Northern VA Black Chamber to Hold 3rd Annual Candidates’ Night, 9/21 Local Event Connects Candidates and Black Community
A unique community civic engagement event, the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce’s nonpartisan Candidates' Night 2011 will welcome 150 members of the Black Community to meet candidates and their elected representatives. In addition, government agencies that serve businesses have been invited to present and share resources and information.
Last year the nonpartisan NVBCC Candidates’ Night Mixer gave black-owned businesses and the greater Black Community the opportunity to engage with 25 candidates and elected officials from four political parties.
“Candidates’ Night is an opportunity for members of the Black Community to express their concerns about the future of Northern Virginia and ensure their voices are heard,” notes NVBCC chairwoman Gaea L. Honeycutt. “Economic recovery, government contracting opportunities, small business assistance, access to capital and hiring incentives are among the many issues our members are concerned about this year.”
Unique to Northern Virginia, the annual Candidates’ Night Mixer ensures that all candidates and elected officials have an opportunity to listen to concerns in the Black Community and engage voters – Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Green and independents. In addition, government agencies that serve businesses have been invited to present and share resources and information.
For more information about Candidates’ Night 2011 or to become a sponsor, go to http://bit.ly/nvbcc2011.
Background: Download regularly updated Candidates’ Night Information Packet (pdf), including a list of candidates, list of elected officials, and frequently asked questions at: http://bit.ly/nvbcc2011info.
The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that facilitates the growth of black-owned businesses in Northern Virginia and of those businesses that wish to partner with them. NVBCC is committed to the economic success, development and empowerment of its Member Partners and the wider community. Learn more about the Chamber at http://www.novabcc.org.