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Bowman Consulting of Chantilly announces the promotion of Scott Delgado, P.E., to director of engineering of its Alexandria office. Delgado joined Bowman Consulting in 2005 and has over 14 years of engineering experience. As director of engineering, Delgado will oversee the design and management efforts for numerous urban in-fill development and public works projects serving various local jurisdictions. He has an M.S. in construction engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University. Scott is a registered professional engineer in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and Illinois.

Chantilly resident Ronaldo T. "Nick" Nicholson, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) project manager for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, has been named a 2006 Modern-Day Technology Leader by the editors of U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine. He will be recognized at a leadership luncheon on Feb. 17, during the 20th Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference, a gathering of Black technical professionals. Nicholson has been Project Manager for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Improvement Project since June 2001. He was Structural and Bridge Engineer for VDOT from 1995 to 2001 and Assistant Resident Engineer for Construction and Preliminary Engineering from 1993 to 1995. He resides in Chantilly with his daughters Beanca and Shelbie.

Greg Long, a registered landscape architect representing Bowman Consulting of Chantilly, will discuss how Low Impact Development (LID) technology and practices can be incorporated into site planning. The seminar will also present techniques for incorporating LID into local and regional storm water management policies. The seminar will take place on Thursday, Feb. 9 at noon at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington. Contact Greg Long at 703-548-2188 or glong@bowmanconsulting.com

The Grand Opening of Willow Antiques and Interiors is on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Located on Main Street in Clifton next to the Heart and Hand Restaurant. Call 571-239-8585.

AARP Tax-Aide is the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation service available to taxpayers with low-and middle income, with special attention to those age 60 and older. This year, all tax returns will be electronically filed. All taxpayers must bring a government issued picture ID and Social Security cards for all persons included on the tax return. The AARP Tax-Aide program operates between now through April 17. The majority of the sites operate on a walk-in basis, with appointments being required at some Senior Centers. Call 1-888-227-7669 (AARP NOW) or visit the Web site at www.aarp.org/taxaide. Walk-In clients: Centreville Regional Library (operations begin Feb. 7.) Address: 14200 St. Germaine Dr., Centreville. Hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Virginia Business Opportunity Fair (VBOF) will be held May 7-9 at the Westfields Marriott and Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly and the event theme: "Upward Momentum: Power Plays for the Strategic Advantage" is fitting. Kicking off with an opening golf tournament, the three-day event includes workshops, a trade fair and power networking.

Cassel's Sports and Awards has moved from its Franklin Farm Shopping Center location to 14000 Park Center Road, Herndon. It will be holding a Swim Fashion Show on Saturday, Feb. 18, coordinated by the Chantilly High School DECA chapter and sponsored by TYR. Along with TYR, other companies will be showing off many of their new swimsuit lines for the upcoming season. The fashion shows will be held at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. In between the two fashion shows there will be a professional photo shoot featuring community models in the most recent swim trends.

"Entrepreneurship 1-1: Starting a Business in Fairfax County" seminars will continue in 2006 with nine dates for the upcoming year. The Fairfax Economic Development Authority conducts the workshop for individuals interested in beginning a business in Fairfax County.

The workshops are held on the first Tuesday of each month at FCEDA headquarters, 8300 Boone Blvd., Suite 4550, Vienna. Sessions begin at 8 a.m. with refreshments and networking. Sessions are free but pre-registration is required. Interested participants can register on the FCEDA's Web site at www.FairfaxCountyEDA.org. The scheduled 2006 dates are: March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, Sept. 12, Oct. 3 and Nov. 7.

The FCEDA promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA assists businesses by identifying possible sites and facilities, and is a source for up-to-date demographic and economic information.

Business and Professional Women (BPW) of Greater Fairfax will host Dr. Sheila Barry-Oliver, chair of the BPW Foundation Board of Trustees, and Vincette Goerl, chair of the McPherson College Board of Trustees, speaking on "Achieving Success in Non-Profit Foundations" at its monthly dinner meeting on Monday, Feb. 13, from 6:30-9 p.m., at Tysons Corner Embassy Suites, 8517 Leesburg Pike (Route 7), Vienna. Cost of the meeting is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. For information and reservations, call Elyse Galik at 703-652-8364.

Bowman Consulting of Chantilly announces the successful certification of several of its employees. Brian Larson became a certified landscape architect; James A. Neville became a licensed surveyor; Tahir Benabdi, Clif Dayton and Abdullah Noorzad each became registered professional engineers; and Patrick O’Brien received his registration as a certified arborist. All six are certified in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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.

Data Systems Analysts Inc. (DSA), a provider of business-driven information technology and consulting solutions, announced a 12-month agreement with The Software Engineering Institute (SEI).

Initially, DSA will work with SEI to build on each other's expertise and experience to determine the best approaches for the government to proceed in regard to Service Oriented Architectures, Modular Open Systems Approach, Net-Centric Enterprise Services, and other system and software architectures that will benefit Department of Defense initiatives.