June 15, 2020
CHAMBER BRIEFS
Chamber Briefs provides a monthly update on Chamber news, events and programs.
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A CONVERSATION WITH CHIEF SCOTT BOOTH
REGISTER BY TOMORROW AT 3 P.M.
When: Wednesday, June 17 | 8-9 a.m.
Where: Online via Zoom

Join us for an important conversation about the Danville Police Department's approach to community relations and racial equity, and how we can promote supporting law enforcement and asserting that black lives matter not as mutually exclusive ideas, but rather as ones that will move us forward as a society. 

Chief Scott C. Booth | Danville Police Department
Chief Booth is a native of Virginia and grew up in Northumberland County, Va. He served two enlistments in the U.S. Army, working as an infantryman and a Military Police Officer and deploying to Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. After leaving military service, Chief Booth joined the Richmond Police Department, where he served for 19 years. In Richmond, Chief Booth focused on the reduction of violent crime, community engagement, and working proactively with neighborhoods to effectively recognize and respond to challenges.

In August of 2015, He joined the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority in Washington, DC, where he served as the Deputy Chief of Operations and then as the Chief of Police. Chief Booth worked closely with his federal partners in the National Capital Region [NCR] and focused on strengthening collaboration in the region and sharpening the agencies homeland security mission. In July of 2017, he took a position with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security where he served as the Deputy Federal Security Director for the Charlotte, NC region, coordinating transportation security efforts for the Federal Government until he became the Chief of Police for Danville, Virginia, in February 2018.

Chief Booth has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond in Human Resource Management and Leadership Studies and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University. 
INNOVATION HOUR
When: Mondays at 3 p.m.
Where: Online via Zoom
Innovation Hour provides you with the opportunity to share ideas, build connections and collaborate on our region’s recovery with individuals across all business sectors. Watch the message below from Alexis Ehrhardt, President & CEO, to learn why this conversation is so important to this community's recovery.
JUNE 15
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Space for Innovation Hour is limited to 10 attendees, so register early!
BLUEPRINT FOR GETTING VIRGINIANS BACK TO WORK

"Currently, our country and our Commonwealth face two crises at once: a health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic and an economic crisis due to the shutdown of business in response to the pandemic. Ideally, we would end the economic crisis by ending the health crisis. However, we know that the necessary steps to end the health crisis will take time – developing, approving, and distributing a vaccine could take over a year. We know that it is unfeasible to keep the economy shut down as we wait on this process.

In order to move forward to face this challenge, our government and business leaders must work together to reduce the obstacles to reopen, while protecting workers, customers, and businesses. A key to being successful is providing Virginians with confidence in their safety at work and in public places through specific and consistent guidance. 

To that end, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce has launched its Blueprint for Getting Virginians Back to Work initiative to provide recommendations on operating in the current economic climate and how to return stronger than before."  
BACK TO WORK VIRGINIA SURVEY ON EMPLOYEES' CHILDCARE NEEDS
The Back to Work Virginia: A Child Care Recovery and Renaissance Task Force has released a brief survey to better understand employers' perspectives on the childcare needs of employees. This 9-minute survey seeks to understand:

  • the impact on Virginia businesses of limited child care access resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • changes in how businesses are thinking about their workplace policies; and
  • the resources businesses would need to better support their employees’ child care needs.

The results of the survey will inform recommendations for policy changes that support an improved child care system in Virginia and the ability of businesses to return to pre-pandemic productivity.
Deadline to participate: June 18
BUSINESS APPRECIATION WEEK'S HOMETOWN HEROES
Thank you to everyone who supported the business community during last week's Business Appreciation Week!

Businesses need our support now more than ever, and we encourage you #sharethelove throughout the year. You can always leave an online review or give a shout out on social media.

Check out all of the Hometown Heroes below that were nominated for their resilience and support of our community in the face of recent challenges.
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