WEBINAR: Virginia Economic Update with Stephen Moret

Join us for a conversation with Stephen Moret, the President & CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the man who led Virginia’s successful state-and-local bid to secure Amazon’s HQ2.
 
During this webinar, we will talk with Mr. Moret about the ways VEDP has pivoted to support Virginia’s COVID-19 response efforts, his assessment of the economic impacts of COVID-19 across Virginia, and VEDP’s work preparing for a strong economic recovery. This discussion is presented by the Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership, represented by the Dulles Regional, Greater McLean, Greater Reston, Loudoun County and Tysons Regional chambers of commerce.
Speaker: Stephen Moret, President & CEO, VEDP
About the Speaker:
Before joining VEDP in January 2017, Moret served as chief executive of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber and Louisiana Dept. of Economic Development, as well as the LSU Foundation and its real-estate development arm.

At VEDP, he has collaborated with state, regional, and local partners to craft an ambitious vision focused on transformational goals, including accelerating employment growth; enabling every region to grow; and moving back to the top of national business climate rankings. He led Virginia’s successful state-and-local team bid for Amazon’s HQ2 and is launching a world-class, custom workforce program along with the Virginia Community College System.

For seven years, Moret served as secretary of LED, transforming it into one of America’s top state economic development agencies. While there, he led business development efforts and built higher ed partnerships that helped secure a variety of projects in urban and rural areas, including software/IT centers (e.g., CGI, CSC, GE, IBM), food/agricultural processing facilities, and a few of the largest FDI projects in U.S. history. Collectively these projects totaled more than $62 billion in capital investment. He also established LED FastStart, which The Economist called “probably the most notable statewide workforce-development initiative [in America].” During his tenure, Louisiana rose to its highest-ever position in every national business climate ranking.

Prior to LED, Moret was CEO of BRAC, which he and his team transformed into a nationally competitive, regional EDO. He also served as a consultant with McKinsey & Company; a public policy fellow with the Public Affairs Research Council of La.; and a consultant to Harvard Business School.

Signature Events

Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards

The Loudoun Chamber will celebrate its 55th Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards on Friday, January 20, 2023 at The National Conference Center. We will honor top community leaders as well as celebrate the success of the 2022 Board of Directors Chair, Shawn Mitchell, owner of Modern Mechanical. We will also welcome in our 2023 Board and the new Chair Carol Barbe, owner of Backflow Technology.

The 2023 Community Leadership Award winners in each category will have the opportunity to select one nonprofit organization to receive a $1,000 grant, thanks to the generosity of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. *Cocktail attire, please

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Chamber Classic

On Monday, August 15, 2022, the 40th Annual Chamber Classic was 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. 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 a 2023 Sponsorship. Stay tuned for more information and pricing.

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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 on Friday, November 4th at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles.     View Photos / View 2021 Finalists & Winners

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Valor Awards

 

This Spring, the Chamber will honor the Loudoun Chamber will honor first responders, our community’s real-life heroes, and several truly heroic citizens, for their courageous, often lifesaving actions at the 38th Annual Loudoun County Valor Awards. Stay tuned for the 2023 event date!

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