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Chamber STANDARD PRESORT U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 82 WOODSTOCK, VA November 2013 • THE AWARD-WINNING PUBLICATION THAT COVERS THE fredericksburg regional BUSINESS COMMUNITY • Volume 31 • Number 11 Regional businesses find new opportunities at 2013 Business Expo Focus on... Affordable Health Care Act Fredericksburg-area businesses joined together to network and meet potential new customers at the first annual Chamber Business Expo. More than 130 businesses operated display booths at the Oct. 16 event held at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center. For seven hours, business owners and managers introduced themselves to potential clients, often offering samples of their goods and services. The exhibitors also got to better know their colleagues in the business community, laying the groundwork for future partnerships and sales. “Relationships truly are the keys to business success,” Chamber President Susan Spears said. “The Chamber was proud to offer this opportunity of business people from across the Fredericksburg Region to make the connections that will help them prosper both now and in the future.” The Chamber would like to thank the following sponsors that made possible the 2013 Business Expo: AHCA........................... 10-11 Trailblazer Title Sponsor The Fredericksburg Expo Center Platinum Sponsors Fantasy World Entertainment Pancho Villa Restaurant Infinity Technologies.........4 Member News New Members.......................5 Chamber Calendar...............6 Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic Fredericksburg Host Lions Club St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® Non-Profit Corner................7 Seminar Corner Seminar Corner....................6 Financial Corner Need for Professional Liability Insurance A need-to-know checklist on long-term care Financial Corner....... page 8 Business Link...................... 19 Gold Sponsor NSWC Federal Credit Union Silver Sponsors Courtyard by Marriott Stafford-Quantico Minuteman Press Media Sponsors The Free Lance-Star Media Companies The Star Radio Group Gen. Buchanan to speak at MAC Report to the Community Maj. Gen. Jeffery S. Buchanan, USA, will deliver the keynote address at the Military Affairs Council’s Report to the Community. Gen. Buchanan serves as Commander, Joint Forces Headquarters, National Capital Region. He will focus his remarks on leadership lessons he has learned throughout his career, including during multiple deployments to Iraq. Gen. Buchanan was commissioned a Lieutenant of Infantry in May 1982 after graduating from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology. He also holds a Master of Arts in Leadership Development from the United States Military Academy. His duty assignments include command and staff positions within the 82nd Airborne Division, 25th Infantry Division, and 101st Airborne Division. He also served as a Company and Battalion Tactical Officer at the U.S. Military Academy. From 1995-97 he served as the Director for Operations (J3) of Joint Task Force Full Accounting until returning to the 101st Airborne Division to serve as the Battalion Commander of 3-187th Infantry from 1999-2001. He also served as a Senior Light Infantry Task Force Trainer at the National Training Center from 2001-02. From 2003-04, Gen. Buchanan was assigned to the United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning as the Director of Combat Developments, but served most of that year deployed to Iraq as the Director of Operations (C3), Coalition Military Assistance Training Team. From 2004-06, he commanded the 2nd Brigade, 75th Division (TSB) and deployed a second time to Iraq to serve as an advisor to the Iraqi Special Continued on page 3 The Military Affairs Council would like to thank the following sponsors for making possible the 2013 Report to the Community: Title Sponsor Maj. Gen. Jeffery S. Buchanan, USA MAC Report to the Community 5:30-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 25 UMW Jepson Alumni Executive Center

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