The Loudoun Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties to present the next series of The Onion Dialogues, a workshop designed to help Loudoun’s community leaders explore and normalize conversations about race.
Just as an onion has many layers, The Onion Dialogues will engage participants in an engaging and interactive dialogue about race in our society and how to honestly, and productively, explore topics such as language, systemic racism, microaggressions, and more.
With the support of Presenting Sponsor Kaiser Permanente, The Onion Dialogues will be presented by consultant Tamara Copeland and the Foundation’s President & CEO, Amy Owen.
The Onion Dialogues workshop session will be held in two, 2.5-hour sessions on back to back days, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Participation is limited to 14 people. Participants must commit to attending both workshop days and to fully participate in these interactive discussions through Zoom’s video feature.
About the Presenters
Tamara Copeland recently retired from the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers after 12 years as president, and visionary for the acclaimed initiative, Putting Racism on the Table. In 2018, her memoir was published, Daughters of the Dream: Eight Girls from Richmond who grew up in the Civil Rights Era. She also posts a monthly blog exploring some aspect of her African American racial reality.
Amy Owen has background in teaching and nonprofit management. For more than 10 years, she managed and directed fundraising programs for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. She served as executive director of the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation from 2001-2012 and as President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties since 2012. She examines her white American perceptions and racial assumptions in The Onion Dialogues.
Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards
The Loudoun Chamber will honor the Loudoun community’s collective response to the local economic and medical adversity created by the COVID-19 pandemic, when the Chamber celebrates its 53rd Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
In addition to recognizing the outstanding leadership of the 2020 Board of Directors and its Chair, Stacey Metcalfe, of Inova Loudoun Hospital, the Loudoun Chamber will honor the finalists and winners in the annual Community Leadership Awards. These awards honor Loudoun’s top businesses and community leaders for their remarkable contributions to the strength and resiliency of our Loudoun community.
Annual Real Estate Event
ANNUAL REAL ESTATE EVENT
Loudoun County is one of Northern Virginia’s most dynamic, rapidly evolving commercial real estate markets. The Chamber’s Annual Real Estate Event offers the cutting edge data and analysis on Loudoun’s commercial real estate landscape that real estate professionals need. The market intelligence and contacts you’ll gain as a Annual Real Estate Event sponsor will help position your company as a leader in this highly competitive market.
Expert Insights on Housing, the Economy and New Comp Plan
On October 21st, 2020, we joined the Loudoun real estate industry’s top leaders and decision-makers for the annual “State of the Loudoun Market” where you were able gain the cutting-edge insight into the local economic climate and real estate market that businesses need to compete in today’s rapidly changing, and often chaotic, environment.
We heard from Loudoun’s Economic Development Director Buddy Rizer and Dr. Terry L. Clower, Director of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University, as they offered expert insight into the local, national and global economies and discuss the challenges and the opportunities facing Loudoun.
The Annual Chamber Classic has been Loudoun County’s premier business golf tournament for nearly four decades. Held at The Club at Creighton Farms, the Golf Classic offers our sponsors tremendous marketing exposure, and an incomparable day of gold on this Jack Nicklaus designed course. If your company’s target market includes senior level executives who have a passion for the game of golf, then consider an Annual Chamber Classic sponsorship.
For the past 9 years, this casual, networking tournament pairs you and a partner against a field of over 30 two-man teams in a progressive four month tournament. Designed with the busy professional in mind, each event consists of a 9-hole round after work, followed by a short networking reception to get you home in time to put the kids to bed. The team with the lowest cumulative score after four events is the champion. Check back in 2021 for information on our 10th season.
Small Business Awards
On November 13th we celebrated our 26th Loudoun Small Business Awards, this prestigious honor celebrates the best small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations in our Loudoun community. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners.
Superhero 5k & Kids Fun Run
This past Fall we had our Virtual Superhero 5K! Our 6th Annual Superhero 5K was a virtual race from October 22nd – 25th! Runners completed a course of their choosing during the race window. Proceeds from the race will be given to the Loudoun Chamber Foundation to benefit local nonprofits.
The Loudoun Chamber will honor local heroes, from public safety personnel to ordinary citizens, for their courageous, often lifesaving actions in 2019 at the 35th Annual Valor Awards. The entire Loudoun business community is invited to watch these Annual Valor Awards virtually to help honor these dedicated public servants for their selfless acts of heroism and commitment to protecting our families, our neighbors and our community.
Do you know someone who deserves to be nominated for the 2021 Valor Awards? This would include any incident from 2020 where someone went above and beyond for our community.
Our first responders spend each and every workday putting their lives on the line to ensure that others remain safe. Being recognized through the Valor Awards by the citizens we protect is the highest compliment any first responder can receive.
- Michael L. Chapman, Loudoun County Sheriff