In this session, Sharon Wright and Deb Haynes Swider of Loud and Clear Marketing, LLC will present two case studies of local businesses that turned to technology in order to survive possible closure due to COVID-19. They will discuss the pivots made by the nonprofit organization, Habitat for Humanity Restore and the Lansdowne restaurant, Il Cappero. Driven by changes in the market as well as changes in customer needs, these two studies show how these businesses were driven into the world of technology and innovation and it ultimately altered the course of their future.
Sharon L. Wright, Owner and President, Loud & Clear Marketing, LLC
Since her teen years, Sharon has been laser focused on her pursuit of a career in public relations. Much like the journalists she’s partnered with over her career, Sharon is thrilled to chase the next great story that she knows in her heart needs to be told. Stories that captivate readers. While working at two of the largest PR firms in the world, she guided IBM as it introduced computers in the classrooms, British Petroleum when oil was spilling across the Hawaiian island chain, Tony Robbins when his program attendees were having unplanned run-ins with the law, and Southwestern Bell when it rebranded to Verizon.
Deb Haynes Swider, Chief Strategist, Loud & Clear Marketing, LLC
Deb has always been a collector of stories – whether reading, writing, or listening to them. Turning the love of storytelling into a career, Deb has helped tell the story of companies across the United States, trade associations in the DC metro area, non-profit organizations who are changing the world, and politicians who often hang around longer than they should.
Sharon L. WrightOwner and President Loud & Clear Marketing, LLC
Deb Haynes SwiderChief Strategist Loud & Clear Marketing, LLC
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Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards
The Loudoun Chamber is excited to celebrate it’s Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards on March 3, 2022. We will honor top business and community leaders and celebrate the success of the Chamber’s 2021 Board of Directors Chair, Stacey Metcalfe, Morven Park, and welcome in our 2022 Board. View 2022 Finalists
The 40th Annual Chamber Classic has been Loudoun County’s premier business golf tournament for nearly four decades. Held at The Club at Creighton Farms, the Chamber Classic offers our sponsors tremendous marketing exposure, and an incomparable day of golf on this Jack Nicklaus designed course. If your company’s target market includes senior level executives and business owners who have a passion for the game of golf, we invite you to consider an Annual Chamber Classic sponsorship.
Small Business Awards
For 28 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 to congratulate finalists and winners in 9 categories, including the top prize, at the 2022 Small Business of the Year. Winners are announced in front of a live audience of Loudoun’s top business and community leaders. This event will take place in the Fall, date TBD. View Photos / View 2021 Finalists & Winners
The Loudoun Chamber will honor our community’s real life heroes on April 1, 2022, including several truly heroic citizens, for their courageous, often lifesaving actions, at the 37th Annual Loudoun County Valor Awards. 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.