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4th of June 2018

Recap: DC DOES Paid Leave Implementation Briefing

Last week, about 20 CHAMPS members heard from the Office of Universal Paid Family Leave on the process of implementing the paid leave measure. Associate Director Monnikka Madison introduced the office members and gave us an overview of the paid leave legislation. This was one of the first outreach briefings with the business community that […]

17th of May 2018

DC Council includes tax relief for small businesses in FY2019 budget

The DC Council on May 15 voted to pass the DC budget, and included a $5,000 tax credit for qualified small businesses. Called the Small Retailer Property Tax Credit, it is estimated to allow 4,400 small retail business to lower or eliminate their minimum franchise tax bill or receive a tax rebate. How it works: […]

1st of May 2018

Support Capitol Hill Group Ministry – Mother’s Day Campaign Extended!

Skip Thompson with Edward Jones is collecting items for Capitol Hill Group Ministry’s Mother’s Day Collection. If you would like to help, you’re welcome to drop off items for Moms – daily necessities. Personal hygiene products – shampoo, etc. Drop off at Skip’s Edward Jones office through May 5! If you’re unable to drop off your donation, […]

3rd of April 2018

Dimples Dental Suite Ribbon Cutting

  CHAMPS joined Dr. Takeisha Presson last month as she celebrated the one year anniversary of Dimples Dental Suite with a grand opening and ribbon cutting.  Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie attended and spoke of the important role small businesses – and their owners – play in connecting the community, and reminded attendees how it important it is […]

Universal Paid Leave Update – New Regulations Posted

April 2, 2018 Universal Paid Leave Proposed Rulemaking In our last update, we noted it is unlikely that changes will be made to the Universal Paid Leave measure that was enacted last year, and that DC’s Department of Employment Services (DOES) has begun implementation. On Saturday, DOES posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would […]

6th of March 2018

Update on DC Paid Leave Implementation

Wondering what the status of the paid family leave law is in DC? Here’s an update, a refresher on the legislation, and steps that have been taken to begin implementation of the law. Chairman Phil Mendelsohn said in early February that he would not continue efforts to amend the DC Paid Family Leave Act, which […]

18th of January 2018

CHAMPS Welcomes Julie Aaronson as Executive Director

Press Release:  For Immediate Release Two years ago, the CHAMPS Board of Directors undertook a comprehensive strategic planning activity designed to evaluate the needs of the Capitol Hill business community during a time of rapid growth and change in Washington, D.C.  The plan resulted in Board of Directors member Betsy Poos transitioning to Executive Director.  Betsy […]

3rd of January 2018

New Recycling Regulations for Businesses

New recycling regulations for businesses in the District of Columbia took effect on January 1, 2018.  If you are a food service business check here to make certain you are compliant with new regulations enforced from the DC Department of Energy and Environment. More Here:  

21st of December 2017

Provisions in the Final Tax Reform Act Benefitting Small Businesses

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce provided the following backgrounder to help Small Businesses understand how the Tax Reform legislation passed by Congress will affect you.  Important to note, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was an instrumental supporter of this legislation & the backgrounder is framed as such. ******** Provisions in the Final Tax Cuts and […]

14th of December 2017

Highlight your business with The Residences at Eastern Market

Are you interested in getting your business in front of the residents moving into the new building at 700 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, The Residences at Eastern Market?  If yes,  reach out to the Director of Resident Services Johnetta Jordan to see what is possible. The Residences at Eastern Market is the new luxury apartment homes […]