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ACTION ALERT – Tax Deductibility for PPP Loans

Help your business and many small businesses survive tax conformity. To read more about tax conformity and how it could impact your business click here.   Thank you in advance for helping small businesses and all businesses improve their financial bottom line through...

How to be an Effective Advocate this Legislative Session

I often receive questions on how business owners can become more active and make a difference in the arena of public policy. Although this is a different year than any other, it is more vital than ever to engage your lawmakers as they consider legislation that may...

CNBC names Virginia America’s Top State for Business in 2019

CNBC released its annual “America’s Top States for Business” rankings, with Virginia at the top of the list. Contributing factors include workforce, economy, infrastructure, cost of doing business, quality of life, education, technology & innovation,...

Warner & Kaine Request Funding for I-81 Upgrades

CONTACT: Nelly Decker (Warner) 202 228 6884 Katie Stuntz (Kaine) 202 355 3761WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today requested additional funding for vital improvements to Interstate 81 (I-81) that would enhance safety and...

Chamber Hosts Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

It was our honor to host Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today for a roundtable discussion of the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) and other issues of importance to the business community. A special thank you to Congressman Ben...

I-81 Needs Federal Funding to Complement State Investment

The following op-ed was published in the Roanoke Times on Friday, June 7.I-81 Needs Federal Funding to Complement State Investment By Joyce Waugh, president and CEO, Roanoke Regional ChamberThursday, May 23 marked Virginia’s inaugural “Celebrate...

Governor Northam Proposes Funding Amendments for I-81

Last week, Governor Northam filed amendments to the I-81 legislation to include funding for corridor improvements. The plan, as detailed below, generates funding through a mix of regional and statewide fees and taxes. The General Assembly will vote on...

Commonwealth Connect Meeting in Roanoke

The Roanoke Regional Chamber has joined Commonwealth Connect, a coalition or businesses, organizations and governments advocating for increased broadband coverage and funding for the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI).Commonwealth Connect will...

Legislative Newsletters

Legislative Newsletter June 1, 2020
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Legislative Newsletter May 6, 2020
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Legislative Newsletter April 1, 2020
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Legislative Newsletter March 6, 2020 – Sponsored by Gentry Locke Attorneys
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Legislative Newsletter February 28, 2020
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Legislative Newsletter February 21, 2020 – Sponsored by Gentry Locke Attorneys
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Legislative Newsletter February 14, 2020
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Legislative Newsletter February 7, 2020 – Sponsored by Gentry Locke Attorneys
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Legislative Newsletter January 31, 2020
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Legislative Newsletter January 24, 2020
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Legislative Newsletter January 17, 2020
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Legislative Newsletter January 6, 2020
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Legislative Newsletter November 27, 2019
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Legislative Newsletter October 10, 2019
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Legislative Newsletter July 10, 2019
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Legislative Newsletter April 8, 2019
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Legislative Newsletter February 22, 2019
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Legislative Newsletter February 15, 2019
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Legislative Newsletter February 8, 2019
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Legislative Newsletter February 1, 2019
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Legislative Newsletter January 25, 2019
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Legislative Newsletter January 18, 2019
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Legislative Newsletter January 11, 2019
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In the Media

Advocates for Interstate 81 improvements say fight will continue despite legislative defeat
WDBJ7 – February 2, 2019  [Read more]

I-81 toll discussion tabled for now
WFXR – February 1, 2019  [Read more]

Interstate 81 legislation fuels debate over tolls
WDBJ7 – January 29, 2019  [Read more]

Op-Ed: Virginia Deserves a Better I-81
The Roanoke Times – January 16, 2019  [Read more]

Governor Northam announces bi-partisan plan to improve Interstate 81
WDBJ7 – January 8, 2019  [Read more]