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Business Notes May 10-15

Know of something missing from our Business Notes? Send it to The Arlington Connection, e-mail it to arlington@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is 2 p.m. the Thursday before publication. Call Rebecca Halik at 703-917-6407 with any questions.

First Edition Toastmasters meets every Friday at noon at 1300 Wilson Blvd., 11th Floor, Rosslyn. The diverse membership of this Toastmasters chapter includes small business owners and employees with a variety of government agencies and associations. Visit to find out how Toastmasters can help improve skills in all areas of public speaking and communicate more effectively in everything done. Contact Josh McIntire at 703-585-0117 or joshmcintire@hotmail.com. Visit www.firsteditiontm.org.

The Arlington Chapter of Business Networking International (BNI) meets for breakfast every Tuesday from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Arlington Holiday Inn, 4610 N. Fairfax Drive. BNI leverages the power of word-of-mouth marketing and offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and referrals as they grow their business. Only one person per professional classification or specialty may join a chapter. Contact Greg Brewer at 703-237-2705.

The Northern Virginia Business Referrals group meets every Tuesday at 7 a.m. for breakfast at the Metro 29 Diner, 4711 Lee Highway. The group facilitates networking by limiting membership to one member per profession and has been in existence since 1996. Call 703-312-7117 or visit www.nvbr.org.

Rotary Club of Rosslyn-Fort Myer meets for lunch on Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn's Vantage Point Restaurant, 1900 Fort Myer Drive. All Rotarians are welcome to join in the fellowship. Rotary is a community service organization made up of business professionals dedicated to service above self. Contact Chris Zabriskie at 240-346-4237 or czabriskie@ix.netcom.com.

Barbara Stone, branch manager of the Arlington Office of Weichert, Realtors, is pleased to announce David Lloyd was recognized with three regional awards for the month of March. Lloyd topped associates from 30 offices located throughout Virginia to earn regional honors in resale dollar volume and resale marketed listings. He also tied Kathleen Quintarelli from the Burke/Fairfax Station Office to lead the region in resale revenue units. He is a member of the prestigious Chairman of the Board Premiere Club at Weichert.

Lucy, a company dedicated to designing fashionable and functional women's clothing, is expanding its east-coast presence by opening a new store in Arlington on May 18 at Pentagon Row. Visit www.lucy.com for more.