Over its 130 year history, the Board of Trade has led the Greater Washington region through a series of world-changing crises, including the Great Depression and World War II. Now, this organization remains committed to supporting this region’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and through its long-term economic recovery.

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Resource Library

Our ~300 member organizations span all industry sectors, from law to healthcare to hospitality. Many are publishing guidance on COVID-19 response based on their unique expertise. Browse our resource library to take advantage of this deep pool of knowledge.

Briefing Calls

Check our event calendar for upcoming calls with regional experts. Past briefing calls (with recordings/summaries) include:

Quick Guide to SBA Loans

The Small Business Administration is offering several types of loans to small businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board of Trade has produced a quick guide to help you compare your options.

Press Statements & Advocacy

As the region’s oldest business voice, the Board of Trade has been closely monitoring and commenting on legislative action taken by state and federal lawmakers. Read our press statements:

We have also joined other area organizations in calling for bold business and government action in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Virtual Executive Meals

Our executive meal series is about connecting with other business leaders in a relaxed, intimate setting, normally a great DC-area restaurant or hotel meeting room. But while we are socially distancing, this setting is your own home! Executives will have “face-to-face” conversations over Zoom.

Especially now, this is a powerful opportunity to connect with peers on the issues and opportunities facing business today. To replicate the executive meal series experience, participants will receive a delicious meal from one of our catering partners via delivery. This elevated networking is a key benefit for members in the Mid-Sized Business Leader category and above. For more information and to request an invitation, contact [email protected].

​Member Stories

Many Board of Trade member organizations have been quick to use their assets and influence to make a meaningful contribution to their community in its time of need. We are proud of their work, generosity, and ingenuity. You can read about their actions here.

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