Northern Virginia BCC supports businesses in:
- Building relationships and creating partnerships
- Strategic growth and increasing capacity
- Professional and staff development
- Understanding economic trends
The Chamber delivers products and services designed to maximize your investment, including networking events, seminars, and resources.
Learn more about membership in the Northern Virginia BCC and the benefits we offer.
NVBCC Member & Sponsor Spotlight: Robert Nelson II
Robert Nelson II is the founder and president of Nelson Enterprise Technology Services (NETS), a highly successful Service Disabled, Veteran- and Minority-Owned Small Business (SDVODB) and recent 8(a) awardee that provides forward-thinking, cost-effective NextGen solutions to the federal government. Mr. Nelson possesses over 20 years of technical experience, and holds numerous professional certifications including MCSE, Security + and ITIL v3 Foundation.
As a hands-on manager and team leader, he has worked closely with customers such as the US Department of State to architect innovative IT transformation and modernization initiatives that leverage virtualization, automation, and cloud computing. His work also includes proactive 'Green IT' solutions that reduce the carbon footprint and maximize energy efficiency per square foot of data centers and operations.
Mr. Nelson distinguished himself as a US Army Field Artillery soldier during the First Gulf War, and since that time has built a career around systems engineering, networking, and IT security. He is also actively involved in the local community, including sponsorship of the Dynamite Soccer Club, a Prince William County, VA non-profit youth soccer organization; McKinley Technology High School Firebird Robotics Team 1915, a club within this specialized DC secondary school that offers students the ability to pursue careers in science and technology by engaging them in a mentor-based robotics program; and the VETS Group, a 501 (c)(3) organization that specializes in assisting veterans and their families achieve economic empowerment through education, entrepreneurship and employment.
Since founding NETS in 2008, Mr. Nelson has grown the company from 2 to 22 current employees with annual revenues of $2.2 million, building a strong reputation for excellence within the Department of Defense, the Department of State, and other agencies. NETS' recent 8(a) designation will open new opportunities for NETS to position itself as a contractor of choice among federal and state agencies for services associated with networking, infrastructure management, systems engineering, and related services.
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NVBCC Announces the Winners of its 2012 Business Honors
NVBCC's 2012 Annual Meeting: The Future of Northern Virginia Black Business was a resounding success! On November 8, 2012, businesses and entrepreneurs gathering at the Waterford in Springfield, VA to celebrate a year of success and to hear the 2013 economic forecast.
Dr. Lisa Sturtevant, Deputy Director of the George Mason University Center for Economic Analysis discussed the economic future of Northern Virginia. Following Sturtevant's presentation, Congressman Gerry Connolly and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova assisted in presenting NVBCCs business honors to the following recipients:
- Nationwide Insurance - The Brad Ryant Agency (DC), Outstanding Emerging Business
- Valley Green Landscaping (Alexandria), Business of the Year
- Intelligent Office of Alexandria (Alexandria), Outstanding Corporate Partner
- Alexandria-Fairfax Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Alexandria/Fairfax), Outstanding Community Partner
- Kim de Peiza, Key Concepts Knowledgebase, LLC (Fairfax) and Isaac Lewis, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (DC), Member of the Year
- Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (Tysons Corner), Outstanding Public Partner
Special thank you to our sponsors: The Wentworth Group (presenting sponsor), Armor Medical (table sponsor), Key Concepts Knowledgebase, LLC (table sponsor), Brazen Maven (SM) Marketing Communications, The Law Office of Dontae Bugg, PLLC, and Lutalo Technology Solutions.