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April 6-10
Monday, April 6
Ambassador Committee Meeting
Virt ual Meeting
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 8
Executive Committee Meeting
Virtual Meeting
8:00-9:30 a.m.
Chamber Members Support
 Businesses with Free Signage!
To help businesses cope with the coronavirus pandemic, a number of Chamber members in the signage industry are providing free signs for local businesses. Whether you're an essential business remaining open, offering carry-out, curbside service, or delivery, the companies listed below have you covered! These eye-catching signs will help notify patrons of your business’ current status and offerings during this crisis.

Signage Offers

  • Gelberg Signs - Offering free 16x24 inch signs to all essential businesses. Contact (202) 882-7733 or (240) 372-7148 to order a sign.
  • Sign Options

  • Minuteman Press Printing & Marketing Solutions - Offering free 11x17 inch signs to all essential businesses that state "We are Open." Contact the Ballston office at orders@mpress.biz or the Crystal City office at print@mpress.biz to order a sign.

Thank you to the member businesses listed above for this generous offer for our local businesses.
Grand Sponsor
Wednesday, April 29 | 11:45 AM - 1:00 p.m.
Keeping Your Business Cybersecure During COVID-19
By Alexander G. Chamandy of Envescent
Virtual Event - Free for Members

This month’s Small Business Roundtable will focus on what the threats are right now, and how you can try to keep your company and employees secure as they work remotely. One of the biggest changes from a technical perspective is how one secures their business in this new era of telework being the norm. This event will inform attendees of the COVID-19 related malware, phishing, and other threats that have skyrocketed with thousands of domains registered and new threats seen daily.

To help Arlington’s businesses deliver food to our community and maintain social distancing, the County Manager announced that Arlington County will not be enforcing the following Zoning Ordinance provisions and site plan/use permit conditions for commercial retail, restaurant, or building uses:
  • Drive-thru facilities
  • Food Delivery Service (groceries, food and beverages to off-site locations)
  • Parking lot/Sidewalk sales associated with retail/restaurant establishments
  • On-site signage at retail and restaurants establishments indicating the availability of pick up
  • County Board approved loading dock hours with special exception site plans and use permits

If you are a Chamber member and have any stories to share of your busi ness supporting the local community during this difficult time, please tag the Chamber on social media and use the #Biz4Good, also contact M organ Mentzer, Communications Coordinator, for consideration to be included in a future e-newsletter.
By R. Douglas Taylor, Jr.,  B ean, Kinney & Korman

The ongoing coronavirus public health crisis has pushed the U.S. economy into an uncharted economic downturn, with lightning speed. By some estimates, the country’s gross domestic production is expected to shrink by anywhere from 12.4% to as much as 40% in the second quarter, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Resulting workforce management questions are numerous, including employee wage and continuation of benefits requirements for employees.
Annual Corporate Sponsors