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Small Business Finalists Spotlight: Watermark Woods

Julie Borneman, owner, Watermark Woods Register Here for the Loudoun Small Business Awards, November 2, 2017 1.  Tell us your story of how your company got to where it is today? We have always known we wanted some sort of a small business as well as good stewards of the land. As we volunteered with Loudoun Wildlife […]

How Will Blockchain Impact Your Future?

Written by Loudoun Tech Coalition committee member, Joel Scharlat, President, IVEA Consulting The most recent Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Technology Coalition event highlighted the growing trend of Smart Cities. These networked cities are emerging all over the world and Loudoun is lucky to have one in our own backyard – Loudoun’s first stop on […]

Hurricane Relief: Loudoun Businesses Assisting in Relief Efforts

In the past two weeks we have seen the significant damage that Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have left behind. The aftermath was nothing short of devastating and leaving many of us wondering how we can help. The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce would like to encourage Loudoun businesses to lend a helping hand to those affected […]

Helping Your Company Do Well by Doing Community Good!

By Nikki Daruwala, Founder & President, NDpoint Strategies Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the process by which a company contributes to its community’s well-being by delivering economic, social and environmental benefits for all stakeholders. In 2017, that role is growing, and the relationship between companies and the nonprofits they support is changing. We no longer […]

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

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, […]

Introduction to Facility Security Clearance

By Ade Odutola, Solvitur Systems LLC & Imo F Etuk, MathCraft Security Technologies, Inc. Companies that wish to do business with the federal government and handle national security information must obtain a confidential, secret, or top secret Facility Security Clearance – or FCL. The clearance can be awarded by the government after an investigation determines […]

Get Out and TECH!

Written by Vanessa Wagner, Loudoun County Economic Development To see other articles by Vanessa, click here Some of the best technology-enabled firms started with a few people in a basement. The importance of putting your nose down and getting to work cannot be overstated; however, networking and building a community should not be ignored by technologists. Research released […]

Loudoun Chamber Teams with Telos Corporation on Obtaining Facility Clearances Event

Lansdowne, Virginia – Join the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce’s GovCon Initiative on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, to explore the importance of security clearances for businesses hoping to obtain government contracts. Hosted by Telos Corporation, a 2017 Cogswell Award winner, this event will provide attendees with practical knowledge and best practices from industry experts who […]

The Basics of DCAA Compliance

Thank you to Richard Hayden, of Unanet for this guest blog postFor more information on the GovCon Initiative, click here Overview Once you have made the decision to become a government contractor it is important that you learn your way around the rules and regulations that will be imposed on you. New acronyms will be thrown […]

Innovation Starts in the Classroom

Written by Vanessa Wagner, Loudoun County Economic DevelopmentTo see other articles by Vanessa, click here For the past several years, one of the greatest challenges faced by organizations in the DMV has been acquiring talent. While Virginia boasts the second highest concentration of technology workers in the country, the fast growth of our firms and influx of new […]