Despite the concerns over Sequestration and budget cuts, the biggest concern continues to be the lack of a cohesive Federal budget. Predictability about Federal spending will continue to be impossible, unless Congress passes a budget at some point. Stay tuned through the website and our events.
The Alliance is leading a new region-wide initiative to support Defense and other government contractors. Partnering with the Alexandria Chamber, the Fauquier County Chamber, and Economic Development Departments around the Region, the Alliance is working to build a regional coalition in support of our government contracting industry. The initiative launched with a successful Luncheon at the Chart House in Alexandria on October 25th, and will ramp up in 2014, thanks, in large part, to support from members like General Dynamics IT and Fluet Huber + Hoang; stay tuned!
Belvoir Federal Credit Union is set to launch the Alliance Founders Club in 2014, an exciting addition to the Alliance that will bring new services and visibility to our members. All of our Founding Members are automatically members of the Founders Club; others will have the opportunity to join for a modest fee. Stay tuned for more information on this latest venture.
For the first time since 2008 we have canceled the Community Covenant Event, due to the extreme weather that is predicted for Monday. We regret any inconvenience and are very disappointed to miss this great event. Stay tuned for possible reschedule. Check on the George Washington Birthday Parade website to see what the Parade Committee has decided to do about the Parade (we think it will go on as scheduled.)