Loudoun Small Business Conference

Shape Your Future, Grow Your Business


May 6, 2019 8:30am - 5:00pm


Sterling, Virginia - Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel

What a Great Show Everyone!


We appreciate all the 2019 attendees, exhibitors, speakers and volunteers who participated this year.
It was a great day of learning, networking and growth for small businesses.

See you all in May 2020!



Thank You to Our 2019 Speakers!

Wide range of topics to help your business grow

Look for Early Bird tickets for 2020 in the Fall

Learn from Experts, Network with Your Peers

2019 Educational Sessions to Help You Grow

Actionable, interesting and practical ways to focus on your business success.

Join 200 other attendees and get energized!

Educate yourself and connect with others at Loudoun's Small Business Conference

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Shape Your Future and Grow Your Business!

16 Educational breakout sessions and a powerful lunch Keynote.
Plus networking with 200 small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Don't Miss This Conference!

Thanks to the 2019 Sponsors!

Want to Sponsor for 2020?

Become a 2020 Sponsor!

2020 Breakout Sponsor

2020 Breakout Sponsor

$1,000

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4 Sponsorships Available

Each breakout room hosts four educational talks or panels during the day (2 in the morning, 2 in the afternoon). Sponsorship includes:
 Company logo on website and event program
 Introduce breakout presenters (4 sessions per room)
 Sponsors announced/recognized at conference
 Brochure in conference packet
 Resource Exhibit table in Breakout Room
 1 attendee ticket to conference

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2020 Breakout Sponsor
2020 Networking Sponsor

2020 Networking Sponsor

$1,500

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Total of One Sponsor

Support the conference and small businesses by sponsoring the morning networking session.
Sponsorship includes:
 Company logo on website and in event program
 Podium spotlight for company at Breakfast session
 Logo on Signage at breakfast
 Brochure in conference packet
 Resource Exhibit table in premier area
 2 attendee tickets to conference

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2020 Networking Sponsor
2020 Keynote Sponsor

2020 Keynote Sponsor

$3,000

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Total of one sponsor

Support the conference by sponsoring the keynote address during lunch at the event.
Sponsorship includes:
 Company logo on website and event program
 Podium spotlight for company at lunch
 Introduction of Keynote Speaker
 Logo on Signage at lunch
 Brochure in conference packet
 Resource Exhibit table in prominent location
 3 attendee tickets to conference

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2020 Keynote Sponsor
2020 Signature Sponsor

2020 Signature Sponsor

$4,500

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Total of One Sponsor

Become the signature sponsor for the conference to show your level of support for small businesses in Loudoun County.
Sponsorship includes:
Company logo displayed as follows:
o prominently on conference website
o In e-news announcements and in media promotions
o On conference bag and on event program
o Provide brochure for attendee bag
o Signage at ALL meal and breakout sessions at the event
Digital media announcement regarding sponsorship
Podium spotlight at session of your choice (Breakfast or Lunch)
Resource Exhibit table near Registration Desk
4 attendee tickets to conference

Click Box Below to Become the Signature Sponsor!

Become a Signature Sponsor

2020 Signature Sponsor

2019 Networking Sponsor

880 Harrison

880 Harrison

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Centrally located in the Leesburg HUBZone- and minutes from downtown Leesburg, Dulles International and Leesburg Airports, and the Dulles Toll Road- 880 Harrison (“The Blockchain Building”) is reimagining the workplace for those that live and work in Loudoun County. 880 Harrison offers 30,000 square feet of both private and shared office space, offering a comfortable and collaborative office environment for every local professional work and network with local industry peers. Redundant high-speed Internet, conference facilities with state-of-the-art audio/visual capabilities, and private phone rooms insure maximum productivity for members. With an equal focus on personal well-being, 880 Harrison features a workout room, a stretch lab, stocked coffee and snack bar, and bikes to access downtown Leesburg’s shops and restaurants. For more information, please visit www.880harrisonstreet.com


2019 Breakout Sponsors

Merritt Properties

Merritt Properties

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As a full-service commercial real estate firm with nearly 16 million square feet of office in more than 70 locations, Merritt owns and manages more commercial space than any privately held developer in the Baltimore/Washington area and has an unmatched reputation for our commitment to our customers. Merritt's Dedicated Team Merritt's dedicated team smiling at the groundbreaking event for Baltimore Commons - 7465 Candlewood Road. Pictured from left to right: George Roberts, Meg Truchon, Marilyn Popyer, Buddy Rohrbaugh, Scott Dorsey, Bill Hallmark, Jack Pabich, Leroy Merritt. However, we are unique in that we build for the long-term and manage all of our properties internally. Therefore, we value trust, integrity, respect, and lasting relationships over short-term gain. These are the essential components of our business. Every Merritt employee has a vested interest in the success of our customers. That's why we are responsive and responsible. It’s also why we are committed to honest and fair business dealings that grow our customer relationships into long-term partnerships. We take pride in providing the highest quality properties available, maintaining optimal customer service and giving back to the communities where we do business. Learn more at our website: www.merrittproperties.com

Loudoun County Department of Economic Development

Loudoun County Department of Economic Development

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At the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, we’re here to help build your business. Dedicated to recruiting new business, growing our existing industries and improving our county’s business climate, we’re ready and waiting to provide a wide range of services for your company, whether you’re a start-up or well-established player. We do this by: Targeting key industries including information & communications technology, federal government contracting, data centers, aerospace, aviation & transportation, health care IT & analytics and agriculture Building our new and existing businesses with strong business assistance programs Keeping up with the latest incentives and workforce training opportunities available to your business – and helping you take advantage of these opportunities
Learn more at our website: www.biz.loudoun.gov

