The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce will mark its 30th anniversary with a gala at the Sheraton Reston on Saturday.
Since its founding in 1982, the Chamber has grown to be the second-largest in Fairfax County and the sixth-largest in the DC area.
The Chamber was founded in 1982 as the Reston Board of Commerce, with an initial membership of 100 businesses. Today, it has over 600 member companies.
The Chamber's growth mirrors the huge business development in the Dulles Corridor, growing from over 500 firms representing over 10,000 jobs in 1981 to over 2,390 companies representing 58,936 jobs in 2012.
"We are entering a new era of potential business development with the advent of metro service coming through Reston to Dulles Airport and into Loudoun County," said Mark S. Ingrao, GRCC's President & CEO.
“As we move forward into the next 30 years and beyond, this Chamber will continue to provide the strategic vision and engaged leadership that have made us one of the largest and most impactful business organizations in the Washington DC metropolitan area. "
Details on Saturday's event
WHEN: December 1, 2012,
WHERE: Sheraton Reston Hotel, 11810 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston
WHO: Among the local dignitaries - Del. Ken Plum; Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, Hunter Mill District; Karen Cleveland, The Cleveland Group; 30th Anniversary Committee Co-Chair and Former Executive Director of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce; Mark S. Ingrao, CCP, CAE, Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce; Tracey White, HCA Capital Division; 30th Anniversary Committee Co-Chair and Former Executive Director of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce; Additional Former Board Chairs and Founding Members
WHAT: Live music by the South Lakes String Quartet and Diamond Alley; Delicious cuisine, open bar and ice luge; Silent Auction, including jewelry from Midtown Jewelers, a getaway to the Greenbrier Resort and a three-night tropical excursion to El Conquistador in Puerto Rico; Photo booth; and Valet parking.
SPONSORS: Reston Community Center / Fairfax County; Reston Hospital Center; Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.; Access National Bank; Metropolitan Healthcare Services; Washington Workplace; BEI; Cleveland Coaching Group; Dimensional Concepts; Executive Gift Planners; Fairfax Public Access; Fantasy World Entertainment; Comstock Partners; Google; Mayflowers at Reston Town Center; Veatch Commercial Real Estate; Friends of Reston Interfaith; RaymondJames Financial; Cooley LLP
TICKETS: To register please visit http://www.restonchamber.org/events
$145 for Current Chamber Members; $175 for Future Chamber Members
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