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October 2016

HCCA Career Fair

Vance Zavela was honored by the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce with the President's Award for Exceptional Engagement at their Greater McLean 2016 Suits and Sneakers Celebration on October 6.

OP3 staff came in force to cheer! Pictured:Theresa Benincasa,Vance Zavela, Karen Fuentes, Patti Stevens and Wendy Lemieux



OP3 and Refraction convened the Innovation Coalition last summer to highlight and foster innovation as part of the Economic Success Strategic Plan. Coalition member Canvas is hosting the world premiere screening of the new documentary THE UNIVERSITY, about a unique institution tucked away on a hidden NASA base in Silicon Valley, dedicated to changing the lives of billions. The inaugural film screening will be on Oct 21 as part of the Washington West Film Fest in Reston. After the film, the film producer and innovators from the region will discuss coming impactful changes. More info and tickets.


The Reston Chamber Engagement Committee, with the help of Wendy Lemieux, will feature the first in a series of seminars on Growing Your Business with Community Engagement on October 19. The first event will focus on Social Media and feature an on–site "social media hack" highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of one audience member's efforts.




















Community Business Partnership

From micro-loans to start-up counseling Community Business Partnership (CBP) offers a one-stop shop for small business assistance services in Fairfax County. It has helped businesses develop and succeed in Fairfax County since 1995. Over the last 20+ years, they have grown to meet the needs of Fairfax County small businesses and now operates five programs: Business Finance Center, Business Incubation Center, Small Business Development Center, Veteran Business Outreach Center and Women’s Business Center. Through these five programs, area businesses have access to no-cost or low-cost services to facilitate their growth and success.

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Give & Get Involved

Companies that Care

Training & Resources

Fairfax Food Council Summit Tuesday October 18 @4:30p
will feature the short film Food Frontiers about projects addressing access to healthy food. RSVP Required

Madhaunter’s Madhouse at the Workhouse Art Center
Northern Virginia’s scariest haunted attraction is an indoor and outdoor maze of terror. Open weekends in October.

Join Volunteer Fairfax ofor a day of service on October 22. Celebrate 22 years of enhancing the community through volunteerism. J

NVERS Pumpkins 'n' Preparedness 5K
Capital One sponsors this run to benefit the Northern Virginia Emergency Response System to be held October 15th

Giving Circle of Hope
is reaching $1MILLION dollars distributed. Join them for a "Big Give and Little Give" event November 17 and experience the power of collective giving.



Inova's reach into the community is wide and deep.They have consistently made a difference for Fairfax's children through the Inova Partnership for Healthier Kids (PHK). This program is an amazing community collaborative which identifies uninsured children and connects them to affordable quality healthcare services through programs like Medicaid, CHIP and local safety net providers, like Fairfax County's Medical Care for Children Partnership (MCCP).PHK is funded jointly by Inova and by grants from the Department of Medical Assistance Services and the Virginia Health Care Foundation.

Since its inception in 1998 PHK, has helped ,more than 55,000 children and families access health care services. The PHK team works collaboratively with the Fairfax County Department of Family Services and Northern Virginia Family Services to ensure successful enrollment of eligivle children in county and state programs. With expanded outreach efforts, PHK has already assisted 733 in 2016 – that's a 24% increase from 2015!!

Hugs to Inova and their work to help Fairfax County's Children!



October 18
United Way NCA Workshop: Cybersecurity and Fraud Prevention for Nonprofits
Pepco Edison Place Gallery
Washington, DC

October 19
Growing Your Business with Community Engagement with Social Media
Reston Chamber

October 27
Volunteer Management Boot Camp 101 LITE!
sponsored by Volunteer Fairfax

October 28
Innovate Conference – Welcome to the Future of Health
Sponsored by the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce

Inova Center for Personalized Health
Falls Church
More info

November 4th
The State of Small Business Funding
Sponsored by the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce

TEGNA Conference Center

November 15
Digital Marketing Trends
Sponsored by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

Houlihan's Springfield





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