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Loudoun Middle Schooler Earns Top Honors in 2021 Young Entrepreneurs Academy Investor Pitch Competition

$5,000 Investor Capital Awarded to Six Students in 5th Annual YEA! Business Plan Competition Lansdowne, VA – The Loudoun Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) held its 5th Annual Investor Panel on March 23, 2021, where 21 local student entrepreneurs pitched their business plans to a panel of investors and local business leaders live on a virtual presentation platform. Presented […]

New Dulles Greenway Legislation: What Does This Bill Mean for Your Bills?

Post written by Grafton deButts, Vice President of Membership & Government Affairs The Dulles Greenway in many ways is responsible for shaping Loudoun into the community we have today.  Development follows permanent infrastructure.  So when a four-lane highway opens up through the middle of a primarily undeveloped section of Loudoun bordering Fairfax County and Dulles […]

Addressing the Housing Shortage, Supervisors Add 75 More Affordable Units

Post written by Grafton DeButts, Vice President of Government Affairs This past week the Loudoun Board of Supervisors approved a new development that will bring 75 more affordable residences into Loudoun County.  Thank you to Supervisors Turner, Briskman, Kershner, Buffington, and Glass for your prioritization of Loudoun’s housing needs through this approval. The Chamber used this […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Fran Craig, Unanet

Thank you to Fran Craig, Founder of Unanet for answering a few of our questions! Where were born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? Born in Astoria, Queens, NYC, I grew up in Waterville, a small upstate village near Utica.  This spot fostered independence where […]

Op-Ed: Invest in Critical Needs, Not Expensive Distractions

Post written by Grafton deButts, Vice President of Membership & Government Affairs Loudoun is experiencing a housing affordability crisis, a problem that will require significant public and private sector resources to address. Yet, while Loudoun County has rightfully made this issue an increasingly higher priority in recent years, the proposed FY22 budget offers no dedicated […]