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Doesn’t everyone have a right to work? What the laws are about.
Veterans Day 2020
This Veterans Day, we urge you to pause to recognize the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces. And then truly honor our nation’s veterans by hiring them.
Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Process: An Overview
In response to economic devastation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal government created the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help small business owners remain open.
The Long and Winding Road…
The title of this song, written by Paul McCartney in 1968, is an apt metaphor that describes the challenges facing the region and its small businesses as we start to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Good Trouble - A Business Perspective
It’s time for good leaders to take good actions.
Ira Agricola Retires After 39 Years of Service to the Business Community
The Hampton Roads Chamber and the entire Hampton Roads business community wants to thank and recognize Ira Agricola for dedicating 39 years of loyal service to being "The Voice of Business in Hampton Roads." Agricola began his career with the Chamber in 1981 as the Executive Director in Portsmouth. In 1984, the five-city Chambers merged to create the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and Agricola became the Vice President to oversee the Executive Directors for each of the five divisions.
Atlantic Coast Pipeline
As the CEO of the Hampton Roads Chamber, my daily mission, and my constant focus, is to look for every means possible to set the conditions for businesses to succeed and bring good jobs and economic growth to our region. That means ensuring we have a well-trained and job-ready workforce, supporting policies that will improve our transportation system, and advocating for investments in infrastructure projects that are crucial to attracting new employers and helping existing businesses expand. Infrastructure projects that increase our access to reliable, affordable supplies of energy are among the most critical that the Chamber supports. That’s why I am pleased by a recent common-sense ruling from the Supreme Court of the United States that will allow our region to take a major step forward in that effort.
Let’s Pivot to the Positive and Start Re-Opening Businesses
Small businesses are the backbone of our Nation, our Commonwealth, and our region's economy. Often described as the "Engine that moves America," small businesses make up over eighty-five percent of our Chambers' member companies. Unfortunately, right now, they are dealing with extreme and unprecedented challenges which are quickly becoming unsustainable.
After the Disaster…What Happens Next?
State Legislators Should Pause and Amend Key Legislation in Upcoming Reconvened Session
As we enter another week of Virginia’s State of Emergency related to containing the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, Virginia is facing an economic crisis in unprecedented proportions.
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