The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced Nov. 18 the re-branding and restructuring of the Fairfax Chamber to the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, effective January 2016. The name change is an answer to the call from business and political leaders for one unified business voice for Northern Virginia and more accurately reflects a role the Fairfax Chamber is already fulfilling.
“The Fairfax Chamber is the Voice of Business in Northern Virginia™ and has been for some time now,” Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Chairman and Partner at Cordia Partners Mitchell D. Weintraub said. “The re-branding and restructuring will allow us to better serve and increase our value to our members, stakeholders and business community.”
“The new Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce will seek to complement, not compete with the other chambers,” Weintraub said. “This is about strengthening and unifying the regional business voice region.”
The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce is the largest regional chamber in Virginia and represents more than 500,000 employees. During the next several months, the Fairfax Chamber will bring together other chamber executives, business and political leaders, and community partners in a collaborative manner to help shape the launch of the new entity.