February 23, 2021
LEGISLATIVE ALERT - Businesses in Virginia that took advantage of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans last year and had those loans forgiven may not be able to deduct expenses paid for with PPP proceeds. That’s because unlike the federal government the state has chosen to not allow full deductibility. The General Assembly is currently debating two proposals. The House approved a $25,000 deduction limit, while the Senate approved a $100,000 threshold. Both proposals extend the deductibility to businesses who received Rebuild Virginia grants, a very welcome tax relief for small businesses that were not able to get PPP loans. Contact your legislators now! Let them know what deductibility means to your businesses.
Questions or concerns? Contact the Chamber's Clayton Medford, Vice President, Government Relations, at cmedford@novachamber.org.
The Chamber has long been known as the Voice of Business in Northern Virginia® and we encourage all members to join the collective conversation through our ongoing events, programs, and communication opportunities.
Promote your expertise in our Member Blog Share your name and expertise with 20,000 business leaders within our Northern Virginia Region. Details and to submit your own Blog topic can be found here.

Network and exchange ideas with peers in our Business Councils Engage with other members through our focused Business Councils: GovCon | Women In Business | Veteran & Military Business | Nonprofit & Association Management | Young Professionals

Reach government leaders and officials through our Advocacy Work Details about our Advocacy work can be found here.
Registration is free for this members-only event
Young Professionals Forum: Kickoff Get Together
February 25th | 11AM-12PM
Engage with Young Professionals in roundtable events that are designed to strengthen a sense of community and culture. Share experiences, thoughts ideas, and struggles with peers. Learn from industry veterans as they share their stories of successes and insight on their own advancement.
Virtual Rocket Pitch + Power Networking by CONNECTpreneur Investor Network
February 25th | 11AM-1PM
CONNECTpreneur events are considered by independent media and attendees to be the best investor and tech networking events in the USA, given the quantity of accredited private investors and angels attending, as well as the quality and diversity for our presenting companies.
Registration is free for this members-only event
Member Engagement Roundtable: COVID-19 Lease Negotiations
March 2nd | 11:30AM-12:30PM
The effects of COVID-19 have been felt everywhere, but especially in commercial leasing. Our next Member Engagement Roundtable will be a conversation with NOVA Business Law Group, LLP’s Associates Joe Kirkwood and Zainab Chaudhri, and Antonis Alexandris, Senior Associate, Scheer Partners to discuss issues related to commercial leasing post-COVID.   
Registration is free for this members-only event
Member Get Connected / Speed Networking
March 9th | 3-4PM
This event holds the power to increase your business circle within a short period of time. During each session, participants will meet face-to-face (virtually) while exchanging contact information and valuable information about their respective businesses.  
partner event
2021 Shape of the Region Conference Co-Creating a New Northern Virginia:
An Emerging Vision of a More Inclusive, Sustainable, and Equitable Region
March 11th | 12:30-2:00PM
All we see is an opportunity. Our region is more awake and alive, more committed to inclusion, sustainability, and equity than ever. Government, social, and private sector actors are leaning in together to address entrenched and complex local issues. We are coming together as a region to institute real change. 
Join us for the most interactive and participatory Shape of the Region Conference to date.
Submit Your Application for the Mid-Atlantic Innovation Celebration
March 19th
Applications are open for 2021’s Mid-Atlantic Innovation Celebration! Submit your video application by March 19th to be eligible for the Region’s zaniest event showcasing great minds and business creativity. NOVA Chamber membership is not required to apply or win.
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