Virginia Capitol Connections Winter 2023

Virginia Capitol Connections, Winter 2023 26 VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF SMALL BUSINESS AND SUPPLIER DIVERSITY More than 99% of Virginia’s businesses are small. We are your economic development agency, helping you grow and prosper through increased revenue and job creation. What we offer… • Virginia Small Business Financing Authority providing access to capital; • Business Development and Outreach providing education and outreach to assist small businesses with strategic growth and development; • Certifications to enhance procurement opportunities for SWaM and DBE qualified businesses. • Sourcing and Compliance Division is advancing equity and maximizing participation of SWaM certified businesses. For further information about services offered, please visit us at or call (804) 786-6585 Associations AARPVirginia–804.344.3063 Alliance for Construction Excellence (ACE) J. T. Thomas, Chairman, 703.658.4383 Fraternal Order of Police, VA State Lodge Brad Carruther, President, 804.745.6720 Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV) Donna Bryant, President • Virginia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Virginia Association of Realtors Terri Suit, CEO, o) 804.249.5702 c) 804.381.1222 Anthony Reedy, VP of Political Operations, 804.249.5719 Mary Lawson, Vice-President of Legislative Affairs, 804.249.5718 Erin Barton, Legislative Counsel, 804.622.7962 Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads, Inc. Edward “Buddy” Bish, Executive Director, 804.749.8191 Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association Ray LaMura, President, 804.780.1776 Virginia Coalition of Police and Deputy Sheriffs Chip Condon, President, 1.800.913.2727 Virginia Education Association, 804.648.5801 Dr. James Fedderman, President Shane Riddle, Director of Government Relations Virginia Fire Chiefs Association John Prillaman, President, 540.375.3080 Virginia Governmental Employees Association J. Marshall Terry, Executive Director, 804.355.2118 Virginia Professional Fire Fighters Robert Bragg, President, 434.882.8238 Virginia School Counselor Association Lauren Kershner, Chair Amy Gleason Carroll, Assistant Chair Virginia State Firefighters Association Pete Kirby, President, 804.873.5955 Voter Registrars Association of Virginia Brenda Cabrera, President, 703.385.7891 Eateries Rueger’s Restaurant & Bar 901 Bank Street, Richmond • 804.343.7300 (Inside The Commonwealth) Services Gus’s Shoe Repair 528 East Main Street, Richmond • 804.782.6959 Hotels Berkeley Hotel (Per diem rates offered, restrictions apply) 804.780.1300 • 1200 East Cary Street, Richmond The Commonwealth (Per diem rates offered, restrictions apply) 804.343.7300 • 901 Bank Street, Richmond Adjacent to General Assembly Delta Hotels by Marriott Richmond Downtown (Special Session rates available) 804.788.0900 • 555 East Canal Street, Richmond Linden Row Inn (Special Session rates available) 804.225.5841 • 100 East Franklin Street, Richmond