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Business Notes, April 30-May 6

Send announcements, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or e-mail to loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call Jennifer Lesinski at 703-917-6454. For additional listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com.

All local area vendors are invited to attend Loudoun County Procurement�s 2008 buyer/seller information exchange sessions. These sessions are to provide information on the county�s procurement processes and upcoming contracts. The sessions will take place May 22 at 2 p.m. and June 25 at 10:30 a.m. The sessions will take place at the Loudoun County Government Center. To register, visit www.loudoun.gov/procurement, call 703-777-0403 or e-mail rebecca.kummel@loudoun.gov.

Jennifer Mangum and Suzan Meredith of Redecorate Today, a Northern Virginia interior refining company, have been named a "Gold Members" of the Interior Refiners Network, an organization of one-day redecorators who provide affordable, professional, quality decorating help to the public by working with them to transform their homes by using what they own.

Sterling-based JK Moving & Storage was designated as "the Official Moving Company of the Washington Nationals." Under the terms of the agreement, JK will move the team into its new facilities, a move that will culminate with a ceremonial delivery of home plate from RFK to the new ballpark in time for opening day. Earlier this year, JK shipped the team's gear from D.C. to Florida for spring training.

Let�s Dish! has launched DishDelivery, a delivery service for those in Northern Virginia. DishDelivery adds to the company�s time- and cost-saving services.

The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson located in Sterling announced the hiring of Alex Pineda as the new general manager. Pineda is a native from El Salvador and brings eight years of experience in the hospitality industry to the position.

Indra A. Books, owner of On The Go 4U LLC, has launched ConciergeConsole a new online concierge management application she developed. ConciergeConsole is the first all-inclusive, entirely Web-based product to serve one-person firms as well as small-business owners. It allows business owners to manage business from anywhere there is an Internet connection.

Reston Limousine ranked in first place on the recent Washington Business Journal list of the top 25 executive transportation service companies in the Washington, D.C.-metropolitan area. The company is owned by Leesburg resident Kristina Bouweiri. Since 2003, the company has more than doubled its revenues. Bouweiri is actively involved as a board member in a number of local organizations, including the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, Dulles Area Transportation Association, the Loudoun Convention and Visitors Association and numerous trade organizations.

UpClick Marketing, a search engine marketing and online social media marketing firm, announces that The Good Shepherd Alliance is the winning nonprofit that will benefit from the new Web 2.0 social media marketing program called W2DotZero. The program will build the online presence of GSA using online social media marketing and search engine marketing techniques, thereby increasing GSA�s opportunity to meet many if its goals and objectives for 2008 and beyond.

Certified Risk Managers International of Potomac Falls recently conferred the designation of certified risk manager on a select number of individuals who completed the rigorous five-course program. Bryan Casey of McLean Insurance Agency was one of this group of risk management professionals.

Benihana, 21089 Dulles Town Circle, Dulles, recently donated a new commercial-sized refrigerator to Loudoun Interfaith Relief. LIR�s mission is to feed the hungry by providing emergency food assistance to those in need and promote client self-sufficiency to any person or family living in Loudoun County.

Oasis Landscaping of Sterling has launched a new Web site, which will help educate children and their parents about the positive emotional, mental and physical effects of gardening at a young age. To view the new Oasis Kids site visit www.Oasis4kids.com. A free coloring book is available for download.