December Member Salons are sure to peak your interest. Join your fellow members for interactive conversations around emerging business trends in the region, how a publishing powerhouse adapts to the digital age and the impact of poverty in our communities.
Member Salon Topics
Wednesday, December 6- NESTLE TO YELP: Economic Development and Regional Cooperation
How important is regional cooperation to our region in a globally competitive world? Over the years, inter-jurisdictional competition for business has heated up throughout the nation. The Washington DC, Suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia region is probably one of the more complex and competitive within the nation. Join Victor Hoskins ('16), Director Arlington County Economic Development and Brian Kenner ('18), Deputy Mayor of Planning and Economic Development, Washington, DC in a lively discussion where participants will explore both of the reality and the myths that exist in economic development and the steps we can take to improve our regions competitive position.
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Gensler Building -2020 K Street NW Ste 200
A light breakfast will be provided.
Wednesday, December 6- Journalism Meets Engineering
Since the purchase by Jeff Bezos four years ago, the Washington Post has evolved to be both a journalism and engineering company. Join Bob McCartney ('07) and Ethan Selzer ('17) for a conversation exploring how this approach has enabled much deeper engagement with readers. Technology has had a profound effect on how the Post both creates and distributes its world-class content to local and increasingly national and international audiences. Guests will also get an insider's tour of the Post’s new headquarters.
12:00 PM -2:00 PM
The Washington Post -1301 K St NW, Washington, DC 20071
Lunch will be served
Wednesday, December 6-Master Social Media with Sage Communications
Sage Communications, a leader in nonprofit, tech, business and government public relations and marketing, will host a social media training for executives at its McLean, VA headquarters. Social media experts Hannah Hutchins and Scott Greenberg will lead you through topics in this collaborative session, including social media best practices, like personas, platforms, frequency, messages and opportunities associated with paid vs organic social media. Rest assured, you will leave this meeting tweeting brilliance.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sage Communications- 1651 Old Meadow Rd #500, McLean, VA 22102
Thursday, December 7-The Other Tour of DC
Back by popular demand, join Dr. Mark Bergel ('16) for a two-hour tour of some of Greater Washington's most impoverished neighborhoods. You will get an inside view of what has happened and is happening in these areas. The conversation will also focus on how positive change can occur for those in poverty, why it has not happened to date, and where the initial steps can be taken to create this change. This tour will start and finish at A Wider Circle's new neighborhood center in Southeast, DC. Members are encouraged to bring their own brown bag lunch.
11:00 AM-1:30 PM
A Wider Circle-815 Xenia Street SE, Washington, DC 20032