Loudoun Business Allies Directory

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Max & Jo Hair Studio

20365 Exchange St., Ashburn, VA

🌐 https://www.facebook.com/maxandjohairstudio

📞 (347) 840-3264

📧 emilyandricosky@gmail.com

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What are Loudoun Business Allies?
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The Loudoun Business Allies (LBA) program was launched in late 2021 to provide a cooperative partnership that benefits both the LGBTQ+ community and allies and businesses. 

For the LGBTQ+ Community & Allies

For most LGBTQ+ individuals and allies, knowing where to shop safely, spend your money, and find affirming business practices can be a challenge. A majority of those who support equal rights find it difficult to know when a business is accepting and affirming, just participating in Performative Ally-ship, or not accepting and affirming at all. Not only does  this matter to customers, it also matters heavily to prospective employees when deciding where to work. 

 

To join the LBA program, businesses must commit to attending a one-on-one educational seminar annually, contribute financially to support LGBTQ+ causes here in Loudoun, openly display our logo to openly commit to our community, and comply with a pledge to create a safe, accepting, and affirming place to work and visit.

For the Business Community

As the economy ebbs and flows, it can be difficult to reach customers, bring in steady sales, and retain high-quality employees for years. The LGBTQ+ community and its allies can be one of the most discerning customer groups in the country, but also one of the largest with tens of millions of LGBTQ+ customers and hundreds of millions of supporters. We have heard from our community that they actively seek out LGBTQ+ accepting businesses to support.

So what does that mean for you? Better advertising, larger sales base, more repeat and loyal customers, and better employee hiring and retention. It means smarter business. It means helping push our County ahead and featuring it as one of the most open, accepting, and affirming communities for businesses in the DMV region and beyond. Check out our business program page for more info at eqloco.com/business

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