July 21, 2020
Could you be 2020's Greater Washington Innovator of the Year?
You have until August 7th to submit your 1-minute video application showcasing all things business innovation and tell us why you deserve to take home not only the award but bragging rights for the next year.
Clayton Medford, NOVA Chamber's Vice President, Government Relations
Virginia approved the country’s first COVID-related workplace safety regulation on July 15.  The final text is now available , and the Department of Labor and Industry will be developing training materials and offering consultations to businesses. Learn more about the new regulation below:

  • Virginia adopts nation’s first coronavirus workplace safety rules after labor groups decry federal inaction. Find out more here.

  • More on DOLI’s consultation services here.
Keep an eye out in early August for the Chamber’s legislative priorities for the Special Session. In the meantime, please contact me at cmedford@novachamber.org with any questions or concerns.
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Beyond COVID-19: NOVA Business Resiliency Webinar Series: The New Normal: Getting Back to Work Safely
July 23rd | 2PM | Virtual Event

Over the past few weeks, we have seen states, counties and cities struggle to re-open their economies. The results have been highly varied. In a handful of states the virus is on the decline, while many other states continue to see the spread expanding, in some cases at alarming rates. Several states have had to reverse plans and once again close thousands of businesses. This roundtable discussion will cover:
  • Workplace safety do’s and don’ts

  • Defining the new customer experience

  • Strategies to reopen and sustain your business
Webinar with Virginia Secretary of Finance Aubrey Layne
July 27th | 11AM-12PM | Virtual Event

Join the Chamber's NOVABIZPAC on July 27th as we host Virginia Secretary of Finance Aubrey Layne.

Secretary Layne will present the latest revenue projections for the Commonwealth and talk about the August General Assembly Special Session. This is your opportunity to learn how COVID is having an impact on the state's finances and how the Northam Administration is responding to the challenges.
A Practical Workshop to Help Attract Veterans to Your Organization
July 28th | 10-11:30AM | Virtual

Immediately increase your Veteran talent pool using these low-cost hiring strategies!

Join the Chamber’s Veteran and Military Business Council and our expert panel for this virtual workshop focused on improving veteran hiring strategies and increasing Military Hiring Program ROI. Designed with HR leaders, Talent Acquisition Professionals, and Hiring Managers in mind, the event will cover:

  • Making your organization appealing to military job seekers.

  • How to review a military resume, including how to best apply key veteran skills within your organization.

  • How to craft job descriptions that stand out to military candidates.
Health IT: Telemedicine
July 30th | 10-11AM | Virtual

The Covid-19 pandemic catapulted telehealth from an interesting option for cost savings to a necessary means of care delivery. Join us as we discuss the value of offering this important benefit to support employees’ health, how it can reduce healthcare costs for employees and employers, and its value in improving employee satisfaction and productivity - during and post-pandemic.
What can you expect to learn:
  • How to provide access to telehealth for employees from the workplace and home

  • Ways to benefit from providing your employees with access to telehealth

  • How to identify and evaluate quality telemedicine programs 

  • How to work with insurance carriers to provide these programs
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Virtual Rocket Pitch + Power Networking by CONNECTpreneur Investor Network
July 30th | 11-1PM | Virtual

“Rocket Pitch + Power Networking” by CONNECTpreneur features 2 virtual networking sessions and a Rocket Pitch segment with exciting early stage companies.

CONNECTpreneur events are cited as "The Best Networking Events in the MidAtlantic" by independent media as well as over 70% of surveyed past attendees.
Webinar with Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Tom Barkin
August 3rd | 1-2PM
Join the Chamber on August 3rd as we host Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Tom Barkin.

The Federal Reserve has and will continue to play a key role in economic recovery, and President Barkin will provide exclusive insight into what the Virginia and the national economy will look like in the short and long term.
Nonprofits 101
September 1st | 10-11AM | Virtual Event

How well do you know the nonprofit world? Have you been thinking about making a career switch?

We've got the information that will help you succeed within this unique and vital world that often plays a key role in the continuing education of our workforce, standards development, and public policy. Join us for Associations 101 to learn about this part of our economy, including its unique environment, culture, and energy.
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