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Tysons Business and Professional Women (BPW) present "Bridging the Potomac," about the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, by Carolyn Wolcott. The meeting will be Wednesday, March 15 from 7:30-9 a.m. at Holland & Knight LLP, 1600 Tysons Blvd., No. 700, McLean. Cost is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. RSVP to Liz Simpson at 703-734-0342 or at info@tysonsbpw.org.

How To Improve Your Sales and Manage Your Contact Database: Lunch & Learn. Learn how to take sales efforts to the next level and maximize outreach efforts. Presenters are Joan Fletcher of Winning Ways and Naseem Saab of Results Software. Friday, March 24 from noon-1:30 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Cost is $20 for members with a five-day RSVP/$25 after. Nonmembers add $10. Call the Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce at 703-281-1333 to RSVP or visit www.vtrcc.org.

The McLean-based immixGroup Inc. was selected by CA, one of the world's largest IT management software companies, to provide contract management and compliance monitoring services for its General Services Administration multiple award schedule contract, as well as related blanket purchase agreements with organizations such as the U.S. Army.

WildBlue Communications Inc. recently announced that its high-speed Internet via satellite service is now available throughout McLean. WildBlue provides high-speed Internet access via satellite to homes and small businesses in communities not currently served, or underserved, by other high-speed providers. Service is available simply by calling 1-866-WildBlue (945-3258) or by visiting www.wildblue.com.

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.

Vienna-based Backfence Inc. announced that it has launched its latest community site in Arlington, providing “hyperlocal” coverage of the county. Backfence.com/Arlington gives Arlingtonians a place online to can find local information, share stories, pictures and events, comment on local issues, review local businesses and advertise goods and services. As with Backfence’s previous sites in McLean and Reston and in Bethesda, Md., all of the content on the site is supplied by members of the community.

Chalk Inc. has been named exclusive eLearning solution provider for Digital Media Broadcast Corporation (DMBC). Chalk Inc. announced a three year strategic alliance with DMBC, a Virginia-based provider of niche digital broadcasts over a dedicated "Virtual Private Network". Whereby Chalk will become the exclusive provider of eLearning software, services and content to DMBC's clients.

Merrifield-based independent public broadcaster MHz Networks has launched Worldview, an internationally diverse, 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week program stream for public television stations. The new stream aims to attract globally aware viewers with a wide range of international programming blocks – world news, foreign affairs, international mysteries, world music, sports and foreign films – all in English or subtitled. The evening world news block features newscasts from Taiwan, India, Japan, France and Germany, with Bolivian and Russian news being added in March and pan-African news arriving by June. The World Music block features "Strictly Global," with videos from all over the world. The Emmy Award-winning "MHz Presents" features artists from all genres of music. Both "Strictly Global" and "MHz Presents" are MHz original productions. The international mystery block features iconic detectives from all over the world.

ImmixTechnology Inc., a McLean-based government technology reseller, and WebEx Communications Inc., a California-based provider of on-demand Web collaboration applications, have announced a partnership to help federal, state and local government organizations embrace the productivity gains, cost saving and information sharing benefits of Web collaboration. WebEx applications enable governmental agencies to leverage the Web to collaborate with the agencies, businesses and communities they serve. ImmixTechnology will manage the process of representing and maintaining WebEx solutions on the General Services Administration contract held by immixTechnology, facilitating the ordering process for government buyers. The company will also help increase government awareness of WebEx offerings available through immixTechnology.

McLean-based Communiqué Conferencing Inc., audio and Web conferencing service provider, was named "Best Webinar Solution" by Elearning! Magazine. Elearning! readers and industry professionals nominated and cast ballots for the best e-learning solution providers across nine product categories.

Michael Briglia has been named vice president of commercial banking at First Horizon Bank's Northern Virginia-based commercial banking team. Briglia will operate from the mid-Atlantic regional headquarters in Tyson's Corner. He brings 15 years of experience in business development to the team. His responsibilities will include providing commercial lending products and services including commercial deposit and treasury management services.