Chamber Insider Blog

26th Annual Loudoun Small Business Awards Finalists

To view information and sponsors for our upcoming Small Business Awards event on November 13th, click here. The Loudoun Chamber has announced the 28 finalists for the 26th Annual Loudoun Small Business Awards. These finalists are competing for top honors in six industry categories, as well as for the title of  Loudoun’s Entrepreneur of the […]

U.S. Chamber Endorses Bills to Address Race-Based Opportunity Gaps

In June, the Loudoun Chamber joined the U.S. Chamber’s Equality of Opportunity initiative. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched the Equality of Opportunity Initiative in June 2020 to develop real, sustainable solutions to help close race-based opportunity gaps in four areas: education, employment, entrepreneurship, and criminal justice. Systemic inequalities in these four areas perpetuate broader inequalities in […]

3 Steps to Oppose Dulles Greenway Toll Increase Request

Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs In July, we briefed our Board members, Public Policy committee and Chamber members on the next and final action that you can take to influence the SCC’s decision to either allow or deny the application by TRIP II to increase tolls on the Dulles […]

Loudoun Chamber Supports Additional Business Interruption Fund Allocation

This letter was sent on August 3rd, 2020 Loudoun County Board of Supervisors 1 Harrison St, SE 5th Floor Leesburg, VA 20175 Members of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, The Loudoun County business community continues to be threatened by the slowing recovery and the continued challenges of delivering for their customers, virtually and in person, through […]

DOLI Emergency Standards Update

Post written by Mindy Carlin, Partner at Access Point Public Affairs.  Access Point Public Affairs currently advocates on behalf of the Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership on issues affecting our region in the General Assembly. This post is for informational purposes and can not be considered legal advice.  Please contact your attorney with specific questions regarding […]

Loudoun Receives $54.7 Million From the NVTA for Transportation Improvements

Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs at the Loudoun Chamber On Thursday, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) adopted their $539 million FY20-25 Funding Program.  This was one of the most competitive funding programs approved by the NVTA with 13 jurisdictions and agencies requesting $1.44 billion this cycle.  The Loudoun […]

Focus on Your Mental Well Being

In our nation’s response to COVID-19 pandemic, most of the focus has been on the physical health of our families and employees, and the economic health of our businesses and nonprofits. But for a nation subject to double-digit unemployment, millions of our countrymen infected and a six-figure death toll, the toll on our collective and […]

Governor Northam announce Phase 3 COVID-19 restrictions

The Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, has announced that all of VA will enter Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1st, barring any new data regarding COVID-19.  Virginia is seeing the number of virus cases, hospital stays and percentage of positive tests all decline. Here is what the guidelines and restrictions for Phase 3 will look […]

Governor Northam Addresses Phase II for NOVA and School Reopening

Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs During yesterday’s press briefing Governor Northam announced that Northern Virginia will be moving into Phase 2, which lifts even more restrictions on business, and laid out the requirements for public and private schools to open for summer activities and the fall semester. Here’s a […]