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<lst>The Northern Virginia Business Referrals group meets every Tuesday at 7 a.m. for breakfast at the Metro 29 Diner, 4711 Lee Highway, Arlington. The group facilitates networking by limiting membership to one member per profession, and has been in existence since 1996. For more information on Northern Virginia Business Referrals, call 703-312-7117 or visit the NVBR Web site,

"Marketing is from Mars, Sales are from Venus: The Battle of Sales vs. Marketing." A discussion sponsored by Business-to-Business SIG, American Marketing Association, D.C. Chapter. 12-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 at the Arlington Economic Development Center, 1100 N. Glebe Road, Suite 1500. Fee: $10 members, $25 nonmembers (lunch included). Call 703-683-4883 or email

Sixty Arlington County companies — about one-third of all employers honored in the region — have been named among the 2004 'Best Workplaces for Commuters.'

The designation was given to 187 Greater Washington Region employers who offer their employees outstanding traffic-reducing commuter benefits such as employer-provided transit passes, vanpool subsidies, bike commuter facilities, onsite daycare and telework programs. The companies were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its Greater Washington region coalition partners at a ceremony in Silver Spring, Md.

The 60 employers named were Advanced Computer Concepts; American Intellectual Property Law Assn.; ANSER; Army Historical Foundation; Association of International Auto Manufacturers ; Board of Arlington County; CAS, Inc.; Clover Management; Consumer Electronics Association; Council for Exceptional Children; Dairy Management Inc.; Designers and Planner, Inc.; Destination Sales and Marketing Group, Ltd.; ECG Management Consultants; ERG, Inc.; Educational Research Service Electronic Industries Alliance; Electrotek Concepts, Inc.; ESI International; Fu Associates; Gas Appliances Manufacturers Assn. (GAMA); George Mason University; Halliburton; Houston Associates; InfoEdge Technology; Irides, LLC; JE Austin Associates, Inc.; Jorge Scientific Corp.; Laughlin, Marinaccio, & Owens, Inc; Manufacturer's Alliance; MCG Capital Corp.; Millenium Engineering & Integration Co.; National Computer Systems; National Milk Producers Federation; National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn; National Science Foundation; National Telecommunications Cooperative Assn.; Number 6 Software; Office of Naval Research; Pearson Government Solutions; PostCentric; Q.E.D. Consulting, LLC; Raytheon Systems; Reed Fax; Syracuse Research Corp.; System Planning Corp; The Aerospace Corp.; The Boeing Co., Crystal City; The Boeing Co., Rosslyn; The Cadmus Group; Transportation Security Administration; U.S. Dairy Export Council; Verizon - Federal Network Systems, LLC; Virginia Department of Corrections, District 10; WAVA FM 105.1/WABS AM 780; Westfield Realty; WWZZ Radio, Bonneville International Radio; Wyle Laboratories; and Xerox Special Information Systems

For more information about Arlington Transportation Partners, visit; for more information about Best Workplaces for Commuters, visit

ERG of Arlington, a consulting firm, recently received an award from the Chesapeake Bay Program's Businesses for the Bay. The award recognized ERG for, "Outstanding Achievement for Pollution Prevention, Small Facility." More than 590 companies and municipalities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed belong to Businesses for the Bay, and seven Virginia companies were honored in this year's awards.

For more information about Businesses for the Bay, visit For more information about ERG, visit

A new poster by artist Peter Max to benefit the Pentagon Memorial Fund will now be sold at the Fort America shop in the Pentagon. The poster, which depicts the Statue of Liberty with the Pentagon in the background, was previously only sold online. The Fort America store is located in the Pentagon's main concourse, with a kiosk store in the Pentagon Welcome Center. Autographed posters are $150, while poster overpaints are $8,000. The poster can also be ordered online at