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The area’s first Mimi’s Café will open on Oct. 4, at 4 p.m., at 21015 Dulles Town Circle. Known for upscale, family dining and comfort food classics, the new restaurant marks the 117th Mimi’s Cafe in the nation.

Best Western now features a Dulles location. The Best Western Inn Dulles will open Oct. 8, just minutes north on route 28 from Washington Dulles International Airport. The hotel offer complimentary shuttle to Dulles Airport.

The Loudoun Convention and Visitors Association will be hold the 2nd Annual Cruisin' the Caribbean, scholarship fund-raising auction, Oct. 10, 5:30 p.m., at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Dulles. The cost is $25. Call 703-771-2617, Ext. 11.

Subway franchisee Vince Carbone is celebrating the opening of his location, in Ryan Park Shopping Center, located at 43490 Yukon Drive, suite 115, Ashburn, Saturday, Oct. 13. Between 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m., with each purchase made, the customer’s name will be entered into a raffle for two football tickets to watch the Washington Redskins take on the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Oct. 21. Also includes free cookies, buy on get one free deals, free face painting for children, balloons and an inflatable moon bounce.

On Sept. 5, SkyLink USA, together with its sibling company, SkyLink Italy, provided a jointly managed solution to transport 10,000 wool blankets and more than 1,000 hygiene kits from Pisa, Italy, to Athens, Greece. They delivered by truck the emergency relief commodities to assist those who have been affected by the wildfires being fought by the government of Greece with support from the international community, including the United States. The United States Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance awarded SkyLink the humanitarian relief cargo project.

The Hispanic Business Council of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce has named Jackie Krick council chairwoman. Krick, a long-standing member of the Hispanic community, previously served as vice chair.

Krick is the president of ECU Communications LLC, a strategic marketing communications and consulting firm serving the federal government and private sector. Krick was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and has played an active role in the Hispanic community for more than 20 years.

Bowman Consulting has hired Jim Horner as chief financial officer and Jamie E. "Packie" Crown as principal. Horner brings more than 20 years of executive-level financial management experience and Crown brings more than 25 years of land use expertise, particularly with Loudoun County.

Goodman & Company recently hired Christopher C. Nokes, MBA, as business specialist in the Tysons Corner office. Nokes, a Sterling resident, is a graduate of Strayer University with both a bachelor of science and master of

business administration in accounting.

Bob Ohneiser announces the Ohneiser Law Firm is now qualified for NFL Agency duties. His law practice is extending its contract law offerings. He is now licensed by the NFL Players Association as a certified contract advisor.

Floors & More Design Centers has opened its newest store at 21340 Cedar Drive, suite 110, Sterling. The center includes a full range of flooring products, kitchen cabinets and granite counter tops.

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.