Over the last two years, and even more so today, addressing the housing needs of our workforce has become an utmost priority of the Loudoun Chamber. Prior to the pandemic, the largest obstacle to business growth was an inability to find talent to fill our open positions, specifically in hospitality, the trades, educators, and our first responders. Without creating more opportunity for our workforce to access local housing options, business growth and overall economic prosperity for our region will remain challenged.
Join us as we dive into this issue, first, with the expert that is largely credited with identifying the issue in Loudoun, Lisa Sturtevant, Chief Economist with Virginia REALTORS®. Lisa will share with our membership how we identify and classify our “missing middle” of the housing market and its impact on our economy. Following Lisa, we’ll have the opportunity to get an early look at the Loudoun County Unmet Housing Need Strategic Plan (UHNSP) from the Project Manager of this Strategy, Sarah Coyle-Etro. Sarah is responsible for delivering a holistic County-wide plan to address the housing needs of our growing workforce and ensure that a continuum of housing exists as our workforce grows and matures.
Lisa Sturtevant, Chief Economist, Virginia REALTORS®
Sarah Coyle Etro, Project Manager of the Loudoun Unmet Housing Need Strategic Plan, Loudoun County Government
Lisa SturtevantChief Economist, Virginia REALTORS®
Sarah Coyle EtroProject Manager, Loudoun UHNSP, Loudoun County Gov.
Signature Series Sponsor
- Atlantic Union Bank
- Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties
- Dominion Energy
- Sandy Spring Bank
- Economic Development Authority of Loudoun County Virginia
- Loudoun County Department of Economic Development
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
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!
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!
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.