For more than 85 years, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce has been working hand-in-hand with companies in Northern Virginia to build a strong business community. From small, entrepreneurial startups to some of the countrys largest corporations businesses have leveraged the Chamber to raise their profiles, grow revenue and develop new business relationships. The growth Northern Virginia has experienced over the past several years has been tremendous, and the Fairfax County Chamber has evolved to meet the needs of the business community. Through its unique structure, the Fairfax Country Chamber offers programs and services that meet the needs of businesses in the current market. The Chamber facilitates industry-focused councils, thought leadership groups, community partnerships and many other opportunities for its more than 600 member companies to expand their networks and raise their profiles in the highly competitive Northern Virginia market. Long known as The Voice of Business in Northern VirginiaTM, the Chamber has developed a widely respected political and legislative advocacy program at the local, state and federal levels. It has been called one of the strongest business advocacy programs in the country. The Chamber remains grounded in the community it represents, raising money and awareness through the Valor and Education Foundations. The Valor Foundation awards postsecondary education scholarships to the children of those in the Fairfax County community who have gone above and beyond to keep the community safe. The Education Foundation provides support so the countys public education system is able to provide students with the world-class education they deserve.