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 […]

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 […]

Location, Location, Location

by Andrea Lucas

By Vanessa Wagner, Loudoun County Economic DevelopmentTo see other articles by Vanessa, click here Last week I attended the Startup Grind Global Conference in Redwood City, CA. I was thrilled to learn from the community that’s known as “the Mecca for startups,” and bring back new ideas and programs to help grow Loudoun County. I’ve […]

“Crowding Out” in 2017

by Andrea Lucas

We’ve all made those grandiose New Year’s promises, even knowing their fateful doom from the outset. Notwithstanding, most of us start the year off with genuine sincerity and an intent for better bodies, minds, and careers in the year ahead. How then do we so quickly lose motivation to maintain our “resolutions” and settle into […]

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 […]

Think “Startup” to Stay Big

by Andrea Lucas

Blog series by Vanessa Wagner, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Manager, Loudoun County, Va Department of Economic Development Small businesses can “fail fast” and pivot quickly to respond to current market demands. This is one reason that more large firms are embracing startups, or creating their own niche project teams to spur innovation. In Loudoun County, large technology firms […]