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Send announcements to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call Jennifer Lesinski at 703-917-6454. This free listing is reserved for activities and events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost.

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce is holding a business showcase breakfast, Thursday, July 13, 7:30-9 a.m., Belmont Country Club, 19961 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. New member orientation follows. 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, July 11, 5 p.m. Visit www.loudounchamber.org to register online or e-mail programs@loudounchamber.org or call 703-777-2176, Ext. 9025.

The Loudoun Chamber is holding an after-hours business mixer, Thursday, July 20, 5:30-7 p.m., Super Slow Zone, 2 Pidgeon Hill Drive, Suite 180, Sterling. Tickets $5 members, $10 nonmembers. RSVP to programs@loudounchamber.org.

The next Loudoun County Procurement's Buyer/Seller Information Exchange is Monday, July 24, 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 Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce is holding a WIBA summer social, Wednesday, July 26, 6-8 p.m., Citibank, 504 East Market St., Leesburg. Includes wine and music. Cost chamber members $5, nonmembers $10. RSVP to programs@loudounchamber.org.

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 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.

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.

Nova Urgent Care in Sterling is celebrating its 15th anniversary in September. Nova was opened in 1991 by Dr. Grace Keenan.

Tony H. Dawood, P.E., has joined the management team of Bowman Consulting's Leesburg office.

Dawood brings more than 23 years experience with the Loudoun County Sanitation Authority in water and wastewater engineering and planning. He has a B.S. in environmental engineering from Pennsylvania State University and he is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Greg Davidson, a mortgage consultant with Leesburg-based Severn Mortgage recently completed his certification requirements to receive his credentials as a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (CMPS). A CMPS is recognized as an expert in the area of mortgage planning, cash flow management and real estate equity management.

At the annual Major Achievement in Marketing Excellence (MAME) awards, the "Our Promise" campaign, developed and executed by The Bomstein Agency on behalf of Del Webb, the division of Pulte Homes that builds active-adult communities, was recognized as Best Print Advertising for an active-adult community.

"Our Promise" was designed for four Del Webb communities including Potomac Green community in Ashburn. The campaign highlights the desire for a sense of community shared by individuals in the active-adult market.

The MAME Awards, which are sponsored by the Washington Metropolitan Sales and Marketing Council, the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association and the Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association, cover all aspects of the home-building industry, from interior merchandising to special promotions.

The UPS Store and Caribou Coffee recently opened at Brambleton Town Center, located at the corner of Belmont Ridge and Ryan roads.

The UPS Store, owned and operated by Freddy Cortez and Lorraine Kellam, offers mailing and shipping services including mail boxes, packing and moving services, copy and print services, communication and business services, notary services and office products and supplies.

Caribou Coffee features a drive-through, a full line of specialty coffee drinks and other beverages, bakery items, and sandwiches.

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.