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Business Notes - September

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.

Portabellos, An American Cafe, is celebrating a 5-year anniversary. They are located at 2109 N. Pollard St. in Arlington. Call 703-528-1557.

Sd's Reflections Hair Salon is opening in Arlington. It is located at 4751 Lee Highway. For more information or to make appointments call 703-258-7996.

In August, Mitch Opalski will open a Synergy HomeCare for business at 2111 Wilson Blvd. Synergy HomeCare provides high-quality, non-medical home care to people in their homes. Caregivers are available on an hourly, daily, weekly or 24/7 basis, 365 days per year to seniors, the convalescing or disabled and anyone else who needs help with daily activities.

Several sales associates from Weichert, Realtors' Arlington Office have been honored for their achievements in July.

David Lloyd, a member of the top-ranking Chairman of the Board Premiere Club, earned the honor of top seller leading the office in dollar volume. In 2006, he was fourth in listings sold among all sales associates in Weichert's four capital regions.

Team Duo, Susan Shepard-Siple and Brace Kennedy led the office in listings. Siple is part of Weichert's Chairman of the Board club. Kennedy is part of the Executive Gold Club. In addition to winning office recognition, Lloyd also led the region in resales for the month.

In September, Kindermusik with Launa Hall launches a new music and movement program for children newborn through 7 years in the heart of north Arlington, at the new Perfect Pointe Dance Studio on Lee Highway next to Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books.

Jingling bells, tapping drums, floating scarves, dancing feet, diverse musical styles and traditions, and lots of giggles are a few of the sights and sounds in a Kindermusik class.

For more information about Kindermusik with Launa Hall’s full offering of fall classes, call 703-300-9245 or visit www.launahall.kindermusik.net/.