DEIA Summit 2022 Attendee Information

by Andrea Winey

Thank you for attending the DEIA Summit: Building a More Equitable Loudoun! Presented by the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility (DEIA) Committee Event Survey Please consider taking our short event survey so that we can better serve the Loudoun business community in the future. Click Here About the Event Keynote Speakers Rick […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Darlene Shenier

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Darlene Shenier, owner of Darlene’s Photography, for answering our questions! Learn more about the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility Committee (DEIA) 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 Los Angeles, CA (my mother was born in […]

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Melvin Aldana, A Better View, Inc.

by Andrea Winey

Thank you Melvin Aldana, owner of A Better View, Inc., for answering our questions! Get to know more about the Chamber’s DEIA Initiative 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 small town in Guatemala. I came to the […]

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Dr. Gino Valdivieso-Chiang

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Dr. Gino, owner of Dulles Life Smiles, for being our spotlight this week! Be sure to check out the Dulles Life Smiles website to learn more about his business. To learn more about the Chamber’ DEIA Committee, click here. Where were you born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why […]

Black Business Month Spotlight: Dr. Steve Yopa

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Dr. Steve Yopa, owner of Smiles of Loudoun Dentistry in Leesburg! Learn more about the Chamber’s DEIA Committee and get involved here. Where were born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? I was born and raised in Cameroon, Africa. My family left Cameroon […]

Black Business Month: Biff W. Clark & Dennis Moore

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Biff W. Clark & Dennis Moore, Co-Owners of Coefficient Technologies, LLC, for answering our questions! Learn more about the Chamber’s DEIA Committee and get involved here. Where were born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? Biff Clark – Born and raised in Omaha, NE. I […]

Black Business Month: LaTonya Jackson

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to LaTonya Jackson of L. Jackson Associates for answering our questions for Black Business Month! Learn more about the Chamber’s DEIA Committee and get involved here. Where were born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? LJ: I was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. My […]

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Dr. Vani Takiar

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Dr. Vani Takiar, owner of Tooth Clues PLLC – The Dental Detective for Kids, for answering a few of our questions! 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? My journey […]

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 […]