The Virginia General Assembly convened for a 60 day session today. The Governor is scheduled to deliver the annual State of the Commonwealth address tonight at 7 pm.
The Virginia General Assembly will convene on January 13th for a 60-day session that will produce the Commonwealths two-year budget.
HRCC President Bryan Stephens and EVP Ira agricola participated in today's annual meeting of VAFREE.
On behalf of your staff team here at the chamber, I wanted to take this opportunity to communicate with each of you prior to the 2016 General Assembly session. We want you to know that we will be in Richmond throughout the sixty day session representing the business interests of our members. As your lead lobbyist I pledge to each of you that we will clearly communicate the needs of our members and our region through direct communication with our twenty nine State Senators and Delegates and with testimony before General Assembly Committees. You will be able to follow our activities daily through social media and weekly through our News and Notes digest of business related legislative activity.
Dean McClain, HRCC Governmental Affairs team member, participated in a strategy meeting with a broad coalition of Virginia Restaurant , Lodging, and Travel professionals today.
EVP Ira Agricola is in Richmond today representing Hampton Roads and our business community. He is there on behalf of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce participating in the State Legislative Roundtable.
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
The Chamber supports lowering the operational costs for businesses and property owners thru the use of private capital that is ultimately repaid via a special tax assessment on the respective property.
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce understands that growing our future generation of business leaders is paramount to economic success and must be a priority for the Hampton Roads business community. To address this priority, we are launching THRIVE - a regional young professionals group.