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Send announcements, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or e-mail to loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call Jennifer Lesinski at 703-917-6454. For additional listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com.

Aug. 11, 3-6 p.m., Creative Dance Center, 44710 Cape Court, Suite 126, Ashburn, is celebrating its one-year birthday with a party. There will be prizes for the first 500 children, free demo classes, performances by the CDC competition team and light refreshments. Call 703-599-6803.

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce's "Technology 2012: The Office of Tomorrow, Today" will be held Thursday, Aug. 16, 8 a.m.-noon, at the George Washington University-Virginia Campus, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn. The chamber's technology coalition will host feature writer Rob Pegoraro at its third annual technology event. He and other breakout session speakers will offer a morning full of usable tips, strategies and insights to improve one's personal and business productivity. Cost: $30 for members in advance; $40 at the door, nonmembers add $15. Visit www.loudounchamber.org or call 571-209-9036.

The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce elected Virginia’s first Hispanic chair of a traditional Chamber of Commerce at its 48th annual meeting July 11. Outgoing chairman Justin Exner of First Financial Mortgage Service passed the gavel to chairman Raul "Danny" Vargas, VARCom Solutions.

Loudoun Habitat for Humanity announces that NeuStar Inc. of Loudoun County has stepped forward by assuming a major leadership role in addressing the critical issue of affordable housing in Loudoun County. NeuStar agreed to become the first corporation in Loudoun County to be a $100,000 "Corporate Dream Builder, Platinum Hammer, Full-House Sponsor" for a Habitat home currently under construction in St. Louis.

The LoudounPrepSports.com Web site has hired industry veteran Michele Weatherly as its new ad manager. Weatherly joins the growing Web site that broke 100,000 page views in May and now has more than 5,000 pages of content aimed at the high-school sports fan in Loudoun County.

Millennium Bank opened its newest branch at 21430 Cedar Drive, Sterling, July 19.

TopKick Martial Art has opened a location in the Regal shopping center. They provide taekwondo and martial arts instruction in the Northern Virginia area. Visit http://www.topkickma.com.

The Loudoun Convention & Visitors Association (LCVA) announces that Bill Gibson, business development manager at the National Conference Center, has been elected to the position of chair of the LCVA board as of July 1. Gibson takes over the position from Carol Welti, who has led the LCVA Board for the past two years.

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.