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Ambassador Spotlight: Allison Shannon, 37 Media & Marketing Group

Thank you to Allison Shannon for all you do on the Ambassadors Council! Check out her website here.

What is your favorite part of being an Ambassador?

The comradery of the chamber! I love being an ambassador because through this opportunity I can support small businesses through mentorship, collaboration, and relationship building.

What makes your business unique in your industry?

37mmg distinguishes us in the marketing industry through our unique approach that emphasizes community orientation and relationship building. By prioritizing these elements, we foster a trusted and committed partnership with our beloved clients, ensuring that each marketing strategy is not just a transaction, but a collaborative effort aimed at achieving long-term success.

Our unique approach is underpinned by a strategic mindset that enables 37mmg to navigate the complexities of the marketing landscape effectively, ensuring that our clients’ brands resonate deeply with their target audiences. The emphasis on community and relationships, coupled with a steadfast commitment to strategic planning, makes 37mmg a standout choice for businesses looking to elevate their marketing efforts.

How has Chamber membership benefitted your business?

Overall, the Chamber of Commerce has been a powerful ally in our business growth, offering networking, visibility, advocacy, resources, and opportunities for us to grow and thrive in Loudoun. I have been a part of the chamber since 1997!

What is your single best piece of advice to new Members, so they can take full advantage of their membership?

It works if you work it – it won’t if you don’t!

What do you like about doing business here in Loudoun County?

I grew up here, so having a business here means everything to me. I love being able to support small businesses in the community that I grew up in. Growing up in Loudoun County has deeply ingrained in me a love for this region that extends far beyond its economic opportunities and strategic advantages. It’s the sense of community and belonging that truly makes doing business here feel like a meaningful endeavor.

Loudoun isn’t just a location on a map; it’s where I’ve formed lifelong connections, where every street and corner holds a memory, and where the community’s support feels like a warm embrace. The rolling hills, the sprawling vineyards, and the historic towns have been the backdrop to my life’s most significant moments. These aren’t just settings, but active participants in my journey, shaping my values and vision. The local businesses aren’t just storefronts; they’re run by neighbors, friends, and family. Their success feels personal as if each achievement is a collective win for our community.

Loudoun’s blend of innovation and tradition, its commitment to progress while preserving its rich history, speaks to the heart of what I value in business and life. The community’s spirit of support and collaboration has been instrumental in nurturing my entrepreneurial spirit.

Here, competition is friendly, and success is shared. It’s a place where you’re encouraged to dream big while staying grounded in the values that matter most: integrity, community, and resilience. Doing business in Loudoun is a tribute to the roots that have given me so much. It’s an opportunity to give back to the community that has shaped me, to contribute to its growth, and to help forge its future. It’s about creating something that lasts, that matters to the people here, and that honors the legacy of a county that, to me, is much more than a place to work—it’s home.