Business Notes

Business Notes

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Clarion Management Resources, a full-service association management company, is pleased to announce the addition of Tina Wehmeir to its senior staff as Vice President, Marketing. Wehmeir brings more than 15 years of management and marketing experience in the association and hospitality arenas to her new position, as well as professional relationships as an active leader in a host of association industry organizations. Clarion Management Resources, Inc. is a full service association management firm located in Alexandria, Va.

FasTracKids has opened an educational enrichment academy in Alexandria. FasTracKids is an education system that is aimed at helping children develop gifts and talents at an early age. Once a 3-7 year old is enrolled, the child attends four 90-minute sessions a month for two years. Certified teachers cover 12 subject areas, including biology, literature, economics, earth science and mathematics. The FasTracKids Learning System features high-tech interactive touch-screen technology, video instruction and classroom activities that augment curriculum. A parent's web-based site offers additional material to reinforce the teaching. The new FasTracKids academy is located at 6165 Fuller Ct. Alexandria, VA 22310.

HBP, Inc., one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s independent commercial printers announced that that it has acquisitioned Charter Printing, a commercial printer located in Alexandria, VA. Under the terms of the deal, HBP purchased the assets of Charter Printing. Charter employees are now employees of HBP and will continue to service their existing accounts, now doing business as HBP-Charter. HBP-Charter is a wholly owned subsidiary of HBP. Visit .

The next Business Development Roundtable is on Tuesday, Feb. 15 from noon-1 p.m. at the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, 801 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 402. This month's topic will be "Outrageous Marketing: Get Results Without Spending A Lot of Money." Free. Bring a brown bag lunch and a guest to this informative and casual discussion group. The Roundtable is sponsored by pseudonym and presented cooperatively between the Alexandria Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce. Call Erika Mendez at 703-549-1000, ext. 212 or e-mail

Reflection Dental with offices in Alexandria, Manassas, Great Falls and Annandale announces the addition of, Kimberly Lawson as Regional Manager. Ms. Lawson has spent the past seven years in the dental insurance industry. Her experience with dental provider networks enables her to oversee the internal operations for the four offices. Her new office phone number is 703-503-1700.

Virginia Commerce Bank (VCB) is pleased to announce the opening of its Del Ray branch, located at 2401 Mount Vernon Ave. The new branch, which is the sixteenth overall for VCB, opened for business on Jan. 27, 2005.

A special ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday, Jan. 26. In addition to the ribbon-cutting ceremony, VCB will continue the celebration for several weeks, providing free refreshments to all who visit the Del Ray branch and with special offers to those who open new accounts.

Alexandria Business and Professional Women, working to achieve equity for women in the professional workplace, meets on the second Tuesday of the month from September to May at 7 p.m., at the Eisenhower Ave. Holiday Inn.

Employment Club. The Laurie Mitchell Employment Center hosts "The Job Club" every Monday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The group is for those with mental illness and others who need support in their job search. The center is located at 8794 S. Sacramento Drive.