Black Business Month: Celebrate & Support Black-Owned Businesses Across the Commonwealth

August 31st, 2021

Black Business Month: Celebrate & Support Black-Owned Businesses Across the Commonwealth Since 2004, August has been recognized as Black Business Month. While today is the last day of Black Business Month, it is important that we continue to foster meaningful conversations, year-round, and promote initiatives that will lead to greater support for Black-owned businesses. Below […]


Virginia Promise Partnership Blog: The Business Case for Strong Child Care

August 30th, 2021

By: Alexis Ehrhardt, Ed.D., President & CEO, Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce Danielle MW Fitz-Hugh, President & CEO, Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce As working parents and leaders within our local chambers of commerce, we know firsthand the importance of quality child care to supporting Virginia families and the Commonwealth’s current and future economic prosperity. […]


Virginia Chamber of Commerce Congressional Letter on Corporate Income Tax

August 27th, 2021

August 9, 2021 Dear Virginia Congressional Delegation,  On behalf of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and its members, I want to thank you for your support in helping the Commonwealth earn recognition again this year as the nation’s top state for business. This distinction would not be possible without your assistance and willingness to maintain […]


Women Leading the Way: Celebrating Women in the Virginia Business Community

April 1st, 2021

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Virginia Chamber would like to recognize and celebrate the many women in Virginia’s business community for their significant impact on our Commonwealth and nation. The leadership shown by these women not only supports the continued growth and innovation of our Commonwealth, but also serves as inspiration for our […]


Virginia Promise Partnership: Building a Strong Child Care System for a Strong Virginia

March 30th, 2021        The Virginia Promise Partnership

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus how critical our child care system really is to Virginia’s businesses. As child care programs across the Commonwealth have been forced to reduce enrollment, cut hours, and close altogether in the wake of the healthcare crisis, parents have had to make the difficult choice between working and […]


TOMORROW: VDH Vaccinate Virginia Webinar for Employers

March 29th, 2021

Tomorrow, the Virginia Department of Health will host a webinar for Virginia employers to discuss their newly developed Essential Workers Toolkit and provide additional information on Virginia’s vaccination effort. More information and the link to view the webinar can be found below. Please note, the presentation will include time for a Q&A, and you may submit […]


Letter to Virginia Congressional Delegation: Stop the PRO Act

March 8th, 2021

Read the letter below or by following this link.  March 8, 2021 Dear Members of the Virginia Congressional Delegation: As President & CEO of the Virginia Chamber, I am following up directly to emphasize my strong concern to the PRO Act, as the Commonwealth has long operated on the bipartisan understanding that its right-to-work law […]


Chambers of Commerce Coalition: Stop the PRO Act

March 5th, 2021

March 5, 2021 Dear Members of the Virginia Congressional Delegation: On behalf of the approximately 225,000 employers in the Commonwealth concerned with the rights of their employees, the fragile economy, and the need for balance in federal labor law, the undersigned chambers of commerce write to express our opposition to the Protecting the Right to Organize […]


Information Update: Va Passes Permanent Standard on COVID-19

January 14th, 2021        Courtney Malveaux, Principal in the Richmond, Virginia office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and Co-Leader of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group

Members of the Business Community, Yesterday, the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board voted to enact a Permanent Standard on COVID-19 in workplaces. Below you will find a comprehensive overview prepared by Courtney Malveaux, Principal in the Richmond, Virginia office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Courtney serves as a member of the Virginia Safety and Health […]


Virginia Chamber COVID-19 Update

January 7th, 2021

On July 15, the Safety and Health Codes Board of the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry adopted an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), as directed by Governor Northam, that mandates additional requirements for Virginia employers related to workplace safety due to COVID-19. The Virginia Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to the Department of Labor […]