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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Richmond Public Policy Trip February 2020

by Andrea Winey

The Loudoun Chamber Goes to Richmond Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs On Thursday, February 13, 2020, Loudoun Business Leaders traveled to Richmond to advocate for our key priorities this year and had an opportunity to meet with key leaders who are influential in these efforts. Economic Development They day […]

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Top 5 Priorities for the 2020 General Assembly Session

by Andrea Winey

The Loudoun Chamber is a partner in the five-chamber Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership representing over 120,000 employees across the region. In the 2020 Legislative Session, the Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership will focus on these key areas: 1) Protect Virginia’s Right-to-Work Law. The Partnership will forcefully oppose any effort to weaken Virginia’s right-to-work law, which protects […]

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Call To Action From Loudoun Chamber President: Jan. 29, 2020

by Andrea Winey

Dear Loudoun Chamber leader: Before the 2020 Virginia General Assembly session began, the Loudoun Chamber identified the protection of the Commonwealth’s right-to-work laws as one of our top three priorities. Right-to-work laws protect worker’s rights, freedom of speech and their jobs by outlawing any agreements that mandate an employee must join a union, or pay union […]

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Letter to Loudoun Board of Supervisors Regarding Housing Affordability

by Andrea Winey

Letter written by Grafton deButts, Vice President of Membership & Government Affairs, and was delivered Tuesday, May 28, 2019. To learn more about how to share your opinion with your Supervisor about the Comprehensive Plan, click here. Dear Loudoun Board of Supervisors, Since the beginning of the Comprehensive Plan process the Loudoun Chamber has closely […]

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An Atypical Journey to Homeownership, as told by Lisa Kimball

by Andrea Winey

This blog was written by our guest contributor, Lisa Kimball, who is the CEO of the Arc of Loudoun and the 2019 Chair of the Loudoun Chamber Board of Directors. My hairstylist did it. It took several months to complete all of the paperwork and submit all of the documentation needed just to make it […]

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