The Arlington Chamber of Commerce and the Ballston Business Improvement District are hosting a presentation on the “Future of Ballston Common” Tuesday.

Developer Forest City plans to “de-mall the mall” by turning it inside out to better fit with the Ballston neighborhood.

Panelists include Deborah Ratner Salzberg, president of Forest City Washington; John Moore, regional vice president of Forest City; Marc Fairbrother of architecture firm RTKL DC; David Kitchens of architecture firm Cooper Carry; and Tom Henneberry, chief operating officer of Forest City Washington. Tina Leone, Ballston BID chief executive, is to moderate.

The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Westin Arlington Gateway, 810 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. $35.

Other events of note
Wednesday, July 23

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce and the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development are holding a workshop on “Social Responsibility: How It Adds Value to Your Business.” The event begins at 8 a.m. at the Germantown Innovation Center, 20271 Goldenrod Ln., Germantown. Free, with registration.

Thursday, July 24

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce takes a look at alternative fuel vehicles and what they could mean for businesses as part of its Green Business Series. Rich Dampman of Enterprise Rent-A-Car is to speak. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at Exploration Hall, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn. Free.

The D.C. Chamber of Commerce is holding a business networking reception at the Capital Yacht Club, 1000 Water St. SW. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. $50 for members, $75 for everyone else.

Aneesh Chopra, former federal chief technology officer, is to talk about his new book, “Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government,” at Capital One Labs, 3030 Clarendon Blvd., Eighth Floor, Arlington. The event begins at 6 p.m. Free.