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Business Briefs – Week of March 13-17

March 17th, 2017

Chamber Virginia Slips In National Business Rankings Daily News Record Blueprint Virginia regional rollout in Harrisonburg (video) WHSV Group of 25 who will vet requests for GO Virginia money includes Richmond region’s most influential RTD GO Virginia’s regional councils named Daily Press   Bills we’re watching Mark Webb column: Dominion still offers the best deal […]

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Business Briefs – Week of March 6-10

March 10th, 2017

Chamber State Chamber seeks input Bedford Bulletin GO Virginia to create Roanoke-Blacksburg-Lynchburg economic council Roanoke Times Martin-Lawson named chamber volunteer of the year Daily Progress Twelve of 20 local legislators reported gifts in the period RTD Long-serving leader of Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce to retire Virginia Business   Bills we’re watching Virginia’s Rainy Day […]

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Business Briefs – Week of February 27-March 3

March 10th, 2017

Chamber FERC gets pipeline comments The Inter-Mountain Virginia Becomes Latest State to Pass Rare Coin Sales Tax Exemption Coin Week Mike Petters speaks at NGA Winter meeting (video) Most Influential Virginians 2017 Virginia Business Magazine   Bills we’re watching Deal reached on state economic development reform RTD Va. legislators send governor bill to encourage charters […]

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Sama Bilbao y León column: Little nuclear reactors could be a big boon for Virginia

March 7th, 2017        Sama Bilbao y León        Richmond Times-Dispatch

Read the full column in the Richmond Times-Dispatch at http://www.richmond.com/opinion/their-opinion/guest-columnists/sama-bilbao-y-le-n-column-little-nuclear-reactors-could/article_463df37d-1970-533e-b6e7-0d6ed93d7fac.html …With our large nuclear infrastructure and know-how, Virginia would be ideal for the development of very small nuclear reactors, for both military and commercial use. AREVA and BWX Technologies, both among the world’s leading nuclear suppliers, have key facilities in Virginia. Newport News Shipbuilding, the builder […]

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Business Briefs – Week of February 20-24, 2017

February 24th, 2017

Chamber News Video: Chairman Dennis Treacy encourages businesses to get involved in Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week VA Chamber blog Peninsula residents honored for humanitarian work Daily Press Barry DuVal interview on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (audio) WSVA GOP Hopeful For Lt. Governor Stumps In County Daily News Record   Bills we’re watching Virginia Becomes Latest […]

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Business Briefs – Week of February 13-17, 2017

February 17th, 2017

Chamber News “On the Move” Dennis Treacy and Suzy Kelly RTD Barry DuVal interview on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (audio) WREL Letter: Davis for Lt. Gov News & Advance Paul Davis named as leading local small business in “2017 Best Places to Work in Virginia” Inside NOVA   Bills we’re watching State revenues surge in […]

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Virginia Business: Treacy elected chairman of Virginia Chamber of Commerce

January 30th, 2017        Virginia Business Magazine

From Virginia Business Magazine: The Virginia Chamber of Commerce has elected Dennis Treacy, president of the Smithfield Foundation, as chairman of its board of directors. Treacy has served in leadership roles with Smithfield Foods since 2002. He previously served as Virginia’s director of environmental quality and as an assistant attorney general in the natural resources […]

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RTD: Virginia Council of CEOs forms partnership with Virginia Chamber of Commerce

January 30th, 2017        John Reid Blackwell        Richmond Times-Dispatch

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: The Virginia Council of CEOs said Wednesday it has formed a partnership with the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and plans to expand its membership and services from its current focus in the Richmond region. Under the partnership, active members of the Council will have dual membership in the Virginia Chamber of […]

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Virginia Business: More than a job

January 26th, 2017        Paula Squires        Virginia Business Magazine

From Virginia Business Magazine’s coverage of Stephen Moret’s keynote address at Chamber Day: In what was his public debut before the larger business community, Stephen Moret, the new president and CEO of Virginia’s business recruiting arm, told members of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday that he wants to position Virginia as one of […]

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RTD: New leader at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership promises reforms, economic growth across regions

January 26th, 2017        Michael Martz        http://www.richmond.com/business/local/article_c0cde2e1-bd3f-57d8-94e9-bfba278ca7f5.html

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: The new leader of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership is promising reforms at the beleaguered agency and an economic growth strategy that won’t leave any region of the state behind. Stephen Moret made his inaugural speech as president and CEO of the partnership Wednesday to a friendly business audience at the […]

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