Month: October 2016

NBC29: Right-to-Work Amendment on Ballot this November

October 28th, 2016

Our executive vice president of corporate and government affairs Ryan Dunn spoke with NBC29 about the right to work constitutional amendment on the ballot in Virginia and why it’s good for Virginia workers and businesses. Watch the full interview at 


Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Works to Advance Virginia’s Nuclear Industry

October 27th, 2016        Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium

The Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium (VNEC) works on Promotion of Virginia’s research facilities and capabilities, partnering with the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) Efforts to train and attract job seekers in nuclear fields And increasing educational opportunities Today, 39 percent of Virginia’s electric power comes from nuclear energy and nuclear research by Virginia universities. […]


Vandeventer Black LLP Partner named College of Commercial Arbitrators Fellow

October 27th, 2016

Norfolk, VA (October 26, 2016) – William “Bill” E. Franczek, a partner at Vandeventer Black LLP, was recently selected as a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators. Franczek was recognized by the Board of the College for his experience, best practices and contributions to the profession. Established in 2001, the College of Commercial Arbitrators […]



October 26th, 2016

Newport News, VA (10/26/16) — Edward D. Warren, Director of Practice Growth for PBMares, has been selected to join the 2017 class of Leadership Greater Washington (LGW). PBMares, LLP is a U.S. Top 100 accounting and business consulting firm serving clients nationally and internationally from offices in the Mid-Atlantic. Warren has been with PBMares for […]


Dixon Hughes Goodman Receives Great Place to Work® Certification

October 19th, 2016

October 17, 2016 – Dixon Hughes Goodman, a U.S. top 20 public accounting and advisory firm, is pleased to announce its certification as one of the nation’s great places to work based on reports by independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. DHG earned this credential based on feedback from its employees and partners in anonymous surveys, […]


Virginia Chamber of Commerce releases results of statewide poll of likely voters

October 19th, 2016

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce today released the results of a statewide poll of likely voters in the Commonwealth on economic issues facing Virginia. Topics covered include: The presidential campaign Virginia economy Right to Work ballot initiative Atlantic Coast Pipeline project Redskins Virginia stadium International trade See the survey findings at  And an overview of the […]


VOGA – DMME Honor Industry Excellence – CONSOL Energy Named Operator of the Year

October 18th, 2016

Abingdon, Va.-  Outstanding achievements by members of the Virginia gas and oil industry were recognized Thursday during the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, Division of Gas and Oil and the Virginia Oil and Gas Association second annual awards program. The dinner meeting at which the awards were presented was held at the Martha […]


Chamber Briefings Newsletter – October 2016

October 14th, 2016

President’s Message This year’s Workforce Conference on September 28 drew record attendance-nearly 600 attendees-as we discussed how hiring veterans can help close the workforce skills gap in Virginia. Special thanks to our conference co-hosts, the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program and the Virginia Society of Human Resource Managers. Employers learned about actionable steps that they […]


Take the American Energy Challenge During National Energy Awareness Month

October 4th, 2016

Oct. 3, 2016– The Virginia Oil and Gas Association (VOGA) and other organizations from multiple states are coming together during the month of October to celebrate National Energy Awareness Month and to highlight the thousands of products made from refined or processed crude oil and natural gas. As part of that awareness effort, the groups […]