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 […]

’17 Community Leadership Awards Winners

by Andrea Lucas

Photos from the event can be found on our Facebook page, here. Copyright, Dave Galen, Galen Photography, all rights reserved. www.galenphoto.com Winners Announced for 2017 Loudoun County Community Leadership Awards Community Leadership Awards Honor Businesses, Community Leaders for Their Contributions to Support Loudoun’s Citizens and Strengthen their Quality of Life Lansdowne, VA –  The Loudoun County […]

Leveraging Conscious Capitalism

by Andrea Lucas

This post originally appeared on the UnifiedLine3 website by Chris PowellJoin us on January 24th from 8-10 a.m. at the Chamber office to hear from Chris on “Aligning Your Business with Your Values” The phrase leveraging conscious capitalism speaks to the triple bottom line; doing good in business while doing good in the community.  Ideally, […]

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 […]

Start the New Year With a Cocktail of Millennial Data

by Andrea Lucas

Blog series by Vanessa Wagner, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Manager, Loudoun County, Va Department of Economic Development The term “millennial” is not new for 2017 but that doesn’t mean your business should discount the importance of this population. Last year the Pew Research Center reported Millennials, defined as those aged 18-34 in 2015, surpassed baby boomers as the […]