<lst>To have business briefs listed in The Arlington Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is 2 p.m. the Thursday before publication. This free community listing is reserved for events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost. Call Elizabeth Orr at 703-917-6449 with any questions.

<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,

SOC Enterprises elected its 2004-2005 Board of Directors and Officers at its headquarters Sept. 22 during the organization’s annual membership meeting. SOC Board of Directors chair Douglas McKinley presided over the events.

Officers elected include: board chair, Henry Walton, retired, Central Intelligence Agency; vice chair, Elizabeth Wildhack, attorney-at-law, Wildhack & Wildhack; treasurer, Joan Rineberg, certified financial planner; secretary, Mary Cousins, operations manager, National Housing Conference.

New board members elected at the meeting include: Esteban Alzamora, president/CEO/CFO, MEA Corporation; Raymond Evert, supervisory paralegal specialist, Office of Hearings and Appeals, retired; Alexander MacNabb, attorney-at-law, retired Commissioner of Indian Affairs; E. Machin Sarros, corporate investment manager, First Virginia Bank, retired; Eric F. Schell, attorney, Eric F. Schell Esq.; Thomas Smolinski, director, Arlington Career Center, retired; and Dan Smoot, property manager, Lancaster Realty.

SOC is one of Arlington’s largest community rehabilitation programs, providing job training, employment, workplace coaching and supportive services to adults with moderate to severe developmental and physical disabilities. To find out more about SOC Enterprises, call 703-521-4441 or visit

Information technology company SRA plans to move to a new building in Arlington. The building, which will be complete by July 2006, will be built on North Washington Boulevard and owned by the George Mason University Foundation. Fairfax-based SRA will consolidate about 800 employees from its Arlington and Alexandria locations in its new building.

Educator Discount. All Northern Virginia Borders Books and Music Stores will offer a 25 percent discount on regularly priced items to local educators to honor their hard work and dedication between Friday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 10. For more information, please contact Lisa Greig, area marketing manager, at