Federal and State Support for Small Businesses

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Event Location:
This event will be offered virtually through Zoom. A Zoom account is not required to participate, and registered attendees will receive a link to join prior to the event.

Admission Info:
Registration: $30
Member Rate: $15

 

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Cancellations may be made without penalty up to 48 hours prior to the event date. Registrants will be charged the full registration fee for no-shows and/or cancellations made within 48 hours of the event. Registrant substitutions are allowed and may be made at any time up to the start time of the event.

Learn about opportunities for federal and state support for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

Featured Presenters:
Sheri McGuire
Associate VP for Community and Economic Development | Office of Community and Economic Development | Longwood University

Martin Short
Lead Economic Development Specialist & Public Information Officer | Virginia-Richmond District Office | U.S. Small Business Administration

 

COVID-19 Regional Updates and Impacts

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Date: March 25, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Event Location: This event will be offered virtually through Zoom. A Zoom account is not required to participate, and registered attendees will receive a link to join prior to the event.

Admission Info: There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. 

During this event, communtiy leaders will provide an informative update of the impacts of COVID-19 on our region. 

Featured Presenters:

  • Ken Larking, City Manager, City of Danville
  • Alan Larson, President, SOVAH Health
  • David Smitherman, County Administrator, Pittsylvania County
  • Scott Spillmann, District Health Director, Virginia Department of Health

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Tour de Force Majeure: Issues for Employers Amid a Pandemic

Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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This event will be offered virtually through Zoom. A Zoom account is not required to participate, and registered attendees will receive a link to join prior to the event.   If you have any trouble joining the call, please contact me by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or texting 434.334.4033.   Title: Issue for Employers Amid a Pandemic Date: March 26, 2020 Time: 8-9 a.m. Location: Online via Zoom   Thank you! ...  DP Chamber is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/455536246?pwd=QnQ5Ni9kd2ZQVDIwYVFXRVhGalUyUT09   Meeting ID: 455 536 246 Password: 714644   One tap mobile +13126266799,,455536246# US (Chicago) +16465588656,,455536246# US (New York)   Dial by your location         +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)         +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)         +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)         +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)         +1 253 215 8782 US         +1 301 715 8592 US Meeting ID: 455 536 246 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/atgAzuCLp

Admission Info: 

Registration: $15
Member Rate: No charge 

Cancellations may be made without penalty up to 48 hours prior to the event date. Registrants will be charged the full registration fee for no-shows and/or cancellations made within 48 hours of the event. Registrant substitutions are allowed and may be made at any time up to the start time of the event.

Employers are confronted today with the prospect of layoffs, reduced hours, contract fulfillment, health screening of employees and other legal issues.

Join Hunter Byrnes and Steven Gould of Byrnes Gould Law for guidance on key legal issues for employers during this crisis.

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Featured Presenters:

Hunter Byrnes is a partner and co-founder of Byrnes Gould Law in Danville.  The firm focuses on business issues, including employment law and commercial litigation, and strives to build relationships with its clients to better anticipate the ever-changing needs of the business world.  He regularly advises employers and employees on statutes and regulations, contracts, human resources, unemployment, employee handbooks, and best practices.  Hunter previously served as General Counsel and Vice-President of Infinity Global after working for the law firms of Hunton & Williams and Clement Wheatley.  He is licensed by the Virginia and North Carolina State Bars and regularly appears in State and Federal courts in both states.  Hunter received his law degree from the University of Virginia and is a proud member of the Board of Directors for the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce.
 

Steven Gould is a principal with the Danville firm Byrnes Gould Law and focuses his practice on employment law, estate planning, civil litigation, and assisting clients who interact with Virginia’s state agencies and regulatory boards.  He is a former member and vice chairman of the Danville School Board and is currently a member of the Longwood University Board of Visitors.  He is an active member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Law Foundation and on the Pro Bono Committee of the Supreme Court of Virginia’s Access to Justice Commission.  Prior to attending law school, Steven – a Danville native – served for five years as a policy adviser in the Office of the Governor in Richmond, where he focused his work on economic and workforce development, agriculture, housing, and executive clemency.  He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia School of Law.

How Your Business Can Benefit from the CARES Act

Monday, April 06, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Event Location:
This event will be offered virtually through Zoom. A Zoom account is not required to participate, and registered attendees will receive a link to join prior to the event. The live event is limited to the first 100 attendees, so register early!If you register after the event capacity has been reached, we will share the recording with you so you still have access to the information.  

Admission Info:
Registration: $15
Member Rate: No charge 


The live event is limited to the first 100 attendees, so register early! If you register after the event capacity has been reached, we will share the recording with you so you still have access to the information.

Join us to learn more about the CARES Act and how it may benefit your business.

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security [CARES] Act that was passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain nonprofits and other employers. 

 

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Featured Presenters:

Hunter Byrnes is a partner and co-founder of Byrnes Gould Law in Danville.  The firm focuses on business issues, including employment law and commercial litigation, and strives to build relationships with its clients to better anticipate the ever-changing needs of the business world.  He regularly advises employers and employees on statutes and regulations, contracts, human resources, unemployment, employee handbooks, and best practices.  Hunter previously served as General Counsel and Vice-President of Infinity Global after working for the law firms of Hunton & Williams and Clement Wheatley.  He is licensed by the Virginia and North Carolina State Bars and regularly appears in State and Federal courts in both states.  Hunter received his law degree from the University of Virginia and is a proud member of the Board of Directors for the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce.

