Every May, our department celebrates Business Appreciation Month. This year we are kicking our campaign off just a few days early during U.S. Small Business Week with Calibrate: The Small Business Education Conferencea complimentary, one-day event designed specifically for Prince William County business owners, offering invaluable education and resources.

  • When: Monday, April 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Verizon Auditorium at George Mason University
    10900 University Blvd, Manassas, Virginia 21000


This conference is aimed at empowering established business owners with the tools and insights necessary to thrive in Northern Virginia's dynamic business environment.

Attendees can anticipate:

  • Engaging workshops 🛠️
  • Networking opportunities 🤝
  • Expert-led panels tailored to address the distinctive challenges and opportunities encountered by small businesses 💼

Calibrate is proudly hosted by Prince William County's Economic Development and Tourism in collaboration with the Prince William Chamber of Commerce and Mason SBDC.


The Make Your Mark Business Appreciation Event, our signature celebration event returns on Thursday, May 16, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Innovation Park, Manassas.

This is your opportunity to celebrate our community and: 

  • 📈 Discover valuable resources and tools to accelerate your business growth.
  • 🌟 Connect with key county business leaders and decision-makers, including Tourism, Taxpayer Services, Development Services, and more.

With the generous sponsorship of the Hylton Performing Arts Center and the Prince William County Industrial Development Authority, this exclusive event promises a memorable experience:

  • 🍤 Savor mouthwatering appetizers and a ticketed bar.
  • 📸 Capture memories with professional group photography.
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to boost your business and expand your network! Attendance is complimentary, but registration is required.
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