April 13, 2021
SBA Offers Details on Targeted Economic Recovery Programs in Latest Stimulus
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 has funded several programs at the Small Business Administration. They include:
  • $28.6 billion for the new Restaurant Revitalization Fund; the National Restaurant Association released a helpful FAQ for restaurants seeking to access the fund.
  • $7.25 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, including expanded eligibility
  • Additional funds are allocated for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program – this fund is for entertainment, music, theater and film venues.
  • $15 billion additional for Targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance (EIDL) payments, including new $5 billion for Supplemental Targeted EIDL Advance payments for those hardest hit
  • $100 million to establish a Community Navigator pilot program; grants will go to eligible organizations supporting efforts to improve access to COVID–19 pandemic assistance programs and resources. 
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Annual State Of Healthcare
April 15th | 9-10:30AM
Please join the Northern Virginia Chamber on April 15 as we present our Annual State Of Healthcare in the Region! Top officials from the region's largest and most influential health care companies will discuss equity in health care delivery, an issue that has taken on a renewed critical importance during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will also talk about the state of vaccine delivery in Virginia, value-based care, and more. Our stellar speakers include:
  • Brian Pieninck, President and CEO CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Lawrence Hamilton, Chief Operating Officer Kaiser Foundation Health Plan for Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic
  • Maria Harris Tildon, Executive Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Dr. Christina Stasiuk, DO, FACOI, Market Medical Executive – Mid-Atlantic Region Cigna
  • Jen Siciliano, Chief External Affairs Officer Inova Health System
  • Chapy Venkatesan, MD, MS, FACP, Chief Quality and Safety Officer Inova Health System
Registration is free for members
Veteran and Military Business Council
April 21st | 1:30-2:30PM
Our next Veterans and Military Business Council (VMBC) meeting will provide an insider's view of George Mason University's Military, Veterans & Family Initiative (MVFI) with Dr. Keith Renshaw, Professor & Department Chair, Psychology, and Director of the MVFI. This groundbreaking program has been heralded for its veteran-forward work.
Registration is free
Greater Washington Apprenticeship Network Launch
April 26th | 2-3:30PM
In partnership with Aon, Accenture, and Amazon Web Services, NT Concepts, Appteon, and the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Foundation invites you to attend the Greater Washington Apprenticeship Network’s next employer briefing. The Greater Washington Apprenticeship Network is an employer-focused, demand-driven network of employers in the region interested in exploring, building, and expanding the earn and learn approach to recruiting and training employees. At this meeting, you will learn more about the Network and begin to connect with other employers as well as apprenticeship resources available for employers in our region.
Registration is free for members
Member Roundtable: Mental Health During Crisis
April 27th | 11:30AM-12:30PM
After a year that has had a monumental impact on the world's economy and our health, it's no surprise that many of us are experiencing at least a little personal stress. The question is, will the stress we've experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic have a long-term impact on our health? Join us for a discussion around the significant--and likely lasting--mental health impacts of the pandemic with a focus on how to stay resilient in these uncertain times. Cigna's Market President, Monica Schmude, will lead our discussion.
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Well-Being @ Work: Key to Employee Retention & Business Sustainability
April 30th | 9-10:15AM
The global pandemic has required businesses to evaluate their positions on health, safety, and flexibility. As leaders consider what's next for office reopening plans or the permanency of remote work, the emphasis on employee well-being remains a top priority. From the increased risk of burnout and stress to the impact of business productivity and performance, you will hear from top leaders in the health industry provide you with key takeaways that work.  
Registration is free for members
NOVA Chamber's Mid-Atlantic Innovation Celebration
May 6th | 4-6PM
Join us on May 6th for the party of all parties, the Mid-Atlantic Innovation Celebration. We’ll gather to watch the finalist videos together and applaud their work before we announce, at long last, the 2021 Innovator of the Year. You’ll also have the opportunity to be part of the judging panel as all attendees will vote for their favorite Innovation. The winner of the attendee vote will be crowned the People’s Choice!

This event is free and open to the public, so grab your tickets early as we’re expecting this Celebration to sell out!
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