Press Releases

Virginia Chamber Statement on Virginia’s Improvement in CNBC Rankings

July 10th, 2018

The Virginia Chamber issued the following statement today regarding Virginia’s increase to No. 4 in CNBC’s 2018 Top States for Business list: “We were pleased to see Virginia’s ranking improve again this year in CNBC’s Top States for Business list to No. 4 overall,” said Keith Martin, Executive Vice President of Public Policy and General […]


Virginia Chamber Statement On 2018 Virginia Energy Conference

May 23rd, 2018

RICHMOND –Virginia Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Barry DuVal today released the following statement on the 2018 Virginia Energy Conference. The Conference brought together more than 400 business leaders, elected officials, and cabinet members to discuss them importance of sound energy policy for a competitive Commonwealth:   “Future economic growth will depend on the […]


Virginia Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Legislators with “Free Enterprise Award” for Work to Improve Virginia’s Economic Competitiveness

May 15th, 2018

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce today named the recipients of the Free Enterprise Award for their support of pro-business policies during the 2018 legislative session. The Free Enterprise Award recognizes legislators for their support for the principles and initiatives outlined in the Chamber’s long-term economic development plan, Blueprint Virginia 2025. “We are pleased to recognize […]


Virginia Chamber Unveils 23rd Annual List of Virginia’s Fastest Growing Companies – the Fantastic 50

April 26th, 2018

CHANTILLY – The Virginia Chamber of Commerce celebrated fifty of the fastest growing Virginia companies at the twenty-third annual “Virginia’s Fantastic 50 Awards Banquet” on April 26 at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly. Nearly 450 attendees participated in the banquet to recognize the companies for their success. “We are pleased to recognize the fastest growing […]


Virginia Chamber Statement On Today’s Medicaid and Business Forum

April 13th, 2018

RICHMOND – Virginia Chamber President and CEO Barry DuVal released the below statement following the Forum on Medicaid and Business, hosted by the Virginia Chamber and ChamberRVA at the Richmond Omni. The Forum, keynoted by Governor Ralph Northam, brought together legislators, the business community, and health care experts to discuss health care, the state budget, […]


Virginia Chamber Statement on President Trump’s Expected Tariffs Announcement

March 8th, 2018

Barry DuVal, President & CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today in advance of President Trump’s expected announcement on tariffs: “President Trump’s expected announcement of a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum is a major concern for Virginia’s economy. While the new […]


Virginia Chamber Foundation and Virginia Department of Veterans Services Announce “HIRE VETS NOW” Initiative

February 20th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 20, 2018  Virginia Chamber of Commerce Contact: Samantha Quig Email: Phone: 804-237-1457 Virginia Department of Veterans Services Contact: Jeb Hockman Email: Phone: 804-482-8497 VIRGINIA CHAMBER FOUNDATION AND VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS SERVICES ANNOUNCE  “HIRE VETS NOW” INITIATIVE Events on Military Installations to Connect Transitioning Service Members and Veterans with Virginia Businesses […]


Suzy Kelly Elected Chair of Virginia Chamber of Commerce

January 24th, 2018

RICHMOND – The Virginia Chamber of Commerce elected Suzy Kelly, CEO of Jo-Kell Inc., to serve as chair of the board of directors at the Chamber’s annual meeting January 24 in Richmond. Kelly has been a member of the Chamber Board since 2009 and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board since 2010. […]


Virginia Chamber Statement On 2017 Forbes Rankings

November 29th, 2017

RICHMOND, VA –Virginia Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Barry DuVal today released the following statement on the 2017 Forbes Best States for Business rankings. Forbes has ranked Virginia as #5 in the country for business, up one spot from last year, yet Virginia remains in the bottom half in two important factors: economic climate […]


***MEDIA ADVISORY*** VA Chamber To Co-Host 69th Annual Virginia Conference On World Trade

October 12th, 2017

RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Chamber, in partnership with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership-International Trade, The Virginia Manufacturers Association, and the Virginia Maritime Association, will host the 69th Annual Conference on World Trade next Tuesday, October 17 through Wednesday October 18, 2017 in Williamsburg, VA. Virginia’s economy is increasingly tied to exports, which contribute to […]