Loudoun Chamber Rewards Small Business Leaders

Loudoun Chamber Rewards Small Business Leaders

Amy Owen was named Entrepreneur of the Year and Northern Virginia Orthodontics won Small Business of the Year at the 24th annual Loudoun Chamber Small Business Awards Nov. 1 at The National Conference Center.

Tarara Winery took home the People’s Choice Award, selected by online voting by members of the community.

Owen is the president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, which was named Nonprofit Business of the Year in the 2017 Small Business Awards. In its 19 years of operation, the Community Foundation has returned more than $5.6 million back to the community.

A committee of business leaders and industry experts carefully examined a record number of applications to select the 38 award finalists. The winners were announced at the awards dinner.

“I salute all our 2018 Loudoun Small Business Award honorees,” Loudoun Chamber President and CEO Tony Howard said. “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 Loudoun. For those that took home top honors, I congratulate you for your achievement and for your commitment to business excellence, customer service and to our Loudoun community.”

The Loudoun Chamber is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2018.

Small Business Award winners:
People’s Choice Award Winner: Tarara Winery
Loudoun Destination Business of the Year: EatLoco, LLC
Also nominated were EXIT Plan, an Escape Room Adventure; The Conche and Tarara Winery.

Main Street Business of the Year: Dominion Tea
Also nominated were King Street Oyster Bar and Watermark Woods Native Plants

Superior Service Business of the Year: Comfenergy.
Also nominated were 37 Media & Marketing Group, FreshEye Innovative Solutions and The Leesburg Junction.

Virtual Business of the Year: Blue Lion Multimedia.
Also nominated were Clark Virtual Business Solutions, KeyLyme and Mr. Appliance of Leesburg & Martinsburg.

Technology Innovator of the Year: ParkMyCloud
Also nominated were integrateIT, Let’s Stay Together and Simba Enterprises (SimbaCom).

Health and Wellness Business of the Year: Northern Virginia Orthodontics
Also nominated were Allegiance Home Care, Insight Into Action Therapy and Loudoun Sports Therapy Center.

Nonprofit Organization of the Year: Loudoun Habitat for Humanity
Also nominated were A Place to Be, Mobile Hope and The Catoctin Foundation DBA the Loudoun Free Clinic.

Loudoun Entrepreneur of the Year: Amy Owen, Community Foundation for Loudoun & Northern Fauquier Counties.
Also nominated were Dr. Kelly E. Morgan, Morgan Orthodontics; Julie Borneman, Watermark Woods; and Rusty Foster, Bow Tie Strategies.

Small Business of the Year: Northern Virginia Orthodontics.
Also nominated were Brew LoCo, KBF by Audi Contractors and Morgan Orthodontics.

Joseph Dill