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Focus on Your Mental Well Being

In our nation’s response to COVID-19 pandemic, most of the focus has been on the physical health of our families and employees, and the economic health of our businesses and nonprofits. But for a nation subject to double-digit unemployment, millions of our countrymen infected and a six-figure death toll, the toll on our collective and […]

Governor Northam announce Phase 3 COVID-19 restrictions

The Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, has announced that all of VA will enter Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1st, barring any new data regarding COVID-19.  Virginia is seeing the number of virus cases, hospital stays and percentage of positive tests all decline. Here is what the guidelines and restrictions for Phase 3 will look […]

Governor Northam Addresses Phase II for NOVA and School Reopening

Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs During yesterday’s press briefing Governor Northam announced that Northern Virginia will be moving into Phase 2, which lifts even more restrictions on business, and laid out the requirements for public and private schools to open for summer activities and the fall semester. Here’s a […]

A Statement by Tony Howard, President & CEO of the Loudoun Chamber Regarding the Death of Mr. George Floyd and the Issues of Racial Injustice in America

Statement by Tony Howard, President & CEO of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, regarding the death of Mr. George Floyd and the issues of racial injustice, inequality and oppression of communities of color in America. On behalf of the 1,200 members of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, our Board of Directors, and our […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

What Does Phase I Mean for Loudoun Businesses?

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 […]

Veto Session Chamber Priorities Update

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 […]

Tell Congress: Include Chambers In the Next Stimulus Package

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, […]