Business agenda

January 5
Board of Trade marks
its 125th anniversary

The Greater Washington Board of Trade celebrates its 125th anniversary during its annual meeting Tuesday.

Peter W. Singer, senior fellow and director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution, is to talk about his latest book, “Cybersecurity: What Everyone Needs to Know.”

The meeting also is to touch on Silver Line developments, upcoming elections, Virginia’s new administration and the pending decision on a new FBI headquarters.

The event begins at 11 a.m. at the Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW. $200 for members and guests.

Other events of note

Tue., Jan. 7 The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce is holding a networking breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at Teaism, 682 N. St. Asaph St., Alexandria. $35 for members, $50 for everyone else.

Wed., Jan. 8 Adrienne Alberts of the American Red Cross is the guest speaker at the Tech Council of Maryland’s Workforce Development Roundtable. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the council’s offices at 9210 Corporate Blvd., Suite 470, Rockville. Free for members, $20 for everyone else.

Fri., Jan. 10 The Southeast Fairfax Development Corp.’s Business Speaker Series begins the year with the topic of “Starting and Growing a Business.” The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at SpringHill Suites, 6065 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria. Free.

Sat., Jan. 11 The third annual Transportation Camp D.C.conference for transportation professionals, technology experts and others begins at 9 a.m. at Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington. $20.

Economic calendar New estimates on the national trade balance are released Tuesday. Federal Reserve policymakers on Wednesday release the minutes from their recent meeting, and there will be an update on the jobs market Friday.

Several Fed leaders will be on the talk circuit. On Tuesday, Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Eric Rosengren and San Francisco Fed President John Williams plan speeches. Kansas City Fed President Esther Georges and Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota follow suit Thursday; St. Louis Fed President James Bullard talks Friday.

— Compiled by Shawn Selby

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