Events

VMA Events Calendar

Mar
9
Tue
Workshop: What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Final Permanent Standard
Mar 9 @ 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Workshop: What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Final Permanent Standard

Participants will learn the VA COVID-19 Final Permanent Standard mandates, employee training mandates, how to prepare an Infectious Disease Preparedness & Response Plan, Hazard/Exposure Assessment, and How to Assess Risk Levels. This webinar will be instructor-led by industry expert David Crawford. The webinar cost is $249 per participant. Compliance with the VA COVID-19 FPS is required on March 26, 2021.

REGISTER HERE

For more COVID-19 FPS resources from the Manufacturing Skills Institute, click here.

USMCA Workshop Series Session 1: Export Opportunities in Canada & Mexico
Mar 9 @ 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

USMCA Workshop Series Session 1: Export Opportunities in Canada & Mexico

Learn about sales opportunities for your products and services in Canada and Mexico from in-country experts in each country. Also hear about how to utilize federal and state resources to access those opportunities faster, more efficiently, and at a lower cost.

This workshop is part of a three-part webinar series focused on assisting Virginia exporters to gain the tools and skills to further build their export strategy and expand into Mexico and Canada by taking advantage of the USMCA. The cost to register is $35 per session, or $75 for all three.

Register only for Session 1 HERE

Register for the full series HERE

 

This Webinar Series is brought to you by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and the Small Business Development Center.

Mar
15
Mon
2021 Town Hall Series: Market Research Opportunities and the Competitive Advantage @ VIRTUAL
Mar 15 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

2021 Virtual Town Hall Series

Market Research Opportunities and the Competitive Advantage

Market research can be an invaluable tool to help companies find customers for their business. Guests from SBDC and VEDP will share upcoming market research opportunities open to VMA members that can give members a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

For information to participate in our Town Hall series, contact Kimberly Noonan.

Mar
22
Mon
2021 Town Hall Series: Virtual Supply Chain Sourcing Opportunities & Group Metals Purchasing Program @ VIRTUAL
Mar 22 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

2021 Town Hall Series

Virtual Supply Chain Sourcing Opportunities & Group Metals Purchasing Program

COVID-19 will continue to restrict “in person” meetings and trade show in 2021.  The VMA is dedicated to expanding supply chain opportunities across the Commonwealth.   In 2020, the VMA launched VMAConnections a cloud based Service Provider Sourcing Center.  VMA will announce two new opportunities in 2021 regarding a virtual supply chain event and new group metals purchasing program with Sparks Material Sourcing, LLC.

For information to participate in our Town Halls, contact Kimberly Noonan.

Mar
23
Tue
USMCA Workshop Series Session 2: USMCA and Customs, Changes in the Rules of Origin, and Documentation
Mar 23 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

USMCA Workshop Series Session 2: USMCA and Customs, Changes in the Rules of Origin, and Documentation

Make the USMCA work for you by learning about the changes in rules of origin along with the proper export/import documentation to streamline your supply chain. Learn how to navigate regulations to verify your shipments are compliant and prevent fees, unexpected costs, and shipping delays. Hear from SBDC USMCA counselors and customs attorneys.

This workshop is part of a three-part webinar series focused on assisting Virginia exporters to gain the tools and skills to further build their export strategy and expand into Mexico and Canada by taking advantage of the USMCA. The cost to register is $35 per session, or $75 for all three.

Register for only Session 2 HERE

Register for the full series HERE

 

This Webinar Series is brought to you by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and the Small Business Development Center.

Mar
24
Wed
WiM Virtual Learning Series: Teamwork – Diversity & Inclusion @ WEBINAR
Mar 24 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Teamwork – Diversity & Inclusion

Presented by Susan Hileman

People are unique. We each come from different backgrounds, generations and cultures, as well as having different ethnicities, personalities, beliefs and upbringings. Diverse and inclusive organizations perform better than homogenous ones – but only when each person feels able to bring their authentic self to work each day. In this virtual event, participants will learn tactics to build and engage strong teams that leverage each individuals’ strengths, as well as techniques for identifying those with strengths that will make their team more successful.

MARCH 24 – REGISTER HERE

Mar
29
Mon
2021 Town Hall Series: “Taxaginia” – What You Need to Know @ VIRTUAL
Mar 29 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

2021 Town Hall Series

“Taxaginia” – What You Need to Know

At the end of March, the General Assembly will have recessed and Governor Northam will be signing legislation that could significantly impact your business. Do you want to know all the new taxes and fees the Virginia General Assembly passed this year? Join us for our final 2021 Virtual Town Hall to find out why the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy’s Stephen Haner has labeled the Commonwealth as “Taxaginia.”

For information to participate in our Town Halls, contact Kimberly Noonan.

Apr
5
Mon
2021 Town Hall Series: Government Affairs Wrap-Up & COVID-19 Update @ VIRTUAL
Apr 5 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

2021 Virtual Town Hall Series

Government Affairs Wrap-Up & COVID-19 Update

Join the VMA for a wrap-up of the 2021 General Assembly legislative session presented by VMA President & CEO Brett Vassey.  We will also discuss COVID-19 updates, including information on the permanent COVID-19 regulation and Phase 1B vaccine news.

For information to participate in our Town Hall series, contact Kimberly Noonan.

Apr
6
Tue
USMCA Workshop Series Session 3: Government Procurement & Advocacy
Apr 6 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

USMCA Workshop Series Session 3: Government Procurement & Advocacy

Overview of procurement opportunities in each market and how the Department of Commerce’s Advocacy Center assists Virginia exporters with bidding on foreign procurement contracts. Hear from the U.S. Commercial Service Officers in each country.

This workshop is part of a three-part webinar series focused on assisting Virginia exporters to gain the tools and skills to further build their export strategy and expand into Mexico and Canada by taking advantage of the USMCA. The cost to register is $35 per session, or $75 for all three.

Register for only Session 3 HERE

Register for the full series HERE

 

This Webinar Series is brought to you by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and the Small Business Development Center.