Business Notes

Business Notes

Bowman Consulting of Chantilly announces the promotions of Martin Crahan, A.I.C.P. and Justin Mahlmann, P.E. to principal.

Crahan, who has been with the firm since 2004 as director of planning for the Prince William office, brings more than 30 years of knowledge in land development, design and planning in the Washington Metropolitan region. He has an architecture degree from The Ohio State University.

Mahlmann, who came to Bowman Consulting five years ago, has 10 years of engineering experience. He has a Civil Engineering degree from The University of Virginia and is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

As principals, Crahan and Mahlmann will be actively involved in the firm’s strategic operations.

Friday Night Live. Fridays from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Outdoor rock concert in historic downtown Herndon (behind Municipal Center, Lynn St.). A different band performs each week.

* Aug. 4 — Love Seed Mama Jump;

* Aug. 11 — Mr. Greengenes;

* Aug. 18 — Surprise Act - TBA;

* Aug. 25 — Jah Works.

No admission charge. Food and beverages available for purchase. Visit Presented through August by the Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber 101 will be on Wednesday, Aug. 16 from noon-1:30 p.m., at ITT Technical Institute, 14420 Albemarle Point Place, Suite 100, Chantilly. This seminar introduces new and prospective members to the power of the Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce and describes how to effectively use Chamber events and programs. Features lunch and a mini-workshop on the topic "The Virtual Office" by guest speaker Rich Solkovsky of A la Carte Office. Free, but pre-register with Ellen Kaminsky 571-323-5302 or e-mail

A Special Membership Meeting of the Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce and Lift Off Luncheon will be on Thursday, Aug. 24, at 11:30 a.m. Westfields Marriott Hotel, 14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly. At this meeting, members will vote on whether the Chamber shall officially change its name to Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce. (The Chamber will also do business in Herndon as Herndon Dulles Chamber and in Chantilly and Centreville as Chantilly-Centreville Chamber of Commerce.) At the luncheon following the meeting, Gen. Joseph Anderson, director of the Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum, will speak. Fees for the luncheon: $40 Members, $45 Non-Members. Register online at or e-mail or call 571-323-5300.

A Business Networks International (BNI) Referral Networking meeting takes place every Thursday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Centreville Lonestar Steakhouse off Route 29 in the Centreville Square Shopping Center. Contact Chris Allen at 703-653-8946.

A new Rotary Club is forming in Centreville. The club meets on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at the Border Cafe in Centreville. Rotary is a global network of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The Centreville club has 15 potential members and is looking for at least five more to receive its charter. E-mail

Mason Dixon Funding, with offices in Chantilly, has entered into an arrangement with MedStar Health, Inc. that designates MDF as the preferred mortgage lender for all of MedStar’s employees.

The program enables the 22,000-plus employees at all area MedStar facilities, including Georgetown University Hospital and the Washington Hospital Center, the opportunity to secure financing on the purchase of a new home or the refinancing of a current residence.

Paula Hensley of Centreville has joined Reico Kitchen and Bath's corporate office in Annandale as a controller. Hensley lives in Centreville, with her significant other, Bob Katz. She has two sons, Brandon and Justin. Brandon works as an accountant in Knoxville, Tenn., and Justin is in medical school in Johnson City, Tenn.

The Children’s Museum of Northern Virginia (CMNOVA) announces its partnership with the Junior League of Northern Virginia (JLNV) to help establish a permanent children’s museum in the Centreville area by 2008. The JLNV has agreed to provide $250,000 in financial support and 500 volunteer hours to the museum, as part of its five-year commitment to the effort. The CMNOVA is currently operating as a “museum without walls” by taking programming to various locations around Northern Virginia.

Chuck Kuhn, president/CEO of JK Moving & Storage, has been named Chairman of Fight Night 2006, a charity fund-raiser. The event takes place Thursday evening, Nov. 2, at the Washington Hilton and Towers, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Now entering its 17th year, Fight Night helps urban youth who are prepared for post-secondary education and career opportunities. For tickets or sponsorship information, contact Liz Warnecki at Fight For Children at 202.772.0416 or visit

Walter Clarke has joined Potomac Home Funding, LLC as vice president and regional manager of Mortgage Lending. He will be working out of a Potomac Bank of Virginia branch in Chantilly.