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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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KAINE ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR USMCA

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Working To Create More Employment Opportunities For Virginia’s Military Spouses

September 26th, 2019

By:      The Honorable Carlos Hopkins, Virginia Secretary of Veterans & Defense Affairs Barry DuVal, President & CEO, Virginia Chamber of Commerce Eric Eversole, President, Hiring Our Heroes and Vice President at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce   Military spouses face many unique challenges and deserve recognition for their contributions to our community and to our […]

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Virginia’s Military Community Workforce

September 25th, 2019

One of the challenges that transitioning service members face is getting connected with a business or organization in the civilian world. To combat this problem, an initiative focused on transitioning service members, called Hire Vets Now, was co-launched between the Virginia Chamber Foundation and DVS. This program works to connect transitioning service members, veterans, and […]

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Virginia is second in nation with most Top 50 Best Colleges

August 27th, 2019

Virginia is second only to California as the state with the most colleges in the top 50 on Money magazine’s 2019 Best Colleges in America list. The University of Virginia was ranked 10th in the annual list, the highest for any Virginia university. Money points out that U.Va. has the highest graduation rate of any public […]

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Chamber’s Blueprint Virginia 2025 has encouraged regional leaders to take long view of goals, instead of looking at short-term gains

August 23rd, 2019        Caleb Ayers cayers@registerbee.com        GoDanRiver.com

For the first time since 2011, Virginia reclaimed its position in the CNBC annual rankings as the best state for business. The rankings are based on such metrics as the cost of doing business, education and cost of living. At a breakfast event with the Danville-Pittsylvania Chamber of Commerce on Thursday morning, Barry DuVal, president […]

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