Chamber Insider Blog - Loudoun Chamber

Quadruple your Money: Every Dollar Donated to Loudoun Chamber Foundation Turns Into $4 on May 1

April 13, 2018 Contact: Tony Howard M (7030 470-0792  Quadruple your Money: Every Dollar Donated to Loudoun Chamber Foundation Turns Into $4 on May 1 Claude Moore Foundation, Toth Financial and Loudoun Chamber pledge $5,000 each to match donations made to Loudoun Chamber Foundation during GiveChoose 2018 Loudoun, VA – Thanks to the generosity […]

Eye on Loudoun: PACE Program in Loudoun

Another victory was recently scored in Loudoun County – the Loudoun Board of Supervisors (BOS) passed a motion to begin developing a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. The Loudoun Chamber has communicated with the BOS on this subject during the last year or so, and Chair Phyllis Randall cited the Chamber’s support of the […]

Why Should I Take the Healthy Business Challenge?

What is the Healthy Business Challenge? The healthy business challenge is an online scorecard that is quick and easy to fill out. Developed by the Loudoun Chamber’s Health and Wellness Business Initiative, it is an opportunity for your business to think about and implement a Wellness Program. How do I sign up for the Healthy […]

EYE ON LOUDOUN: What Is Your Special Interest?

I was going to open this blog post with a joke, but it seems that lobbyists and interest groups are so misunderstood that no one has bothered creating jokes about them. Either that or they are masters at erasing bad press – I will let you decide. I have long been confused as to why […]

SBA Loans to Buy a Business: Requirement Changes!

By Ted Lauer, Senior Vice President, Access National Bank Effective January 1, 2018, the requirements to obtain an “7a” loan from a bank, backed by the guaranty of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), to buy a business are changing. As background, SBA does not make loans directly to businesses, it has a loss-sharing agreement […]

It’s Never Too Soon to Think About the End

By Jay Gruendl of Corporate Results, Inc. There are very few instances in business where someone will say, “It’s too soon to start thinking about that,” and this definitely applies to having an exit strategy.  While many of the financial metrics used in the initial valuation of the business can be maximized in the 18-24 […]

Stay Smart with your Smart Devices: IoT & Cybersecurity

Post written by Joel Scharlat, IVEA Consulting [The following is an adapted excerpt of a previously posted blog article. The full post can be read here.] Now that the holidays are behind us, we can begin to slowly wean ourselves off peppermint mochas, candy canes, and hot chocolate. For anyone who received a smart anything this […]

MilAdvisor Helps Increase Access to Capital for Startups

Post written by Vanessa Wagner, Loudoun Economic Development A survey of more than 1,000 entrepreneurs in 43 countries found that the elements of the ecosystem of greatest concern to entrepreneurs are funding and finance, human resources, and market opportunity. With funding and finance topping the list of concerns for small businesses, it’s important that Loudoun County […]

EYE ON LOUDOUN: Legislation Time in Richmond!

It is that time of year again, when Senators and Delegates from around the Commonwealth huddle in Richmond to review more than 3,000 pieces of proposed legislation. The makeup of the Virginia General Assembly is different this year, but don’t worry– the Loudoun Chamber is still on the job, reviewing the legislation and communicating with […]