Ambassador Spotlight: Allison Shannon, 37 Media & Marketing Group

by Andrea Winey

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 […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Dr. Tonya Adkins, HealthWorks for Northern Virginia

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Dr. Tonya Adkins, Chief Executive Officer at HealthWorks for Northern Virginia, for being a Women’s History Month Spotlight. Where were you born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? I was born in Trenton, NJ, where I was raised by my parents along with my […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Chief Cynthia McAlister, Purcellville PD

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Chief Cynthia McAlister of the Purcellville Police Department for being a spotlight, and congratulations on retiring after over 42 years of law enforcement service to the Northern Virginia Community. Where were you born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? I was born […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Nene Spivy, Northern Virginia Science Center Foundation

by Andrea Winey

Thank you, Nene for being one of the Chamber’s 2024 Women’s History Month spotlights. Learn more about the Northern Virginia Science Center 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 Vienna, Austria, and German was my first language. […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Monica Tressler, Sandy Spring Bank

by Andrea Winey

Thank you Monica Tressler of Sandy Spring Bank for being a spotlight for Women’s History Month! Where were you born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? I am a lifelong resident of Northern Virginia, born and raised in Great Falls, VA, and have been a […]

Press Release: Angela Mitchell Inducted as First Black Woman to Serve as Board Chair for the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce

by Andrea Winey

Lansdowne, Virginia – The Loudoun Chamber community officially welcomed Angela Mitchell, of ARM Consulting, as the organization’s 2024 Chair of the Board of Directors at the 56th Annual Meeting and Community Leadership Awards on February 22, 2204. Mitchell is the first Black Woman to serve as leader of the Board of Directors for Loudoun’s top […]

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Black History Month Spotlight: Teaira Abston, Dreamcatcher Creative Studio

by Andrea Winey

Thank you Teaira Abson, owner of Dreamcatcher Creative Studio, for being a Black History Month Spotlight! Check out her website here. Learn more about the Chamber’s 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 St. Louis, Missouri, […]

Black History Month Spotlight: Viviane Yimga Ngassam RN, BSN, Inovativ Scrubs

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Viviane Timga Ngassam, RN, BSN, for being a spotlight for Black History Month! Learn more about her business, Inovativ Scrubs, on their website or visit her store in downtown Leesburg. Learn more about the Chamber’s DEIA Committee here. Where were you born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why […]

Black History Month Spotlight: Nicole Wright, Wright Accounting Solutions LLC

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Nicole Wright from Wright Accounting Solutions LLC for being a spotlight for Black History Month! Learn more about the Chamber’s 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 Milford, Delaware, and raised in […]

Spotlight on the 2023 SBA Finalists: Loudoun Coalition on Women and Girls (LCWAG)

by Andrea Winey

Congratulations to LCWAG Loudoun Coalition on Women and Girls for being a finalist in the Nonprofit Organization of the Year category! Check out all of the finalists here. These responses are written from the perspective of Coalition Chair Ferri Riar. Tell us the story of your business/nonprofit and how it’s evolved. The inception of our non-profit is […]