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 […]

How Can New Working Mothers Feel Immediate Work-Life Balance?

by Andrea Lucas

Thank you to Jennifer Brady of the Loudoun County Health Department for this informative blog post.For more information on the Health & Wellness Business Initiative through the Loudoun Chamber, click here.  Over the summer, the Loudoun County Health Department wrote a post for the Chamber Insider outlining the benefits to businesses for implementing a comprehensive Lactation […]

Should This Tax Deadline Change?

by Andrea Lucas

Loudoun County Commissioner of the Revenue, Robert S. Wertz, Jr., recently asked the Board of Supervisors to change the Business Tangible Personal Property (BTPP) Reporting Deadline from April 15 to March 1 starting in Tax Year 2018. Why is this Important? The County’s BTPP revenues have increased significantly over the last few years, from $70 […]