September 22, 2020
Clayton Medford, NOVA Chamber's Vice President, Government Relations
COVID-19 could reverse much of the D.C.'s region's progress on transportation funding, Bowser, Hogan and Northam warn. Read more here.

Virginia General Assembly continues to work through state budget during special session. Read more here.

Virginia's transportation funding plan was finally in place. 'Then COVID-19 hit.' Read more here.

Governor Northam announces expansion of $70 million rebuild VA Grant Fund for small businesses, nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Read more 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 with any questions or concerns.
MEMBERS: You can still register for tomorrow's 2020 Virginia Senatorial Debate live, before it publicly airs!
September 23rd | 8:30-10AM
The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce invites you to view the Northern Virginia Senatorial debate between Senator Mark Warner (Democrat) and Daniel Gade (Republican). This is an opportunity for Chamber members to watch the debate live, virtually, as it happens, before the rest of the world sees it later that night!
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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Virtual Rocket Pitch + Power Networking
September 30th | 11AM-1PM
CONNECTpreneur Investor Network presents Virtual Rocket Pitch + Power Networking. Come learn, connect with others, and be inspired! This is a free virtual event.
Innovations Awards Show!
October 8th | 3-4:30PM
Join us for the Region's zaniest awards show showcasing great minds and business creativity! This not-to-be-missed event will have it all: live judging, audience picks, team costumes, and so much more. At the end of the evening, we'll crown this year's Innovator of the Year and our People's Choice winner!
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Brown and Brown Distinguished Speaker Series: Featuring Molly Catalano, VP of Marketing & Communications, Five Guys Enterprises
November 18th | 4-5PM
Join GMU's School of Business, Brown & Brown Insurance, and the Chamber for the Brown & Brown Distinguished Speaker Series featuring, Molly Catalano. Molly has spent the past 15 years leading the marketing and communications efforts for Five Guys Enterprises. During her time the company has grown from 30 restaurants on the East Coast of the United States to over 1,600 locations in 19 countries.
Engage and Retain your Veteran Employees: Best Practices for creating a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)
November 19th | 10-11AM
Has your company established a Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)? What are you waiting for? In this fourth and final part of our Veteran and Military Business Council hiring series, our speakers will share the advantages to creating your own Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG).
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