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Stein Mart, 1021 Edwards Ferry Road, Leesburg, is holding a breakfast, Sept. 5. The store will open at 9 a.m. for breakfast and everyone arriving before 10 a.m. receives a 20 percent off coupon for any item in the store.

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.

Nova Urgent Care celebrates its 15-year anniversary with a free "Family Health and Fun Day," Sept. 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Algonkian Regional Park. Includes food, music, face painting, moon bounce, door prizes, representatives from the Sheriff's Office, Red Cross and Sterling Fire Department.

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce is holding a lunch and learn, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Magnolia's at the Mill, 198 North 21st St., Purcellville. Tony Howard, the new chamber president, is the speaker. Admission, includes lunch, $15 chamber members in advance; $20 chamber members at the door; $25 nonmembers. Register online at www.loudounchamber.org.

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce is holding Expo 101 Brown Bag Session, Wednesday, Sept. 13, noon-1 p.m., Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, 101 Blue Seal Drive, Suite 101, Leesburg. For those interested in exhibiting in the Loudoun Expo. Speakers Gladys Burke of ADJ Enterprises, and Dixie Sanner, Sanner Organizing Solutions, will explain everything a person needs to know about exhibiting at a trade show. There is no charge for the information session, however, lunch is provided and reservations are required. RSVP to rremley@loudounchamber.org by Sept. 11.

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce is holding a business showcase breakfast, Thursday, Sept. 14, 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, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m. Register online at www.loudounchamber.org.

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.

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.

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 Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce is holding an after-hours mixer, Thursday, Sept. 21, 5:30-7 p.m., Moore Cadillac Hummer, 25440 Pleasant Valley Road, Chantilly. Admission fees have been waived, however, reservations are required. RSVP to rremley@loudounchamber.org.

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.

Uniroyal Tire and MerchantÕs Tire & Auto Centers are teaming to provide the Sterling Youth Soccer Association with new soccer balls and funds.

Players from the Sterling Youth Soccer Association will receive a certificate redeemable for a free soccer ball at MerchantÕs Tire & Auto Centers beginning Sept. 25, while supplies last. In addition, Uniroyal and MerchantÕs Tire & Auto Centers will present the league with a cash donation of $2 for every Uniroyal tire sold to the general public from Sept. 25-Oct. 25.

New to this yearÕs program is the ÒWin a Free Soccer Season Sweepstakes.Ó One winner will receive free soccer registration, a full set of tires, gas for four months and automotive services at the winnerÕs participating tire location for the 2007 soccer season. The winnerÕs soccer league will receive $1,000 from Uniroyal to put toward field equipment, scholarships and other items as chosen by the league. Plus, each month through November, a first-prize winner will be selected to receive free gas for the soccer season. To enter the sweepstakes, any parent, ages 18 and older, can log on to www.uniroyal.com/sweeps or click on the sweepstakes banner on their participating soccer leagueÕs Web site through Nov. 30.

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.

A major trade publication, Limousine & Chauffeured Transportation, recently named Reston Limousine, 45685 Elmwood Court, Dulles, to its Top 100 list in the internationally distributed magazine's annual survey of the country's largest fleet operators.

In addition, the company ranks 29th in the nation in operational size; and is among the top-10 largest shuttle bus fleets in the country.

Strides Beyond Educational Services LLC has expanded from its current location in Leesburg to its newest locations in Ashburn and Purcellville. Strides Beyond provides comprehensive psychological and educational evaluations as well as ADD/ADHD, Asperger Syndrome and learning style assessments. Psycho-educational bilingual evaluations are available in 15 languages.