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Alexandria’s Business Professionals Connect Over Coffee and Croissants at The Lloyd House

ALX Chamber of Commerce hosted morning networking event

Networking in the courtyard at The Lloyd House in Alexandria
Networking in the courtyard at The Lloyd House in Alexandria (All photos: Rainbow Kirby-Stearns)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – On Thursday morning, The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce hosted “Professional Women’s Network Coffee & Connections,” an event that drew a gathering of over 40 women and a few good men to the courtyard at The Lloyd House at 220 N. Washington Street.

One of those men was Rich Daniel, Owner and Team President of the D.C. Divas national women’s football team who has continued to carve out their own niche in the sports world. Daniel acknowledged how important it is to have the support of the community and to form partnerships with like-minded individuals and organizations.

New introductions made

The breakfast was presented by The Seward Group TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, and its team lead Lyssa Seward, an Alexandria resident for over 35 years who shared her love for this city and the relevance of her hyper-local roots when helping people make one of the most important decisions of their life–buying a home.

Lyssa Seward and Laura Catron of the Seward Group

With coffee and croissant in hand, many of the attendees mingled, exchanged contact information and enjoyed one of the last muggy (we hope) mornings on the first day of fall. The icebreaker asked attendees to share their favorite historical museum and spot, with many naming Mount Vernon as their pick.

Business card exchange!

Guest Speaker Audrey Davis, Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, spoke warmly and passionately about bringing more women of color into the museum space, and encouraged everyone to visit the Freedom House Museum if they hadn’t already. “Here in Alexandria, I’m proud of our social justice work, and the fact that there is history all around us…everywhere we’re standing,” she said.

Audrey Davis of the Alexandria Black History Museum

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce is an advocacy-based nonprofit organization and the cornerstone of our business community. Today, with more than 780 member businesses ranging from one-of-a-kind small businesses to leading global organizations, The Chamber ALX ensures a thriving future for Alexandria and welcomes all who do business here. Learn more here.

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