Prince William Chamber of Commerce Has a New Chairman

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Prince William Chamber of Commerce
Press Release
For Immediate Release              
Date:  July 21, 2010                                
Contact: Andrea Whaley; Communications
   Prince William Chamber of Commerce, 703-753-7436
Prince William Chamber of Commerce Has a New Chairman
The appointment of Tim Jackson President of MDA Technologies Group LLC as Chairman of the newly formed Prince William Chamber of Commerce marks yet another milestone for the local business community. The Chamber was formed with the merger of the Prince William Regional and the Prince William County-Greater Manassas Chambers of Commerce, which was ratified by the members of both Chambers on June 17 and then approved by the Virginia State Corporation Commission July 2.   This is the first time that the Prince William region—compromised of the towns and neighborhoods in the County, as well as the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park—has had a unified organization representing the needs of business.  
Jackson was elected by the Board of Directors of the new Chamber, which is compromised of 40 member volunteers representing a variety of businesses and community groups.   Jackson was selected based on his commitment to a strong local economy and a high quality of life in our community.  His vision is to see organizations throughout the Prince William region unite to more effectively promote the community as a premiere place to do business, live, work and play in Northern Virginia.
“It is indeed a tremendous honor to be selected as the first leader of this premiere organization. We have both an excellent board of directors and Chamber staff; all of whom are committed to the success of this Chamber and its individual members,” Jackson stated. “The rich heritage of the former organizations is a strong foundation for the Prince William Chamber of Commerce and I am committed to the remembrance of our roots as we fulfill the vision of a unified Chamber. Small businesses drive our economy as well as our membership. As a small business owner myself, I am particularly attuned to the importance of seeing this Chamber remain responsive to the needs of our small business membership. This is a formative year and there are a myriad of tasks and issues that we are addressing as a board to ensure success.”
Jackson also notes, “I look forward to meeting our members at upcoming events, seminars and business council meetings. My business and passion lies in the field of communication and it is going to be my pleasure to keep the membership informed of our positive progress.”
A search for a new CEO is underway. During the transition period, Debbie Jones, President of the former Prince William County-Greater Manassas Chamber and Laurie Wieder, President of the former Prince William Regional Chamber continue serving in executive management positions, guiding the process of blending the “best of the best” of their programming, according to Chamber sources. 
More information on the Prince William Chamber of Commerce can be found at
The Prince William Chamber of Commerce is an organization of more than 1,800 businesses and community organizations working together to sustain a strong, supportive business environment and high quality of life in Prince William County, the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and the surrounding area. For further information regarding the Chamber call 703-590-5000 or visit