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Creative Directors, Eric Lutz, Kathy Mauck and Mikio Togashi opened the doors of Eclipse Design Group last February in Sterling. "Creative Alignment for Better Business" describes the threefold mission of Eclipse: to provide communication solutions that are innovative and eventful; to develop materials that harmonize marketing strategies, goals and budgets; and to deliver design services that build name recognition and yield results. Eclipse Design Group is located at 22648 Glenn Drive, Sterling, Va. 20164. Call 703-707-9770 to discuss marketing needs with one of the Creative Directors.

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce held its spring membership drive on March 17. Some 25 Chamber member volunteers participated in this first St. Patrick's Day Telethon to recruit new members for the Loudoun Chamber, the leading pro-business organization in the county. Dave Boyd of the Lindsay Group won the grand prize for top results at the Chamber's St. Patrick's Day Telethon. The prize was a theme gift basket from Executive Gift Planners valued over $100. For more information, call the Loudoun Chamber at 703-777-2176.

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly networking Business Showcase Breakfast on Thursday, April 8 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Belmont Country Club in Ashburn. This monthly networking event averages between 100-150 attendees. The cost is $15 for pre-paid members, $18 members at the door. $20 for non-members with pre-registration required. A full buffet breakfast is included in the cost. Register online at www.loudounchamber.org or call Stephanie Norton at the Chamber office, 703-777-2176 ext. 25.

Local area vendors are invited to the 2004 Loudoun County Purchasing's Buyer/Seller Information Exchange sessions. The purpose of these sessions is to give area businesses the opportunity to meet the County's Purchasing staff and become familiar with the County's procurement process.  These will be an informal sessions open to all vendors to discuss the County's processes, upcoming contracts and any vendor questions or concerns. Representatives of area businesses are invited to attend. The sessions are scheduled for: Tuesday, April 13 at 2 p.m.; Thursday, May 20 at 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, June 16 at 2 p.m. The Buyer/Seller Information Exchange sessions will be held in the Lovettsville Room on the 1st floor of the County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E., in Leesburg. To reserve a seat, call 703-777-0403 or send an email to sfields@loudoun.gov.

Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Networking Event After Hours Mixer on Thursday, April 15 from 5:30-7 p.m. Make business connections through casual conversation at the Long & Foster Ashburn Office, 44031 Ashburn Village Shopping Plaza, Suite 287. Featuring fantastic door prizes and outstanding food and beverage from local providers. Cost: $5 Chamber Members, $10 Non-Members.

The Loudoun Chamber will hold its monthly Business After Hours Mixer on Thursday, April 15 from 5:30-7 p.m. hosted by Long & Foster Ashburn Office, 44031 Ashburn Village Shopping Plaza, Suite 287, Ashburn. Door prizes have been donated, including overnight accommodations in Florida and Las Vegas, golf rounds, restaurant and entertainment offers, special services, and gifts. Outstanding food, beverages and desserts will be provided by Outback Steak House, Texacan Beef & Pork Company, Wegman's, Tarara Winery and more.

Bring plenty of business cards to this well attended monthly networking event. Register online at http://www.loudounchamber.org or call the Chamber at 703-777-2176 ext. 25.