Small Business Finalist Spotlight: Community Foundation for Loudoun & Northern Fauquier Counties

by Andrea Lucas

Thanks to Amy Owen, of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties! Register here for the Small Business Awards on November 2, 2017.  1.  Tell us your story of how your company got to where it is today?  In 1999 in the tradition of community foundations across the U.S. (there are 700 in America […]

Small Business Finalist Spotlight: IndED

by Andrea Lucas

Thank you to Butch Porter of IndED! Congratulations again. Register here for the Small Business Awards on November 2, 2017. 1. Tell us your story of how your company got to where it is today? IndED started with the realization that we wanted our first-grader to get more than he was getting from his educational experience. […]

Small Business Finalist Spotlight: Battery Warehouse

by Andrea Lucas

Thank you to Battery Warehouse, and congratulations! Register here for the Small Business Awards on November 2, 2017.  Tell us your story of how your company got to where it is today? Battery Warehouse opened its doors in 1992 as a specialty battery shop featuring batteries for cars, motorcycles and a few select electronics.  25 years […]

Small Business Finalist Spotlight: Deidra Bird Kokel, DDS

by Andrea Lucas

Thank you to Deidra Bird Kokel, DDS! Congratulations. Register here for the Small Business Awards on November 2, 2017. Tell us your story of how your company got to where it is today? Deidra Bird Kokel DDS, PC has grown tremendously over the past 20 years.  To be honest, the story of how the practice got to […]

Small Business Finalist Spotlight: Cucinamore

by Andrea Lucas

Thanks to Daniela Williams, of Cucinamore, and congratulations. Register here for the Small Business Awards on November 2, 2017.  1.  Tell us your story of how your company got to where it is today? My name is Daniela Williams and I am the founder of Cucinamore, LLC. I was born and raised in the Italian city of […]

Hurricane Relief: Loudoun Businesses Assisting in Relief Efforts

by Andrea Lucas

In the past two weeks we have seen the significant damage that Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have left behind. The aftermath was nothing short of devastating and leaving many of us wondering how we can help. The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce would like to encourage Loudoun businesses to lend a helping hand to those affected […]

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Get Out and TECH!

by Andrea Lucas

Written by Vanessa Wagner, Loudoun County Economic Development To see other articles by Vanessa, click here Some of the best technology-enabled firms started with a few people in a basement. The importance of putting your nose down and getting to work cannot be overstated; however, networking and building a community should not be ignored by technologists. Research released […]

Innovation Starts in the Classroom

by Andrea Lucas

Written by Vanessa Wagner, Loudoun County Economic DevelopmentTo see other articles by Vanessa, click here For the past several years, one of the greatest challenges faced by organizations in the DMV has been acquiring talent. While Virginia boasts the second highest concentration of technology workers in the country, the fast growth of our firms and influx of new […]

Engaging Tomorrow’s Leaders

by Andrea Lucas

Blog post by Michelle Jones, Program Director, Loudoun Youth, Inc., thank you Michelle!To learn more about the Chamber’s Nonprofit Initiative, click here. Engaging today’s Loudoun County teens is no easy task. They exist in an environment of constant competition for their time, enjoy endless entertainment opportunities, and hold an exhausting course schedule that would make […]

Leveraging and Protecting your HubZone Small Business In the SBA’s New Environment

by Andrea Lucas

Thank you to Dean Daisy, of Daisy & Collins LLP for this articleFor more information about the GovCon Initiative, click here. Around this time last year, the SBA announced sweeping changes including the SBA Mentor-Protégé Program and new HUBZone Joint Venture opportunities.  Is your HUBZone business taking advantage of these changes?   Are you ready to […]