March 16, 2021
Announcing the Chamber's Monthly CEO and Senior Executive Leadership Group led by Executive Coach and George Mason Professor, Steve Gladis. The group is limited to 15 executive members and begins April 14th. Are you interested in signing up? Email Carmen Sevilla at
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Network and exchange ideas with peers in our Business Councils here.

Reach government leaders and officials through our Advocacy Work here.
Back to Work Coalition Makes Progress in General Assembly  
In addition to advocating on behalf of Northern Virginia Chamber members, our VP of Government Relations Clayton Medford is the point person during session for the Northern Virginia Back to Work Leadership Task Force. This year, Back to Work established a set of priorities for the legislature in line with the group’s goal of support education and workforce policies and programs during the pandemic and subsequent economic recovery. Some of the highlights of Back to Work’s success this year: 

Initial funding for the G3 Program: FY2022 Amended Budget includes $38.5 million for the Get a Skill, Get a Job, Give Back program.  

Support for Higher Education: the Budget includes strong support for higher education including undergraduate need-based financial aid, affordability funding for George Mason University, and Tuition Assistance Grant program funding. 

Tech Talent Investment Program: the Budget includes full FY2022 funding for the Tech Talent Investment Fund.  

Funding for the Virginia Employment Commission: while not full modernization of VEC backed by Back to Work, the Budget includes funding for IT upgrades and staffing to improve the delivery of this critical support for unemployed Virginians, without raising taxes from those businesses hardest hit during the pandemic. 

Support for Childcare: a bill by Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn temporarily expanding the Childcare Subsidy Program was met with very little resistance in both the House and Senate. The expansion changed the eligibility rules to include families who are searching for work and whose income is less than 85% of Average Median Income (AMI). 
Registration is free for this members-only event
Member Engagement Roundtable: Changes in Virginia Employment Law in 2021
March 16th | 11:30AM-12:30PM
Virginia has long been recognized as an employer-friendly jurisdiction. The Commonwealth has recently enacted a series of new laws that have redefined the employment landscape. The new laws are designed to provide broad protections for employees. Join us for this discussion led by Joon Hwang, Littler, and stay in the know.
Submit Your 1-Minute Application for the Mid-Atlantic Innovation Celebration
Apply by 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. Northern Virginia Chamber membership is not required to apply or win.
Registration is free for members
Women in Business Forum - Resilient Women: The Science of Resiliency
March 24th | 10-11AM
Are you resilient? Did you know that developing resilience can help you better deal with stress and its accompanying strain on your life?

In our next Women in Business Council forum, Dr. Jennifer Smith, Director of Research, Mather Institute will walk through the Science of Resiliency, highlighting factors associated with resilience and strategies to become more resilient in our personal and professional lives.
Registration is free
Greater Washington Apprenticeship Network Meeting
April 6th | 2-3PM
In partnership with Aon and Accenture, 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
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
  • Christina Stasiuk, 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
Doing Business is the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce's weekly e-newsletter focused on member-relevant news, Council Series updates, and upcoming events. Each month we will feature advocacy updates, a message from our President & CEO, and member-written blog posts. Subscription sign-up and past issues may be found on our website.