Chamber Insider Blog - Loudoun Chamber

EYE ON LOUDOUN: Envision Loudoun is YOUR plan!

Do you have a one-year plan? What about a five-year plan? Perhaps you are thinking of when you will retire, or about helping your children go to college and get their first house. Did you know that Loudoun County is putting together a 20 year plan for how the County will grow and what it […]

2nd Annual Young Entrepreneurs Academy Results

Thursday, April 11, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: K.C. Repage O (571) 209-9033 krepage@loudounchamber.org   Loudoun’s student entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas for money at Young Entrepreneurs Academy’s April 10th Investor Panel $5,000 in investment capital awarded to Loudoun’s Young Entrepreneurs Lansdowne, VA – Just like in the hit TV Show Shark Tank, a group […]

Acts of Valor: Loudoun Chamber honors 178 local heroes at 33rd Annual Loudoun County Valor Awards

                                Monday, April 23, 2018 Contact: Andrea Lucas, Senior Communications Manager, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce (571) 209-9034 alucas@loudounchamber.org   Acts of Valor: Loudoun Chamber honors 178 local heroes at 33rd Annual Loudoun County Valor Awards April 20th   Recently retired Fire Chief Keith Brower honored with Stu Plitman Community Service Award; 18 civilians […]

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 thoward@loudounchamber.org  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 […]