Loudoun and Northern Virginia remain in Phase I, Most of Virginia Moves to Phase II on Friday

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs On Tuesday, Governor Northam announced that most of Virginia will be moving to Phase II on Friday, June 5th.  This does not include Northern Virginia and the City of Richmond, which will not be allowed to move into Phase II, due to the need “to […]

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Loudoun Can Begin Reopening On May 29th: So What Does That Mean?

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs It’s official, on Tuesday Governor Northam announced that he will delay reopening in Northern Virginia, at the request of regional leadership, until May 29th.  Now that we have a definitive date, what does it mean and how can we prepare for Loudoun to Open For […]

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Governor To Announce “Slower” Regional Phase I Rollout on Wednesday

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs In response to regional leaders seeking a delay of the Phase I roll-out in Northern Virginia, Governor Northam publicly reviewed the metrics of COVID-19 in Northern Virginia as compared with state-wide metrics.  These metrics showed a higher number of positive tests, percent of positive […]

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What Does Phase I Mean for Loudoun Businesses?

by Andrea Winey

Post written on May 4, 2020 by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs Today Governor Northam announced Virginia’s plan to “reopen Virginia” and move into Phase I of the Governor’s three phase plan.  In order to move into Phase I, the Governor has extended Executive Order 53 to May 14th.  This order, originally […]

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Veto Session Chamber Priorities Update

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton deButts, Vice President of Membership & Government Affairs Chamber Members, The General Assembly gathered for a most unique Veto Session on Wednesday. The House of Delegates assembled in tents outside the Capitol, while the much smaller Senate were able to maintain social distancing inside the Science Museum of Virginia’s event hall. The session went […]

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Tell Congress: Include Chambers In the Next Stimulus Package

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership and Government Affairs Almost two weeks ago, facing an unprecedented economic and public health crisis, Congress adopted an historic stimulus package known as the CARES Act, providing help for America’s families, small businesses, health care systems and state governments. But it left out Chambers of Commerce and professional associations, […]

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Top 5 CARES Act Programs for Business

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs View the Chamber’s COVID-19 Resource Page here Late into the night on Wednesday, the United States Senate passed the CARES Act.  By all accounts by Friday evening the President will be signing this historic $2 trillion relief package for our businesses and for our […]

Latest update from the Loudoun Small Business Development Center

by Andrea Winey

Eric Byrd, Manager, Loudoun Small Business Development Center (SBDC), ebyrd4@gmu.edu; (703)466-0466 (office) The Virginia SBDC network is assisting people filling out Economic Injury Assistance Loans (EIDL) applications. We’re gathering questions people are running into  so we are prepared to assist. Please contact the Loudoun Small Business Development Center with any questions you may have. Loudoun SBDC will […]