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Loudoun County Chamber Announces Winners for 23rd Annual Small Business Awards

Lansdowne, VA – The Loudoun County Chamber announced the winners of the Entrepreneur and Small Business of the Year, as well as the eight industry categories at the 23rd Annual Small Business Awards, which was held Thursday, November 2nd at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne.

A blue-ribbon committee of business leaders and industry experts carefully examined a record number of applications to select the 38 award finalists.

“I salute all our 2017 Loudoun County Small Business Award honorees. Just to be named a finalist is a tremendous honor, as these companies were judged by their peers to be among the ‘best of the best’ small businesses and entrepreneurs in our community. For those that took home top honors, I congratulate you for your achievement and for your commitment to business excellence, superior customer service and commitment to our Loudoun community,” said Tony Howard, President & CEO.

The Loudoun Chamber also revealed their new logo, website, and announced the upcoming 2018 celebrations for their 50th Anniversary.

Small Business of the Year:
Evergreen Sportsplex – winner!

Entrepreneur of the Year:
Chris Burns, Old Ox Brewery
Joshua Anton, X-Mode Social, Inc.
Rusty Foster, Bow Tie Strategies
Krista Woods, Glove Stix, LLC – winner!

People’s Choice Award:
Mr. Appliance of Leesburg & Martinsburg – winner!

Finalists for Tourism & Entertainment Business of the Year:
EXIT Plan, an Escape Room Adventure
StageCoach Theatre Company
Smokehouse Live – winner!
Visit Loudoun

Finalists for Rural Business of the Year:
Old Ox Brewery – winner!
Dirt Farm Brewing
North Gate Vineyard
Wegmeyer Farms

Finalists for Independent Retailer Business of the Year:
Battery Warehouse
Car Clinic VA
KBF by Audi Contractors – winner!
Watermark Woods

Finalists for Service Business of the Year:
Morgan Orthodontics – winner!
Insight Into Action Therapy
Pack Rat Hauling, LLC

Finalists for Home Based Business of the Year:
Mr. Appliance of Leesburg and Martinsburg
The Organizing Mentors – winner!

Finalists for Nonprofit Organization of the Year:
Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties – winner!
It Takes a Village, Baby!
Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers|
Women Giving Back

Finalists for Innovative Business of the Year:
Automotive Quality Solutions – winner!
Blue Lion Multimedia
GloveStix LLC
Select Construction Company, Inc.

Finalists for Health & Wellness Business of the Year:
Deidra Bird Kokel DDS – winner!
Fitness Design Solutions
Fitwize 4 Kids
Flow Yoga
Orangetheory Fitness Ashburn

The 2017 Small Business Awards sponsors include: Signature Sponsor, Middleburg Bank; Platinum Sponsors, BCT, Brickyard, Cropp Metcalfe, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, Inova Loudoun Hospital, K2M, Main Street Bank, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning; Gold Sponsors, 92.5 WINC FM, Bank of Clarke County, Inova Medical Group, Loudoun Now, The National; Video Sponsor, Blue Lion Multimedia; Photography Sponsor, Galen Photograpy; Reception Sponsor, Select Construction Company; Program Sponsor, Crown Trophy of Ashburn; Media Sponsor, Loudoun Times-Mirror; Floral Sponsor, Open Blooms; Community Partner, Loudoun County Department of Economic Development; Business Partner, Economic Development Authority of Loudoun County, VA.

For more information contact the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce at 703.777.2176 or visit

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