Terracon

Terracon

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GeoConcepts Engineering, Inc., A Terracon Company (GeoConcepts) provides professional geotechnical engineering, hydrogeologic, environmental, and construction inspection/testing services based out of their office in Ashburn, Virginia. GeoConcepts was established in 1999 in Loudoun County and has grown from four employees to 74 employees as a result of their commitment to exceeding client expectations, delivering value-added services, professionalism, proactive project management, and community improvement. GeoConcepts recently joined the Terracon Companies and now has access to a network of 140 offices nationwide. They have five regional offices within the Washington Metropolitan area including over 140 employees, a 4,000 SF in-house soils/concrete laboratory, and a drill rig fleet. Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Terracon has more than 4,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. They are ranked 24 in Engineering News-Record’s 2018 listing of the Top 500 Design Firms and was recently recognized by the Washington Business Journal’s list of top 25 Engineering Firms in the Washington Metropolitan Area.
www.terracon.com


2019 Patrons

Bow Tie Strategies

Bow Tie Strategies

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We are a full service public relations firm that takes pride in our creativity and responsiveness. When it comes to connecting with critical audiences, our reach stretches from the traditional to the cutting edge. We have been on the ground, at the table and everywhere in between. We believe it is our responsibility to absorb every detail and nuance of your issue and make your cause our own. This approach has enabled us to influence public opinion, gain nationwide media coverage, achieve legislative victories, and ultimately, amplify our clients’ successes beyond what they thought possible. Bow Tie Strategies understands the value of emerging media presence in today's competitive market. Our approach helps brands, from the relatively unknown to the already well-established, break through the clutter.
Learn more at our website: www.bowtiestrategies.com

Business Finance Group

Business Finance Group

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Business Finance Group, formerly known as Virginia Asset Financing Corporation, was founded in 1982 as a non-profit Certified Development Company (CDC). Offering low interest, fixed rate CRE loans to small businesses in the Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia regions, Business Finance Group promotes economic development through participation in the U.S. Small Business Administration 504 Loan Program. The unique combination of focused strategic direction, strong leadership and experienced staff, fuels the growth of the organization. We are the largest CDC in the mid-Atlantic region, and consistently rank in the top 15% of CDCs in the country by loan volume. Since inception, we have assisted over 2,800 small businesses to finance over $4.1billion dollars in projects. We are proud of our strong track record of providing capital leveraged with conventional bank loans to create over 36,000 jobs. Learn more at our website: www.businessfinancegroup.org

Integrated Insurance Solutions

Integrated Insurance Solutions

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Ashburn Insurance AgencyIntegrated Insurance Solutions specializes in Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, Commercial Insurance, Employee Benefits, and Personal Lines Insurance products and related services to help you with all of your insurance needs. No matter what type of insurance you need, we have the knowledge and experience to assist you. While large enough to place and handle the most complex of risks, we consider our strength to be the personal service we provide our clients. Each of our insureds is treated as an individual – not just initially, but on an ongoing basis. Our objective is to offer our clients the best possible professional insurance service available. Integrated Insurance Solutions offers business, home owners and auto, employee benefits, and financial insurance products to clients throughout the United States. We also offer competitive policies for corporations with international exposures. Our personnel are not only licensed and trained in the field of insurance, they are also friendly, courteous and responsive. After all, servicing our clients is what makes Integrated Insurance Solutions a successful business.
Learn more at our website: www.integrated-usa.com

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig

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Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig is a leading consumer, corporate, patent and intellectual property law firm with 14 offices nationwide, as well as Toronto and London. Based in Leesburg and founded by US Army veterans, DBL has nearly 70 attorneys licensed to practice in over 40 states. Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig has been recognized as one of the top intellectual property law firms by IP Watchdog. For more info visit: www.DBLLawyers.com.


2019 Media Sponsor

Loudoun Now

Loudoun Now

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Loudoun Now is a community-owned news organization covering the governments and community happenings of Loudoun County and its incorporated towns. In print, the Loudoun Now newspaper is mailed weekly to more than 44,000 homes in Leesburg, western Loudoun and Ashburn, and distributed for pickup throughout the county. Loudoun Now provides daily news coverage online and in email newsletters delivering up to 1 million pageviews per month. As a free, mailed distribution publication, The award-winning community journalism of Loudoun Now is made possible by the support of community advertisers and the investment of more than 60 local residents and business.

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Loudoun Now

2019 Contributing Sponsors

Galen Photography

Galen Photography

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Galen Photography is a business advertising photography studio specializing in executive and environmental portraits, architecture and interiors, and products and publicity. Every business has a story to tell and photographs are still the best storytellers out there. Galen Photography – Helping businesses strengthen their brand.

Quail Creek Promotions

Quail Creek Promotions

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Quail Creek Promotions helps businesses market their brand using a variety of creative and unique promotional products. We print your logo on all types of items as well as embroidered and screen printed apparel. Whether you are looking for a trade show giveaway, branded apparel or corporate gift, we will help you select the best product to effectively represent your brand. Contact Info: Sheryl Hine Owner, Quail Creek Promotions 540-974-7960 www.QuailCreekPromotions.com www.Facebook.com/QuailCreekPromotions