Loudoun County Public Schools and Northern Virginia Community College are two of the largest educational institutions in the Commonwealth. These two institutions have been on front in providing for the needs of Loudoun’s future workforce, and today for their health and safety as back to school plans begin to roll out.
We look forward to being joined by the two top executives from each organization, Dr. Eric Williams, Superintendent of Loudoun County Public Schools, and Dr. Julie Leidig, Provost of Northern Virginia Community College’s Loudoun campus. We hope you can join us as we get a behind the scenes look at how our county based educational institutions handled the initial COVID-19 pandemic and how they prepare to go back to school next month.
Dr. Julie Leidig, Provost, Northern Virginia Community College
Dr. Leidig has a career in higher education that has spanned language schools, universities, state government, corporate settings, and community colleges. Since 2010 she has served as the provost of Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Loudoun Campus in Sterling, Virginia. As provost, Dr. Leidig functions as both the chief executive officer and the chief academic officer for the campus, including two large off-campus centers and thousands of dual enrollment students at more than 17 high schools. Dr. Leidig holds a B.A. in political science from Syracuse University, as well as three graduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin: an M.Ed. in adult education and human resource development, a M. A. in foreign language education, and a Ph.D. in educational administration/community college leadership. She is devoted to the community college mission and is always looking for ways to create better experiences and pathways for students.
Dr. Eric Williams, Superintendent of Loudoun County Public Schools
Eric Williams has served as Superintendent of Loudoun County Public Schools, a school district of 94 schools serving more than 83,000 students in northern Virginia, since July 2014. Dr. Williams believes in engaging students in solving authentic problems as a means to developing as knowledgeable critical thinkers, communicators, collaborators, creators, and contributors. He promotes the joy of teaching and learning in lieu of a test-prep mentality. Dr. Williams served previously as superintendent in York County, Va., and as an assistant superintendent and principal in Naples, Fla. He has also worked as a teacher and administrator in Massachusetts and Brazil. Williams’ educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in education from The College of William and Mary, a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University and a doctorate of education from Boston University.
Dr. Julie LeidigProvost Northern Virginia Community College
Dr. Eric WilliamsSuperintendent Loudoun County Public Schools
Signature Series Sponsor
- Atlantic Union Bank
- Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties
- Dominion Energy
- Janelia Research Campus
- Sandy Spring Bank
- The George Washington University Science & Technology Campus
- Economic Development Authority of Loudoun County Virginia
- Loudoun County Department of Economic Development
Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards
The Loudoun Chamber will celebrate it’s Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards in January 2021. We will honor top business and community leaders and celebrate the success of the Chamber’s 2020 Board of Directors Chair, Stacey Metcalfe, Inova Loudoun Hospital, and welcome in our 2021 Board.
In addition to the ceremonial swearing-in of our entire 2021 Board of Directors, the 2021 Annual Meeting will feature the annual Community Leadership Awards ceremony. Now in its 8th year, the Community Leadership Awards celebrates the business community’s invaluable contributions to Loudoun’s world class quality of life by honoring those businesses and business leaders who have made exemplary contributions that positively impact the lives of Loudoun’s citizens.
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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.
We held our 38th Annual Loudoun Chamber Classic at the award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf course, The Club at Creighton Farms. This course is one of the finest on the Eastern Seaboard, and is nothing short of spectacular. We are proud to have produced Loudoun County’s premier business golf tournament for the past three decades, and we hope you and your colleagues will join us in 2021.
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