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
- 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 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