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The Workforce Wire – Carrie Roth Director, Virginia Works

May 29th, 2024

Just over a year ago at ITAC (Industrial Turnaround Corporation) in Chesterfield County, with great celebration from the business community and job seekers, Governor Glenn Youngkin signed HB2195 and SB1470 creating the Virginia Department of Workforce Development and Advancement – what we call Virginia Works – consolidating Virginia’s workforce programs to create, sustain, and retain […]


Natural Gas, Natural Advantage: Powering VA’s Future – US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

April 18th, 2024

Every day, natural gas provides consumers and businesses with the clean, reliable, and affordable energy needed to fuel our national and global economy. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), demand for this fuel is expected to reach record highs in the coming year. Now, more than ever, it’s critical we realize the economic, […]


Commissioner Chuck Zingler, Department of Veteran Services – April Workforce Wire

April 10th, 2024

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” –President George Washington I am very proud to present myself to you, this distinguished group of industries, businesses […]


Quoin Pharmaceuticals Completes Merger and Will Commence Trading on Nasdaq Capital Market under Ticker Symbol “QNRX”

November 1st, 2021

Concomitant Investment from Altium Capital Secured Ashburn, VA, Oct. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Quoin Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., (NASDAQ: QNRX) (the “Company”), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on rare and orphan diseases, today announced the closing of its previously announced strategic merger with Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. Cellect concurrently completed the sale of the Company’s subsidiary, Cellect […]


Barry DuVal column: The PRO Act has many cons for businesses and workers

June 15th, 2021        Barry DuVal        Richmond Times-Dispatch

Barry DuVal column: The PRO Act has many cons for businesses and workers Richmond Times-Dispatch June 15, 2021 As cases of COVID-19 continue to decrease and the economy begins to recover, Virginians have a reason for optimism. I am proud of the way that Virginia businesses have responded to adversity and kept the health and […]


Paige Clay and Nicole Riley column: Workplace harassment legislation deserves thoughtful consideration to get it right

April 9th, 2021        Paige Clay and Nicole Riley        Richmond Times-Dispatch

Everyone can agree that workplace harassment is an injustice that no one should suffer. Far too often, women, primarily, are subjected to unwanted advances, inappropriate comments or offensive treatment while in the workplace. Since the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and our federal courts have worked to identify […]


Governor Northam Outlines Plans for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 4th, 2020

Governor Northam Outlines Plans for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Virginia has no confirmed cases of COVID-19 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that state officials are executing longstanding public health plans in response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Virginia currently has no confirmed cases of COVID-19, and state officials are continuously monitoring the virus worldwide. Governor Northam, […]



January 9th, 2020

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 9, 2020 KAINE ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR USMCA WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement announcing support for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) ahead of votes in Senate committees on the deal next week: “Canada and Mexico are two of Virginia’s largest trading partners, and maintaining a strong trade relationship […]


Virginia is the best state for business, if we can keep it

October 28th, 2019

Originally published by  the Richmond Times-Dispatch  On July 10, Virginia deservedly regained its recognition as the best state in which to do business, according to CNBC. It is the fourth time that Virginia has achieved the top spot in CNBC’s business rankings, but the first time since the commonwealth was named No. 1 in 2011. Virginia was […]


Barry DuVal Joins WNTW to discuss Virginia’s Right-To-Work Law

October 22nd, 2019

In a recent WNTW radio interview, Virginia Chamber President and CEO, Barry DuVal, shared the growing concern among the business community that Virginia’s Right-To-Work Law could be repealed in the 2020 General Assembly Session. DuVal feels there is confusion about what the Right-To-Work law actually does for employees across the Commonwealth based on candidate responses […]