Annual Chamber Schedule
The Chamber Year Runs July 1st through June 30th with
networking activities generally suspended during July and August
LUNCHEONS 2017-2018: Noon to 1:30 PM - cost $25.00 for members and $28.00 for non members, payable at the door which includes the lunch. (Cash, check, or charge accepted.) Formal Networking Sessions will be conducted at luncheons some months, and speakers will present topics of business interest in others. Networking Events are held in Sept. & Oct, and February & May.
Chamber Networking is about building relationships with new business contacts, identifying potential new customers, while providing an opportunity to meet fellow members in a congenial relaxed setting. Expand your professional address book along with your business base.
Networking 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
If Fairfax County Schools are closed due to inclement weather, Luncheons will be cancelled.
Thursday, September 14, 2017: The State of Commercial Property in Annandale: What will it take to attract Revitalization Projects? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about growth and development in the Annandale Marketplace.
Speaker: Greg McGillicuddy is a Vice President and Principal Broker at Trust Properties and Chairman of Annandale’s Revitalization Committee. Greg grew up in Arlington and returned here after completing his studies at Harvard and John Hopkins. Greg is one of the most knowledgeable brokers in local real estate, with more than 28 years of experience in the sales and leasing of office, retail and industrial properties and has managed more than two million square feet of properties in the Greater Metro area, including numerous properties here in Annandale.
Thursday, October 12, 2017: Did you know that there were nearly 92,000 job postings in the northern Virginia region last quarter? And yet, we consistently read in the news and hear from regional employers that they cannot find the talent to fill these open jobs. The impact is a significant shortage of skilled individuals capable of driving innovation and keeping companies globally competitive. NOVA Workforce conducts research on economic conditions and the labor market. Using this intelligence information, strategic partnerships are formed in Northern Virginia to grow a robust talent pipeline that meets the needs of employers in the region. This presentation will cover key workforce trends, the strategy for supporting our regional economy, and review of opportunities for collaboration.
The speaker will be Melanie Stover, a Director in the Workforce Development Division at NVCC.
Wednesday, November 15: Inter-Service Luncheon
Opportunity to meet with representatives of other service organizations in the community. Annandale High School Bistro at Noon. Arrive early as you must check-in with the school's front office showing ID. RSVP to email@example.com not later than 1 Nov is required for anyone planning on attending. If your plans change – please advise. Speaker to be announced. contact the Annandale Rotary for details.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
TAX TALK for Small Businesses - NEW TAX LAWS: George Kresslein, a whimsical & lighthearted CPA, author of TAX TALK & brilliant speaker has been asked back as a special treat. George is a font of knowledge and will help you understand the latest changes for both business and personal returns. You may or may not be better off and if adjustments in planning are required, it is best to know it now. Let George make discussing tax issues fun and understandable.
Friday, March 16, 2018
Networking Mixer - 5-7 PM
Shake off those Winter Blues and Celebrate the Wearing of the Green at this Chamber Mixer hosted by the Center for Dentofacial Aesthetics located at 7630 Little River Turnpike, Suite 115, Annandale.
You've enjoyed these Docs at the Annandale Parade and now you have a chance to visit their offices and enjoy their hospitality. This will be a fun opportunity to mix and network with fellow chamber members and other local businesses on your way home from work.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 14th.
Thursday, May 10
Network with the Chamber at NOON
Al Hamra Restaurant: 4230 Annandale Road, Annandale. (across from Burke & Herbert Bank)
Chamber Networking is about building relationships with new business contacts, identifying potential new customers, while providing an opportunity to meet fellow members in a congenial relaxed setting. Expand your professional address book along with your business base
Noon to 1:30 PM - cost $25.00 for members, payable at the door which includes the luncheon. (Cash, check, or charge accepted.) RSVP: email@example.com by May 8th.
Saturday, May 19th
15th Annual Hospital Bed Race
Gather teams of 5 for this whacky relay race that benefits community enhancing projects and Virginians with Intellectual Disabilities. 10 am to Noon, Register your team or bring the family to watch and cheer the local businesses. Applications available at www.annandalechamber.com/hospital_bed_race.rhtml
MAJOR CHAMBER EVENTS
The Annandale Parade
The popular Annandale Parade will march along Columbia Pike from the Annandale Shopping Center at Gallows Road, all the way to Markham Place. 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. This event celebrates the diversity of our community and offers us a unique opportunity to promote Annandale’s spirit, camaraderie, and our sponsors while hosting a fun packed event for the community. Sponsored by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce, this sixty-eight year old tradition only gets bigger and better every year. Chamber Partners & sponsors are given priority parade positions.
SPONSORSHIP, ADVERTISING & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.
Parade Information and Registration
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 2018
Annandale Bed Race
Businesses gather teams of 5 to race pediatric hospital beds in a timed competition to benefit community activities and projects. Team sponsors receive widespread publicity and recognition. Sponsor a team for this whacky race or participate as a spectator. Prizes will be given for the fastest team, best decorated bed, and for the team with the most spirit. Bed sponsors will also be given a vendor space to promote your business.
