Chamber Insider Blog

Loudoun Can Begin Reopening On May 29th: So What Does That Mean?

Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs It’s official, on Tuesday Governor Northam announced that he will delay reopening in Northern Virginia, at the request of regional leadership, until May 29th.  Now that we have a definitive date, what does it mean and how can we prepare for Loudoun to Open For […]

Governor To Announce “Slower” Regional Phase I Rollout on Wednesday

Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs In response to regional leaders seeking a delay of the Phase I roll-out in Northern Virginia, Governor Northam publicly reviewed the metrics of COVID-19 in Northern Virginia as compared with state-wide metrics.  These metrics showed a higher number of positive tests, percent of positive […]

What Does Phase I Mean for Loudoun Businesses?

Post written on May 4, 2020 by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs Today Governor Northam announced Virginia’s plan to “reopen Virginia” and move into Phase I of the Governor’s three phase plan.  In order to move into Phase I, the Governor has extended Executive Order 53 to May 14th.  This order, originally […]

Veto Session Chamber Priorities Update

Post written by Grafton deButts, Vice President of Membership & Government Affairs Chamber Members, The General Assembly gathered for a most unique Veto Session on Wednesday. The House of Delegates assembled in tents outside the Capitol, while the much smaller Senate were able to maintain social distancing inside the Science Museum of Virginia’s event hall. The session went […]

Tell Congress: Include Chambers In the Next Stimulus Package

Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership and Government Affairs Almost two weeks ago, facing an unprecedented economic and public health crisis, Congress adopted an historic stimulus package known as the CARES Act, providing help for America’s families, small businesses, health care systems and state governments. But it left out Chambers of Commerce and professional associations, […]

Top 5 CARES Act Programs for Business

Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs View the Chamber’s COVID-19 Resource Page here Late into the night on Wednesday, the United States Senate passed the CARES Act.  By all accounts by Friday evening the President will be signing this historic $2 trillion relief package for our businesses and for our […]

Latest update from the Loudoun Small Business Development Center

Eric Byrd, Manager, Loudoun Small Business Development Center (SBDC), ebyrd4@gmu.edu; (703)466-0466 (office) The Virginia SBDC network is assisting people filling out Economic Injury Assistance Loans (EIDL) applications. We’re gathering questions people are running into  so we are prepared to assist. Please contact the Loudoun Small Business Development Center with any questions you may have. Loudoun SBDC will […]

An Update from President & CEO, Tony Howard

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Legendary civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   Dear Loudoun Chamber community: After observing the words and actions of so many Loudoun County business leaders, nonprofit professionals […]

Supporting Our Local Restaurants!

As we continue to support our local restaurant industry, please feel free to let us know if there are more restaurants to add to this list. Please use the contact form here.  Click here to see the Leesburg To Go website for info on Leesburg restaurants offering curbside and delivery options.  Loudoun Economic Development has […]

An Update from President & CEO Tony Howard, 3.18.2020

Declaration of a Local Emergency Dear Loudoun Chamber community: By now, unless you are essential personnel responsible for public health or public safety duties, you are probably working from home. So thank you! Because that means you are doing your part to defeat this nasty Novel Coronavirus. While our lives have changed, temporarily, life goes […]