In the News

  • LoudounNow

    Virts, Miller Introduce Napa Valley Wine Line

    Selma, spelled backwards and with an accent mark added—was curated with world-renowned winemakers Philippe Melka and Maayan Koschitzky and boasts labels by contemporary artist JD Miller. The first vintage,Amlés 2018 Reflectionist, a Cabernet Sauvignon cuvée from vineyards sites in California’s Napa Valley, is available to mailing list members and to select cellars and restaurants. Each bottle features a Reflectionist image of the Selma Estate by Miller. The suggested retail price is $170 per bottle, and they are available in six-pack cases.

  • InsideNOVA

    Loudoun vintners produce new brand to benefit charity

    Two Loudoun County vintners have collaborated to produce a new wine brand, with proceeds benefiting community organizations and charities. The brand created by Scott Miller and Sharon Virts is called Amlés (pronounced ahm’-lay), which pays homage to their home, Selma Estate. The historic home was restored by the couple several years ago and once hosted Thomas Jefferson and other historical figures in its halls.

  • Washington Life Magazine

    Inside Homes: Reinventing Selma

    Sharon Virts and Scott Miller embarked on a two year project to renovate an abandoned historic property in Leesburg, Va. only to find they were not alone on their journey. The expression “if these walls could talk” takes on special meaning at Selma Estate in Leesburg, Va.

  • Northern Virginia Magazine

    Inova Loudoun Opens New ER Facility, Level III Trauma Center

    The expansion of the Inova Virts Miller Family Emergency and Trauma Center gives patients access to life-saving treatment.

  • Loudoun Now

    Pairing Giving with Passions: Loudoun Couple Nudges Others to Adopt a Loudoun School

    The Virts Miller Foundation’s donation will help launch and support four programs at Lucketts Elementary School. It will cover the cost of building a reading library that will be stocked with books that fulfill the county’s new reading and writing instruction program, called Units of Study.

  • Loudoun Times

    Loudoun County creates ad hoc committee in hopes of landing Amazon’s HQ2

    With 37 days left to submit its request for proposal in hopes of landing “the deal of the decade” -- Amazon’s highly sought after second headquarters known as HQ2 -- Loudoun County on Tuesday approved the creation of an ad hoc committee to help its Department of Economic Development land the deal.

  • Loudoun Now

    Loudoun Hospital Leaders Focus on Community Philanthropy as Expansion Continues

    Twenty years after the groundbreaking ceremony that began construction the Loudon Hospital Center in Lansdowne, a crowd of medical, political and community leaders gathered today at the same location to celebrate another expansion at the campus.

  • Local Young Entrepreneurs Learn from Loudoun CEOs Including FCi Federal Founder & Chairman Sharon D. Virts

    Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) The inaugural class of the Loudoun Young Entrepreneurs Academy held a CEO roundtable on Tuesday, Feb. 21 hearing from local CEOs on starting a business and what they've learned. FCi Federal Founder and Chairman Sharon D. Virts was a guest speaker.

  • Celebrating Growth – Inova Loudoun Foundation recognizes ER expansion — and other key events.

    The Inova Loudoun Hospital (ILH) Foundation hosted a number of events this past fall to celebrate the powerful impact of philanthropy on our community.

  • When Every Minute Counts – Inova Loudoun Hospital Emergency Room Expands Level of Care

    When emergency strikes, it’s nice to know there’s a beacon of light close to home — a place that you trust, where you can receive high-quality, advanced medical care for even the most serious of conditions.

  • Loudoun Times-Mirror

    Sheila Johnson, partners launch capital fund specifically for women-led startups

    Middleburg business titan Sheila Johnson and 11 like-minded women have launched a venture capital consortium that will invest in female-led startups that focus on social impact work.

  • Washington Business Journal

    FCi Federal #5 on WBJ’s list of Women-Owned Businesses in Wash Metro Area

  • Washington Life Magazine

    WE Capital: Leveraging the Power of Female Investors

    A new consortium of women investors seeks to break barriers and fund social change.

  • Washington Business Journal

    Inova Loudoun Hospital starts work on $5M emergency room expansion

    Inova Loudoun Hospital has kicked off a $5 million expansion of its Lansdowne campus emergency room while it pursues a Level III Trauma designation for the center.

  • Loudoun Now

    Inova Loudoun Hospital Embarks on Major Expansion

    Inova Loudoun Hospital celebrated an important milestone this morning when it officially launched the renovation and expansion of its Lansdowne facility with a “brick-breaking” ceremony.

  • Loudoun Patch

    Inova Loudoun Hospital Announces Emergency Room Expansion and Level III Trauma Center

    Inova Loudoun Hospital, recognized for providing world-class healthcare to meet the needs of our growing community, “broke bricks” to begin the renovation and expansion of its award-winning Lansdowne Campus Emergency Room. In addition, it was announced that beginning October 1, the hospital is advancing the level of ER care by pursuing implementation of Level III Trauma capabilities. This will be the first trauma center in Loudoun County.

  • The Loudoun Tribune

    Inova Hospital Celebrates Emergency Room, Trauma Center Groundbreaking

    After a nearly $5 million campaign, Inova Loudoun Hospital celebrated with a “brick breaking” for its new emergency room and trauma center. Elected officials, medical professionals and many of the donors themselves were on hand to commemorate the construction of the new facilities by knocking down faux bricks as part of the event held at the Inova hospital in Landsdowne.

  • Inova Loudoun Hospital Announces Emergency Room Expansion and Level III Trauma Center

    Leesburg, VA — Inova Loudoun Hospital, recognized for providing world-class healthcare to meet the needs of our growing community, “broke bricks” to begin the renovation and expansion of its award- winning Lansdowne Campus Emergency Room.

  • Piece of history

    The Sharon D. Virts Foundation celebrated its launch Aug. 15 at the historic Selma Mansion in Leesburg, with a $10,000 donation for the Land Trust of Virginia to preserve the history of Loudoun County.

  • Washington Exec

    FCi Federal Founder, Chair Sharon D. Virts Launches Foundation

    FCi Federal Founder Sharon D. Virts announced Aug. 15 the launch of the Sharon D. Virts Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) established to focus on the fundamental pillars required to support a thriving community – education, culture, health care and opportunity.