The Chiedo Companies, Website development, Digital Advertising, Cybersecurity and IT support

Our Mission

To enable and inspire: the birth of new business ventures, the community, and entrepreneurs.

The Board

  • Chiedo

    Chiedo is a full-time follower of Jesus, a husband and a father. He graduated from James Madison University in 2013 with a Computer Science degree. He’s been writing code and working on computers since the third grade and running business ventures since middle school.

  • Gabe Steelman

    Gabe works in the Technical Staffing Industry with Apex Systems by day and is a musician by night. Gabe's skills, creativity, experience, perspective, musical taste and strong work ethic make him a valuable asset to the team.

  • Matt Light

    Matt Light brings much to the table as the The Chiedo, Inc. secretary and general counsel. Lawyer by day, antique glass dealer by night -- when Matt isn't working, he's an avid supporter of Star Trek (which he prefers greatly to Star Wars) and loves to spend time with his family.

  • Josh Dean

    Josh Dean is a proud Harrisonburg resident who loves the beach, football and playing the guitar. He brings his unique experiences in multiple industries to the table and is glad to serve his local community.

  • Don Lawrence

    Don Lawrence loves finance and with an impressive track record in the DC Area, he brings a lot of insight to the board. Not only does he bring his experience in finance, risk management and valuation, he also brings his experience as a small business owner.

  • Josiah Weaver

    Josiah is a driven Christian entrepreneur with an extensive background. Small (up to enterprise) size business development, property development, data center design, Information Systems architecture -- Josiah does it all, with a unique passion to figure out how things work.

Our Vision

A world where exploring great ideas is the status quo.

The Chiedo Companies

  • Chiedo Labs

    We Build Your Ideas

    Chiedo Labs came first. It was founded in 2012 by Chiedo during his last semester at James Madison University and has been growing rapidly ever since. Today, Chiedo Labs creates mobile apps, websites and runs a small start-up incubator.

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  • Chiedo Marketing

    We Tell Your Story

    Naturally, Chiedo Labs wanted to help clients get visitors to their sites, so Chiedo Marketing was launched in May, 2016. Specializing in Social Media, Digital Advertising, and SEO, this company connects clients with their current and potential customers so that they can reach their personal, business, and organizational goals.

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  • Chiedo IT

    We Power Your Operation

    Chiedo IT provides IT support for small businesses in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and remote technical support for others. Chiedo IT officially launched late 2016 as the acquisition of a local IT company in Harrisonburg Virginia that had been started by Josiah Weaver. Chiedo IT was the third company under the The Chiedo, Inc. umbrella.

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Our Values

We’re innovators not followers: we imagine; we improvise
We prioritize family values and our community ties
We do it all with smiles and fun, laid-back vibes
We believe great ideas should be explored and the future can be designed

Community Focus

Invested in serving our community.


Be transparent; do the right thing always.


Seeing the world as it could be, not as it stands.


We’re better together.

Focused Curiosity

Persistently searching for better ways of thinking and doing.


Give 100% in everything we do.


You either have it or you don’t.


We care for our family here and at home.

Bleeding Edge

Living on the frontier of innovation.


Being a partner to our customer, not just a vendor.