Eye on Loudoun: Why Vote Local & State Elections?

by Andrea Lucas

Blog series by Government Relations Manager, Eric C. Johnson We are less than a month away from the next Election Day in Virginia! On Tuesday, November 7th, Virginia will once again head to the polls to select our next governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general. At the local level, all seven of the members of […]

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GoVirginia NoVa Region Announces Deadline for Letters of Interest Submissions

by Andrea Lucas

NORTHERN VIRGINIA REGION MEDIA CONTACT: Carolyn Parent, Council Chair 571.283.8714 GOVirginiaNoVaChair@gmail.com October 13 is Final Date for Consideration of Funding FAIRFAX COUNTY, OCTOBER 2, 2017: The Go Virginia Northern Virginia Region 7 Council has set is deadline for receiving submissions of Letters of Interest as Friday October 13, 2017. The Council is seeking Letters of Interest for […]

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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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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 […]

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. […]

Eye on Loudoun: Soaring Costs at Our Airport!

by Andrea Lucas

Post by Government Relations Manager, Eric C. Johnson Did you hear? It is about to get even more expensive to fly in and out of Dulles Airport, thanks to a move by the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA) to self-impose a higher minimum wage on the employees of contract vendors. Minimum wage at both Dulles […]

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Eye on Loudoun: Primary Elections!

by Andrea Lucas

Post by Government Relations Manager, Eric C. Johnson We have an election coming up in just a few weeks! June 13th is Primary Day here in the Commonwealth, which means you need to make sure your voter registration is up to date and remind yourself of your polling location. As in all elections, you will need […]

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Eye on Loudoun: General Assembly Wrap-Up

by Andrea Lucas

Post by Government Relations Manager, Eric C. Johnson Did you know that the legislative body of Virginia dates to 1619, when it was called the House of Burgesses? Now called the Virginia General Assembly, it is the oldest continuous law-making body in the New World. This year the Virginia General Assembly convened on Wednesday, January […]

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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 […]