Loudoun County Out of the Darkness Experience

The Loudoun Out of the Darkness Community Walk was originally scheduled for September 19, 2020 at Ida Lee Park. Due to COVID-19 safety concerns and with much consideration, thought and care, we have made the following adjustments to the Loudoun Out of the Darkness Experience.  Please note that Loudoun’s Walk Day has been rescheduled for October 3, 2020 (details below). However, on September 19, we will be hosting a Particiapnt Packet Pickup (3-5 PM) and  Luminaria Display  (7-9 PM) at Mervin Jackson Park to honor our loved ones for whom we walk. Please see details about the luminaria under the “Hope & Healing” section below. 

The Walk is still happening, just in a new and creative way! While we may not be able to gather all together this year, participants and their teams will be safely walking throughout neighborhoods and parks all across our community on the same day, at the same time in honor of the person(s) for whom they walk and in commemoration of the 2020 Loudoun of the Darkness Experience. This is an opportunity to bring our messages of hope and awareness to the places we call home, so carry your Honor & Remembrance signs, wear your OOTD walk t-shirts and beads with pride, and share your experiences on social media using our hashtag #StopSuicideNCAC!

The Opening Ceremony will begin online at 12:00 pm. Join us from your computer or phone while you walk as we remember the impact of suicide during the annual Honor Beads Ceremony, share stories of hope and healing, and take time to recognize all of our wonderful top participants, teams, and sponsors furthering our mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

The Livestream Program will kick off just after the Opening Ceremony. We will be checking in LIVE with participants and teams across the area as we walk #TogetherToFightSuicide!

Register and get all the details at afsp.org/Loudoun

Signature Events

Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards

The Loudoun Chamber celebrated its 55th Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards on Friday, January 20, 2023. We honored top community leaders as well as celebrate the success of the 2022 Board of Directors Chair, Shawn Mitchell. We will also welcomed in our 2023 Board and the new Chair Carol Barbe, owner of Backflow Technology. 2023 Event Photos


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Chamber Classic

On Monday, August 21, 2023, the 41st Annual Chamber Classic will be 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. Sponsorships are available! 

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Small Business Awards

For 29 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 on Friday, November 10, 2023, to congratulate finalists and winners in 9 categories, including the top prize, at the 2023 Small Business of the Year. Winners are announced in front of a live audience of Loudoun’s top business and community leaders. Sponsorships are available!

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Valor Awards

The Loudoun Chamber will honor our community’s real life heroes, including several truly heroic citizens, for their courageous, often lifesaving actions, at the 38th Annual Loudoun County Valor Awards on Thursday, April 27, 2023.  Loudoun’s top business and community leaders will join us for this proud Chamber tradition, and demonstrate their respect and appreciation for these dedicated public servants and their selfless acts of heroism and service.

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