Business Notes

Business Notes

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Guident, an integrator of business intelligence, data warehousing, and Oracle solutions to the public and private sectors, is expanding and relocating to new office space in Herndon. The move is a result of growth in the company’s federal and commercial practices over the last 12-24 months. The new, 9,000 square foot office space will support Guident’s staff of approximately 150 and replaces its current Herndon location.

The new office is located at 198 Van Buren St., Suite 120, Herndon, VA, 20170-5347. Guident also has staff working remotely at 15 customer sites around the country. Guident’s customer base includes both commercial and government entities, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Fannie Mae, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), General Services Administration (GSA), Nextel Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Department of State.

Herndon-based KTA Group, Inc. has opened an additional office in Sarasota, Fla. KTA has provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering design services to the commercial, mission critical, healthcare, government, multi-family housing, base building and educational markets throughout the United States since 1989. KTA has additional offices in eastern Tennessee; Washington, D.C.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Tysons Corner. For information, contact Kim Dize at 703-713-0300.

Oak Hill resident R. Payton Mahaffey is one of nine lawyers from McCandlish and Lillard recognized by Virginia Business magazine as being among Virginia’s “Legal Elite.”

Mahaffey, a principal and member of the Firm’s Executive Committee, has been named among the best in the category of Civil Litigation. He has been elected to the “Legal Elite” since its inception in 2000. In December 2004, Washingtonian Magazine named him to its list of “Top Attorneys” in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

McCandlish & Lillard, P.C. maintains offices in both Fairfax and Leesburg. Virginia Business determines the “Legal Elite” designation from a survey conducted with the Virginia Bar Association, which polls of Virginia lawyers to determine whom they consider the best in certain defined practice categories.

SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” names Noel Montesa of Manassas Park, as controller at the SCORE Association office in Herndon. Montesa is responsible for leading all financial functions, managing SCORE’s grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), overseeing SCORE’s budget and supervising office administration.

With more than 25 years of association experience, Montesa brings knowledge of finance, accounting and management to SCORE. Most recently, he served as director of finance and administration for the American Roentgen Ray Society in Leesburg. Prior to that, he was director of finance and administration for the Association of School Business Officials International in Reston. He has served on various community boards, including the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission of Manassas Park. In addition, he was elected City Treasurer for Manassas Park, and he is a committee member on Ethics for the Virginia State Board of Accountancy.

The 14th Annual Hornet Golf Classic plans are underway. This year’s tournament will be held Wednesday, June 13 with a tee-off time of 2 p.m. Herndon High School is currently looking for support from businesses in order to make this event a success. A hole sponsor costs $150 and all of the profits go to support the athletic program at HHS. Visit for more information. The school is also looking for people who would like to help plan this year’s tournament; those interested can contact Lisa Lombardozzi at

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 to participate or send an e-mail to for more information.