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The Virginia Main Street Alliance, an initiative of Virginia Organizing, is a coalition of Virginia small business owners working to build a new voice on issues that matter to our businesses and our communities. Our members include both small employers and self-employed business owners, with a diverse representation of business types, race, gender and geography. We bring small business values into the public dialogue to advance policies that are good for small businesses, our employees and the communities that sustain us.

➢ We believe there’s more to success in small business than the short-term bottom line. Small business values run deeper than that.
➢ We believe small businesses thrive when communities thrive – our fates are linked.
➢ We believe small business owners aren’t getting represented like we deserve in Washington, DC or in Richmond and we’re setting about to change that.

Virginia Main Street Alliance members were active in contacting Virginia’s members of congress during the health care debate to make sure that the interests of Virginia’s small businesses were protected. We are now focused on educating small Virginia’s businesses about the plan, including the tax credits for small businesses that provide health insurance. Plus, we are working with allies to make sure that implementation of the plan is effective and helpful for small businesses.

2017 Mid-Year Report Now Online!

2017 Mid-Year Report Now Online!

Click here for a downloadable PDF version of our mid-year report to see more photos and accomplishments!   Virginia Organizing could not do our work without your support, and ...

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Groups Meet to Discuss Economic Future of Washington County and Abingdon

Groups Meet to Discuss Economic Future of Washington County and Abingdon

Published by the Bristol Herald Courier ABINGDON, Va. — Several local citizens groups gathered Monday night for the first of four meeting to discuss the economic future of Washing ...

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Washington County Chapter of Virginia Organizing and Other Local Groups Organize Economic Discussion Series

Washington County Chapter of Virginia Organizing and Other Local Groups Organize Economic Discussion Series

What: Economic Development Discussion Series When: Monday, September 12 at 6 p.m. Where: EB Stanley Middle School, Cafeteria (297 Stanley Street, Abingdon, VA 24210) Abingdon, Va. ...

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Shop Local First.

Shop Local First.

As you’re finishing up your holiday shopping, we’d like to encourage you to shop local businesses first! Small business owners contribute a lot to our communities, including placi ...

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Survey: Small Business Group Leaders Say States Favor Big Businesses at the Expense of Small Firms Seeking to Grow

Survey: Small Business Group Leaders Say States Favor Big Businesses at the Expense of Small Firms Seeking to Grow

A national survey of 41 leaders of small business organizations representing 24,000 member businesses in 25 states reveals that they overwhelmingly believe that state economic dev ...

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Virginia Small Business Update # 85

Virginia Small Business Update # 85

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY is Saturday, November 29.  This is a national day focusing attention on small, local businesses.  Details on how to promote your business during small busi ...

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Virginia Small Business Update # 82

Virginia Small Business Update # 82

The struggle over Medicaid expansion in Virginia has had many twists and turns, but it is continuing.  Recent events in the struggle include a budget crisis, the controv ...

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Virginia Small Business Update # 81

Virginia Small Business Update # 81

The struggle over Medicaid expansion in Virginia has had many twists and turns, but it is continuing.  Recent events in the struggle include a budget crisis, the controv ...

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Virginia Small Business Update #80

Virginia Small Business Update #80

Virginia continues to struggle over Medicaid expansion.  The state has yet to adopt a budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 because the two houses of t ...

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Virginia Small Business Update #79

Virginia Small Business Update #79

The Virginia Senate has adopted a budget that includes Medicaid expansion called “Marketplace Virginia,” but the budget adopted by the House of Delegates does not include any Medi ...

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