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Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) available for implementation

August 29th, 2017        Jessica Greene, Virginia Energy Efficiency Council

Commercial property owners, contractors, and local governments have a new financing tool called Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy, or C-PACE, available for implementation. Already available in 33 states and the District of Columbia, C-PACE enables property owners and developers to install high performance equipment that lowers costs, reduces out of pocket construction costs, and brings […]

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Preparing for Paid Leave Law Changes

June 26th, 2017        Amy Marcum, Insperity

Although many American workers receive paid leave for vacation and illness, a significant percentage of the population is not offered this employee benefit from their employers. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 73 percent of American workers receive paid vacation time and 68 percent receive paid sick leave. These percentages may increase further as […]

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Save the Date for the Smithfield, VA Forum on June 21st!

May 3rd, 2017

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s ForumPlus and Businesses for the Bay programs are teaming up to host a joint Forum in Smithfield, Virginia on June 21st. The combined Forum aims to provide a space for business professionals and watershed, conservation, and community groups to come together in a day of discussion surrounding local environmental […]

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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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