Development in Alexandria During and After COVID-19

Agenda Alexandria's November program will examine how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Alexandria businesses.

Agenda: Alexandria examines how businesses are surviving or thriving as they adjust to the new economic reality.

The Ramsey House Visitor Center (Photo: Visit Alexandria)

by Ricardo Alfaro

Alexandria, VA – Agenda Alexandria’s November program will examine how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Alexandria businesses. This program will be held online at noon on Monday, November 23.

Among the questions we will tackle are: How much did federal stimulus money help keep businesses open and workers employed? Is more needed as we look ahead to 2021?

Will there be long-term structural effects on the business community? Which types of businesses have the best chance of surviving? How will the pandemic affect the workforce that city businesses rely on?

What type of creative strategies and tactics are being employed to maintain customers and attract new ones?

Panelists will include:

Stephanie Landrum
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Stephanie Landrum, president & CEO of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership

Megan Podolsky
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Megan Podolsky, president of Old Town Boutique District, owner of Mint Collective, 529 Kids Consign, and co-owner of Mint Condition

Joe Cullum
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Joe CollumBurke & Herbert Bank’s executive vice president and director of branch & business banking

Mike Anderson
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Mike Anderson, CEO of HomeGrown Restaurant Group which includes Pork Barrel BBQ, Holy Cow, and Sushi Bar in Del Ray; Sweet Fire Donna’s, Whiskey & Oyster, and Tequila & Taco in Carlyle

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