FAQ

What communities does this chamber represent?

We serve the businesses of the Dulles Region, including Tysons Corner, Reston, Herndon, Chantilly, Centreville, South Riding, Sterling, Dulles and Ashburn. This region is known as a technology hub of national significance, especially in the areas of software and telecommunications. The Dulles Region, anchored by Washington Dulles International Airport, is the wealthiest, most educated area in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


How much does it cost to join the chamber?

Chamber membership is based on the number of employees at a business. Please see our online application for all the rates.


How can the chamber help me market my business?

We cater to all sectors of our membership, offering morning, afternoon and evening events, as well as, more than 20 diverse committees, four free leadshare groups, outstanding monthly and special events and many low-cost digital marketing opportunities.

Engagement is the key to a successful chamber membership. Our active members are pleased with the all the exposure they receive through their membership and we recommend investing 5-7 hours of time per month in chamber activities. Whether you join a leadshare group or committee, become a sponsor, attend an event, or advertise with us, a membership to the Dulles Regional Chamber is a great marketing value.


What events does the chamber offer for networking?

We have business receptions as well as monthly breakfasts. Our luncheons are held 9-12 times annually and offer both a networking and program element. We organize a variety of special events such as our free summer concert series Friday Night Live!, executive business outings like Skeet, Scotch & Cigars, conferences like Innovate, and semi-formal events like our annual Stars Over Dulles Awards Gala. See our Event Overview for a full description.


Can I get a list of hotels in your area?

Nearly every hotel in the area is also a member of our chamber. To see a complete list of member hotels, visit our searchable Business Directory.


What help can I access for relocating my business to your area?

You will find it especially useful to contact the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. You may also find necessary information by visiting the following websites: State of Virginia, 2013 Retail Sales Tax Guidelines, Town of Herndon, Fairfax County, Virginia and Loudoun County, Virginia. Feel free to email us.


Can you tell me about the schools in your area?

Fairfax County Public Schools have the highest graduation rate among the 50 largest school districts in America as of June 2013. Fairfax County schools consistently rank first or second in the nation. Every one of our high schools ranks among the top 125 nationally. Our science and technology magnet school, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, consistently produces the largest number of National Merit Semi-finalists in the nation. The school system includes a gifted and talented program, both magnet and base school; foreign language partial immersion programs for French, Spanish, German and Japanese; ESOL, special education; IB and AP courses; and four academies catering to specialized instruction in upper-level courses. For more information, please visit the Fairfax County Public Schools website.


How can I contact the Town of Herndon?

The Town's phone number is 703-435-6800. Visit their website.