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 […]

Announcing the Finalists for the 28th Annual Loudoun Small Business Awards

by Andrea Winey

People’s Choice Award Voting Opens for One Week on Thursday, September 8 Lansdowne, Virginia – The Loudoun Chamber today announced the names of the 24 finalists for the 28th Annual Loudoun Small Business Awards. These finalists are competing for the top honors in six industry categories. The winner in each category will then square off […]

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 […]

The Current Cost Crisis for Small Businesses

by Andrea Winey

Guest post by Brett A. Friedman, CFP, DeLeon & Stang CPAs The Current Cost Crisis for Small Businesses Inflation rates and supply chain costs are on an unprecedented rise. With several global factors in play, there’s no estimate for when costs will return to normal. In fact, it will most likely last longer and worsen before […]

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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 […]

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: 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 […]