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9th of March 2017

Advocacy Breakfast Wrap Up: Universal Paid Leave Act

This morning a group of 20 CHAMPS Members sat down with D.C. Councilmember Elissa Silverman to discuss the Universal Paid Leave Act.  The legislation, co-authored by Silverman and Councilmember David Grosso was passed by D.C. Council in December 2016.  After long voicing “grave concern” for the legislation D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser allowed the bill to […]


6th of March 2017

Paid Family Leave Act Updates

The Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015 (B21-0415) was passed by D.C. Council on December 20, 2016.  After long voicing “grave concern” for the legislation D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser allowed the bill to become law without her signature.  The bill is currently under congressional review with projected law date of April 7, 2017.  Now amid […]


27th of February 2017

Small Business Parking Permits Proposed

D.C. Councilmembers R. White, Nadeau, and Todd recently introduced the Small Business Parking Act of 2017.  The proposed legislation would create a parking permit class for small business owners and employees.  Small businesses were defined as having no more than one location, 10 employees, and no parking which it controls.  Home based businesses are excluded.  Full […]


US Chamber of Commerce Federation Partnership

CHAMPS is continuously looking for ways to provide our members with additional services and resources. Today, we are excited to announce a partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that welcomes qualified existing CHAMPS members, as a new member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at no additional cost.   The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is […]


Wages, Hours and Problems: Avoiding Workplace Headaches

CHAMPS recently hosted a Lunch and Learn with member and local Attorney Jim Loots.  Jim spoke with us on the topic of Wages, Hours and Problems:  Avoiding Workplace Headaches.  Here’s the top takeaways. The Obama Administration rule that would have allowed salaried workers making under $47,476 (current figure is $23,660) to earn overtime has been […]


Skip Thompson Joins Board of Directors

CHAMPS is pleased to announce Skip Thompson of Edward Jones Investments has joined the Board of Directors.  Skip’s expertise with budget and finances as well as his love of our Capitol Hill neighborhood make him a great addition.  Welcome aboard!   Skip Thompson Bio: As an Edward Jones Financial Advisor, I believe its important to […]


23rd of February 2017

Bowser Names New Police Chief

In a public safety update statement this morning D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser named Peter Newsham Chief of Police.  Newsham has assumed the role of Interim Chief of Police when Chief Lanier retired in September 2016.  With public safety a chief concern for Capitol Hill businesses, CHAMPS will continue to provide blog updates in this regard. […]


14th of February 2017

Hands Off DC

Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen kicked off the new HandsOffDC efforts Monday, February 13 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.  CM Allen’s office had a reportedly 1400+ D.C residents RSVP (with several hundreds in attendance) for the event.  The event catalyst was a response to Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government […]


6th of February 2017

Ryan McKinley Joins CHAMPS Board of Directors

CHAMPS proudly welcomes Ryan McKinley to the Board of Directors. Ryan W. McKinley is a Commercial Loan Officer with the National Capital Bank of Washington where he has worked for the past two years.  Over the course of the past twelve years, Ryan has held various positions in community banks both in Ohio and Virginia.  […]


Center for National Renewal Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to CHAMPS Member, The Center for National Renewal.  The Center recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new D.C. non-profit organization.  CHAMPS Board of Directors member Jim Nicolson attended the well-attended ribbon cutting held during Inauguration week. The Center For National Renewal is a Christian, interdenominational, non-partisan organization in Washington D.C. that seeks to […]