Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Andrew Ko

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Andrew Ko, founder of Kovexa, for answering our questions! Learn more about the Chamber’s DEIA Committee and get involved here. Where we’re born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? Born in El Paso, Texas, and raised in Gaithersburg and Potomac Maryland. We moved to […]

Arab American Heritage Month: Dina Abdel-Hamid

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Dina Abdel-Hamid for answering our questions! Check out her business, Meows Corner here. Learn more about the Chamber’s DEIA Committee and get involved here. Where were you born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? I was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey […]

Loudoun High Schooler Earns Top Honors in 2022 Young Entrepreneurs Academy Investor Pitch Competition

by Andrea Winey

$5,000 in Investments Awarded to Six Student Businesses in 6th Annual YEA! Business Plan Competition Lansdowne, VA – The Loudoun Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Class of 2022 held its 6th Annual Investor Panel on March 24, 2022, where 22 local student entrepreneurs pitched their businesses and nonprofit startups to a panel of investors and […]

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Arab American Heritage Month: Othman Altalib

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Othman Altalib for answering our questions! Check out Othman’s business GardeLina Flowers here. Learn more about the Loudoun Chamber’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility (DEIA) Committee here. Where were you born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? I was born in Mosul, Iraq […]

Arab American Heritage Month: Natasha Magrath

by Andrea Winey

Thank you Natasha Magrath, owner of You’ve Got Maids NoVa, for answering our questions! Learn more about the DEIA Committee here. Where were you born and raised and when/why did you come to Loudoun? I was born and raised in Lebanon.  During Lebanon’s Civil War in the mid-1970 my family fled to France where we have relatives […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Susan Carroll, Inova Loudoun Hospital

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Susan Carroll, President of Inova Loudoun Hospital, for answering a few of our questions. Learn more about the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility (DEIA) Committee here. Where were born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun?  Not too far away, I was born […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Julie Leidig, NVCC

by Andrea Winey

Thank you Julie Leidig, Provost of the Northern Virginia Community College – Loudoun Campus, for sharing your story with us! The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Committee shares spotlights of community members throughout the year. Learn more about the DEIA Committee here. Where were born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Hillary Coley, Dominion Tea

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Hillary Coley, owner of Dominion Tea in Purcellville, for sharing your story with us for Women’s History Month! The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Committee shares spotlights of community members throughout the year. Learn more about the DEIA Committee here. Where were born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did […]

Black History Month Spotlight: Craig James, Insight Into Action Therapy

by Andrea Winey

To celebrate Black History Month, the Loudoun Chamber’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Committee is spotlighting several members of the Chamber. Today’s Spotlight is on Craig James, owner at Insight into Action Therapy. Where were born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? I was born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised between […]

Black History Month Spotlight: Susan Mitchell, Guardians of Honor & Athari BioSciences Inc.

by Andrea Winey

To celebrate Black History Month, the Loudoun Chamber’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Committee is spotlighting several members of the Chamber. Today’s Spotlight is on Susan Mitchell, President & CEO of Guardians of Honor LLC (GOH) and owner of Athari BioSciences Inc., who is also the Chair of the Chamber’s GovCon Committee, and a member of the DEIA committee. Where were […]