Business Notes

Business Notes

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Greater Reston area business people have a new professional networking opportunity. A.M. Executive Connections is held the third Wednesday of each month, 8-9:30 a.m., and features a full, hot breakfast, complimentary display table for promotional literature and door prizes. Contact Barbara LaRock, 703-709-8600, e-mail at or visit

Hair Cuttery is celebrating the 7th anniversary of its Share A Haircut campaign, which helps tens of thousands of children served by social service agencies. For every child's haircut, up to age 18, purchased at any Hair Cuttery salon between Aug. 1-15, Hair Cuttery will donate a free haircut to an underprivileged child. Washington, D.C.-metropoltian area Hair Cuttery salons will donate up to 8,000 free haircuts valued at $80,000 to area children in need. Nationwide, Hair Cuttery expects to donate more than 50,000 haircuts, totaling $500,000.

Millennium Bank N.A. announces the addition of Dale Phelps, CPA, as the bank’s new executive vice president, chief financial officer. He will guide the financial and accounting initiatives of the bank as well as manage Millennium’s relationship with financial institutions, shareholders, and the financial community. Phelps will oversee and direct all treasury, budgeting, tax, purchasing, forecasting, and insurance activities for the bank.

Phelps brings more than 26 years of financial services experience in high growth organizations to Millennium. Most recently he served as the chief Financial officer at the Community Bank of Northern Virginia in Sterling, where he spearheaded successful balance sheet strategies to improve the bank’s financial results and help the bank grow to $880 million in assets. Previously, he served as CFO for Century National Bank in Washington, D.C., as well as vice president-finance and investment portfolio manager for Farmers and Mechanics Bank in Frederick, Md., where he was a key contributor in the bank’s acquisition of three community banks.

HCA Virginia and the Washington Redskins announced the formation of a new partnership Monday, May 23. HCA and the Washington Redskins have signed an agreement naming HCA Virginia as "The official hospital provider of the Washington Redskins."

The combined health-care expertise and technology of HCA's 14 Virginia hospital campuses and four surgery centers, together with Reston Hospital Center's proximity to Redskins Park, make HCA Virginia suited to support the efforts of the Redskins players, trainers, and staff.

HCA's Reston Hospital Center is located a few miles from Redskins Park where the team trains and holds practices. Many of the players and staff live near-by and have utilized Reston Hospital Center and its medical staff for their medical needs.

In addition to being the official hospital provider of the Washington Redskins, the new partnership will focus on promoting health and wellness through a variety of joint initiatives throughout the commonwealth.

HCA is the fourth largest private employer in the commonwealth, employing more than 12,500 Virginians. In Northern Virginia, HCA operates Reston Hospital Center, Reston Surgery Center, Northern Virginia Community Hospital, Dominion Hospital and Fairfax Surgery Center. Additionally, HCA is pursuing Loudoun County approval to build 164-bed Broadlands Regional Medical Center in Ashburn. With approval from the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors at a meeting June 22, Broadlands Regional Medical Center could open as soon as 2008.

HCA facilities in central Virginia include CJW Medical Center, Henrico Doctors' Hospital, Retreat Hospital, John Randolph Medical Center, Hanover Outpatient Surgery Center, Tuckahoe Surgery Center and a regional Patient Account Services Center. In southwest Virginia, HCA facilities include Lewis-Gale Medical Center, Montgomery Regional Hospital, Alleghany Regional Hospital, Pulaski Community Hospital and Clinch Valley Medical Center.

Nationally, HCA is the nation's leading health-care provider of health-care services with 191 hospitals and 83 outpatient facilities in 23 states and Europe.

Fairfax County Federal Credit Union is a sponsor of the Fairfax County Park Authority’s summer day-camp scholarship program for homeless children. The credit union became a bronze benefactor by donating $1,140 to fund a child for one full summer of camp and activities.

Each year, Parks And Community Together (PACT), provide summer camp for homeless children, ages 6-17 years old, whom reside in Fairfax County shelters such as Falls Church’s Shelter House, Reston’s Embry Rucker, Alexandria’s Mondloch House, foster care services and other Fairfax County facilities.

Founded in 1958, Fairfax County Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by and operated for our members, by members. Membership is available to individuals who live, work, worship, attend school or volunteer in Fairfax County.

The Reston Incubator, operated by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, recently completed its GrowthSpurt6 Business Plan Competition. In perhaps one of the most even races to date, SquareLoop, a firm specializing in mobile communication technology, emerged as the winner. The semi-annual business plan contest affords the winner more than $10,000 in benefits, including an initial five-month tenure in the incubator program, high-level mentoring and consulting support, exposure, networking and free business software.

The program assists entrepreneurs in forming and developing high-growth businesses in various sectors of the regional economy including technology, government services and supporting industries. The program provides physical space, mentoring, business services and technical support to help emerging businesses grow. Job creation and increased regional prosperity are the program's primary goals. Contact the chamber at or 703-707-9045.

Bob Mossadeghi, managing partner of Morant Information Systems, announces the company has relocated its operations to Reston. The company has already joined the Reston Chamber of Commerce and will actively participate in its association committee. Morant Information Systems new address is 11490 Commerce Park Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Contact at 703-773-0370 or

The Reston Historic Trust announces the start of the Gourmet Sweet Sale. Starting July 30, gourmet confections and candies will be on sale in the Reston Museum and Shop. A sampling of the delicacies that will available include: JBz by Jelly Belly, milk chocolate covered pretzels, milk chocolate and yogurt covered pretzels, dark and milk chocolate myrtles, Joseph Schmidt Truffles and cherry cordials, and more.

Candy and confections donated by Balducci's. Proceeds benefit the Reston Historic Trust.

The Reston Museum is operated by the Reston Historic Trust (RHT). The trust was founded in 1996 to sustain the history of the award-winning, innovative, planned community of Reston. The RHT serves the dual role of preserving a sense of community and addressing change. Through displays and programs at the Reston Museum, the RHT is using the past to understand the present and plan for the future. Call 703-709-7700 or visit

Body by Geoff fitness studio announces that Amenaua has been named as the principal massage therapist. He will lead a team of four licensed massage therapists working for the studio.