Chamber Insider Blog

Black Business Month Spotlight: Dr. Steve Yopa

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

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

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 […]

DEIA Member Survey: We Want to Hear From You!

Dear Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Member, Would you take 10 minutes to help the Loudoun Chamber make progress on our ongoing efforts to make our organization, and the community we all love, more diverse, inclusive and welcoming. The Loudoun Chamber has partnered with Ascension Worldwide, a firm that specializes in helping organizations with the […]

The Current Cost Crisis for Small Businesses

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 […]

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Andrew Ko

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

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 […]

Loudoun High Schooler Earns Top Honors in 2022 Young Entrepreneurs Academy Investor Pitch Competition

$5,000 in Investments Awarded to Six Student Businesses in 6th Annual YEA! Business Plan Competition Lansdowne, VA – The Loudoun Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Class of 2022 held its 6th Annual Investor Panel on March 24, 2022, where 22 local student entrepreneurs pitched their businesses and nonprofit startups to a panel of investors and […]

Arab American Heritage Month: Othman Altalib

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 […]