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The Dulles Women’s Business Network will be holding their monthly meeting on Friday, Aug. 24, noon-2 p.m. at That’s Amore, 46300 Potomac Run Plaza, #130, Sterling. Meet with other like-minded, powerful businesswomen to network and share ideas. Bring business cards and brochures to share with the other women attending.

This month the keynote speaker will be Meredith Maslich, M.A., president and founder of Possibilities Consulting. She will be speaking on “Mixing Business with Charity.” Meredith has lived and worked in the Washington, D.C., metro area for nearly a decade. She holds a BA from a Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Upstate New York and an MA in Organizational Management from George Washington University in Washington D.C., and has worked exclusively in the non-profit sector throughout her career. RSVPs are required. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.wahmfest.org/womensbusiness .net or contact Marybeth Henry by phone at 703-766-0294 or via e-mail at mbbeauty@cox.net.

Digicon Corporation, an IT services and solutions firm, was recently placed 10th in a listing of top voice and data service providers in the

Washington, D.C. region. The listing was ranked by metro-area employees. The annual survey, published in the June 21 issue of the Washington Business Journal, places Digicon among some of the largest and most successful firms in the nation as a commercial provider of VoIP technology. Digicon also ranked among the top 25 for systems integrators in the metro-area. The rankings will be included in the annual Book of Lists.

Guident Technologies of Herndon, recently announced that it has been awarded a subcontract to provide business intelligence and database support services to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. Guident will provide those services under an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract awarded to QSS, Inc. As part of the QSSI team, Guident will provide data/database administration and business intelligence services to HHS’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The overall contract is for five years and has a ceiling of $90 million.

TELELINK Communications, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Blue Diamond Award in the Corporate Citizenship category. Russ and Cheryl Corser, TELELINK principals, were presented the award by FCCC Chairman, Gary Nakamoto, at the Chairman’s Luncheon recently.

Hampton Inn recently announced that a new property, the 96 room Hampton Inn & Suites in Herndon, is slated to open late August 2007. All rooms and suites feature 32-inch flat screen HD televisions, high speed wireless Internet, Cloud Nine bed package, and microwave/refrigerators. All complemented by a contemporary décor with rich espresso furnishings and luxurious fabrics. The hotel is owned and operated by Fairbrook Hotels, LLC.

Dulles Regional Chamber repeating events: the executive board meets every second Monday at noon in the Chamber office, 730 Elden St., Herndon; board meeting every third Tuesday, 7:45-9 a.m., at FGM Inc., 12021 Sunset Hills Road, Reston; Better Business luncheon 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every second Tuesday, at the Sheraton Reston; a mixer every third Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., locations vary each month; breakfast and power networking, 7:45-9:30 a.m. every fourth Thursday at the Holiday Inn Select — Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly; Chamber 101, a new/prospective member orientation, every third Wednesday, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., ITT Technical Institute, Chantilly.

Northern Virginia Small Business Forum: Join this free online community where local businesses network, share, learn and grow. Visit www.VaBizForum.com to participate or send an e-mail to forum@dealcafe.com for more information.