“Networking has been cited as the number one unwritten rule of success in business. Who you know really impacts what you know.”
~Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest
Effective networking is all about linking up with others to build trusted relationships, increase your visibility and build your reputation within your industry. It’s also important to regularly attend a diverse array of events to increase your knowledge base, learn about new opportunities and make new friends.
We’ve created a list of local organizations that provide a plethora of networking and growth opportunities for marketing and communication professionals. We will be updating this list on a monthly basis to keep you in the loop about what’s going on around town with regard to everything from fun networking receptions to short educational programs.
Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Events
6/5/18 – June Joint Professional Networking Breakfast with the Arlington Chamber
6/21/18 – June Business After Hours
7/12/18 – ACPWN July Coffee & Connections
7/19/18 – 40 Under 40 Awards Celebration
7/31/18 – July Professional Networking Breakfast
Arlington Chamber of Commerce Events
6/5/18 – Breakfast Connection Combined With Alexandria Chamber
6/6/18 – Brunch and Business: Dreams Do Come True – The Successful Journey of an Immigrant Entrepreneur
5/23/18 – 10 Great Ideas from Great Ideas 18 – A recap & sharing
5/23/18 – Farragut/Dupont Small Staff Association Brown Bag Lunch
5/23/18 – Idea Exchange Meeting for Partnership and Sponsorship Professionals
5/24/18 – Personalization for Associations
5/30/18 – Personalization for Associations
6/11/18 – Local one-day Advocacy Event @ Georgetown University
6/19/18 – Chapter Roundtable in Washington, DC
6/21/18 – Chapter Roundtable in Reston
6/25/18 – Optimizing the Membership Renewal System
7/17/18 – Chapter Roundtable in Washington, DC
7/18/18 – Chapter Roundtable in Alexandria
Direct Marketing Association of Washington Events
6/7/18 – Digital Day Forum
6/14/18 – Wake Up & Learn: Mid-level Magic: How you can use your direct response program to leverage big gifts!
6/19/18 – Production Strategies Forum
7/12/18 – Lunch & Learn: Great Idea! The Basics of Brilliant Brainstorming
International Association of Business Communicators Events
Monthly Happy Hours – Happy hours are typically held on the last Tuesday of each month. They are free events, and no registration is required.
Monthly Meetings – Monthly meetings are held the second Thursday of the month to network over coffee and to learn from a featured speaker, panel or roundtable discussion.
Public Relations Society of America Events
5/30/18 – All Chapter Happy Hour
5/31/18 – DIY Video How-to: When to Do-It-Yourself and When to Hire Pros. Plus a Hands-On Video Sandbox to test gear
6/7/18 – Turning a Live Event into Podcasts and Content Marketing Videos
6/13/18 – Networking Mixer: Hosted by the Public Affairs and Government and New Professionals Committees
6/27/18 – Pitching Secrets of Media Relations Masters