August 25, 2020
Clayton Medford, NOVA Chamber's Vice President, Government Relations
Virginia's Special Session In Full Swing
The Special Session kicked off in Richmond on Tuesday, with the Senate meeting together at the Science Museum of Virginia and the House virtually. The House gets started in earnest this week with committee meetings, while the Senate got a head start last week due to their meeting in person. The budget, COVID, criminal justice reforms, and education funding are the top issues. It remains unclear what will rise to the top of the more than 200 bills introduced.

  • How long will the General Assembly's special session last? No one knows. Read more here: The News & Advance

  • Sweeping police reform legislation advances in Senate, with law enforcement groups now largely on board. Read more here: Virginia Mercury
Keep an eye out in early August for the Chamber’s legislative priorities for the Special Session. In the meantime, please contact me at with any questions or concerns.
Nonprofits 101
September 1st | 10-11AM
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.
2020 Distinguished Service Awards Show
September 11th | 9-10AM

The Distinguished Service Awards honors those who have made meaningful contributions to help Veterans succeed.
partner event
2020 Capital Region Business Forum
September 18th | 9-10AM
This is the only event of the year that brings together the Mayor of DC and the Governors of Virginia and Maryland for an open conversation on issues facing the region's business community. 

Muriel Bowser, Mayor of the District of Columbia
Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland
Ralph Northam, Governor of Virginia
Reaching Veterans: Make your Company a Destination Employer for Veterans
September 30th | 10-11AM
Is a career with your company attractive to veterans? Have you set up your hiring program to draw in veteran job seekers? In this third part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will focus on the steps you should take to bring in veteran talent.
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