If You’re Not at the Table, You’re On the Menu

by Andrea Lucas

Blog Series by Brian Fauls, Government Affairs Manager, Loudoun County Chamber of CommerceTo see all of the posts in this series, click here There is legend in Washington, D.C. that the term ‘lobbyist’ was coined at the Willard Hotel when Ulysses S. Grant was in office (1869-1877).  The story goes that President Grant would frequent […]

The Post-Election Harvest

by Andrea Lucas

Blog Series by Brian Fauls, Government Affairs Manager, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce One of the most fundamentally laws of the universe is the Law of Cause and Effect.  This Law states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. If you’ve ever seen someone playing with a Newton’s cradle (this thing) […]

Brian’s Corner: Election Fatigue?

by Andrea Lucas

Blog Series by Government Affairs Manager Brian FaulsTo view previous posts in this series, click here. “Always vote on principle, though you may vote alone,and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”– John Quincey Adams An interesting satirical post popped up on my Facebook feed the other day: “America shouldn’t elect […]

Two Truths and a Lie

by Andrea Lucas

Blog Series by Government Affairs Manager Brian FaulsTo view previous posts in this series, click here. In efforts to hold our elected officials accountable, the Northern Virginia Chamber Alliance issues a scorecard every year with records of what was voted on by those representing the alliance in the Senate and House of Representatives. (full press […]

Loudoun’s Plan: What is it and why does it matter?

by Andrea Lucas

Post written by Brian Fauls, Manager of Government Affairs, Loudoun County Chamber of CommerceTo learn more about the PolicyMaker series and the Public Policy initiative within the Loudoun Chamber, click here. For the first time in about 15 years, Loudoun County is working on a new Comprehensive Plan, and this is a big deal for […]

We’ll All Go Up Together

by Andrea Lucas

Blog Series by Government Affairs Manager Brian Fauls “The World Turned Upside Down” is an old English ballad from the 17th century that tradition has it was played by the British band as they surrender after the Siege of Yorktown.  The song served to underscore (and I’m simplifying here) how the defeat of arguably the […]

Brian’s Corner: Plan the Work, Work the Plan: Chart a Course for the Future

by Andrea Lucas

Plan the Work, Work the Plan: Chart a Course for the Future — Blog Series written by Government Affairs Manager Brian Fauls, bfauls@loudounchamber.org At one point or another in life I’m sure we’ve all run into the age-old adage, “plan the work, and work the plan.” It’s kind of a hokey saying but it’s still […]

Brian’s Corner: “Out of Many, One”

by Andrea Lucas

Blog series written by Government Affairs Manager Brian Fauls Join us on May 26th at Belmont Country Club, 8-10 a.m. — PolicyMaker Series: The State of the County featuring Chairwoman Phyllis Randall E. Pluribus Unum is the official motto of the United States, adopted by Act of Congress in 1782.  The phrase is generally translated to mean […]

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Brian’s Corner: To AirBnB or not to AirBnB that is the question

by Andrea Lucas

Post by Brian Fauls, Government Affairs Manager  |  This post is in conjunction with the monthly column “Brian’s Corner” covering policy topics that affect local business. At what point does a hobby become a business?  It’s an interesting question, and in my mind it is the central question at the core of the General Assembly’s […]

Brian’s Corner: The Struggle to Be a Voter

by Andrea Lucas

Post by Brian Fauls, Government Affairs Manager   The Struggle to Be a Voter On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised their right to vote for the first time.  It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right.  At one point, suffrage leader Lucy Burns was imprisoned at the Occoquan […]

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