The Alliance and the Alexandria George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee are excited to invite you to join us for the 2017 Armed Forces Community Covenant Event and George Washington Birthday Parade on February 20, 2017 at Market Square in Old Town Alexandria. The Covenant ceremony will feature messages from the Mayor and the senior command at both Ft. Belvoir and Marine Corps Base Quantico. The Covenant event will begin with music from the Marine Corps Band at 11:30, with the signing just after Noon. The Parade begins at 1:00 pm, followed by a brief reception at the Chart House Restaurant.
Trust the Alliance to keep you informed about policies and programs under the new leadership in Washington. Alliance 2017 luncheons will address the latest actions regarding government contracting, federal budget changes and state initiatives regarding the military.
The Alliance is partnering with Marine Corps Base Quantico and neighboring counties to expand business and entrepreneurial support for transitioning Marines. Through a new MOU, and led by Fauquier County, the Alliance is opening new doors for returning Marines and members of other services to learn about employment and also business startup opportunities. Other partners include Lord Fairfax Community College, the Prince William County Department of Economic Development, the Fauquier and Alexandria Chambers of Commerce and the Northern Virginia Veterans Association.
Support services are provided by the Mason Enterprise Center incubators, counseling from state and regional agencies, career fairs and mentorship, as well as special workshops on starting a business. More info to follow.