Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The awards are distributed by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.
Arlington’s Chamber of Commerce recently honored public servants who went above and beyond the call of duty in the 31st Annual Valor Awards. This year, the awards recognized members from Arlington’s Office of Emergency Management, police department, fire department and sheriff’s office. The following is more information about their achievements, from Arlington’s Chamber of Commerce: Donald “D.J.” Winsock- Life-Saving Award Arlington County Office of Emergency Management While helping answering emergency call in to 911, Winsock walked a caller through performing life-saving CPR last August. Sergeant Jack Lantz- Meritorious Service Award Arlington County Sheriff’s Office Lantz started his career in the sheriff’s office for 29 years, …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Supporters 'optimistic' about bill becoming law next year.
The Virginia DREAM Act — legislation that would have allowed children of illegal immigrants to receive in-state college tuition — has died in Richmond, but supporters are optimistic the bill will pass next year. "I was encouraged," said Del. Tom Rust, R-Herndon. "The bill has never gotten this far before. In fact, it's never gotten anywhere. I was encouraged by the response. It got a lot of support. I will be introducing it again next year, and I will be working on it between now and then." For the past seven years, similar legislation has died in a House subcommittee. This year, though, the measure enjoyed bipartisan, unanimous support on the subcommittee level, and it then passed the full House Education Committee with a 17-4 vote. It …
Monday, January 7, 2013
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Monday, January 7
The following opinion column was submitted to Patch by new Arlington Chamber of Commerce Chairman David DeCamp. For my initial opportunity to write in this space I will open with a theme to help us all thrive. Be attentive, wherever you are, for opportunities to help another chamber member. Imagine the power of this pleading. If each of the hundreds of Arlington Chamber of Commerce members helped just three other chamber members every couple of weeks the results would be huge and powerful. Multiply this kind of goodwill and imagine how it will come back around. We can help our friends accomplish their goals. And people who care about us would have our backs and help us accomplish our goals. To be more specific, we can use our personal and …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Chamber held annual meeting Friday at Sheraton Pentagon City.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce honored Marymount University and MTFA Architecture Principal Michael Foster at its 88th Annual Meeting Friday at the Sheraton Pentagon City. The chamber also looked back on its accomplishments for 2012 and ahead to 2013. NBC Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd, an Arlington resident, was the keynote speaker. Foster — whose firm has been involved in a number of high-profile projects, like The Views at Clarendon and the Clean Technology Center in Courthouse — received the President's Award. The chamber made it through a successful relocation thanks to Foster, officials said. "He cuts through such malarky and gets people to come to an agreement," said incoming chamber Chairman David DeCamp. "He did …
Todd predicts 2013 Virginia gubernatorial race between Cuccinelli and McAuliffe will be 'nasty.'
Arlington resident and NBC Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd said Friday that he wasn't looking forward to Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe dominating Virginia's airwaves next year. He predicted the 2013 gubernatorial race would be "nasty." It'll likely be between Cuccinelli, a Republican and Virginia Attorney General, and McAuliffe, a McLean businessman and former Democratic National Committee chairman. "They're both going to see their path to victory as not being that other guy. And you know what kind of rhetoric" the two are capable of, Todd said. Todd, speaking at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce's 88th Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Pentagon City, analyzed the recent presidential election and dissected the debate …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Temporary move will allow for demolition of existing space in the Courthouse community, plus construction of a new multi-story residential building.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is moving to Ballston for the next two years. The chamber, which has been at home at 2009 14th St. N. for more than two decades, is making the temporary move to accommodate the demolition of its existing space. Developers plan to build a new multi-story apartment building on that site in the Courthouse community. Once it's complete, the chamber will return to 14th Street North as a first-floor commercial tenant of the new building. Meanwhile, the chamber's office will be at 4600 Fairfax Dr., Suite 804, in Ballston. To help with the move, the chamber will be closed Thursday, Friday and Monday. It will reopen in its new digs Tuesday. The organization's breakfast connection Thursday morning at the Holiday Inn…
Monday, October 10, 2011
Five things to know about what's going on in and around Arlington.
With so much going on, we've decided to bring back Patch's "Five Things" -- a regular potpourri of what's going on in and around Arlington. Remember, part of Patch's goal is to serve as a community hub, so feel free to add your own "things" in the comments section. Or, if you have something that feels a little bit bigger than this, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. One of Patch's strengths is our ability to showcase people in our community. We're happy to consider running photos and/or information on everything from a neighborhood potluck to a public safety hazard and everything in between. And remember, you can like Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our daily email digest with the handy widget on …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Arlington Chamber of Commerce hosts annual speech.
Arlington County Board Chairman Chris Zimmerman said this county was "doing well by any measure" at his annual State of the County address, according to the Washington Examiner. Zimmerman talked about the need to devote resources to infrastructure spending to accommodate "smart growth," even in difficult economic times, the Examiner reported. The event was held Tuesday at the Marriott in Crystal City.