Rapid Mobile Application Prototyping

by Andrea Lucas

Written by Tim Reichert, EnergySherlock Mobile Application (MA) growth will total some 210 billion annual installs on users’ devices between 2016 and 2020, and generate an estimated $57 billion in direct revenue to MA developers (source International Data Corporation). MA’s have been successful in solving a wide variety of consumer and business challenges in all major […]

Small Business Finalists Spotlight: Watermark Woods

by Andrea Lucas

Julie Borneman, owner, Watermark Woods Register Here for the Loudoun Small Business Awards, November 2, 2017 1.  Tell us your story of how your company got to where it is today? We have always known we wanted some sort of a small business as well as good stewards of the land. As we volunteered with Loudoun Wildlife […]

The Future is Now! Join In!

by Andrea Lucas

Written by Lynne Kaye,  One of George Allen’s (former Redskins Head Coach) most famous sayings is “the future is now”, and thanks to the Envision Loudoun initiative, the future truly is now for Loudoun businesses.  As part of the initiative, the Loudoun County Government is offering a series of Envision the Future Workshops.  These workshops […]

Sustainable Success Stories: The National Conference Center

by Andrea Lucas

How one business is using the Loudoun Sustainable Business Certification for Free PR Thank you to Lynne Kaye, a member of the Loudoun Chamber’s Green Business Initiative, for this informative post on how impactful sustainable changes can make on local businesses. The National Conference Center, one of the largest and most comprehensive conference centers in […]

Sustainability in Loudoun: How One Business Saved $2k a Year

by Andrea Lucas

Thank you to Lynne Kaye, a member of the Loudoun Chamber’s Green Business Initiative, for this informative post on how impactful sustainable changes can make on local businesses. Richard Allen Clothing is a men’s clothing store in Middleburg owned and operated by Rick Bechtold.  Richard Allen participated in the Loudoun Sustainable Business Certification (formerly the […]

Sustainable Opportunities After Super Bowl Sunday

by Andrea Lucas

The Holiday Season Now Ends With Super Bowl Sunday That Means Opportunities for Loudoun Sustainable Businesses Post by Lynne Kaye, of Unison Advisory Group, and a member of the Green Business Initiative committee Researchers at Cornell who were looking into how well Americans kept their New Year’s resolutions made a startling discovery.  Americans no longer […]

Meet the Finalists! North Gate Vineyard

by Andrea Lucas

To see the FULL list of SBA Finalists, click here. 1.    Tell us your story of how your company got to where it is today?North Gate Vineyard is owned and operated by Mark and Vicki Fedor. We planted our first vines in 2002 on our property and began trying our hand at winemaking. From 2003-2006 […]

Five Ways to be Green on the Go

by Andrea Lucas

– Written by Judy Galen, Loudoun County Government 1)     Look in your back seat.  Fill your empty seats!  Carpooling saves money and helps reduce vehicle emissions. If you can’t carpool to work, consider sharing rides to meetings, events and family activities.  Rather than sitting in a drop-off line at your child’s school, consider forming a […]

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5 Quick Energy Saving Tips from the Green Business Committee

by Andrea Lucas

– Written by Steve Searless, Green Business Committee Co-Chair 1) Turn it off.  The best and most straightforward way to reduce the amount of energy any electrical item is using is to turn it off when it isn’t being used or needed.  Be it a light, computer or television, if you aren’t using it, be sure […]

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Green Business Challenge Winners: Unison Advisory Group

by Andrea Lucas

Spotlight on the Winners: Green Business Challenge winner Unison Advisory Group Learn more about the Green Business Challenge here. View photos from the October Green Business Awards Ceremony here. Thank you to Lynne Kaye, of the Unison Advisory Group, for answering a few questions! 1.  What is your company and what is your role within that […]