Month: March 2016

Virginia Veteran Entrepreneurship Study Survey is Open

March 28th, 2016

Researchers at William and Mary are conducting a study to identify mechanisms of key importance to veteran entrepreneurs and small business development in Virginia. The input from this brief survey will serve as the basis of an initial analysis of Virginia’s regional entrepreneurial ecosystem. The researchers will use the data to determine follow-up questions related […]


PBMARES ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF NEUMAN & ASSOCIATES – Accounting Firms Combine to Expand Baltimore Footprint, Tax Experts

March 23rd, 2016

Richmond, VA and Baltimore, MD (March 23, 2016) – PBMares, LLP, a leading public accounting and consulting firm serving clients nationally and internationally, and Baltimore-based Neuman & Associates, LLC have combined effective February 1, 2016. Neuman & Associates is a specialty tax practice that strengthens the Baltimore practice under the PBMares name. Ricka Neuman, CPA, and Caroline […]


Virginia Business Coalition on Health Workshops: Building a Culture of Wellbeing

March 15th, 2016

The upcoming events are in Norfolk (April 5) and Richmond (May 3), and provide HR Certification credits. Registration for the half-day workshop includes lunch and is only $50 for non-VBCH members. Workshop: Building a Culture of Wellbeing Building a Culture of Workplace Wellbeing Tuesday, April 5 in Norfolk Tuesday, May 3 in Richmond Looking at […]


Chamber Briefings Newsletter – March 11, 2016

March 11th, 2016

The 2016 General Assembly Session is scheduled to adjourn sine die tomorrow, Saturday March 12. It has been a busy final week, with budget negotiations being finalized and the election of a new Supreme Court justice. Over the next several weeks, our government affairs team will be working to provide you with a full recap of the […]


Norfolk Students Receive Mobile Broadband from AT&T through ConnectED Initiative

March 10th, 2016        AT&T

As a recipient of one of 114 grants from Apple as part of the company’s involvement in the White House ConnectED initiative, each student at Berkley Campostella Early Childhood Center recently received a new iPad equipped with mobile broadband by AT&T. The iPads were presented in a Jan. 22 ceremony at the school, officials said […]


Chamber Briefings Newsletter – March 4, 2016

March 4th, 2016

There is just one full week left in the 2016 General Assembly session, which will adjourn sine die next Saturday, March 12th. Budget conferees are working to address differences in the House and Senate budgets and must complete their work by midnight on Saturday, March 5th. Below, you’ll find a list of items that we submitted […]


Governor’s Veto Makes Compliance with Clean Power Plan Less Transparent and Accountable

March 2nd, 2016

RICHMOND – Virginia Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President of Corporate and Government Affairs Ryan Dunn issued the following statement after Governor McAuliffe vetoed Senate Bill 21, which would require General Assembly approval of a plan to comply with the federal Clean Power Plan: “We are disappointed that Governor McAuliffe vetoed legislation that would have […]