Business Notes

Business Notes

David Flyer has been named Chief Operating Officer at BOWA Builders Inc., a full-service custom residential builder based in McLean. Flyer was previously the firm's general counsel and vice president of new business development. In this new post, he will concentrate on enhancing delivery of BOWA's core services.

Tysons Business and Professional Women presents Pauline Lewis of oovoo design, who will speak about starting an import business. The meeting will be on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 7:30-9 a.m. at Holland & Knight LLP, 1600 Tysons Blvd., No. 700. Cost is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Please RSVP to Liz Simpson at 703-734-0342 or at

Vienna Tysons Chamber of Commerce Monthly Mixer is a way to mingle and meet other chamber members. Thursday, Feb. 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Business Bank, 133 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. RSVP to 703-938-2500. Cost is $10 for members who RSVP by Feb. 17; $15 for nonmembers and walk-ins.

The Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce offers the following upcoming events:

* Lunch and Lead Tip Group. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:15-1:30 p.m., at Shula’s Steakhouse, 8028 Leesburg Pike in the Tysons Corner Marriott. RSVP to Harvey Silverman at 703-319-8806. Dutch.

* Executive Lunch Club. Every Friday from 12:15-1:30 p.m., at Shula’s Steakhouse, 8028 Leesburg Pike in the Tysons Corner Marriott. RSVP to Harvey Silverman at 703-319-8806. Dutch.

Cardinal Finance Corporation has promoted Janice Cross to vice president. Cross is a graduate of Polomar Community College and has over 35 years of administrative experience in financial services. She serves as executive assistant to the chairman, president and CEO and as an assistant secretary to the Board of Directors.

Cardinal Bank announces the promotions of Nancy J. Norwalk to vice president/director of training and Karen S. Denas to vice president of retail banking. Norwalk is a graduate of both the University of Pennsylvania and Marymount University and active in MOMS ministry at St. Charles Church in Arlington. Denas has 25 years of retail banking experience and is a 30-year resident of Prince Charles County where she is active in the chamber of commerce.

Commonwealth Consultants Inc., an independently owned public relations firm in Vienna, announced that its foundation will provide one year of public relations services to Inova Kellar Center that will focus on overseeing the center's campaign to raise $4 million to build a new facility.

Inova Kellar Center, the only not-for-profit comprehensive mental health center in Northern Virginia, is launching the campaign to provide a multi-use center in Fairfax County that will host a wide variety of programs including mental health and substance abuse treatment programs, as well as education services.

Commonwealth Consultants Inc. donates 25 percent of their net income each year to the Commonwealth Consultants Foundation, which supports worthy charities, individuals in need and cutting-edge community organizations.

ImmixGroup Inc., a government technology business consulting and channel management company headquartered in McLean, announced that it ranked highest on Washington Business Journal's annual list of Washington, D.C. area small technology companies based on 2004 revenue, as published in the Oct. 14-20, 2005 issue. ImmixGroup also had the highest revenue per employee.

The Fairfax County Economic Development Association provides business counseling services through an arrangement with the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), a U.S. Small Business Administration initiative. A SCORE counselor is available by appointment on the first, second and third Friday of every month at FCEDA, 8300 Boone Blvd., Suite 450, Vienna. Visit For an appointment, call 703-790-0600 or e-mail

Cardinal Bank recognizes the promotions of Megan Aleshire and Cinda L. Ventura to banking officers. Aleshire is a staff auditor in the internal audit department who joined Cardinal in 2003 and is completing her BA at George Mason University. Ventura joined Cardinal in 2004 as an administrative assistant to the IT and Operations group and is active in the community. Additionally, Jon Elliott and Bradford K. Leiby have been promoted to branch managers. Elliott is a 17-year banking veteran who serves on committees in the community. Leiby won Cardinal's outstanding achievemnet award in 2004.

Carlos Miranda Gomez, a 2005 Davis Career Center graduate--a Fairfax County Public School, was named employee of the year at the Tysons Corner DoubleTree Hotel.

Town of Vienna Major M. Jane Seeman invites Vienna area residents to nominate an outstanding volunteer in recognition of his or her service. Due by Mar. 1, forms available at Vienna Town Hall, 127 Cnter St., S. 703 255-6311.

