Business Notes

Business Notes

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Curves of Reston will open its doors in the Tall Oaks Village Center, Nov. 28. Curves International currently serves 4 million women at 9,400 locations in 30 countries. Curves of Reston, 12056 North Shore Drive, offers significant corporate discounts to employers. Interested companies can call 703-467-5900.

Five area businessmen will be inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame during the 18th annual induction ceremony, on Nov. 29. Laureate induction into the Washington Business Hall of Fame is a lifetime achievement award for individuals who have made a major, positive impact on the Greater Washington Region through the private sector economy. Laureates are selected by a committee comprised of members of Junior Achievement, the Greater Washington Board of Trade and Washingtonian, as well as members of the business community. This year’s laureates include Raul Fernandez, the CEO of Reston-based Object Video.

The Second Friday Studio Series presented by Dragonfly Asian Antiques & Collectibles and Mayflowers Design Showroom, 11411 Sunset Hills Road, Reston. Programs take place on Sunday, Dec. 9. Speaker begins at 7 p.m. Programs are free and include light refreshments. No reservations are needed. Call 703-467-8675.

Dec. 9: It's a cherished tradition whether called chado, chi, or simply tea. From health benefits to heightened consciousness, tea is steam-rolling its way to the top of our all-time favorite beverage list. Learn from the experts on what is good for anti-oxidants, what can help you relax and how to prepare the perfect cup. Gift suggestions for the season and a chance to take a breather.

Long & Foster sales offices are designated collection sites for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Donations can be dropped off at the neighborhood Long & Foster office through Dec. 15, to be distributed to local churches, social welfare agencies and needy children throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The Herndon and Reston offices are located at 150 Elden St., Herndon, 703-904-3700 and 1831 Wiehle Ave. Reston, 703-437-8881. Visit

Reston Limousine Service adds eight new vehicles to its fleet. RLS offers 14-passenger vans and limousines, and 22 or 35-passenger buses for rent. RLS offers trips to Washington Capitals and Washington Redskins games for groups among other services. Call 703-478-0500.

Northrop Grumman announces a team of partner companies for the competition of the U.S. Army's Joint Network Node program. The corporation negotiated teaming agreements with L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., Ultra Electronics, Harris Corporation, ITT Industries, ManTech International and Agile Communications.

Several sales associates at Weichert, Realtors' Reston office were honored for their achievements in October. Top producer is Anne Lefevere who led the office in dollar volume, revenue units and listings sold. Top seller is Tony Feijoo is top seller and Marge Hogarty led the office in listings. Visit

CTX Mortgage Company has opened a new office at 11490 Commerce Park Drive, #120 in Reston. CTX is one of the largest mortgage lenders in the country with offices currently in Alexandria, McLean, Manassas and Fairfax. The CTX Difference is a philosophy based on the idea of clients and loan officers working together as a team generating excellent service, going above and beyond expectations and staying in touch, keeping customers for life. CTX will begin sponsoring homebuying seminars next month. Call 703-956-3344.

Reston based Wellborn Management Co., Inc. acted as the broker for Alum Ridge, LLC, in its purchase of 8136 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. The building is a 52,500 square feet, three-story brick multi-tenanted office/medical building. Fairfax County Health Department is one of the largest tenants in the building. There are two available suites, 1,200 and 1,800 square feet approximately. Leasing available for $21.50 per square foot. Contact Wellborn Management at 703-464-7009 for a showing.

Ed Spitler has been named a winner of the 2005 Washington Technology Government Channel Leadership Awards. Spitler, business unit director of satellite and telecommunications at ARTEL, Inc., a global information technology and telecommunications company, is one of 15 winners selected by Washington Technology's editorial staff for his exemplary record of performance and leadership in his support of the government.

Spitler provided critical communications to the war fighters of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom and outstanding contributions to the United States’ net-centric war fighting strategy in Iraq. He is featured with fellow winners in the Oct. 24 award issue of Washington Technology.

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Northrop Grumman announces winners of the 2005 Supplier Excellence Award. Eleven suppliers are recognized for contributing substantively to the company’s success through their technical capability and commitment to producing quality products and services. The winners are: Applied Science Associates, Inc.; Phillips Service Industries, Inc., Beaver Aerospace & Defense, Inc.; The Boeing Company, Air Force Space Systems; Data Systems and Technology, Inc.; Engineering/Documentation Systems Inc.; Fiber SenSys, Inc.; FLIR Systems, Inc., Imaging Division; Harris Corporation, Government Communications Systems Division, Department of Defense Programs; Metson

Marine; Sterling Computers; and Tech Systems Inc. Contact Loren Days, 703-345-7802.