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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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 […]

2020 General Assembly Priorities Update

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs As the 2020 Virginia General Assembly reaches the finish line, a week later than planned, the Virginia business community can be proud to have achieved several important victories this legislative session. But the Commonwealth’s employers will also have to contend with new laws that […]

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