Giving Tuesday! Make Your Gifts Count

by Andrea Lucas

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. There are many ways to give gifts that really count this holiday season. Thanks to quite a few of our Chamber […]

2016 Small Business Awards Winners & Finalists!

by Andrea Lucas

  Celebrating the Best-of-the-Best of Loudoun for 22 years!November 4, 2016, The National People’s Choice Award Winner Mobile Hope – Meet the Finalist! Entrepreneur of the Year Allen Kabiri, Select Construction – Meet the Finalist! — Winner!Geoff Crawley, Champagne Services – Meet the Finalist!Kamal Gill, the Zone – Meet the Finalist!Rusty Foster, Bow Tie Strategies – Meet the Finalist! Finalists for Nonprofit of the Year: […]

Meet the Finalists! Mobile Hope

by Andrea Lucas

To see the FULL list of SBA Finalists, click here.Thanks, Donna Fortier, of Mobile Hope, and congratulations on your nomination! Click here to see all of the “Meet the Finalists” posts.  The 22nd Annual Loudoun Small Business Awards is Friday, November 4th!  Register Here     1.  Tell us your story of how your company got to where it is […]

Meet the Finalists! Loudoun Literacy Council

by Andrea Lucas

To see the FULL list of SBA Finalists, click here.Thanks, Leslie Mazeska of Loudoun Literacy Council, and congratulations on your nomination! Click here to see all of the “Meet the Finalists” posts.  The 22nd Annual Loudoun Small Business Awards is Friday, November 4th!  Register Here 1.  Tell us your story of how your company got to where it is […]

Meet the Finalists! Loudoun Youth, Inc.

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?Loudoun Youth has gotten to where it is today thanks to a great deal of determination from a small group of volunteers who bought into the idea that forming a not-for-profit […]

Supporting a friend through breast cancer

by Andrea Lucas

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thank you to Aimee Taylor of the Step Sisters nonprofit for this post. A woman has a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime. So what are the chances that someone in your circle of friends will receive this life-changing diagnosis? Here are 8 tips to help you […]

Loudoun Youth’s Melvin Named George C. Marshall Award Winner

by Andrea Lucas

via Loudoun Now, original article here, photo via Loudoun Now Congratulations to Jared, a very active Chamber member and a dear friend to all he meets! Loudoun Youth’s Melvin Named George C. Marshall Award Winner The Leesburg Town Council and Leesburg Economic Development Commission recognized outstanding Leesburg businesses and individuals during the 15th Annual Business Appreciation Awards […]

The $10 Multiplier of Give Choose

by Andrea Lucas

– Amy Owen, Executive Director, Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties May 3rd was all about choosing and giving.  GiveChoose.org showcased 60 local nonprofits doing good deeds in our backyard:  animal welfare, arts and culture, community improvement, education, environment, health, human service, and youth development. Hosted by the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier […]

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Behind the Business: RecycleLife President, Dave Morgan

by Andrea Lucas

Thanks to Dave Morgan for answering a few questions with us! 1.  What is your role at your company? I am co-founder and president of RecycleLife.org. (Dave is pictured on the far left in this photo) 2.  What is your Recycle Life’s mission/purpose?  Our mission is to help the patients and families that are pre […]