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Firkin and Fox restaurant is opening its first pub at Dulles International Airport, Terminal C. It is the first "Firking Pub" to open at any of the airports in United States of America. It is an English-style pub that will officially open Aug. 24.

ÒFirkin PubÓ is a Toronto-based company with 35 existing locations and Leesburg resident Raj Gandhi is the franchisee for this location.

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.

Loudoun Women Business Forum meets Sept. 7, noon, at River Creek Country Club, Leesburg. Gail Anderson will present "Utilizing Internet Marketing to Grow your Business." $13.50, includes lunch. Call 703-728-8900.

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, Fla.

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.

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.

Six new eateries have opened at Washington Dulles International Airport. Guava and Java is located in the main terminal, baggage claim level; Cosi is in Concourse A; Gaslight Bakery is in Concourse B; Potbelly Sandwich Works, also in Concourse B; Tidewater Landing in Concourse C; and Moe's Grill in Concourse D.