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Greenvest LC, through its partnership with Good Shepherd Alliance, will close its offices Thursday, May 19, to carry out a special community outreach project, which includes the entire staff of Greenvest participating in renovations, rejuvenations and upgrades to include construction of a tot lot and bus stop for the women and children’s center. The Greenvest team extends an invitation to all business partners, contractors and their employees to donate money and materials to this event. Visit www.greenvest.com.

Loudoun County's Clean Waste Program offers local businesses and organizations a cost-effective and environmentally responsible way to dispose of small quantities of hazardous wastes, including photographic chemicals; X-ray developer, acids/bases; ink sludges; oil-based paints and inks; pesticides; reactives; solvents; oxidizers; fuels; wood-preserving agents; and flammable wastes.

Preregistration is mandatory for participation in this program and there are costs associated with participation. However, the cost to a typical Clean Waste participant is approximately one-quarter the cost of paying for disposal through a hazardous-waste management firm because participants share transportation and labor costs.

The next collection event is scheduled for Friday, May 20, at the Loudoun County Solid Waste Management Facility, 20939 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg. For more information and preregistration forms, visit the Loudoun County Government Web site at www.loudoun.gov/oswm/clean.htm or call the

Office of Solid Waste Management at 703-777-0187.

Leadership Loudoun will have a welcome booth and recruiting event at Loudoun County Day, May 22, at Oatlands Plantation, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg, from 1-5 p.m. Nonprofits welcome to have informational booths set up for free. Event will include information about how to become a community leader, as well as information about the plantation, the county's nonprofit services and other nonprofit organizations. Admission free. Call 703-777-4427.

BMW's Ninth Annual Ultimate Drive Program for the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation will make a stop at BMW of Sterling, 21826 Pacific Blvd., Sterling, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, May 28. The general public is invited to drive the fleet of BMWs at participating retail centers, for each mile driven in one of the Ultimate Drive vehicles, which are painted a titanium silver with a pink ribbon, $1 is donated to the Koman Foundation to support breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs. To arrange a drive, call 1-877-4A-DRIVE.

Local area vendors are invited to the 2005 Loudoun County

Procurement's Buyer/Seller Information Exchange sessions. The purpose of these informal sessions is to give area businesses the opportunity to meet the county's procurement staff and become familiar with the county's procurement process. The next round of sessions are as follows:

* Wednesday, June 22, 10:30 a.m.

* Thursday, July 21, 2 p.m.

* Monday, Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m.

* Thursday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m.

* Friday, Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m.

* Thursday, Dec. 22, 2 p.m.

The sessions will be held in the Lovettsville Room on the first floor of the County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., in Leesburg. Call 703-771-5142 or send an e-mail to sfields@loudoun.gov.

William Green, president of the Washington Air Cargo Association, announces that the group had donated a check for $3,000 to Children’s Hospital, Washington, D.C. The donation was made at the Pleasant Valley Golf Course May 10, where WACA held its annual golf tournament at which 84 members played in order to raise money for worthy charities and organizations such as Children’s Hospital. The WACA had given more than $20,000 to Children’s over the last few years. Washington Air Cargo Association’s total charity contributions for this year alone totaled $10,000, including the Tsunami Relief Fund.

The Washington Air Cargo Association is a nonprofit professional organization of air cargo professionals in the D.C.-metropolitan area whose primary area of interest is Dulles International Airport.

Business Professional Women Virginia Federation will be holding its annual state federation conference at the Embassy Suites Dulles-North, May 19-22. Keynote speakers include Marsha Clark, Northern Virginia area, an independent consultant and author of several books; and Courtney Lynch, co-founder of her leadership company located in Fairfax. Friday will be the presentation of the Annual Commonwealth Award, recognizing and raising awareness of the contributions by citizens to improve the well-being of communities and citizens and recognizing the talents, strengths, and leadership exhibited by nominees from across the state of Virginia.

Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd., headquartered in Chantilly, was named to Engineering News-Record Magazine's

list of the nation's top-500 design firms. This is the second-consecutive year that Bowman has been honored. Companies were ranked according to their revenue for design services performed in 2004. This year Bowman ranked 324th after ranking 352nd last year.

ServerVault Corp. has been selected by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium Inc., the nonprofit international leader in educating, qualifying and certifying information security professionals worldwide and currently celebrating the Year of the Information Security Professional, to provide managed services to host ISC's Web, e-mail and multiple online forum services. ServerVault owns and operates a state-of-the-art data center in Dulles built to Department of Defense standards for SCIF's (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility). ServerVault is wholly owned by affiliates of Cincinnati-based Western & Southern Financial Group, including the Western and Southern Life Insurance Company and private equity funds managed by Fort

Washington Capital Partners Group.