Small Business Finalist Spotlight: KeyLyme

by Andrea Lucas

Congratulations to Jaclyn O’Brien, owner of KeyLyme, and congrats again! 1.  Tell us your story of how your company got to where it is today? It all started when my dog, Rex, and I were bit by a tick and didn’t know it.  At first, I felt a little off, but about 6 months still dealing with […]

Small Business Finalist Spotlight: Flow Yoga

by Andrea Lucas

Thanks to Megan Cartier at Flow Yoga, 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? Fourteen years ago, I was teaching yoga to my colleagues in an AOL conference room. My following of devoted yogis grew […]

Small Business Finalist Spotlight: Women Giving Back

by Andrea Lucas

Thank you to Nicole Morris of Women Giving Back, 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? Women Giving Back (WGB) was founded in 2007 by a group of building industry professionals as a community […]

Small Business Finalist Spotlight: Fitness Design Solutions, LLC

by Andrea Lucas

Thanks to Jennifer Cochran, of Fitness Design Solutions, 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? Fitness Design Solutions, LLC is a functional fitness movement education experience offering Pilates, Yoga and Massage Therapy. I work […]

Small Business Finalist Spotlight: The Organizing Mentors

by Andrea Lucas

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 Lucas

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 […]

Meet Isabel Craun, Alumni, Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!)s

by Andrea Lucas

To learn more about the Young Entrepreneur Academy (YEA!), please click here. Staff contact: KC Repage, krepage@loudounchamber.org As a kid, I did not have the word “entrepreneur” in my vocabulary. I would come up with different business ideas and write them in my business idea book, which I still have today. Of course when I grew older, […]

Are smart cities walking a tightrope between utopia and chaos?

by Andrea Lucas

Written by Vanessa Wagner, Loudoun County Economic DevelopmentTo see other articles by Vanessa, click here The Loudoun Technology Coalition received a great response from the community regarding last month’s event, “How Smart Cities Will Make Your Business Smarter”. Over 60 attendees met for a discussion featuring speakers from Amazon Web Services and 22 Capital Partners. The topic focused on […]

Women Seeing More Entrepreneurial Success

by Andrea Lucas

By: Vanessa Wagner, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Manager, Loudoun County Department of Economic DevelopmentTo see other articles by Vanessa, click here The gender gap is closing in entrepreneurship. According to the 2016 State of Women-Owned Business report, between 2007 and 2016, the number of women-owned firms increased by 45 percent, a rate that is 5 times the […]

What Is a Smart City, and Why You Should Care

by Andrea Lucas

By Vanessa Wagner, Loudoun County Economic DevelopmentTo see other articles by Vanessa, click here If you work or live in Loudoun, by now you’ve probably heard rumblings about the upcoming development Gramercy District. You may have also heard the mixed-use community surrounding Gramercy described as a “smart city.” What’s all the fuss about, and why should you […]

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