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DemBiz Signature

Breakfast Series

Best known for its Signature Breakfast Series events, the Democratic Business Council of Northern Virginia hosts national, statewide and local leaders who focus on a range of topics including business, politics, economics, media, philanthropy, academia, law, and more. DemBiz partners with many of the most dynamic venues in Northern Virginia for events ranging from roundtable discussions to large-scale interactive presentations. DemBiz also hosts candidate forums, legislative updates and happy hours on an ad hoc basis.

Since its inception in 2003, the Democratic Business Council of Northern Virginia has hosted the biggest names in Virginia politics, as well as presidential candidates, business leaders, non-profit leaders, national journalists, university presidents, economists, and many more. Past DemBiz event speakers include the following (in no particular order):

  • South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg
  • New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
  • Virginia Senator Mark Warner
  • Virginia Governor Tim Kaine
  • Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe
  • EMILY’s List President Stephane Schriock
  • Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michelle Flournoy
  • Attorney General Eric Holder
  • Washington Post Columnist Eugene Robinson
  • Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts
  • Inova CEO Knox Singleton
  • George Mason University President Angel Cabrera
  • Political Analyst Paul Begala
  • Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax
  • Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring
  • Virginia Congressman Don Beyer
  • Virginia Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton
  • Virginia Congressman Jim Moran
  • Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly
  • Virginia State Delegate Rip Sullivan
  • Virginia State Delegate Kathleen Murphy
  • Virginia State Delegate Charniele Herring
  • Alexandria business owner Rob Krupicka
  • Matt De Ferranti of the Arlington County Board
  • Stephanie Landrum, President and CEO of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership