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2020 Chambers of Commerce Election Center Now LIVE!

September 30th, 2020

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the official launch of the 2020 Chambers of Commerce Election Center. The Chambers of Commerce Roundtable is a nonpartisan, issue education and election information organization made up of representatives from the state, local and regional chambers from all areas of the Commonwealth. The Chambers of Commerce […]

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Update on the Virginia Chamber 2020 Signature Event Schedule

September 29th, 2020

In August, I announced that all of the Virginia Chamber signature events scheduled through the month of October would be transitioning to a virtual format. As the Chamber has continued to carefully monitor the ongoing pandemic and its impact on our Commonwealth, we have also evaluated our strategies for events scheduled for the remainder of […]

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Virginia Chamber COVID-19 Bi-Weekly Update

September 25th, 2020

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 […]

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Action Alert: Oppose Making DOLI Regulation Permanent

September 22nd, 2020

Members of the Business Community, Let the Safety and Health Code Board and Department of Labor and Industry know that you oppose making their burdensome regulation permanent by providing public comment by Friday, September 25th. Please register your comments on the DOLI website to show your opposition. A copy of the comment letter, submitted by […]

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Virginia Chamber Bi-Weekly COVID-19 Update

September 14th, 2020        Barry DuVal

On Friday, Governor Northam announced that Hampton Roads will re-join the rest of the Commonwealth in Phase 3 of the “Forward Virginia” plan. Over the last six weeks, the Hampton Roads region was placed under targeted COVID-19 restrictions including a ban on gatherings of more than 50 people, a requirement to stop the sale of […]

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SURVEY ALERT: PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE

September 10th, 2020

Members of the Business Community, Below you will find a survey to solicit public feedback on paid family and medical leave. This survey will close at noon on Friday, September 18. Under the Appropriations Act, the Governor’s Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball and the Chief Workforce Development Advisor for the Commonwealth have been […]

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Virginia Chamber Weekly COVID-19 Update

August 21st, 2020        Barry DuVal

On Wednesday, the Virginia Chamber Foundation, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, and the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation hosted the 2020 Virginia Veterans and Military Affairs Conference and Virginia Values Veterans Awards Program. As a virtual program, this conference and award ceremony serves to foster meaningful discussions focused on Virginia’s support for our military […]

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2020 Special Session Legislative Priorities

August 21st, 2020        Barry DuVal

As the General Assembly Special Session is quickly approaching, I want to share with you the Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s legislative agenda. Below you will find copies of the Virginia Chamber’s recommendations for policymakers from our Blueprint for Getting Virginia Back to Work plan and Equality of Opportunity agenda. These legislative priorities were sent to […]

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An Update on the Virginia Chamber 2020 Signature Event Schedule

August 14th, 2020

In June, I announced that the 2020 Veterans and Military Affairs Conference and the 2020 Virginia Conference on Energy Diversity and Corporate Sustainability would both be held as virtual conferences. As the Virginia Chamber has continued to carefully monitor the ongoing pandemic and its impact on our Commonwealth, we have also evaluated our strategies for […]

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Virginia Chamber Weekly COVID-19 Update

August 7th, 2020

It has been one week since additional restrictions were placed on the Hampton Roads region in hopes to to lower the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Governor Northam’s Executive Order 68 prohibits the on-site sale, consumption, and possession of alcohol after 10:00 p.m. in restaurants, bars, and other food/beverage establishments located in Hampton Roads. […]

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