Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Nupur Panjabi

by Andrea Winey

Thank you Nupur Panjabi, Founder of Anna Sudha Kitchen Community Kitchens, for being a spotlight for AAPI Heritage Month! 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 the vibrant state of Rajasthan, India, and moved to Loudoun […]

Jewish American Heritage Month: Valerie Pisierra

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Valerie Pisierra, Executive Director of Loudoun Cares, for being our spotlight for Jewish American Heritage Month this week! Where were you born and raised, and if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? I was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado and mostly raised in Tucson AZ. I […]

Black History Month Spotlight: Rod Williams, The Williams Center for Wellness & Recovery

by Andrea Winey

Thank you Rod Williams for being a Black History Month spotlight! Check out The Williams Center for Wellness & Recovery and the great work they do on their website. 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? […]

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 […]

Virginia’s Proposed Budget Update – Courtesy of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce

by Andrea Winey

Tony Howard, President & CEO January 3, 2024 Just before Christmas, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin presented his proposed budget for the 2024-2026 fiscal years, a spending plan that includes numerous investments in a wide variety of economic and workforce development initiatives long championed by the Virginia business community. The Virginia General Assembly will open its […]

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Press Release: Bear Chase Brewing Wins 2023 Small Business of the Year at Loudoun Chamber’s 29th Annual Loudoun Small Business Awards

by Andrea Winey

Lansdowne, Virginia – The Loudoun Chamber of Commerce hosted the 29th Annual Loudoun Small Business Awards on Friday, November 10, 2023, at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, with over 500 guests present.  This sold-out event was a celebration of Loudoun’s small businesses, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs and for their contributions to our community. The 2023 finalists […]

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Spotlight on the 2023 SBA Finalists: MAVENTRI

by Andrea Winey

Congratulations to MAVENTRI, a finalist for Home Based Business of the Year! Check out all of the finalists here. This spotlight was written from the perspective of Veronica Duckett, CEO of MAVENTRI. Tell us the story of your business and how it’s evolved. Our journey began when our founder, Wanda Medina, recognized the challenges that […]

Spotlight on the 2023 SBA Finalists: Mama’s Canine Mix

by Andrea Winey

Congratulations to Mama’s Canine Mix, a finalist for Home Based Business of the Year! Check out all of the finalists here. These responses are written by Mary Hayes, owner of the business. Tell us the story of your business/nonprofit and how it’s evolved. The story of Mama’s Canine Mix is a testament to entrepreneurship, a love […]