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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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Chamber to resume in-person ‘Business After Business’ events

In another sign that normal(ish) times may be on the rebound, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for its first in-person Business After Business networking session since the onset of the pandemic. “Dust off your business cards and...

Va. Realtors to celebrate centennial a year late (blame COVID)

The Virginia Realtors trade group tuned 100 years old in 2020, but the celebrations were muted due to the COVID pandemic. But with the public-health situation improving, the statewide organization is planning to celebrate its centennial at the 2021 convention,...

New job-training opportunities offered

The Arlington Employment Center and Virginia Career Works/Alexandria-Arlington Regional Workforce Council have partnered with LinkedIn Learning on a new initiative to assist 1,000 adults and graduating students prepare for post-pandemic jobs. Courses leading to certification in subject areas ranging from...

Life soon to be a beach for Arlington chamber stalwart

Think of it this way: The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is not losing one of its standout leaders. Rather, all those who care about her are instead gaining access to a beachhouse in one of New Jersey’s most acclaimed...

Data: Region is adding right amount of housing

New data from a national Apartment List analysis suggest that the Washington area is adding enough housing stock to accommodate demand. From 2010-20, the Washington metropolitan area added 181,000 new housing units, increasing the housing stock by 8 percent, according...

Arlington jobless rate continues receding

After peaking at more than 7 percent at the height of the COVID crisis, Arlington’s jobless rate has now descended to less than half that total, although it still has room for improvement to get back to pre-COVID norms. With...

Tickets available for State of County/Public-Safety Awards program

Tickets are still available for the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the County and Public Safety Awards, which will include an update from County Board Chairman Matt de Ferranti as well as honors presented to members of...

N.Va. picks back up more than 111,000 jobs over past year

Fueled by a private-sector rebound plus federal-government hiring, Northern Virginia has regained 111,600 jobs since the initial burst of COVID last year. That year-over-year improvement from April 2020 to April 2021 totals 8.2 percent of the overall workforce, putting Northern...

Regional jobless rate improves, but still far from normal

The Washington metropolitan area continues to see lower jobless rates as the pandemic (hopefully) makes its exit, but still has significant ground to make up before returning to the strong economy of the pre-COVID period. A total of 3,325,898 metro-area...

Inflation fears fuel housing-affordability concerns

For months, the public has been told not to worry – threats of inflation and rising mortgage-interest rates were unlikely to put a damper on the booming housing market. Maybe it’s time to worry just a little bit. Rising building-material costs...
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W-L foundation announces student scholarships

The W-L High School Education Foundation has awarded 12 scholarships to members of the Washington-Liberty High School Class of...
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