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 it’s Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards on March 3, 2022. We honored top business and community leaders and celebrated the success of the Chamber’s 2021 Board of Directors Chair, Stacey Metcalfe, Morven Park, and welcome in our 2022 Board.
The 2022 Community Leadership Award winners in each category will have the opportunity to select one nonprofit organization to receive a $1,000 grant, thanks to the generosity of the Community Foundation of Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.
The 40th Annual Chamber Classic has been Loudoun County’s premier business golf tournament for nearly four decades. Held at The Club at Creighton Farms, 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 an Annual Chamber Classic sponsorship.
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
On April 25th, 2022, the Loudoun Chamber honored our community’s real life heroes, including several truly heroic citizens, for their courageous, often lifesaving actions at the 37th Annual Loudoun County Valor Awards at Lansdowne Resort. Stay tuned for the 2023 event date!