ChamberRVA Advocates

Every year, ChamberRVA advocates on behalf of our members, the business community and the region. We engage our region’s public and private sectors toward a common goal of creating prosperity for our communities and our residents. We work with elected officials on policy issues and initiatives that move our region forward.

The 2023 Virginia General Assembly Session has concluded. Interested in keeping up with the 2024 General Assembly while in session? Subscribe to our Government Affairs Newsletter.

Each week during Session, John Easter, our Senior Vice President of Government and Community Affairs, will email subscribers the following:

  • Brief overview of the major events of the week
  • Summary chart showing bills that the Chamber specifically supports or opposes
  • Categorized lists of all the bills the Chamber is tracking

Want to sign-up for our Weekly General Assembly Updates?

Please contact John Easter at (804) 783-9321 or

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2023 Candidate Forums

ChamberRVA is cohosting candidate forums with VPM for a limited number of highly competitive state legislative races. The forums, sponsored by Dominion Energy, will be taped at VPM studios at the following times:

  • Sunday, September 17, 1:00 p.m.
    • House District 57 – David Owen
  • Sunday, September 17, 4:00 p.m.
    • Senate District 16 – Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant and Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg
  • Monday, September 18, 1:00 p.m.
    • House District 58 – Del. Rodney Willett and Riley Shaia

A very limited number of seats for the tapings are available for ChamberRVA members. If you are interested in attending, please contact John Easter at

These forums will be live-steamed by VPM and will be broadcast at a later date (to be announced) on television and radio.

Sponsored by:

2023 Connect with Congress

It is important to be informed and connected with our legislators. ChamberRVA will host conversations with our legislators throughout the year that connected and informed our members on issues that impacted business and the RVA community. Contact John Easter at (804) 783-9321 or

Rep. Jennifer McClellan
Date TBD
Sen. Mark Warner
Date TBD
Rep. Rob Wittman
Friday, July 21 | 8:00 a.m.
Sen. Tim Kaine
Date TBD
Rep. Bob Good
Date TBD

ChamberRVA Government Affairs Committee

The Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee has established five subcommittees that will develop and implement our advocacy program and public policy agenda:


Economic Development/Business Promotion

Regulatory Reform/Taxation



Chamber members who are interested in serving on these subcommittees should contact John Easter, (804) 783-9321.

Andy Poarch
Government Affairs Chair
Andy Poarch Government Affairs Chair

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