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No Bills Night, Aug. 8, from 6-8 p.m., gives Northern Virginia residents an opportunity to consult with lawyers free of charge during a special call-in program at the Falls Church law office of Reed Smith LLP. The phone number for the public service event is 703-641-4200. Reed Smith and volunteer attorneys from around the area will not give legal advice, but they will attempt to identify the specific legal problem raised in the conversation and suggest available avenues for relief.

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce is holding a business showcase breakfast, Thursday, Aug. 10, 7:30-9 a.m., Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. The Belmont County Club requires business attire.

Tickets: $15 for members in advance; $20 for members at the door and $25 for nonmembers. Registration and payment is required no later than Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 5 p.m. Visit www.loudounchamber.org to register online or e-mail programs@loudounchamber.org or call 703-777-2176, Ext. 9025.

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce is holding an after-hours mixer, Thursday, Aug. 17, 5:30-7 p.m., Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, 101 Blue Seal Drive, Suite 100, Leesburg. Tickets: $5 members, $10 nonmembers. RSVP to programs@loudounchamber.org.

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce is holding a State of Transportation, Aug. 22, 8-10 a.m., Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. Pierce Homer, Virginia's Secretary of Transportation and other distinguished guests discuss the status of this issue at both the state and local levels of government.

Tickets: $30 chamber/GWBOT/NVTA in advance; $35 chamber/GWBOT/NVTA at door; $40 nonmembers. Register online www.loudounchamber.org; call 703-777-2176, Ext. 9025 or fax form to 703-777-1392; RSVP to programs@loudounchamber.org.

Van Metre Companies broke ground for the Faulkner Parkway Extension in the Broadlands community Monday, July 10. When completed by the end of the year, the four-lane divided roadway will connect Claiborne Parkway and Ashburn Road. Van Metre Companies is funding the entire $2.4 million road project.

Participating in the groundbreaking ceremony was Supervisor Stephen J. Snow (R-Dulles), Larry Beerman, Dulles District representative of the Loudoun County Planning Commission, Albert G. "Beau" Van Metre Jr., vice chairman of the Van Metre Companies; Roy Barnett, group president of acquisition, planning, and development for the Van Metre Companies, and Andrew Garrich, vice president of land development for the Van Metre Companies.

Christopher Benjamin has joined Dunlap, Grubb and Weaver of Leesburg. He joins the firm's business and intellectual property practice.

Verizon Business has teamed up with the USO of Metropolitan Washington as the a partner at the new USO Lounge at Washington Dulles International Airport.

In addition to providing sustaining funding for the lounges, Verizon Federal will provide free phone calling anywhere in the world via wireless phones using Verizon Business Voice-over-Internet Protocol service. The Dulles lounge, expected to open later this year, will be located on the arrivals level next to the international arrivals building. The space, at 750 square feet, has been donated to USO-Metro by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce is holding the 2006 Annual Golf Classic, Monday, Sept. 18, at Belmont Country Club, featuring an 18-hole tournament in a shotgun-scramble format, box lunches, round of golf, cocktail reception, dinner and auction. Visit the Web site www.loudounchamber.org or call Roxane Remley at 703-777-2176, Ext. 9025.

The next Loudoun County Procurement's Buyer/Seller Information Exchange is Friday, Sept. 22, 2 p.m., in the Lovettsville Room on the first floor of the County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., in Leesburg. The purpose of the informal session is to give area businesses the opportunity to meet the county's procurement staff and become familiar with the county's procurement process. Call 703-771-5142 or send an e-mail to sfields@loudoun.gov.

The next Loudoun County Procurement's Buyer/Seller Information Exchange is Thursday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m., in the Lovettsville Room on the first floor of the County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., in Leesburg. The purpose of the informal session is to give area businesses the opportunity to meet the county's procurement staff and become familiar with the county's procurement process. Call 703-771-5142 or send an e-mail to sfields@loudoun.gov.

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Loudoun Expo, Oct. 21, at the Dulles Town Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Contact the chamber to reserve a booth to participate, 703-777-2176 or visit www.loudounchamber.org.

The next Loudoun County Procurement's Buyer/Seller Information Exchange is Monday, Nov. 20, 2 p.m., in the Lovettsville Room on the first floor of the County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., in Leesburg. The purpose of the informal session is to give area businesses the opportunity to meet the county's procurement staff and become familiar with the county's procurement process. Call 703-771-5142 or send an e-mail to sfields@loudoun.gov.

The next Loudoun County Procurement's Buyer/Seller Information Exchange is Monday, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m., in the Lovettsville Room on the first floor of the County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., in Leesburg. The purpose of the informal session is to give area businesses the opportunity to meet the county's procurement staff and become familiar with the county's procurement process. Call 703-771-5142 or send an e-mail to sfields@loudoun.gov.

The next Loudoun County Procurement's Buyer/Seller Information Exchange is Friday, Jan. 19, 2 p.m., in the Lovettsville Room on the first floor of the County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., in Leesburg. The purpose of the informal session is to give area businesses the opportunity to meet the county's procurement staff and become familiar with the county's procurement process. Call 703-771-5142 or send an e-mail to sfields@loudoun.gov.

The next Loudoun County Procurement's Buyer/Seller Information Exchange is Monday, Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m., in the Lovettsville Room on the first floor of the County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., in Leesburg. The purpose of the informal session is to give area businesses the opportunity to meet the county's procurement staff and become familiar with the county's procurement process. Call 703-771-5142 or send an e-mail to sfields@loudoun.gov.