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    CHAMBER COUNCILS

     

  • EDLA COUNCIL EDLA COUNCIL

    Chair: Andy Rose
    Co-Chair: Dawn Arruda
    Co-Chair: Amelia Stansell

    Purpose - The Economic Development Committee addresses issues facing Fauquier County & the Town of Warrenton business communities. This committee shall be in consistent communication with the Town Council, County Board of Supervisors, and State Delegation. This Committee plans the annual Legislative Preview and State of the County and Towns in December, and the Legislative Wrap Up in the Spring. We send a Delegation to attend Chamber Day at the Capital in January.


    Signature Events (click each for event details): Pre Legislative Breakfast, Legislative Breakfast, Economic Development Summit, Meet the Candidates (if applicable), Chamber Day at the Capitol, Legislative Wrap Up


    Meeting Frequency:

    • 1st Monday of each month @4pm

    Meeting Location:

    • PATH Conference Room


    See below for access to 2022 Meeting Agendas

    January April July October
    February May August November
    March June September December

     


     

    2022 EVENT RESOURCES

  • WOMEN'S BUSINESS COUNCIL WOMEN'S BUSINESS COUNCIL

    Chair: Priscilla Hottle
    Co-Chair: Caitlin Atkins
    Purpose - The Women’s Business Council was formed in 2010 with the goal of helping to accelerate the advancement of women in business – whether they are employees or entrepreneurs, mid-level administrators or senior management. The WBC hosts educational programs and events to assist women with the ultimate goal of their success. Men and women are invited to attend all events.

    The WBC Signature Events only happen due to the generosity and support of its Partners. If you are interested in supporting this valuable and resourceful program, please click here to see the 2022 opportunities. 

    Signature Events (click each for event details):

    Schedule is pending


    2021 Recorded WBC Events

    November - Courtney Jordan Access Passcode: #5=89xN%
    August - Courtney Jordan Access Passcode: 22.M@WHC
  • MICRO ENTERPRISE COUNCIL MICRO ENTERPRISE COUNCIL

    Co-Chair: Wes Shortridge

    Click here to see more about the Micro Enterprise Council

    Purpose - To connect & educate entrepreneurs and micro enterprises to support their pathway to success.

    We accomplish this through four initiatives:

    • Organizing our annual Micro Enterprise Symposium, a high-value annual event held every October; focused on the needs of small business owners in varying stages of the business development cycle.
    • Organizing quarterly “Lunch and Learns”, utilizing our Chamber’s subject matter experts to educate and entertain our members and guests on various topics beneficial to small business growth.
    • Creating the Fauquier County Small Business Resource Guide, intended to assist micro businesses in finding the help they need to thrive.
    • Developing and maintaining a member-driven blog, where the focus is on providing high-value content area businesses can use to learn and grow.

    Signature Events (click each for event details): Micro Enterprise Symposium


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  • YOUNG PROFESSIONAL'S COUNCIL YOUNG PROFESSIONAL'S COUNCIL

    Chair: Caitlin Adkins
    Co-Chair: Austin Bedrosian
    Committee Member: Stephen King
    Committee Member: Benjamin Musser

    Purpose - The Fauquier Young Professionals Council assists the young professionals in our business community.  The goal is to allow those newer to their companies/local businesses the opportunity to form strong networks with their peers. FYPC hosts monthly social events, educational and charity events.


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    CHAMBER COMMITTEES

     

  • FINANCE COMMITTEE FINANCE COMMITTEE

    Chair: Sarah Yakel
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    The Finance Committee is responsible for the consistent review of the Chamber’s financial status. The Committee reviews the annual budget, makes recommendations to the Executive Director in preparation for the presentation of the new annual budget to the Board of Directors.


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  • VALOR AWARDS COMMITTEE VALOR AWARDS COMMITTEE

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    The Valor Awards Committee is an annual Chamber signature event. It was established in 2012 and serves to honor those individuals in Fauquier County’s Public Safety sector who have gone above & beyond the call of duty. The Valor Awards Committee works directly with the leaders (Fauquier County Sheriff, Town of Warrenton Police, Fire & Rescue and VA State Police) to identify honorees.


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  • GALA & ANNUAL MEETING COMMITTEE GALA & ANNUAL MEETING COMMITTEE

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    The Gala Committee plans the entire Annual Meeting & Awards Gala. This event is held in November every year to both meet & vote in new board members and recognize community business award winners.


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  • SPRING INTO FALL FESTIVAL COMMITTEE SPRING INTO FALL FESTIVAL COMMITTEE

    Chair: Ray Knott
    Co-Chair: Chris Coutts

    The Spring Festival Committee oversees the planning of the annual all-day street fair in May. It’s been sponsored by the Chamber for 41 years now. They assist in acquiring vendors and sponsors for the event; help coordinate the 40+ volunteers needed the day of the event; help recruit local entertainers for all day entertainment at the courthouse steps.


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  • BUISNESS OF THE YEAR COMMITTEE BUISNESS OF THE YEAR COMMITTEE

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    The mission of the Business Person of the Year and Business of the Year Committee is to establish criteria by which nominations will be accepted, promote and solicit nominations and serve as the responsible entity for selection of each award recipient. This committee will work closely with staff to coordinate the annual awards event


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  • GNC COMMITTEE GNC COMMITTEE

    Chair: Michelle Coe
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    The Governance and Nominating Committee would be a committee of the Board of Directors, with responsibility for review of the efficient and effective practices of general governance.  The Committee makes recommendations on matters to the by-laws of the organization, along with recommendations on the size, composition, members and the officers of the Board.


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