Chamber Insider Blog

An Update from President & CEO Tony Howard 3.13.2020

March 13, 2020 – Stay updated on all info/resources regarding the Coronavirus here

Dear Loudoun Chamber members:

Given the severity of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and to help keep this virus from spreading further, the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce’s office will remain closed and all events postponed through April 10th. This office closure may be extended, based on the best guidance available from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and local health officials.

In addition, all events through May 8th will be either be postponed until a later date or will be conducted online, via a Zoom meeting.

The good news is that while the Chamber’s public activities will cease for the next eight weeks, your Chamber staff remains available – online or by phone – to assist with any of your needs. Check this page often for information on how we are working harder than ever to keep our community open for business and how we can support our neighbors who have been hurt the most by this public health crisis.

Meanwhile, consider the ways that you can support those businesses that are hurting the most – restaurants, wineries, breweries, every kind of retail store – and shop with them online, even if it means purchasing gift cards. If you want those places to be there when we get past this crisis, you need to be there for these businesses NOW. Thank you.

Just this morning, Loudoun County declared an official “emergency declaration” because of this situation. This will make it easier for the County to respond quickly to this ever changing situation, and allows residents and businesses to obtain financial aid and emergency loans offered by the federal or state governments.

The Loudoun Chamber will continue to serve as a conduit for information from public health agencies to our members. You can take advantage of some of those resources here:

Anyone who has a question about this decision and about how the Loudoun Chamber will continue to serve our members and their businesses, nonprofits or public sector agencies during this three week period may contact me directly at


Tony Howard, President & CEO