 8-9 p.m.  4 and up.  $6. Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale.

Friday, June 2
Green Programs-Make Your Shade Shine

The Rock Garden at Green Spring Gardens, just off Braddock Road across from Pinecrest Golf CourseGreen Spring Gardens: 1:30 PM. Let master gardeners show you many of the wonderful plant possibilities for shade gardens. Learn how to add interest with color, pattern and texture to create that cool, soothing mid-summer retreat.  Register online or call 703-642-5173.  www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/gsgp

Saturday, June 3
All About Bats Campfire
Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs Nature Center, 8-9 p.m.  $6. Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale.

Thursday, June 8
Garden Tour and English Tea

   Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor HouseGreen Spring Gardens Historic House Tea Tour the glorious springtime demonstration gardens with a Master Gardener docent who inspires you with stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea. 32/person Reservations required.  703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring/teas.htm

 

Saturday, June 10
Green Programs-Pruning Basics Workshop

The Rock Garden at Green Spring Gardens, just off Braddock Road across from Pinecrest Golf CourseGreen Spring Gardens: 9:30 am. Uncertain about the when and where to prune your shrubs or small trees? Join Green Spring Gardens expert for this hands-on workshop as she covers the basics of tools, timing, safety, and how your cut will affect your plant. Walk the gardens to look at actual plant specimens and their pruning needs. Dress for the weather. $18. Register online or call 703-642-5173.  www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/gsgp

Sunday, June 11
TEA AT THE ROYAL COURT

   Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor HouseGreen Spring Gardens Historic House Tea 1:00-3:00 PM:  (13-Adult) Female vocal ensemble Seraphim offers melodic glimpses into the lives of the ladies of King Henry VIII’s court. Songs, dances and conversations shed entertaining light on life at the royal court, its central role in the musical culture of the day, and the king’s own songwriting talent. Reservations required 703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring/teas.htm   $45/person for the performance & afternoon tea or $18 for performance only.

Tuesday, June 13
Virginia Primary Elections 6 am-7 pm
Sample ballots, candidate information, voter registration, and information about absentee voting are available at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections.  For more information, call the Office of Elections at 703-222-0776; TTY 711, or send an e-mail to voting@fairfaxcounty.gov

 

Friday, June 16
Green Programs-Best Perennial Vines

The Rock Garden at Green Spring Gardens, just off Braddock Road across from Pinecrest Golf CourseGreen Spring Gardens: 1:30 PM. Elevate the beauty of your garden with non-invasive, and native perennial vines. Vines bring attractive foliage and fragrant flowers to eye level and beyond. Master gardeners teach you how to select a vine that will take the beauty of your garden to new heights. $18. Register online or call 703-642-5173.  www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/gsgp

 

Saturday, June 17
Fairfax County Celebrates 275th Anniversary  at the Courthouse

Fairfax County Celebrates 275 Anniversary in June 2017 During 2017, Fairfax County is planning to mark its anniversary with events celebrating her 275 year history.  According to the organizers at Visit Fairfax, “The signature celebration will take place on June 17, 2017 in the area surrounding the historic courthouse in central Fairfax.  That day you'll find a myriad of events, historical organizations, entertainment, living history, performances, and hands-on family friendly activities - all free, and open to the public.” 

For more information about this celebration, you can visit their website at  www.fxva.com/275 (1)  READ MORE

Sunday, June 18
Animal Dads
Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs Nature Center, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Ages 2-7. $6. Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale.


Sunday, June 18
Animal Pajama Party
Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs Nature Center, 7-7:45p.m. Ages 3-7.  $6. Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale. 

Sunday, June 18
Astronomy for Family Fun: Stars
Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs Nature Center, 8:30-9:30 PM.  Ages 4 and up.  $6. Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale.

 

Thursday, June 22
Garden Tour and English Tea

   Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor HouseGreen Spring Gardens Historic House Tea Tour the glorious springtime demonstration gardens with a Master Gardener docent who inspires you with stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea. 32/person Reservations required.  703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring/teas.htm

 

Saturday, June 24
Workshop: Summer Bouquet Floral Design

The Rock Garden at Green Spring Gardens, just off Braddock Road across from Pinecrest Golf CourseGreen Spring Gardens: 1-2:30 pm. Ages 18 and up $38 [;is $25 supply fee.   Register online or call 703-642-5173.  www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/gsgp

 



Fridays & Saturdays BINGO
Annandale Boys and Girls Club

6200 D. Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, VA  22312  .  703-642-9581  .  www.abgc.org

 

The American LegionThe Annandale American Legion Post 1976 is recruiting new members.  Veterans and family members welcome to join.  Party hall rental is free for all members.  Call 703-408-9123 and ask for Diane Ramsey.

4206 Daniels Ave, Annandale, VA 22003
(behind the Bank of America building on Columbia Pike)


Member Locations
with Ongoing Programs

Green Spring Gardens Garden Programs

The Rock Garden at Green Spring Gardens, just off Braddock Road across from Pinecrest Golf CourseGreen Spring Gardens:  703-642-5173 www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/gsgp

Green Spring Gardens Garden Talk

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center
Register by phone 703-642-5173 or online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/gsgp

 

Green Spring Gardens Tea ProgramFormal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor Houses
Historic Manor House Teas:  703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring/teas.htm

 

Hidden Oaks Nature Center
Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs Nature Center   Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale.

 


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Major Events in Annandale


Support Chamber Partners:

AnnSandra Gifts
Trust Properties
Kenwood School and Summer Day Camp
Westminster School & the Griffin Academy
Lambros Jewelers
Steinhorst Plumbing
PNC Bank
BB&T Bank
Annandale Shopping Center
Kinneman Insurance
Annandale Boys & Girls Club
Pearson Realty

 

 

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