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Volunteer Alexandria Business Philanthropy Summit, NAIOP NOVA Bus Tour & More in...

Monday, April 29, 2019  
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Volunteer Alexandria Business Philanthropy Summit, NAIOP NOVA Bus Tour & More in This Week
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Alexandria Economic Development Partnership

Week of April 29 - May 5,



If you have questions about this weekly update, or would like to learn more about economic development opportunities in Alexandria, please contact the AEDP staff:


Alexander Cline

Project Assistant


Tom Colicchio

Business Development Associate


Teresa Garrison

Event & Client Services Manager


Adrianne Griffith

Marketing & Communications Coordinator


Stephanie Landrum

President & CEO


Christina Mindrup

Vice President,

Business Development


Marie Plishka

Business Development Associate


Ryan Touhill

Chief of Staff



Join us on the NAIOP Northern Virginia Bus Tour

The NAIOP Northern Virginia Bus Tour this year will start at National Landing and will highlight all that is to be known about this exciting new area. After the morning Trade Show the tour will feature properties "Inside and Around the Beltway" - Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax markets such as Tysons and Merrifield. If you are doing business in this area or any other part of Northern Virginia - you need to be on the bus tour.

The NAIOP Northern Virginia Bus Tour is not only the premier bus tour covering Northern Virginia, but it is also recognized as one of the most successful commercial real estate bus tours in the United States, thanks to the great work of our members.

(Thurs. 5/9 at 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM, National Landing, 2451 Crystal Drive, Arlington., Registration required).

This Week: Events & Activities

City Council will hold Budget Work Session #10, which will cover the final add/delete items (Mon. 4/29 at 7:00 - 9:00 PM, City Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King St.).

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Washington is holding their 2019 ULI Washington Real Estate Trends Conference. As always, this conference will be a prestigious one-day event that provides an opportunity to connect with an unprecedented number of leaders in the real estate and land use marketplace (Tues. 4/30 at 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC, Registration required).

The Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (AEDP) is holding their regular monthly Board of Directors meeting(Weds. 5/1 at 8:00 - 9:30 AM, AEDP Boardroom, 625 N. Washington St., Suite 400).

City Council will hold a meeting for the Budget Adoption(Weds. 5/1 at 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King St.).

Volunteer Alexandria is hosting the Annual Business Philanthropy Summit, an event that brings together business leaders and government to learn about current issues we are facing in our communities, as well as honor and celebrate positive change in our communities through philanthropy. The leaders amongst us, who are making a difference in the Alexandria area with corporate social responsibility programs andpractices and policies around community service and charitable giving, will share how they are making a real difference for people and how easy it can could be for you and your company to do the same (Thurs. 5/2 at 7:30 - 9:00 AM, Sheraton Suites Hotel, 801 N. St. Asaph St., Registration required).

The City will host a joint City Council, Planning Commission, and Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (AHRA) work session(Thurs., 5/2 at 5:00 - 6:15 PM, Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St.).

The Alexandria Small Business Development Center(SBDC)will hold a workshop on "Getting Started in Federal Contracting." If you want to sell your services or products to federal agencies, you can attend to learn what you need to do, know, and have to make that happen(Fri., 5/3 at 3:00 - 5:00 PM, AEDP/SBDC Boardroom, 625 N. Washington St., Suite 400, Registration Requested).

The Carlyle Vitality Initiative is hosting another ReFill happy hour and networking event, this time with a "Cinco de Mayo" theme. Head over for a DJ and lawn games!(Fri., 5/3 at 4:00 - 8:00 PM, Courthouse Square Park, 400 Courthouse Square).

The City of Alexandria will host "RecFest," a day of fun for the whole family, with activities representing the City's fitness, sports, enrichment, arts, nature, out of school time, and summer camp programs(Sat., 5/4 at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Armistead L. Boothe Park, 520 Cameron Station Blvd.).

The Carlyle Vitality Initiative is also hosting another session of their Fitness Series- join them for an Experimental Fitnessclass(Sat., 5/4 at 12:00 - 2:00 PM, John Carlyle Park, 300 John Carlyle St.).

Upcoming Events & Opportunities


Carlyle Vitality


AEDP is happy to be part of the Carlyle Vitality Initiative, whose aim is to contribute to the vitality and quality of life for those working, living and visiting Carlyle by making physical and experiential improvements to the neighborhood.

Follow the Carlyle Community Council on social media to keep up with future events:




In the News


Stonebridge moving quickly to prep Victory Center site for new development- Washington Business Journal

Exclusive: Virginia Tech exploring other sites for Alexandria campus- Washington Business Journal

Silverstone Senior Living racing into D.C. area with trio of projects- Washington Business Journal

Council To Vote on Funding for Green Building Financing- Alexandria Gazette[Page 8]

Simple ramp or moving walkway? The options for a Potomac Yard Metro south entrance.- Washington Business Journal

The Deal of a Lifetime- Washington Business Journal

Metro selects sites for two new office buildings as part of consolidation plan- Washington Post


How These Universities are Building D.C.'s Tech Talent Pipeline Ahead of Amazon HQ2-DC Inno

The mass exodus from Greater Washington continues. And it got worse last year.-Washington Business Journal

Carpenter's Shelter To Hold Annual Cook-Off- West Alexandria Patch

'Absolutely absurd': Alexandria livid about Metro's surprise extension of Blue, Yellow line shutdown- WTOP

Virginia Tech will tailor innovation campus degrees to tech industry needs-Washington Business Journal

WMATA expands summer shutdown- Alexandria Times[Page 1]

Virginia Tech's man on the ground-Washington Business Journal


Alexandria's Chop Shop Taco To Open In May- Del Ray Patch

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Coming to Alexandria- Alexandria Living Magazine

Chop Shop Taco to Open May 1- Alexandria Living Magazine

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Alexandria, The Ice Cream Cone Capital Of The United States- Forbes

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