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 […]

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 […]

Arab American Heritage Month: Othman Altalib

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Othman Altalib for answering our questions! Check out Othman’s business GardeLina Flowers here. Learn more about the Loudoun Chamber’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility (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 Mosul, Iraq […]

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: Susan Carroll, Inova Loudoun Hospital

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Susan Carroll, President of Inova Loudoun Hospital, for answering a few of our questions. Learn more about the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility (DEIA) Committee here. Where were born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun?  Not too far away, I was born […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Julie Leidig, NVCC

by Andrea Winey

Thank you Julie Leidig, Provost of the Northern Virginia Community College – Loudoun Campus, for sharing your story with us! 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 […]