Small Business Workshop
Making the Most of
Networking Opportunities…Holiday Edition
November and December are the busiest times of the year for networking. Celebrations, special get togethers, events and parties are everywhere, presenting unique opportunities to make important connections for your business. It’s also a real challenge…with so many events how do you decide which are the most important to attend?
Making the most of this unique time of the year means choosing which events are the most important and which you can afford to skip. To help you figure out how to maximize your impact, join us for a frank discussion about networking during the holiday season.
Led by Eric Byrd, SBDC Manager and Lead Business Advisor, this informative and entertaining session will help you:
- Learn why (and how) to plan for the holiday season’s events, so you can prevent being overwhelmed.
- Discover simple, actionable techniques for meeting the right people and engaging in meaningful conversations, rather than wasting time with the same old chit chat over and over again.
- Create your own plan of action to evaluate activities so you connect and expand your network, instead of winging it and realizing later you’ve just recycled old conversations that lead you nowhere.
Eric has taught over 10,000 professionals how to improve their networking skills through his online and in-person training programs. As the manager of the local Small Business Development Center he works with small business owners every week on ways to improve outreach to customers and partners alike. In this entertaining talk he will share practical ideas and information that he has learned from 25 years in sales and insights he uncovered from eight years as a business coach and trainer. Register today and make the most out of this holiday event season for your own business.
In Partnership With
Eric ByrdMason Enterprise Center SBDC Manager and Lead Business Advisor
Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards
The Loudoun Chamber celebrated its 55th Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards on Friday, January 20, 2023 at The National Conference Center. We honored top community leaders as well as celebrate the success of the 2022 Board of Directors Chair, Shawn Mitchell, owner of Modern Mechanical. We will also welcomed in our 2023 Board and the new Chair Carol Barbe, owner of Backflow Technology.
The 2023 Community Leadership Award winners in each category had the opportunity to select one nonprofit organization to receive a $1,000 grant, thanks to the generosity of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. Stay tuned for more information about the 2024 Annual Meeting. 2023 Event Photos
On Monday, August 15, 2022, the 40th Annual Chamber Classic was held at The Club at Creighton Farms. This event has been Loudoun County’s premier business golf tournament for four decades. The Chamber Classic offers our sponsors tremendous marketing exposure, and an incomparable day of golf on this Jack Nicklaus designed course. If your company’s target market includes senior level executives and business owners who have a passion for the game of golf, we invite you to consider a 2023 Sponsorship. Stay tuned for more information and pricing.
Small Business Awards
For 28 years, the Loudoun Small Business Awards have been the most prestigious honors celebrating the best small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations in our Loudoun community. We hope you will join us to congratulate finalists and winners in 9 categories, including the top prize, at the 2022 Small Business of the Year. Winners are announced in front of a live audience of Loudoun’s top business and community leaders. This event will take place on Friday, November 4th at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles. View Photos / View 2021 Finalists & Winners
This Spring, the Chamber will honor the Loudoun Chamber will honor first responders, our community’s real-life heroes, and several truly heroic citizens, for their courageous, often lifesaving actions at the 38th Annual Loudoun County Valor Awards. Stay tuned for the 2023 event date!