Business Notes

Business Notes

The Baskin Robbins in Centrewood Plaza held its 31 Cents Scoop Night last Wednesday, May 2. Some 45 firefighters and volunteers lent their scooping skills by selling 1,896 scoops. The corporate Baskin Robbins donated $100,000 to the Fallen Fire Fighters Association as well. The Centrewood Square store owner is Rayman Hamid who also owns the Baskin Robbins in Manassas-Wellington Station. Centreville Volunteer Fire Department's very own Pete Kirby lent his talents to the cause as well.

BNI Northern Virginia is hosting a "Coffee, Tea, You & Me" networking session on Friday, May 11, from 3-5 p.m. at the IHOP in Centreville. This week's special topic is "Creating Profitable 1-on-1's With Your Team!" Use one-on-ones for real business growth opportunities. The Centreville IHOP is at 13810 Braddock Road, Centreville. Call 703-201-4267.

Create Raving Fans! Friday, May 11, noon-1 p.m. Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce Brown Bag Lunch. Learn how to build a relationship with your customers. Overcome perceived indifference by discovering what they want, selling them what they need, providing good customer service, making it easy for them to buy. RSVP online,, by email:, or by phone: 571-323-5304. Bring your own lunch. At 3901 Centerview Drive, Suite R, Chantilly. Friday Night Live! Friday, May 11, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Outdoor rock concert in downtown Herndon (behind Municipal Center, Lynn St.). To learn about band lineup, click

The Fair Lakes MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream & Treatery at East Market will have its Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, May 12 from noon to 9 p.m. The day’s festivities will include appearances by Meteorologist Brian van de Graaff, Miss Hampton Holly Days 2007, and members of the Washington Glory professional women’s fast pitch softball team, as well as Miss Maggie Moo herself with fun activities for kids of all ages.

Raynor van der Merwe, artistic director of Encore Theatrical Arts Project in Chantilly (ETAP), will be honored by Celebrating African Motherhood at the C.A.M. Soiree 2007. Hosted by Shawn Yancy of Fox 5 News, this year’s event honors women of African descent who have made outstanding contributions to the arts. The Soiree will take place on the evening of Saturday, May 12 at The Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Dentist Dr. Ray Obertone of Burke has joined the Centreville and Manassas offices of Dr. Jeffrey Ackerman and Associates. Dr. Obertone specializes in esthetic dentistry and oral surgery.

The Chantilly-based videoNEXT Network Solutions Inc., a developer of innovative security management solutions, announced that it has closed $5.4 million in series B financing and has appointed Joseph Costa as its president and chief executive officer. Christopher Gettings will continue in the role of chairman and assume responsibilities for business development for federal customers and strategic partners.