Are smart cities walking a tightrope between utopia and chaos?

by Andrea Lucas

Written by Vanessa Wagner, Loudoun County Economic DevelopmentTo see other articles by Vanessa, click here The Loudoun Technology Coalition received a great response from the community regarding last month’s event, “How Smart Cities Will Make Your Business Smarter”. Over 60 attendees met for a discussion featuring speakers from Amazon Web Services and 22 Capital Partners. The topic focused on […]

Women Seeing More Entrepreneurial Success

by Andrea Lucas

By: Vanessa Wagner, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Manager, Loudoun County Department of Economic DevelopmentTo see other articles by Vanessa, click here The gender gap is closing in entrepreneurship. According to the 2016 State of Women-Owned Business report, between 2007 and 2016, the number of women-owned firms increased by 45 percent, a rate that is 5 times the […]

The community takes over the Envision Loudoun process, and the process is better for it.

by Andrea Lucas

Op-ed written by Tony Howard, President & CEO of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce It was a lively scene at the first two Envision Loudoun community workshops that Loudoun County held in Leesburg and Sterling last week. First in a middle school cafeteria, then a senior center, hundreds of Loudoun residents came together to […]

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Caring for Our Community with Nutrition

by Andrea Lucas

Written by Jennifer Montgomery, Executive Director, Loudoun Hunger Relief Why did the tomato blush? I’ll tell you at the end…. We all know that healthy eating is better for us.  Most of us have the means to eat more fruits, vegetables, lean proteins along with heart healthy, whole foods. We just need to think about […]

Eye on Loudoun: Our County, Our Future Part 2

by Andrea Lucas

Post by Government Relations Manager, Eric C. JohnsonView more posts by Eric, here I touched on the importance of housing as an economic factor in my last blog post. In addition to more housing, Loudoun County needs better roads. The County must provide adequate investment in vital assets to help the business community continue to grow and […]

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 […]

Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Wraps Up It’s First Year in Loudoun

by Andrea Lucas

Written by Program Manager, K.C. RepageApply today, or recommend a student for the YEA! Program here The Young Entrepreneurs Academy has just wrapped up their first year here in Loudoun. Over 40 students in Loudoun applied to be a part of the program and 29 students were accepted. What is the point of the Young […]

Eye on Loudoun: Our County, Our Future Part 1

by Andrea Lucas

Post by Government Relations Manager, Eric C. JohnsonView more posts by Eric, here Here at the Chamber, we interact with business owners daily. The story we repeatedly hear is that of businesses struggling to find good employees because of the high cost of living in Loudoun County.  Let me share a few examples of business owners […]

Eye on Loudoun: We Need Houses!

by Andrea Lucas

Post by Government Relations Manager, Eric C. JohnsonView more posts by Eric, here If you have spent much time around Supervisor Suzanne Volpe, you have likely heard her say “A house is where a job goes to sleep at night.” Loudoun County has jobs, just not enough houses for those job workers to sleep in. […]

Young Entrepreneurs Receive Investment Funding

by Andrea Lucas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: K.C. Repage O (571) 209-9033 krepage@loudounchamber.org Loudoun’s student entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas for money at Young Entrepreneurs Academy’s March 30th Investor Panel  $5,000 in investment capital awarded to Loudoun’s Young Entrepreneurs Lansdowne, VA – Just like in the hit TV Show Shark Tank, a group of student entrepreneurs pitched their business […]