GO Virginia – What is next for Loudoun?

by Andrea Winey

As Prepared for Delegate Randy Minchew (R-Loudoun) On July 1, 2016 a series of proposals known as the Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity in Each Region (GO Virginia) became law.  As a member of the House of Delegates from Loudoun County, I am proud to have co-patroned part of the GO Virginia proposal and […]

Short-Term Rentals, Long-Term Implications: Why Short-term Rental Legislation Matters

by Andrea Winey

Editorial written by Beth Erickson, President & CEO of Visit Loudoun More Loudouners are renting out their homes online. What does this growing trend mean for the future of Loudoun’s hotels, B&Bs and tourism industry? As the official tourism entity for Loudoun County, Visit Loudoun is the only organization solely dedicated to promoting tourism and […]

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Two Truths and a Lie

by Andrea Winey

Blog Series by Government Affairs Manager Brian FaulsTo view previous posts in this series, click here. In efforts to hold our elected officials accountable, the Northern Virginia Chamber Alliance issues a scorecard every year with records of what was voted on by those representing the alliance in the Senate and House of Representatives. (full press […]

Bridge to Prosperity

by Andrea Winey

Without a new bridge across the Potomac River, the economy in Loudoun will hit a growth ceiling. Loudoun businesses need access to other points of DC and Maryland for employees and customers alike.  Post written by Nancy Hiteshue, Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance The National Capital Transportation Planning Board (TPB), comprised of elected officials from each of […]

How Do We Determine the Future of Loudoun County?

by Andrea Winey

Blog post written by Mark Baker of Bowman Consulting, who acts as the Chamber’s representative to the Comprehensive Plan Stakeholder’s Committee Loudoun County has recently embarked upon revising their Comprehensive Plan which will guide the development and management of Loudoun County for the next 10-20 years.  The Comprehensive Plan establishes the vision for the future […]

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Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership Releases its 2016 General Assembly Legislative Scorecard

by Andrea Winey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 2, 2016 Partnership of Loudoun, Reston, Dulles, Mount Vernon Lee Chambers Created Scorecard to Track General Assembly Members’ Votes on Key Business, Economic Priorities The Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership today released its third annual Virginia General Assembly Legislative Scorecard, a report that details the voting records of the Partnership’s Senate and […]

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Loudoun’s Plan: What is it and why does it matter?

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Brian Fauls, Manager of Government Affairs, Loudoun County Chamber of CommerceTo learn more about the PolicyMaker series and the Public Policy initiative within the Loudoun Chamber, click here. For the first time in about 15 years, Loudoun County is working on a new Comprehensive Plan, and this is a big deal for […]

We’ll All Go Up Together

by Andrea Winey

Blog Series by Government Affairs Manager Brian Fauls “The World Turned Upside Down” is an old English ballad from the 17th century that tradition has it was played by the British band as they surrender after the Siege of Yorktown.  The song served to underscore (and I’m simplifying here) how the defeat of arguably the […]

Brian’s Corner: Plan the Work, Work the Plan: Chart a Course for the Future

by Andrea Winey

Plan the Work, Work the Plan: Chart a Course for the Future — Blog Series written by Government Affairs Manager Brian Fauls, bfauls@loudounchamber.org At one point or another in life I’m sure we’ve all run into the age-old adage, “plan the work, and work the plan.” It’s kind of a hokey saying but it’s still […]

Party or Perish: Why Loudoun Needs a More Active Nightlife to Compete for Daytime Jobs

by Andrea Winey

Written by Tony Howard, President & CEO of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Loudoun County finds itself at an economic crossroads. For the past generation or so, our community has enjoyed a robust economy and what many of us consider to be a world class quality of life. But Loudoun’s future prosperity will not […]