U.S. Chamber Endorses Bills to Address Race-Based Opportunity Gaps

by Andrea Winey

In June, the Loudoun Chamber joined the U.S. Chamber’s Equality of Opportunity initiative. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched the Equality of Opportunity Initiative in June 2020 to develop real, sustainable solutions to help close race-based opportunity gaps in four areas: education, employment, entrepreneurship, and criminal justice. Systemic inequalities in these four areas perpetuate broader inequalities in […]

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3 Steps to Oppose Dulles Greenway Toll Increase Request

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs In July, we briefed our Board members, Public Policy committee and Chamber members on the next and final action that you can take to influence the SCC’s decision to either allow or deny the application by TRIP II to increase tolls on the Dulles […]

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Loudoun Chamber Supports Additional Business Interruption Fund Allocation

by Andrea Winey

This letter was sent on August 3rd, 2020 Loudoun County Board of Supervisors 1 Harrison St, SE 5th Floor Leesburg, VA 20175 Members of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, The Loudoun County business community continues to be threatened by the slowing recovery and the continued challenges of delivering for their customers, virtually and in person, through […]

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DOLI Emergency Standards Update

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Mindy Carlin, Partner at Access Point Public Affairs.  Access Point Public Affairs currently advocates on behalf of the Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership on issues affecting our region in the General Assembly. This post is for informational purposes and can not be considered legal advice.  Please contact your attorney with specific questions regarding […]

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Loudoun Receives $54.7 Million From the NVTA for Transportation Improvements

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs at the Loudoun Chamber On Thursday, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) adopted their $539 million FY20-25 Funding Program.  This was one of the most competitive funding programs approved by the NVTA with 13 jurisdictions and agencies requesting $1.44 billion this cycle.  The Loudoun […]

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Your Chamber at Work Helping Our Community Respond to COVID-19

by Andrea Winey

Written by Tony Howard, President & CEO of the Loudoun Chamber As President of the largest Chamber of Commerce in Northern Virginia, I am used to being asked: “what does a Chamber do?” For 21 years as a Chamber Executive, the last 14 as President of the Loudoun Chamber, my answer was always the same. […]

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Focus on Your Mental Well Being

by Andrea Winey

In our nation’s response to COVID-19 pandemic, most of the focus has been on the physical health of our families and employees, and the economic health of our businesses and nonprofits. But for a nation subject to double-digit unemployment, millions of our countrymen infected and a six-figure death toll, the toll on our collective and […]

Governor Northam announce Phase 3 COVID-19 restrictions

by Andrea Winey

The Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, has announced that all of VA will enter Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1st, barring any new data regarding COVID-19.  Virginia is seeing the number of virus cases, hospital stays and percentage of positive tests all decline. Here is what the guidelines and restrictions for Phase 3 will look […]

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Governor Northam Addresses Phase II for NOVA and School Reopening

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs During yesterday’s press briefing Governor Northam announced that Northern Virginia will be moving into Phase 2, which lifts even more restrictions on business, and laid out the requirements for public and private schools to open for summer activities and the fall semester. Here’s a […]

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A Statement by Tony Howard, President & CEO of the Loudoun Chamber Regarding the Death of Mr. George Floyd and the Issues of Racial Injustice in America

by Andrea Winey

Statement by Tony Howard, President & CEO of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, regarding the death of Mr. George Floyd and the issues of racial injustice, inequality and oppression of communities of color in America. On behalf of the 1,200 members of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, our Board of Directors, and our […]

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