Location, Location, Location

by Andrea Lucas

By Vanessa Wagner, Loudoun County Economic DevelopmentTo see other articles by Vanessa, click here Last week I attended the Startup Grind Global Conference in Redwood City, CA. I was thrilled to learn from the community that’s known as “the Mecca for startups,” and bring back new ideas and programs to help grow Loudoun County. I’ve […]

Think “Startup” to Stay Big

by Andrea Lucas

Blog series by Vanessa Wagner, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Manager, Loudoun County, Va Department of Economic Development Small businesses can “fail fast” and pivot quickly to respond to current market demands. This is one reason that more large firms are embracing startups, or creating their own niche project teams to spur innovation. In Loudoun County, large technology firms […]

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

by Andrea Lucas

Janet Southward, Nerium International January is the quintessential time to improve health, break old habits and recommit to achieving goals. January first always recharges me. I’m extra fired up when I know change is within my grasp. Excitement and passion feel amazing! However, these emotions generate enthusiasm, but lack the muscle to implement lasting change. […]

Start the New Year With a Cocktail of Millennial Data

by Andrea Lucas

Blog series by Vanessa Wagner, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Manager, Loudoun County, Va Department of Economic Development The term “millennial” is not new for 2017 but that doesn’t mean your business should discount the importance of this population. Last year the Pew Research Center reported Millennials, defined as those aged 18-34 in 2015, surpassed baby boomers as the […]

5 Ways to Deal with a Pain in the Neck

by Andrea Lucas

Dr. Betsy Scudder, PT DPT Cert MDT, Restore Physical Therapy & Wellness  Pain in the neck…  And, no, I’m not talking about your annoying neighbor or co-worker! I’m talking about a legitimate neck pain – the kind that makes you stop what you are doing, rub your neck and roll your head around.  Or, one that […]

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 […]

7 Tips on Beating Holiday Stress

by Andrea Lucas

Thank you to Suzanne Nixon from Northern Virginia Integrative Therapy Center for this great blog post! How can the holidays be here? Wasn’t it just yesterday we were helping our kids with their Halloween costumes or gearing up for a robust 4th quarter? We know the winter holidays arrive the same time each year, yet our perception […]

This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Intelligence: Artificial Intelligence

by Andrea Lucas

Blog series by Vanessa Wagner, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Manager, Loudoun County, Va Department of Economic Development Welcome to the future happening right now. For many, artificial intelligence may sound like a theme from a science fiction novel; however, implementing A.I. technologies is an increasingly important strategy when designing new and improved products. So what exactly is […]

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Five Tips to Remember When Choosing a Health Plan

by Andrea Lucas

Thank you to Innovation Health COO and Executive Director, Amy Turner for this informative article!To learn more about the Loudoun Chamber’s Health & Wellness Initiative, click here. Ready for open enrollment? Starting November 1st, you can begin looking for the health plan that meets both your needs and budget. As a local health plan provider, we […]

2016 Small Business Awards Winners & Finalists!

by Andrea Lucas

  Celebrating the Best-of-the-Best of Loudoun for 22 years!November 4, 2016, The National People’s Choice Award Winner Mobile Hope – Meet the Finalist! Entrepreneur of the Year Allen Kabiri, Select Construction – Meet the Finalist! — Winner!Geoff Crawley, Champagne Services – Meet the Finalist!Kamal Gill, the Zone – Meet the Finalist!Rusty Foster, Bow Tie Strategies – Meet the Finalist! Finalists for Nonprofit of the Year: […]