Your Chamber is hard at work gathering resources to help you during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Below you will find opportunities to network, educate, and stay in touch with the latest business-related news alerts. We will continue to add and update this page as more information becomes available, so please check back often.
Business Continuity Webinars
In light of Coronavirus interruptions, we are providing Business Continuity webinars designed to help us all keep our NOVA community growing.
Each Business Continuity webinar will offer practical suggestions to protect your business from virus-related impact and loss. Join us to hear issues surrounding business and supply chain interruption, workers compensation considerations, setting up and maintaining a remote workforce, general liability, international and domestic travel, employee health considerations, and contingency plans. Our goal is to share the knowledge that employers will need to maintain business in our current environment-and beyond.
Your Chamber's advocacy efforts to date have included facilitating calls with our elected representatives at the local, state and federal level. Please look at the events below for information on upcoming opportunities to interface with your elected leaders and to view or hear recordings of past calls.
We partnered with USI, this webinar was recorded on March 13th
Listen to the seminar here.
This webinar was recorded on Mar 23rd
Listen to the webinar here.
This webinar was recorded on March 24th
Listen to the webinar here.
March 26th | 9:30AM
Listen to the call here.
Join the Chamber and member Cherry Bekaert for a webinar to discuss how your organization can access the new funding and programs offered by the federal government following passage of the latest economic stimulus package. Hear about the new Paycheck Protection Program loans and the new funding for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans and how those programs tie into the payroll tax deferral opportunities and employee retention pay credit.
The Stephen S. Fuller Institute at George Mason University recently completed a study analyzing the impact of COVID-19 on the Washington region’s economy. In this webinar you will hear from the author of the study, Jeannette Chapman, director of the Fuller Institute. The session will cover the industries most heavily affected by the pandemic, the anticipated impact of the crisis on economic output, and factors to consider on the recovery side. We have partnered with the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
Join Attorney General Mark Herring on Thursday from 1:00-1:30pm as he offers additional guidance on the recent Executive Orders from Gov. Northam, continuity of government measures for localities, utility service, and more.
Meeting ID: 441 174 759Password: 856357
Stay connected with your fellow Chamber members
Start off your Tuesday mornings by networking with your fellow members! Be prepared to ask questions, discuss current events, and meet new people over your favorite morning beverage.
April 16th, 4:30-5:30PM
It's been a long week, why not unwind and enjoy networking with your fellow members during our Thursday virtual happy hours? Bring your own cocktail, wine, or beer and be prepared for fun. Register here.
Virginia's COVID-19 Response
BUSINESS ALERT, March 30. 2020: Gov. Northam ordered a “stay at home” order for all Virginians. This essentially turns the Administration’s suggestion to stay home into a requirement. The order cancels all higher education in-person instruction and closes beaches to any activity other than exercise or fishing. Recent news focused on one higher education institution ordering students to return and a number of visitors to Virginia’s beaches over the weekend.
March 19th & 23rd: The Chamber sent letters on behalf of our larger membership as well as our hospitality and service industry members. Below are resources we think are very valuable to our members hosted by outside organizations. If you would like to see something included here or have questions about the material, please contact Vice President of Government Relations Clayton Medford.
Federal COVID-19 Response
U.S. Senate's Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee’s CARES Act Guide
View the U.S. Chamber's Legislative Analysis of COVID-19 Stimulus Package here. The following are their most recent guides to the aid and programs being made available to assist businesses during the ongoing pandemic, including their newest guide to the paid sick and FMLA programs.
Member-created covid-19 resource pages
The team at Aronson LLC is quickly developing resources in response to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak to help you manage your business through these unprecedented times. We’re actively monitoring legislative changes and sharing updates critical to you and your business. Visit the page here.
We know that by working together we can help minimize the impact of this crisis, and we must all do our part to look out for those whose health, safety, and economic welfare are most at risk. Please take care of yourselves and each other. Visit the page here.
Our guidance for businesses on the legal, regulatory and commercial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the rapidly changing environment, we will update this page frequently. Visit the page here.
Evans Consulting has created three teleworking guides for our clients, partners and employees. There are three versions: Best Practices, for Managers, and for Employees. Visit the page here.
We hope this page provides a useful resource for employers to learn how COVID-19 is affecting various aspects of employment law, and how different jurisdictions are addressing the outbreak. Because the COVID-19 situation is dynamic, with new governmental measures each day, employers should consult with counsel for the latest developments and updated guidance on this topic. Visit the page here.
Matthews, Carter & Boyce
At MCB, we have been working with our clients and members of the community to help many of you navigate the changing tax filing and payment deadlines, and we have been sharing information on programs that provide support and relief for businesses and employers. We are committed to offering guidance and will continue to share resources and updates that may impact you and your business during this time. Visit the page here.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Pillsbury’s experienced professionals are closely monitoring this global threat, combining capabilities in crisis management, insurance law, cybersecurity, employment law, supply chain, and other areas to provide critical guidance to clients in an urgent and quickly evolving situation. Visit the page here.