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

by Andrea Lucas

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 Lucas

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 Lucas

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 Lucas

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 […]

TAKE ACTION Against LPTA

by Andrea Lucas

We need your Tweets!  Our local economy and our safety as a nation is at risk if government agencies are continued to be allowed to choose the lowest price option for defense contracts.  Tweet out your support for the our safety and for our jobs! Contact Our Representatives Via Twitter: @SenJohnMcCain@SenatorReid@MacTXPress@RepAdamSmith Copy And Paste this Tweet to […]

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Chamber Partnership Urges Compromise, Business-Initiated, Pro-Regional Collaboration of GO Virginia

by Andrea Lucas

Press Release: April 14, 2016 Northern Virginia – The Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership is sending a strong message to Virginia’s Governor and elected leaders to find middle ground to advance the widely supported and business-initiated GO Virginia legislation. The Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership – comprised of the Dulles Regional, Greater Reston, Loudoun County and Mount […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Chamber Partnership Urges Compromise on Pro-Regional Collaboration GO VA Legislation

by Andrea Lucas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2016 CONTACTS:Eileen Curtis, Dulles Regional Chamber: 571.323.5301Mark Ingrao, Greater Reston Chamber: 703.707.9045Tony Howard, Loudoun County Chamber: 571.209.9020Holly Hicks Doughtery, Mount Vernon Lee Chamber: 703.360.6925 Northern Virginia – With the Reconvened or “Veto” Session of the Virginia General Assembly less than a week away, the Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership is sending […]

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Brian’s Corner: To AirBnB or not to AirBnB that is the question

by Andrea Lucas

Post by Brian Fauls, Government Affairs Manager  |  This post is in conjunction with the monthly column “Brian’s Corner” covering policy topics that affect local business. At what point does a hobby become a business?  It’s an interesting question, and in my mind it is the central question at the core of the General Assembly’s […]

Get the 411 on 1095 Forms

by Andrea Lucas

-Written by Bill Schmidt, SBIS You may have read or seen articles about a new tax form called a 1095 form.  So, what exactly is this form and do you need to be concerned about it? The answer is YES, you do need to be concerned!  The 1095 form is a tax document that proves […]

The General Assembly Giveth and the General Assembly Tries to Takeith Away

by Andrea Lucas

As a rule, the General Assembly – actually, any politician – should not make decisions about which transportation projects to fund and how to build them.  In fact, the Commonwealth created the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Virginia Highway Commission (today called the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) to take politics OUT of these decisions.  […]

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