Op-Ed: Invest in Critical Needs, Not Expensive Distractions

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton deButts, Vice President of Membership & Government Affairs Loudoun is experiencing a housing affordability crisis, a problem that will require significant public and private sector resources to address. Yet, while Loudoun County has rightfully made this issue an increasingly higher priority in recent years, the proposed FY22 budget offers no dedicated […]

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Bills That Impact Your Business – General Assembly Update

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton DeButts, Vice President of Membership & Government Affairs Due to the Governor’s Special Session proclamation made last week, the General Assembly will stay in session an additional 16 days.  This would make the total session length 46 days which is traditional during an odd-year session. Many major pieces of legislation that pose […]

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General Assembly Crossover Update

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs Compared to the over 120 days that the Virginia General Assembly spent in Session in 2020, the 2021 30-Day Session may feel like the blink of an eye to some.  Session began only two Wednesday’s ago and today marks the halfway point. Many major […]

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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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