Board of Supervisors Approves Emergency Broadband Initiative

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs At the last Business Meeting of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, Supervisors Kershner (Catoctin) and Buffington (Blue Ridge) brought to the Board a proposal for the extension of broadband into Western Loudoun County.  This proposal, as detailed below was unanimously approved. The Chamber […]

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Governor Northam Press Conference Summary

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton DeButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs Today, Governor Northam hosted a press conference to update Virginians on the COVID-19 spread and mitigation efforts in the state.  Virginia is the 4th best state for slowing the spread of the virus.  Despite that success, the Commonwealth is still experiencing record daily cases and […]

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Governor Announces New Executive Orders on Gathering, Masks, and Alcohol Sales

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton DeButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs On Friday, Governor Northam shared a video which introduced a new set of business and gathering restrictions in hopes to avoid the increased spread of COVID-19 that is being seen across the country.   The spread of the virus in Loudoun County remains lower than […]

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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