Vincent B. Orange, Sr., President and CEO

February 23, 2017

Amid Pressure from the Business Community, District Officials Revisit Universal Paid Leave
  News Updates
    Peter Jamison | Local-Politics | Feb 21, 2017
   Two D.C. Council Members propose overhaul for paid-leave law

Editorial Board | Editorial-Opinion |  Feb 20, 2017

Aaron C. Davis and Peter Jamison | Local-Politics | Feb 18, 2017
D.C. mayor does not sign - or veto - family-leave law, leaving critics on both sides
   Michael Neibauer | Industry News-Government & Regulations |  Feb 21, 2017
   Ryan M. McDermott | The Washington Times |  Feb 21, 2017
Those living in Va., Md. benefit most

Ryan M. McDermott | The Washington Times |  Feb 21, 2017
Family leave bill would impact business, opponents say
Orange: Backers placing burden on District busiesses
Small Business and Economic Development Summit and Awards Ceremony

Each year the DC Chamber of Commerce honors the success of small businesses who have contributed to the business and economic growth of our community. The event gathers local politicians, corporations, civic leaders and successful businesses to celebrate the small business owner.

Interested in nominating a small business, business person or young entrepreneur? Learn more (Nomination Deadline: March 15, 2017)

Make plans to join us on Tuesday, May 9 for this annual celebration and stay posted for event updates.

Event Updates
ICYMI: First Economic Intelligence Roundtable of the year was a huge success!
D.C.'s Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development and the DC Chamber host

Presenters:  Giz Andargeh, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development (DMPED);  Olivia Byrne, K&L Gates; Scott Kilbourn, Perkins Eastman; Brian McLaughlin, Lantian Development; and Andy Wimsatt, CBRE.
As the nation's capital and the seat of the U.S. government, the District of Columbia has a distinct competitive advantage over other jurisdictions as the home to more than 180 embassies and more than 1,000 internationally owned business entities amidst the cities prominent business sector. Maximizing global opportunities, with a particular focus on foreign direct investments and international business development in the District are key to the city's economy, its increasing residential population, as well as its government and business sectors.

download copies of the February 2017 presentations.

To learn more about the District's economic intelligence efforts, check out the DC Economic Intelligence Dashboard

Stay tuned for information about the May 2017 Economic Intelligence Roundtable.  DMPED and the DC Chamber will continue to convene quarterly roundtables that focus on a data-driven economic policy topic. 
Upcoming Events 

March 15
9:30 am -
11:30 am

5 Reasons Why LinkedIn is Essential for your Sales, Career and Business Success, plus implementation tips
March 15
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
DC Chamber Lunch & Learn:  Increasing Your Company's Online Visibility Using LinkedIn
Sponsored by DC SBDC & Wells Fargo
Social media has quickly become a critical business tool. As the world's largest professional network, LinkedIn can broaden your company's visibility, if you know how to utilize it. Learn the keys to improving your online presence and messaging. 
March 17
8:00 am -
10:30 am

2730 Martin Luther King Ave., SE

The Chamber hears and discusses issues related to the District's economy monthly as a part of its economic forums. Typically, forums include informational presentations or hosts panel discussions on key topics.

All events noted are complimentary for members of the DC Chamber of Commerce. Special pricing is available to nonmembers. Tickets and/or email registration is required. Please refer to full event descriptions for applicable registration information.

Janelle Morris, Vice President
Membership and Business Development
506 9th Street, NW,  Washington, DC 20004
Email: | Phone: (202) 347-7201