Press Releases

Charlie Meyer Elected Chair of Virginia Chamber of Commerce

January 25th, 2019

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 23, 2019 Charlie Meyer Elected Chair of Virginia Chamber of Commerce 17 new members join Chamber leadership on the board of directors   RICHMOND – The Virginia Chamber of Commerce elected Charlie Meyer, Managing Partner of O’Hagan Meyer, to serve as chair of the board of directors at the Chamber’s […]


Macy’s Announces Short Pump Town Center as a Growth50 Investment Store

November 13th, 2018

        Macy’s to end the year with a model to scale to additional stores in 2019 CHICAGO – Oct. 2018 –– Macy’s today announced its Short Pump Town Center location as one of 50 stores included its 2018 Growth50 initiative. As part of this initiative, which was announced in early 2018, Macy’s has […]


Virginia Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Amazon Second Headquarters to Virginia

November 13th, 2018

Chamber President Barry DuVal: “This is a historic day for Virginia’s economy.” Amazon to bring transformational economic boost to Virginia VIRGINIA –Virginia Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Barry DuVal today released the below statement following the announcement that Amazon has selected Crystal City in Northern Virginia as one of two sites for its second headquarters: […]


Smithfield Foods Donates $50,000 to the Virginia Chamber Foundation

October 12th, 2018

SMITHFIELD, Va., Oct. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., is pleased to announce a $50,000 donation to The Virginia Chamber Foundation to advance the group’s goal of strengthening the state’s business climate as well as directly supporting the HIRE VETS NOW program. HIRE VETS NOW provides access to transitioning service members and […]


Virginia Chamber Foundation and Virginia Department of Veterans Services Recognize State Military Installations for Partnership in HIRE VETS NOW Program

October 2nd, 2018

Virginia Chamber Foundation and Virginia Department of Veterans Services Recognize State Military Installations for Partnership in HIRE VETS NOW Program Representatives from Fort Belvoir, Fort Lee and NAS Norfolk Honored For Joint Efforts To Help Transitioning Service Members, Veterans and Spouses Network with Potential Civilian Employers   (RICHMOND) Representatives from three of Virginia’s largest military installations […]


VA Chamber Members Awarded For Commitment to Hiring Veterans At 2018 Virginia Workforce Conference

September 26th, 2018

RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize its members who were awarded with Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Awards at today’s 2018 Virginia Workforce Conference for their ongoing commitment to creating and increasing employment opportunities for Veterans in Virginia. With over 800 in attendance, today’s conference, Creating Connections to Virginia’s Business […]


Virginia Chamber Foundation, Virginia Department of Veterans Services, and Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Partner to Launch HIRE VETS NOW Fellowship Program

September 17th, 2018

VIRGINIA CHAMBER FOUNDATION, VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS SERVICES, AND NAVY REGION MID-ATLANTIC PARTNER TO LAUNCH HIRE VETS NOW FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM New Program Offers Intern Opportunities with Virginia Values Veterans Certified Employers To Transitioning Military Members before Leaving Active Duty   Richmond, VA–The Virginia Chamber Foundation, the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS), and Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (NRMA) […]


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 […]