Bed Race Information
First Tuesday in August 2018
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT at the Annandale Shopping Center
Annandale celebrates National Night Out at the Annandale Shopping Center on Tuesday, August 1st, (first Tuesday of each August) where free glitter tattoos, face painting, refreshments, martial arts demonstrations, raffles and children's activities are planned (all FREE) to promote community involvement in crime prevention and neighborhood camaraderie. Bring 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, carnival games, food and fun for children and families.
When: Tuesday, August 1, 2018
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Where: Annandale Shopping Center
7042 Columbia Pike (& Gallows Road), Annandale, VA 22003
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.
Lunch N' Life Program
The Shepherd's Center of Annandale-Springfield: Join the Shepherd's Center on Thursday, April 26th, 2018, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church, 4801 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale, VA 22003 We will feature lunch followed by a very funny show entitled "These are The Daze of Our Lives". The OLLI Players present a play written by the troupe about seniors trying out social media sites.
Lunch and entertainment is $10 per person. All are welcome. Call to register by Monday, April 23rd to SCAS at 703-941-1419 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send your check to SCAS at 7610 Newcastle Blvd., Annandale, VA 22003. Our meals are catered so pre-payment is requested.
Saturday, April 28
Free Shredding Event
Destroy old documents, protect personal information and help the environment. 9 am-Noon with a limit of 10 boxes per household. See flyer for details or RSVP Assistant@MikeKorin.com Sponsored by local realtor Mike Korin of Classic Realty located at 7353 McWhorter Place, Annandale
Saturday, April 28
Summer Day Camp at Kenwood School
Come visit and take advantage of our special offers! From 9 am to Noon we will hold an open house to show you all the exciting activities we are planning for our 2018 Summer Day Camp. Registration will begin in February 2018. Enrollment forms are available on our website at www.camp.kenwoodschool.com
Taking advantage of our location, we go on daily field trips to exciting destinations including water parks, mini golf, roller skating, amusement parks and more. In addition to the field trips; activities, arts & crafts, sports clinics, and camp overnights are also offered while the children are here at our Annandale campus. Every hour of the day is filled with excitement and entertainment. With our week by week signup you can choose which weeks you want to attend; our camp works around your family's schedule.
Saturday, April 28
All You Can Eat Crab Legs & Shrimp Feast
Annandale Volunteer Fire Dept.
$50 Adult, $20 child w. adult age 6-11, under age 5 free w. adult. 2-5 pm. For more information: Brenda Waller 703-402-500 or email@example.com
7128 Columbia Pike, Annandale
Monday, April 30
Virginia and the Great War
Learn about the approximately 100,000 Virginians who served in World War I. Award-winning professor and author Alice Reagan presents what happened to Virginians abroad and on the homefront. This free event is part of our monthly "Local History at the Library" series at George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003. More info: https://librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/3872500 or 703-256-3800 (option 4).
Saturday, May 5
Touch a Truck Event at Mason District Park
Explore everything from fire engines, to cranes, to the Police helicopter and so much more. Try your hand at our climbing wall from 10 am to 2 pm. Sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America.
Mason District Park
6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
Saturday, May 5
Shredding and Spring Cleaning Event
Re/Max 100 Realty
5501 Backlick Road, Springfield 22151
Across from the entrance to North Springfield Subdivision
9 am to 1 pm
Bring your old electronics, propane tanks, documents, and household hazardous items to this Spring Cleaning Event for recycling. Used clothing will also be accepted for donation to charity.
Saturday, May 12
Brightview Woodburn Senior Living invites you to "Shred it and Forget it." Take advantage of a free service to protect your identity and clean out your files. Complimentary grilled hot dogs, beverages and desserts served by our amazing Dining Service Team. 11 am to 2 pm. 3450 Gallows Road, Annandale
Tuesday, September 11
Charity Golf Tournament
The Annandale Knights of Columbus will sponsor their annual charity golf tournament at the beautiful Westfields Golf Club. For individual registration as well as sponsorships that are available please contact Carroll Glass at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-723-0442. Continental Breakfast and Luncheon Buffet provided for all players Shotgun start at 8:30 am.
6200 D. Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, VA 22312 . 703-642-9581 . www.abgc.org
The 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)
with Ongoing Programs
Green Spring Gardens Garden Programs
Green Spring Gardens: 703-642-5173 www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/gsgp
Green Spring Gardens Garden Talk
Register by phone 703-642-5173 or online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/gsgp
Hidden Oaks Nature Center
Hidden Oaks Nature Center Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065. 7701 Royce Street, Annandale.
Only a few of the Park Programs are listed above. For a complete schedule, consult their individual website and complete Concerts in the Park Schedule.
Second Thursdays at 7 PM
Alzheimer's Support Group
These meetings provide a place for friends and family to share valuable information, caregiving tips and concerns throughout the Alzheimer's journey. If you are considering attending a support group, note that schedules and times change occasionally. Please call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 before attending a group for the first time to verify meeting information & directions.
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Major Events in Annandale
Westfields Golf Club for the Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Individual registration as well as sponsorships available. Food and drink provided for all players!