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Ceremonies marking the beginning of construction for Inova medical centers in both Dulles South and Purcellville were held the week of Aug. 7 by Inova Loudoun Hospital and attended by elected officials and residents of the Loudoun County community.

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.

The Loudoun County Chamber's Women in Business Alliance presents "Real Estate Ownership & Investment," Wednesday, Aug. 30, 7:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Dulles, 1000 Sully Road, Dulles. Includes a continental breakfast and discussion on real estate ownership and investment for women. This seminar will be presented by Pam Jones, LLC, Long & Foster Realtors. Admission, includes continental breakfast, $15 chamber members; $20 nonmembers. Preregister online at www.loudounchamber.org or call 703-777-2176, Ext. 9025.

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.

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.

"Loudoun Revealed," an audio-visual presentation hosted by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Economic Development Commission and Loudoun County Public Schools, provides an overview of the county's commercial real-estate market, including inventory, trends, specific projects and key development corridors.

Loudoun Revealed will debut Oct. 27, at the Loudoun County Public Schools Administration Building in Ashburn. The event is open to business leaders and the public; reservations for the event and tickets are available online at www.loudounchamber.org or call 703-777-2176.

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.

The Dulles Area Transportation Association (DATA) is forming an employer council comprised of human resources directors from firms throughout the Dulles corridor. The council will meet quarterly to discuss regional transportation issues that affect employee productivity and company profitability. Companies interested in having a representative on the council should contact DATA at jlarsen@datatrans.org or 703-817-1307.

Seven local and national companies have chosen Stilson Greene to design logos and marketing collateral for their businesses, among them are Wexton Advisors, a corporate compliance firm in New York City; InFaith Publishing Group, a national newsletter publisher based in Winchester; the new Virginia Eastern Shore development project, Heron's Landing; Loudoun's Harvest Realty Group, alternative energy firm Generation Energy and nonprofit Loudoun Restoration and Preservation Society; local retailer Lavender Moon and Sea Monkeys, a new water sports company located in Key West, FL.

Bowman Consulting announces the certification of two of its employees. Carolyn Weber has become a registered professional engineer and Curtis Cox has become a licensed surveyor.