Press Releases

Virginia Chamber Releases Statement in Support of the Proposed Constitutional Amendments on the 2020 General Election Ballot in the Commonwealth

October 2nd, 2020

RICHMOND, VA – Today, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce announced its support for the two proposed Constitutional Amendments reflected on the 2020 General Election Ballot in the Commonwealth. Following this announcement, Barry DuVal, President & CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce released the following statement: “On the 2020 General Election Ballot, Virginians will have the […]

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2020 Virginia Conference On Energy Diversity & Corporate Sustainability Hosts Industry Leaders From Across the Commonwealth to Discuss Innovative Leadership for Virginia’s Future

September 17th, 2020

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – Moments ago, the 2020 Virginia Conference on Energy Diversity & Corporate Sustainability concluded, hosted for the first time as a virtual program. The conference featured industry leaders to discuss innovative strategies to advance corporate sustainability initiatives that promote long term economic success. Keynote speaker, Ken Sullivan, President & CEO of Smithfield Foods, […]

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Statement of Barry DuVal on the passing of former Lieutenant Governor John Hager

August 24th, 2020

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – Barry DuVal, President & CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, released the following statement on the passing of former Lieutenant Governor John Hager. “Virginia has lost a true statesman. During my time as Secretary of Commerce and Trade, I had the privilege of working closely with Lieutenant Governor Hager and saw […]

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PRESS RELEASE: 600 Attendees Gather Virtually for 2020 Virginia Veterans and Military Affairs Conference & Annual Virginia Values Veterans Awards Program

August 19th, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: 600 Attendees Gather Virtually for 2020 Virginia Veterans and Military Affairs Conference & Annual Virginia Values Veterans Awards Program Policymakers, Industry, and Military Leaders from Across the Commonwealth Participate in Key Discussions on Strengthening Virginia as the Place to Call Home for Military and Veteran Families. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – Moments ago, The 2020 […]

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Statement on Cancellation of Job-Creating Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project

July 6th, 2020

Virginia Chamber of Commerce Statement on Cancellation of Job-Creating Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project RICHMOND, VA –Following today’s announcement that the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) project and the thousands of well-paying jobs associated with the project will not be moving forward, Virginia Chamber President and CEO Barry DuVal issued the below statement: Energy is a vital resource for […]

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Press Release: Virginia Chamber Releases “Blueprint for Getting Virginians Back to Work” Plan

June 10th, 2020

Press Release: Virginia Chamber Releases “Blueprint for Getting Virginians Back to Work” Plan  More than 1,000 Virginia business community members surveyed to develop “Blueprint” of best practices and recommendations to ensure consumer confidence and worker safety.  RICHMOND, VA – Earlier today, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) released its “Blueprint for Getting Virginians Back to […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Virginia Chamber Joins National Initiative to Address Inequality of Opportunity

June 5th, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Virginia Chamber Joins National Initiative to Address Inequality of Opportunity RICHMOND, VA – Today, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce announced it is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity. The Virginia Chamber will join the U.S. Chamber’s national town hall event on June 25 where business and community leaders […]

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Virginia Chamber Statement on Governor Northam’s Face Covering Mandate

May 29th, 2020

Virginia Chamber Statement on Governor Northam’s Face Covering Mandate RICHMOND, VA –Following Governor Northam’s announcement of Executive Order 63 and information stated during the press conference concerning the Virginia Department of Health’s authority to revoke a business’s license for non-compliance, Virginia Chamber President and CEO Barry DuVal issued the below statement: “As businesses continue to adapt to […]

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Virginia Chamber Statement on Governor Northam’s Actions to Veto Legislation Vital to Small Businesses

May 20th, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                          May 20, 2020 Virginia Chamber Statement on Governor Northam’s Actions to Veto Legislation Vital to Small Businesses  RICHMOND, VA –Following the announcement of Governor Northam’s action to veto Senate Bill 861, which would have provided small businesses with a vital resource to lower health care costs, Virginia Chamber President and CEO Barry DuVal […]

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Virginia Chamber celebrates 25th Anniversary of Fantastic 50 recognizing small, fastest growing companies

May 1st, 2020

  PRESS RELEASE: Virginia Chamber celebrates 25th Anniversary of Fantastic 50 recognizing small, fastest growing companies RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Chamber of Commerce has announced the names of the 2020 Virginia’s Fantastic 50. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Fantastic 50 program is the only statewide awards program of its kind which honors the fifty […]

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