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Video: Chairman Dennis Treacy encourages businesses to get involved in Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week

February 21st, 2017        Paul Logan

Our chairman Dennis Treacy spoke this morning at a press conference on Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week. The Chamber is working with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay to encourage local businesses to get involved. You can learn more about how to participate at http://www.vcnva.org/chesapeake-bay-awareness-week/ Click here to watch Dennis’ remarks from this morning:

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Virginia Business Newsletters

February 20th, 2017        Paul Logan

Want to keep up with breaking business news in your region? We compiled a list of some of the top business newsletters around Virginia. If you know a great business newsletter that’s not on this list, send it to us at p.logan@vachamber.com Daily e-News from Virginia Business Magazine The daily business news you need to know […]

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New Overtime Rule Blocked But Questions Remain

December 13th, 2016        Karen S. Elliott, Esq., Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

The day before Thanksgiving, a Texas federal judge temporarily blocked the December 1, 2016, implementation of the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) new overtime rule. The new rule more than doubled the salary threshold requirement for exemption status as well as automatically adjusted the threshold every three years beginning in 2020. The following Q&A attempts to […]

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OSHA to “Out” Employers for Workplace Injuries

July 7th, 2016        Courtney M. Malveaux, Esq.

Recording injuries and illnesses of workers is nothing new to high-hazard industries.  But a new rule by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has introduced another dimension to an otherwise routine task: public shaming. OSHA has long publicized its enforcement actions, calling out companies cited for the heftiest fines on its website, electronic newsletter […]

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Virginia Veteran Entrepreneurship Study Survey is Open

March 28th, 2016

Researchers at William and Mary are conducting a study to identify mechanisms of key importance to veteran entrepreneurs and small business development in Virginia. The input from this brief survey will serve as the basis of an initial analysis of Virginia’s regional entrepreneurial ecosystem. The researchers will use the data to determine follow-up questions related […]

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Virginia Business Coalition on Health Workshops: Building a Culture of Wellbeing

March 15th, 2016

The upcoming events are in Norfolk (April 5) and Richmond (May 3), and provide HR Certification credits. Registration for the half-day workshop includes lunch and is only $50 for non-VBCH members. Workshop: Building a Culture of Wellbeing Building a Culture of Workplace Wellbeing Tuesday, April 5 in Norfolk Tuesday, May 3 in Richmond Looking at […]

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Candidates: It’s Time to Commit to Comprehensive Tax Reform

February 26th, 2016        by Ryan Dunn, Executive Vice President of Corporate and Government Affairs, Executive Director, Virginia Chamber PAC Executive Director, Virginia Wins

On the eve of this Tuesday’s presidential primary election in Virginia, it is time for the candidates to publicly embrace comprehensive tax reform in America.  The current system has been allowed to evolve into an unwieldy, overly burdensome, wildly complicated, and wholly unfair mess.  The current tax code penalizes success, impedes innovation, discourages growth, and […]

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OSHA Targets Misclassification in Virginia

October 6th, 2015        Courtney Malveaux

In the emerging economy, the line between independent contractors and employees is blurring.  It’s happening in a host of industry sectors, especially construction, manufacturing, energy and service. State and federal agencies charged with the task of regulating employment continually wrestle with worker misclassification.  That is especially true for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) […]

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“Labor Force Participation” by Dr. A. Fletcher Mangum

August 13th, 2015

Labor Force Participation The Great Recession of 2007-09 was indeed the worst and most prolonged recession the country has experienced since the Great Depression and it left more than just a bruise, it left several scars.   One of those scars is a reduction in labor force participation – the proportion of the civilian noninstitutionalized working-age […]

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“EPA’s Clean Power Plan doesn’t allow Virginia to take credit for existing nuclear plans” Pam Faggert, Chief Environmental Officer for Dominion Resources

April 22nd, 2015

“EPA’s Clean Power Plan doesn’t allow Virginia to take credit for existing nuclear plans” Pam Faggert, Chief Environmental Officer for Dominion Resources at the Virginia Energy & Sustainability Conference on April 15 https://youtu.be/dl0nKFWVCMA?t=19m43s

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