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An official ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for the new Contract Postal Unit at Rider's Hobby Shop will take place Thursday, April 5, at 11:30 a.m. at 21800 Towncenter Plaza, Suite 236, Sterling.

BMW of Sterling, 21826 Pacific Blvd., Sterling, will take part in the 11th Annual BMW Ultimate Drive supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure, April 9, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nineteen titanium silver BMWs, specially decorated with pink modernist maps will be available for test drives. For every mile driven, $1 is donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a nonprofit organization that supports breast cancer research, education, screening and community outreach programs. Free.

Dr. Phillip Chang, board certified plastic surgeon, and the staff of Radiance Salon & Medi-Spa announce the grand opening of their second location at the new Lansdowne Town Center in Leesburg, March 1. Official grand opening ceremonies will take place Saturday, April 14.

Brainware Inc., whose "intelligent" data capture and search software automates the high-speed processing of critical data from documents and other information sources, recently relocated its U.S. headquarters from the Dulles Town Center area to Ashburn, doubling its office space in the process. The company is now located in the new Ashbrook Office Park, located across Route 7 from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

Access National Bank announces the opening of its newest banking center in Leesburg located at 300 Fort Evans Road, N.E., Suite 103, Leesburg. The opening marks the bank's fourth regional office designed to serve small- and medium-sized businesses and professionals.

Bookseller Barnes & Noble plans to open its first retail store in Loudoun at Brambleton's Town Center. Anticipated plans call for an opening next year.

The 2007 Loudoun Wine Trail brochure is now available at wineries, the Loudoun Convention and Visitors Association Office, Leesburg Corner Outlets and many other locations. The brochure lists the 12 local wineries in the last year’s brochure and adds Loudoun’s newest winery, Fabbioli Cellars in Lucketts. By the end of this year, Notaviva Vineyards in Purcellville and Bluemont Vineyard will also be open, boosting the number of Loudoun wineries to 15.

The Loudoun Wine Trail brochure is available at the Loudoun Convention and Visitors Association, 222 Catoctin Circle, Leesburg, or by calling the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development at 703-777-0426.

AH&T Insurance in Loudoun has been selected as a Cornerstone Agent by Chubb Personal Insurance for 2007. This designation has been appointed to six agencies in the Washington-metropolitan area.

Postal Connections of America (PCA), a national franchise chain of postal, business and communication services stores, has opened its newest store in Lansdowne. The store features services include copies, mail receiving, packaging and many alternatives in shipping and prices.

Local area vendors are invited to the 2007 Loudoun County Procurement's Buyer/Seller Information Exchange Sessions. The next session is Monday, April 23, 10:30 a.m., in the Lovettsville Room on the first floor of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., in Leesburg. The informal session is open to all vendors to discuss the county's processes, upcoming contracts and any vendor questions or concerns. To reserve a seat, call 703-771-5142 or send an e-mail to Jacqueline Miles-Veney at jacqueline.miles.veney@loudoun.gov.

Local area vendors are invited to the 2007 Loudoun County Procurement's Buyer/Seller Information Exchange Sessions. The next session is Monday, May 21, 2 p.m., in the Lovettsville Room on the first floor of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., in Leesburg. The informal session is open to all vendors to discuss the county's processes, upcoming contracts and any vendor questions or concerns. To reserve a seat, call 703-771-5142 or send an e-mail to Jacqueline Miles-Veney at jacqueline.miles.veney@loudoun.gov.

Local area vendors are invited to the 2007 Loudoun County Procurement's Buyer/Seller Information Exchange Sessions. The next session is Monday, June 25, 10:30 a.m., in the Lovettsville Room on the first floor of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., in Leesburg. The informal session is open to all vendors to discuss the county's processes, upcoming contracts and any vendor questions or concerns. To reserve a seat, call 703-771-5142 or send an e-mail to Jacqueline Miles-Veney at jacqueline.miles.veney@loudoun.gov.

Local area vendors are invited to the 2007 Loudoun County Procurement's Buyer/Seller Information Exchange Sessions. The next session is Thursday, July 26, 2 p.m., in the Lovettsville Room on the first floor of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., in Leesburg. The informal session is open to all vendors to discuss the county's processes, upcoming contracts and any vendor questions or concerns. To reserve a seat, call 703-771-5142 or send an e-mail to Jacqueline Miles-Veney at jacqueline.miles.veney@loudoun.gov.

Local area vendors are invited to the 2007 Loudoun County Procurement's Buyer/Seller Information Exchange Sessions. The next session is Thursday, Sept. 20, 10:30 a.m., in the Lovettsville Room on the first floor of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., in Leesburg. The informal session is open to all vendors to discuss the county's processes, upcoming contracts and any vendor questions or concerns. To reserve a seat, call 703-771-5142 or send an e-mail to Jacqueline Miles-Veney at jacqueline.miles.veney@loudoun.gov.

Local area vendors are invited to the 2007 Loudoun County Procurement's Buyer/Seller Information Exchange Sessions. The next session is Friday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m., in the Lovettsville Room on the first floor of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., in Leesburg. The informal session is open to all vendors to discuss the county's processes, upcoming contracts and any vendor questions or concerns. To reserve a seat, call 703-771-5142 or send an e-mail to Jacqueline Miles-Veney at jacqueline.miles.veney@loudoun.gov.

Local area vendors are invited to the 2007 Loudoun County Procurement's Buyer/Seller Information Exchange Sessions. The next session is Thursday, Nov. 29, 2 p.m., in the Lovettsville Room on the first floor of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., in Leesburg. The informal session is open to all vendors to discuss the county's processes, upcoming contracts and any vendor questions or concerns. To reserve a seat, call 703-771-5142 or send an e-mail to Jacqueline Miles-Veney at jacqueline.miles.veney@loudoun.gov.

Local area vendors are invited to the 2007 Loudoun County Procurement's Buyer/Seller Information Exchange Sessions. The next session is Friday, Dec. 21, 2 p.m., in the Lovettsville Room on the first floor of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., in Leesburg. The informal session is open to all vendors to discuss the county's processes, upcoming contracts and any vendor questions or concerns. To reserve a seat, call 703-771-5142 or send an e-mail to Jacqueline Miles-Veney at jacqueline.miles.veney@loudoun.gov.

Beckstrom Electric Co. in Dulles, Southland Concrete in Dulles and United Foundations in Sterling were honored by Hubert Construction of Gaithersburg, Md., recently for being one of its top 20 top subcontractors with a series of special events including a "casino night" and a plaque for each winning company.