Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist Spotlight: Joshua Anton, X-Mode

by Andrea Winey

Thanks to Joshua Anton, owner of X-Mode, and congratulations again! Register here for the Small Business Awards on November 2, 2017.  1.   Tell us your story of how your company got to where it is today? X-Mode began as the college safety app Drunk Mode. Drunk Mode helps users find their drunk friends and track their drunken […]

Small Business Finalist Spotlight: Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers

by Andrea Winey

Thanks to Susan Mandel Giblin of Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers, and congrats again! Register here for the Small Business Awards on November 2, 2017.  1.  Tell us your story of how your company got to where it is today? Our mission: Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers is a corps of volunteers who strive to help frail elderly, disabled and […]

Small Business Finalist Spotlight: Pack Rat Hauling

by Andrea Winey

Thanks to Michael Scott of Pack Rat Hauling, and congrats again! Register here for the Small Business Awards on November 2, 2017.  1.  Tell us your story of how your company got to where it is today After being layed off from my Electricians job in the recession of 2007, a friend of the family needed […]

Small Business Finalist Spotlight: Mr. Appliance of Leesburg and Martinsburg

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Ed Vargas of Mr. Appliance of Leesburg and Martinsburg, congrats again! Register here for the Small Business Awards on November 2, 2017.  1.  Tell us your story of how your company got to where it is today?  In December 2011, I received orders to Afghanistan.  My orders were for September 2012 for 330 […]

Small Business Finalist Spotlight: Community Foundation for Loudoun & Northern Fauquier Counties

by Andrea Winey

Thanks to Amy Owen, of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties! Register here for the Small Business Awards on November 2, 2017.  1.  Tell us your story of how your company got to where it is today?  In 1999 in the tradition of community foundations across the U.S. (there are 700 in America […]

Small Business Finalist Spotlight: Smokehouse Live

by Andrea Winey

Thanks to Jim Foss of Smokehouse Live, and congratulations! Register here for the Small Business Awards on November 2, 2017.  1. Tell us your story of how your company got to where it is today? I’ve been in the hospitality industry longer than I haven’t been. I’ve always worked for someone else, helping make their visions […]

Small Business Finalist Spotlight: IndED

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Butch Porter of IndED! Congratulations again. Register here for the Small Business Awards on November 2, 2017. 1. Tell us your story of how your company got to where it is today? IndED started with the realization that we wanted our first-grader to get more than he was getting from his educational experience. […]

Small Business Finalist Spotlight: The Organizing Mentors

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Lisa Geraci Rigoni of The Organizing Mentors, and congratulations! Register here for the Small Business Awards on November 2, 2017.  1.  Tell us your story of how your company got to where it is today? The concept of The Organizing Mentors began in 2008 under the brand Leave It To Lisa. We lived […]

Small Business Finalist Spotlight: GloveStix

by Andrea Winey

Thanks to Krista Woods of GloveStix LLC! Congratulations again. Register here for the Small Business Awards on November 2, 2017. 1.  Tell us your story of how your company got to where it is today? GloveStix were invented out of necessity 2 years ago. As a mom of 3 athletic children I was tired of dealing […]

Small Business Finalist Spotlight: Evergreen Sportsplex

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Carolyn Dobson, of Evergreen Sportsplex. Congratulations again! Register here for the Small Business Awards on November 2, 2017.  1. Tell us your story of how your company got to where it is today? Our story began four years ago when the 44-acre hay farm where CroppMetcalfe Park at Evergreen Sportsplex now sits, was […]