All businesses in Vienna are reminded the Business license renewal deadline is Mar. 1. Forms available from the finance department at Town Hall, 127 Center St., S. or 703 255-6321.

Tysons Corner Community is invited to attend Dialogue Sessions regarding the future of Tysons and how the introduction of the rail stations will affect growth. 703 3241344 to reserve a space, or visit

Amy Nichols, president and CEO of Happy to Be Here Inc., the franchise company of Happy Tails Dog Spa in Vienna has been named Enterprising Woman of the Year by Enterprising Women Magazine.

MorganFranklin Corp., a firm concentrating on technology solutions, management consulting and financial advisory services has relocated its headquarters from Herndon to a new location in Tysons Corner . The company signed a 10-year lease on 28,000 square feet of office space in the Pinnacle II Building at 1753 Pinnacle Drive. The new office, which occupies the top three floors of the building, is three times the size of their last office. The company currently employees 150 people, and with the move to their new office they anticipate hiring an additional 100 people over the next year.

Booz Allen Hamilton, the global strategy and technology firm, has been selected to support the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Operations. The five-year contract, which has a ceiling of $235 million, is for support services for all six program areas that fall under the Office of Operations, including reducing non-recurring congestion, reducing recurring congestion, improving day-to-day operations, creating a foundation for 21st century operations, enhancing freight management and operations, and improving emergency transportation management. The contract was effective Jan. 24.

Dynamics Research Corporation announced on Jan. 30 that Rich Vlaun has joined its Washington, D.C.-based Federal Solutions Group, located in Vienna, as vice president and general manager of homeland security programs. Vlaun will also be responsible for some Department of Defense work as DRC explores additional defense and healthcare opportunities. He joins DRC from Perot Systems, where he served as vice president and directed a $20 million multi-client, multi-functional business unit with more than 120 employees and subcontractors. Prior to joining Perot Systems, Richard was division director of engineering and design services for AMSEC LLC, a full-service supplier to the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and the commercial maritime industry. Vlaun is a former career U.S. Coast Guard officer and directed the largest operational field command in the Port of New York and New Jersey.

Noufal Hair Color Studio, a full-service salon in Vienna, is featured in the Color of Passion Volume 7 hair book. Noufal has five hair color styles in this edition. This is the fourth time Noufal Hair Color Studio has been featured in this beauty publication. To be featured in Color of Passion, a salon has to be invited and has to submit headshots. This annual publication features contemporary colored hair designs.

The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts has announced that nine new members have been elected to serve on its 2006 Board of Directors. Walter M. Oliver of General Dynamics will serve as chairman of the board. Other officers include Honorary Chair Laura Bush, President and CEO Terrence D. Jones and Vice Chairman and Secretary Alfred T. Mockett of Corinthian Capital.

New members who have made a commitment to advance the foundation’s mission, goals and financial stability include Mary E. Arnold, vice president of government relations at SAP America in Washington, D.C.; Jane L. Barwis, president and chief executive officer of Brand Resources Group Inc. in Alexandria; John Engler, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Manufacturers in Washington, D.C.; Stanley J. Gutkowski, managing director of the Washington, D.C. office of Accenture; Sheila Johnson, chief executive officer of Salamander Hospitality LLC in Middleburg; Avice A. Meehan, vice president for communications and public affairs at Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Washington, D.C.; Nels B. Olson, office managing director at Korn/Ferry International in Washington, D.C.; Rod Paige, founder of Chartwell Education Group LLC and former U.S. secretary of education from Dallas, Texas; and Gary H. Tabach, managing partner at Greater Washington, Deloitte & Touche LLP in McLean. Gary G. Nakamoto, CEO of BASE Technologies, and Ellen K. Fishbein, a visual artist, will join the Board as the new chairman and vice chairman of the Wolf Trap Associates, respectively.

First Horizon Bank will be extending their banking day, with 8 p.m. as their cut-off for deposits. Customers will receive same-day posting on all transactions processed in the financial centers Monday through Friday until 8 p.m.