Area Roundups

Area Roundups

Colonial Wassail at the Claude Moore Farm

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, is hosting Colonial Wassail on Sunday, Dec. 13, 1-4 p.m. In the dead of winter the Claude Moore Colonial Farm’s apple trees need encouragement to bear well in the coming year. Gather in the Farm’s orchard to wassail the trees with singing, dancing and chants to ensure a “howling crop.” Enjoy hot spiced cider, sugar cakes, a roaring bonfire and 18th-century games. Great family and group holiday event.

Regular admission: Adults: $3; children 3-12 and seniors: $2; children under 3 complimentary admission. Free parking. Directions at Weather permitting.

Fairfax Chamber to Become the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce (Fairfax Chamber) Board of Directors approved the rebranding and restructuring of the Fairfax Chamber to the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. The new entity, effective January 2016, is an answer to the call from business and political leaders for one unified business voice for Northern Virginia and more accurately reflects a role the Fairfax Chamber is already fulfilling.

“The Fairfax Chamber is the Voice of Business in Northern Virginia and has been for some time now,” said Mitchell D. Weintraub, partner, Cordia Partners and chairman, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce. “The rebranding and restructuring will allow us to better serve and increase our value to our members, stakeholders and business community.”

During the next several months, the Fairfax Chamber will bring together other chamber executives, business and political leaders, and community partners in a collaborative manner to help shape the launch of the new entity in January 2016.

“The new Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce will seek to complement, not compete with the other chambers,” Weintraub continued. “This is about strengthening and unifying the regional business voice region.”

Further information on the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce will be announced in January 2016.