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PRESS RELEASE: Hundreds Gather Virtually for the Virginia Economic Summit and Forum on World Trade

December 4th, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Hundreds Gather Virtually for the Virginia Economic Summit and Forum on World Trade The premier economic conference in Virginia expands to include International Trade experts and 2020 Legislative Awards Presentation RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – Moments ago, the 2020 Virginia Economic Summit and Forum on World Trade concluded, featuring leading economic and trade experts to […]

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2020 LEGISLATIVE AWARD RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

December 4th, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Virginia Chamber Announces the 2020 Legislators of The Year and Blueprint Virginia Business Advocate Award Recipients Richmond, Virginia – Moments ago, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce announced the recipients of the Blueprint Virginia 2025 Business Advocate Awards, Legislators of the Year, and Freshman Legislators of the Year. These awards recognize legislators for their […]

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Virginia Chamber Releases Statement on the Approval of Constitutional Amendments 1 & 2

November 4th, 2020

RICHMOND, VA – Today, the unofficial election results, provided by the Virginia Department of Elections, have reported that millions of citizens around the Commonwealth have voted to approve the proposed Constitutional Amendments included on the Virginia 2020 General Election Ballot. Following this announcement, Barry DuVal, President & CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce released the […]

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Virginia Chamber Welcomes New CEO and Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority, Stephen Edwards

October 28th, 2020

 RICHMOND, VA – Following today’s announcement that Stephen Edwards has been selected to serve as the next CEO and Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority, Virginia Chamber President and CEO Barry DuVal issued the following statement: “I look forward to working collaboratively with Stephen Edwards, in his role as CEO and Executive Director, and […]

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Leaders Gather Virtually to Discuss Supporting Virginia’s Talent Pipeline Through Greater Access and Equity in Education

October 27th, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Leaders Gather Virtually to Discuss Supporting Virginia’s Talent Pipeline Through Greater Access and Equity in Education  RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – Moments ago, the 2020 Virginia Education & Workforce Conference concluded, with participation of elected and appointed officials, leaders in education and workforce development, and members of the business community from across the Commonwealth. Highlights […]

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Virginia Talent and Opportunity Partnership Launched at 2020 Virginia Education and Workforce Conference

October 27th, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Virginia Talent and Opportunity Partnership Launched at 2020 Virginia Education and Workforce Conference RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – Moments ago, the Virginia Talent and Opportunity Partnership (Virginia TOP), a public-private partnership formed between the Virginia Chamber Foundation and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), was unveiled as part of the 2020 Virginia […]

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Leaders from Across the Commonwealth Gather Virtually to Discuss Transforming Virginia’s Economic Future Through Health Care Innovation

October 7th, 2020

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – Moments ago, the 10th Annual Virginia Health Care Conference, Virginia’s largest health care focused business conference, concluded. Members of the business community came together to discuss the future of health care in the Commonwealth and nation. The conference featured industry experts, physicians, and other health care professionals who addressed the challenges of […]

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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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