Steven Gould is a principal with the Danville firm Byrnes Gould Law and focuses his practice on employment law, estate planning, civil litigation, and assisting clients who interact with Virginia’s state agencies and regulatory boards.  He is a former member and vice chairman of the Danville School Board and is currently a member of the Longwood University Board of Visitors.  He is an active member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Law Foundation and on the Pro Bono Committee of the Supreme Court of Virginia’s Access to Justice Commission.  Prior to attending law school, Steven – a Danville native – served for five years as a policy adviser in the Office of the Governor in Richmond, where he focused his work on economic and workforce development, agriculture, housing, and executive clemency.  He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Michael Mayhew is a director at Snead, Williams & Mayhew, PLLC and is currently licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Virginia. He is a graduate of Lynchburg College and has been associated with the firm since 2009. Michael currently works with small to medium size business enterprises, not for profit organizations, and employee benefit plans in the areas of auditing, accountancy, taxation and business consultancy services. In addition to his involvement with professional organizations he has also involved in the community by serving on the board of local community service organization and with local non profit organizations.

Navigating Unexpected Insurance Issues During COVID-19

Thursday, April 09, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce to learn what triggers business income coverage, and what you need to look for as an employer; workers' compensation issues during this crisis; payment concerns for businesses because of the drop in revenue; how exposures have changed since a policy has renewed; and important considerations on the operational side of a business and how those influences coverage.

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WE Lead: Leadership Challenges During a Pandemic

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Event Location:
This event will be offered virtually through Zoom. A Zoom account is not required to participate, and registered attendees will receive a link to join prior to the event.

Admission Info:

There is no charge to attend this event, but registration is required. Space is limited, so register early!

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WE Lead provides access to energizing programs that develop leadership skills and build professional networks for women in business. WE Lead programs are focused on, but not exclusive to, women.

Join us for a conversation about leadership challenges we all are facing during this uncertain time, both professionally and personally. Focused on a recent Forbes article, Here are the Top Five Leadership Challenges During the Coronavirus Pandemic, this facilitated conversation [which will include virtual small group breakouts] will allow attendees to share and learn from one another.

Click here to read the Forbes article. 

The following questions will guide the facilitated conversation:

1. How do you balance being an inspirational and comforting leader while continuing to carry on "business as usual"?
2. How do you respond to countless questions when there are no clear answers?

3. How do you engage your colleagues and/or clients while working remotely?

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Legislative Update

Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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This virtual Legislative Update will provide access to an overview from state legislators about the most recent legislative session. 

Legislators will answer questions from the Chamber's legislative committee, in addition to questions submitted by the public. To submit a question, please email Donna Ashworth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event Location:
This event will be offered virtually through Zoom. A Zoom account is not required to participate, and registered attendees will receive a link to join prior to the event.

Admission Info:
Member Rate: No Charge
[Access to this event is available only to Chamber members due to limited capacity]

Workplace Readiness Essentials for a Safe Reopening

Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Date: May 21, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Event Location:
This event will be offered virtually through Zoom. A Zoom account is not required to participate, and participants will receive a link to join prior to the meeting.

As we move into the first phase of reopening, join us for a discussion on how employers can make sure they are prepared to receive their workforce—and that their employees also are prepared. Faced with many of the same challenges, owners and occupiers have a unique opportunity to come together, following a handful of operational guiding principles to help navigate a safe and successful return to the workplace.

Presenters:
Alexis Ehrhardt, Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce
Adam Jones, The Brick Running & Tri Store
Susan McCulloch, Pittsylvania County, Economic Development
Kelvin Perry, City of Danville, Office of Economic Development

 

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COVID-19 Regional Updates and Impacts

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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During this event, community leaders will provide an informative update of the impacts of COVID-19 on our region, as well as plans for reopening and recovery.

Featured Presenters:

  • Ken Larking, City Manager, City of Danville
  • Alan Larson, President, SOVAH Health
  • David Smitherman, County Administrator, Pittsylvania County
  • Scott Spillmann, District Health Director, Virginia Department of Health

 

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This event will be offered virtually through Zoom. A Zoom account is not required to participate, and participants will receive a link to join prior to the meeting. Special accommodations for those with disabilities will be considered. Please let us know by June 5  if you require special accommodations.

Admission Info:
This virtual event is open to the public. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. 

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Fireworks in July: Changes in State and Federal Employment Laws

Wednesday, July 08, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Make sure your business is aware of, and prepared for, significant changes in state and federal employment laws. Whether it is employment discrimination, a non-compete agreement or a wage payment, there are many substantive changes in Virginia and on the national level that take effect July 1, 2020. 

Join Hunter Byrnes and Steven Gould of Byrnes Gould Law for an interactive webinar on the changes and how you can prepare for them as an employer.

 

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Featured Presenters:

Hunter Byrnes is a partner and co-founder of Byrnes Gould Law in Danville.  The firm focuses on business issues, including employment law and commercial litigation, and strives to build relationships with its clients to better anticipate the ever-changing needs of the business world.  He regularly advises employers and employees on statutes and regulations, contracts, human resources, unemployment, employee handbooks, and best practices.  Hunter previously served as General Counsel and Vice-President of Infinity Global after working for the law firms of Hunton & Williams and Clement Wheatley.  He is licensed by the Virginia and North Carolina State Bars and regularly appears in State and Federal courts in both states.  Hunter received his law degree from the University of Virginia and is a proud member of the Board of Directors for the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce.
 

Steven Gould is a principal with the Danville firm Byrnes Gould Law and focuses his practice on employment law, estate planning, civil litigation, and assisting clients who interact with Virginia’s state agencies and regulatory boards.  He is a former member and vice chairman of the Danville School Board and is currently a member of the Longwood University Board of Visitors.  He is an active member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Law Foundation and on the Pro Bono Committee of the Supreme Court of Virginia’s Access to Justice Commission.  Prior to attending law school, Steven – a Danville native – served for five years as a policy adviser in the Office of the Governor in Richmond, where he focused his work on economic and workforce development, agriculture, housing, and executive clemency.  He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia School of Law.

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