SBA Finalist Spotlight 2021: Escape Room LoCo

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Kelsey Mitchell from Escape Room LoCo for answering our questions, and congratulations on being a finalist for Destination Business of the Year! View all of the finalists here. Join us for the 27th Annual Loudoun Small Business Awards on Friday, October 29, 2021 at The National Conference Center. Ticket information here. Tell us your story of how your […]

SBA Finalist Spotlight 2021: Clay & Metal Loft

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Amy Manson, owner of the Clay & Metal Loft, for answering our questions! Congratulations on being a Finalist for the 2021 Loudoun Small Business Awards in the Main Street Business category! View all of the finalists here. Join us for the 27th Annual Loudoun Small Business Awards on Friday, October 29, 2021 at […]

SBA Finalist Spotlight 2021: Cucinamore

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Daniela Williams, owner of Cucinamore for answering our questions. Congratulations on being a Finalist for the 2021 Loudoun Small Business Awards in the Virtual Business category! View all of the finalists here. Join us for the 27th Annual Loudoun Small Business Awards on Friday, October 29, 2021 at The National Conference Center. Ticket […]

Asian-American & Pacific Islander History Month Spotlight: Dr. Misty Paul, Basics First Chiropractic

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Dr. Susmita (Misty) Paul of Basics First Chiropractic for answering a few of our questions! Where were you born and raised and when did you come to Loudoun? I was born in Calcutta, India where we lived until I was three years old. I grew up moving around the world due to my […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Alice P. Frazier, BCT The Community’s Bank

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Alice Frazier, President & CEO of BCT The Community’s Bank  for answering some of our questions! 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 where I lived until I was 12 years old.   My parents […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Fran Craig, Unanet

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Fran Craig, Founder of Unanet for answering a few of our questions! Where were born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? Born in Astoria, Queens, NYC, I grew up in Waterville, a small upstate village near Utica.  This spot fostered independence where […]

Get to know the 2020 CLA Finalists! Katie Barchas Wilson, The Market Group

by Andrea Winey

Congratulations to Katie Barchas Wilson of The Market Group for being a finalist in the Young Professional Leader category! The 2020 Community Leadership Awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting on January 24, 2020 at The National Conference Center. This is an annual award given in five categories. Learn more here What does community […]

Get to the know 2020 CLA Finalists! Brigitta Toruño, UNO Translations & Communications

by Andrea Winey

Congratulations Brigitta Toruño of UNO Translations & Communications for being a finalist in the Executive Leader category! The 2020 Community Leadership Awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting on January 24, 2020 at The National Conference Center. This is an annual award given in five categories. Learn more here What does community leadership mean […]

Public Relations Small Business Tips from Loudoun’s Experienced Professionals

by Andrea Winey

Blog post written by Ashley White Krimmel, Loudoun Chamber Events Staff Member   Recently, the Chamber hosted a panel discussion on “Leveraging PR to Grow Your Business” alongside the Business Women of Loudoun Committee. We heard from Shawn Flaherty, President of Creative Strategies Public Relations, Katie Barchas Wilson, President and Chief Marketect of The Market […]

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“Crowding Out” in 2017

by Andrea Winey

We’ve all made those grandiose New Year’s promises, even knowing their fateful doom from the outset. Notwithstanding, most of us start the year off with genuine sincerity and an intent for better bodies, minds, and careers in the year ahead. How then do we so quickly lose motivation to maintain our “resolutions” and settle into […]