Business Notes 6/26/02

Business Notes 6/26/02

<hdr15>Business Notes

<lst>Send your organization's announcement to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is two weeks before publication. Photos/artwork encouraged. Questions? Call Michael O'Connell at 703-917-6449.

Local area vendors are invited to participate in a buyer/seller information exchange session on July 17 at 3 p.m. The session will take place in the Lovettsville Room on the first floor of the County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., Leesburg. To reserve a seat, call 703-777-0403 or e-mail

The Coldwell Banker Institute is offering a “Principles of Real Estate” session at the Dulles/Loudoun office located at 46859 Harry Byrd Highway #200 in Sterling. Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 to 10 p.m., June 18-Aug. 15, and are open to anyone interested in becoming a Realtor. Seating is limited. Register at any Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage sales office. For more information, call 1-800-992-4794.

Loudoun Cooperative Extension will be offering a seminar on “Starting a Family Child Care Business," providing caregivers the tools to develop a successful home-based child-care service. Topics to be discussed include getting started and the requirements for both business and state licensing. The seminar will take place Thursday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. located at the Loudoun Extension Office in Leesburg. A registration fee of $10 covers the resource manual provided for all participants. For more information contact Beverly Samuel at 703-777-0373.

The Lansdowne Orthopedic Physical Therapy located near the Loudoun Hospital and Leisure World is now open. The clinic offers physical therapy as well as pilates, yoga, personal training and aquatic therapy. The physical therapists specialize in orthopedic care treating a variety of conditions including: lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder/knee pain, osteoporosis, sport injuries and many other diagnosis. A certified personal trainer and pilates instructor is available on staff for instruction in a general exercise program or post-rehabilitation care. For more information, call 703-443-6700.

The architectural/engineering team led by Wisnewski Blair and Associates, Ltd., in association with Moody Nolan, Ltd. has been selected as the design team for the eastern Loudoun recreation center to be built in Claude Moore Park in Sterling. Clint Good Architects will provide local and historical design consulting and Potomac Energy Group will serve as the mechanical and electrical engineers.

Drs. Herbst, Mitnick and Monajemy will be providing patient care from their new office located at 21475 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling. The new office is in a three-story medical building approximately one mile from the previous location, visible at the intersection of Route 7 and Loudoun Tech Drive. The current telephone number, 703-444-3710, will not be changing. Patients are asked to continue calling that number to schedule appointments.

The following Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage sales associates earned Honor Roll Achievements for April 2002:

Bob Hummer-top producer, top buyer agency contracts, top listings sold and top listing agent.

Teresa Maloney-top producer, top listings sold, top listing agent

Becky Olguin-top sales.

Tina Zimmerman-top sales.

Joan Williamson-top buyer agency contracts.

Doug Mattice of Mattice Signature Portraits is participating in the National Children's Portrait contest sponsored by Burrell Professional Color Lab in Crown Point, Ind. Mattice Signature Portraits submitted 37 entries. Professional photographers from around the country will judge each entry based on creativity, composition and emotional impact. The results of the contest will be announced July 15 at the Professional Photographers of America National Convention in Atlantic City, N.J.

Robert Earl has become a new member of the team at Weichert, Realtors. Formerly the director of product development at OneSoft Corporation, Earl will now be running his own real estate business that is affiliated with Weichert, Realtors. For more information, visit, or call 1-888-731-2002.

Sales associates from Weichert, Realtors’ Dulles office have been honored for May achievements. Sandy Loftis generated the most resale units and the most listings sold, Linda Sonnhalter produced the highest dollar volume and most sales and the sales team of Judy Richards, Michael LaBelle, and Doug Holcomb generated the most listings.

The GMR Program provides an assigned team to companies from one of the colleges or universities within the program. Motivated MBA students and their faculty provide in-depth research and analysis in preparing a strategic export plan tailored to business' goals. The GMR Program also establishes a road map for obtaining international sales, which can then be implemented with the help of VEDP. Loudoun businesses wishing to learn more about this program, can contact Pam Treadwell, Loudoun County Department of Economic Development at 703-777-0427, or Matthias Duys at 703-506-1032.