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The Hampton Roads Chamber promote pro-business policies in local and state government, advocating for a variety of business-related issues on behalf of over 2,600 businesses representing more than 300,000 working men and women in Hampton Roads. The Hampton Roads Business Political Action Committee (HRBizPAC) is a bi-partisan committee of the Hampton Roads Chamber, then presses for action on issues impacting business and supports candidates who share those views.

During Virginia’s General Assembly, the Chamber collaborates with the business lobby in Richmond, informs members with weekly electronic “Legislative News and Notes,” and engages members with electronic “Legislative Call to Action Alerts.” 

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added January 17, 2019 by Candace Reid
SB1200 increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $10/per hour (by July 1, 2019), to $13/per hour (by July 2020), and $15/per hour (by July 1, 2021).
added January 15, 2019 by Candace Reid
Property owners and developers can have a better financing mechanism to meet the new resiliency standards in Norfolk, if C-PACE is approved. Join Viridiant, Virginia Energy Efficiency Council, and the Hampton Roads Chamber on February 28th to hear the benefits of C-PACE for the Hampton Roads area.
added January 14, 2019 by Candace Reid
The 2019 Virginia General Assembly session convened on Wednesday, January 9. Check out this week's Legislative Review
added October 22, 2018 by Candace Reid
Dominion Energy is issuing a 'Request for Information' survey that seeks feedback from commercial, industrial and governmental customers in the state.
added October 18, 2018 by Candace Reid
The Portsmouth Division leadership of the HR Chamber interviewed candidates for City Council in September in an unprecedented Facebook Live Forum. Following these interviews, the Executive Committee held a special meeting to review all available data and recommended a slate of candidates for endorsement.
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