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Artist Spotlight: A tapestry of experience
Artist Spotlight: A tapestry of experience
A visit to Arlington Weaves, Etc. says a lot about how Arlington strives to serve all of its community while supporting entrepreneurs.

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Five Teaching Tricks to Improve your Employee Performance
Five Teaching Tricks to Improve your Employee Performance
We all know that teachers are amazing, but did you know that best practices for teachers can also be useful to the larger business community when coaching and mentoring employees? 

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Advocating for Place and Involving the Community
"We needed to educate the community in a way we never did before."

That's how Victor Hoskins described the months following the announcement that Amazon had selected Arlington as the new home for its coveted HQ2.

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Small Business Focus: Five Things to Get Noticed
Small Business Focus: Five Things to Get Noticed
How does your business stand apart and get noticed? This question is super important for a business in 2019. It all leads back to the clutter. With so much information hitting our target markets daily – how do we stand out? Read this blog for five quick tips that will help your business stand out. 

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Meet the CEO: Justin Antonipillai, WireWheel
Meet the CEO: Justin Antonipillai, WireWheel
Meet the CEO is a quarterly feature in which we interview a local CEO. In this interview, we speak with Justin Antonipillai of WireWheel to find out more about what  motivated him to start the company and why he chose Arlington.

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AED showcases NOVA business climate at Collision
NOVA headed to Toronto to take on the technology world at Collision Conference 2019 and showcase the business climate, quality of life and tech workforce pipeline that will carry northern Virginia’s economy over the coming decade.

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Made in Arlington Pop-Up is Bigger than Ever
Made in Arlington Pop-Up is Bigger than Ever
Plenty of favorite vendors along with many new faces. Welcome Arlington's enterprising spirit!

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Return on Creativity Finds Insights in the Military
Return on Creativity Finds Insights in the Military
Arlington Economic Development asked the question, what does the creative economy have to do with the military? Turns out, a lot more than you might think. At the May 16th Return on Creativity seminar: Leading From the Front, a diverse panel of former and active members of the military spanning three generations talked about how their military training and experiences influenced their business leadership and acumen.

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Small Business Focus: Celebrating Arlington's OUTstanding Entrepreneurs
Small Business Focus: Celebrating Arlington's OUTstanding Entrepreneurs
In Arlington, we celebrate 50 years of Pride by honoring our local entrepreneurs on June 5 who have had such a great impact on our community. Hear the personal journeys of business owners as they describe how they live their dream of entrepreneurship each day. Understand the founder’s challenges and celebrate their victories at our final Brunch and Business: BizPride, Celebrating Arlington’s OUTstanding Entrepreneurs

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Spring Arlington Premiere Honors Legacy Award Winners
Three longtime and landmark Arlington businesses were honored recently as model businesses in the community by Arlington Economic Development in the annual Legacy Awards presentation. The awards are given annually to Arlington companies that have been leaders or otherwise serve as role models in the Arlington business community.

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Return on Creativity looks to the Front Line of leadership
Return on Creativity looks to the Front Line of leadership
Arlington Economic Development’s (AED) May 16th Return on Creativity event will explore how leadership experiences gained by serving in the military have helped grow companies and lead people from the perspective of small, start-up and large businesses in and around Arlington. Hear from three generations of military and business leaders who apply their military leadership experience to business each day.

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Congratulations to Arlington's "Fantastic 50" Honorees
Congratulations to Arlington's "Fantastic 50" Honorees
Arlington companies took center stage as winners of the 24 annual “Fantastic 50” event. A total of eleven Arlington companies were honored at the awards, sponsored by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, that highlight the Commonwealth’s fastest growing companies for their entrepreneurial success and contribution to Virginia’s economic vitality.

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Amazon HQ2 Named "Deal of the Year"
Amazon HQ2 Named "Deal of the Year"
For the second year in a row, the team at Arlington Economic Development has taken home the coveted "Deal of the Year" at the annual “Best Real Estate Deals” awards from the Washington Business Journal.

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Small Business Focus: Arlington's Collaborative Approach to Alcohol
Small Business Focus: Arlington's Collaborative Approach to Alcohol
The Arlington Restaurant Initiative (ARI) was developed as a voluntary accreditation program to increase the overall safety of customers, businesses and neighborhood residents in areas with nightlife and entertainment.

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El comercio electrónico, una alternativa a nuestro alcance para generar ingresos
El comercio electrónico, una alternativa a nuestro alcance para generar ingresos


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Arlington and Alexandria Win Joint State Economic Development Award
On March 29, Arlington Economic Development took home a Community Economic Development Award (CEDA) at the 2019 Virginia Economic Development Association Spring Conference. The award was jointly given to AED and Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (AEDP) for the coordination of Amazon HQ2 recruitment.

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Is Your Business Stuck?
Is Your Business Stuck?
Is your business stuck and not growing year-to-year? Are you looking for new tools to take your business to the next level? At BizLaunch, we have discovered a secret way to grow your business....

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Five Tips for Getting an Angel Investment in Your Startup
Five Tips for Getting an Angel Investment in Your Startup
Has your early-stage, high-growth startup ever considered raising capital and wanted to know more about Angel investors and what they look for?  

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Lidl Opens First Store in Arlington
Lidl Opens First Store in Arlington
On Monday, March 25, German discount grocery company Lidl opened store 67 – and its first store in Arlington. Lidl Express, a new, smaller concept store for Lidl, is 1,000 square feet and located on the ground floor of its U.S. headquarters.

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Amazon HQ2 Deal Approved by County Board
Amazon has won additional approvals for its new headquarters in Arlington. The Arlington County Board unanimously approved the County’s proposed direct financial incentive to Amazon, an annual pay-for-performance grant valued at approximately $23 million. 

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