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Business, Aug. 6-12

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 loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call 703-917-6454; for additional listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com.

On Wednesday, Aug. 6, the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual State of Transportation presentation that will examine the status of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. Includes James E. Bennett, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Del. Joe May (R-Leesburg), chairman of the House Transportation Committee and J. Douglas Koelemay, Northern Virginia's representative to the Commonwealth Transportation Board.

The breakfast will be held at Belmont Country Club, from 8-10 a.m. RSVP to Ashlie Vickers, events coordinator, at 571-209-9036 or via e-mail avickers@loudounchamber.org.

Kerri Strug was the final U.S. women’s gymnast to perform in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta will be at Northern Virginia Gymnastics Academy, 22446 Davis Drive, Suite 109, Sterling, Thursday, Aug. 7. Her speech is open to the public at 3 p.m. followed by an autograph session. NVGA will also be offering a day camp that day, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; cost $125. Call 703-430-5434.

The Leadership Loudoun board of directors is hosting a recruitment breakfast Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Tuscarora Mill Restaurant, 203 Harrison St., S.E., Leesburg, from 7:30-9 a.m. This is an opportunity for people interested in applying for the eight-month leadership development program to meet with board members and staff who will explain the program and answer questions. Free and open to the public. Contact Robin Geiger at 703-771-5511 or visit the Web site at www.leadershiploudoun.org.

Loudoun Gymnastics Center, 21586 Atlantic Blvd., Sterling, will offer an open gym playtime, Sunday, Aug. 16, from 1-3 p.m. Explore the gymnastics center, meet the staff and learn about recreational and competitive gymnastics programs. Admission is free. Call 703-444-9298 or visit www.LoudounGymnastics.Com.

The Hair Cuttery Salon will sponsor the Share a Haircut Program, through Aug. 15. With every haircut a child receives, the salon will donate a free haircut to a disadvantaged child in the community. To locate salons go to www.haircuttery.com.

Fitwize 4 Kids, Regal Center, 20921 Davenport Drive, Suite 128, Sterling, is celebrating its first anniversary, Sunday Aug. 17, noon-5 p.m. A full day of activities are planned for the entire family including a fitness circuit, obstacle courses, Mission Nutrition with a registered dietitian, demo classes including hip-hop, kickboxing and Brazilian touch soccer and more. Enter to win prizes every hour. Call 703-421-3481 or visit www.fitwize4kids.com.

Learn to sharpen and practice networking skills at Atlanta Bread at Dulles Crossing in Sterling, Thursdays, 3-5 p.m. Contact info@pricapresource.com.

Northern Virginia’s Nova Medical, which includes Nova Medical Group, Nova Urgent Care and The Medical Spa at Nova, has been awarded the Environmental Excellence Partner Recognition Award from Practice Greenhealth for its environmental efforts. Nova Medical has four locations, Ashburn, Sterling, Leesburg and Warrenton.

Workers for LANE Construction Corporation at Washington Dulles International Airport will be recognized for working more than 1.2 million hours without a lost time accident, a feat that began Sept. 20, 2006.

The Metro Washington DC SCORE Chapter has named LTI DataComm, 23020 Eaglewood Court, Suite 100, Sterling, as its Client of the Year. LTI DataComm and its family of companies have succeeded in doubling revenues and tripling earnings in the past two and a half years.

WFN Strategies of Sterling has been selected by the submarine telecommunications industry association, SubOptic, to act as media partner in support of its upcoming conference in Yokohama in 2010.

The 2008-09 school year will be another period of growth for Apple Federal Credit Union’s Student-Run Credit Union (SRCU) program. Two new schools, Falls Church High School, Falls Church and Dominion High School, Sterling, have been added to the roster of academic partners, allowing Apple to now provide financial education opportunities to 34 Northern Virginia schools.

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 Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 10:30 a.m.; Thursday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. For locations call 703-777-0403 or send an e-mail to Rebecca Kummel at procurement@loudoun.gov.

JetBlue Airways announces plans to launch nonstop service from Washington Dulles International Airport to Fort Myers and West Palm Beach, Fla., beginning Dec. 18 and to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dec. 20.

WFN Strategies of Sterling has announced the contract award by Angola Telecom for the provision of supervision support of the ADONES submarine cable system. WFN is providing network design and test plan review, factory acceptance and integration testing, review of survey reports and acceptance monitoring of marine and terrestrial installation activities of the system.

The metro-Washington, D.C., SCORE Chapter has named LTI DataComm, 23020 Eaglewood Court, Suite 100, Sterling, as its Client of the Year.

More than a year ago, 180 National Guardsmen from Charlie Company/23rd BN assigned to the Leesburg Armory left to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom. To welcome home the Guardsmen, and to thank them and their families for their service, the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and Loudoun Cares led a campaign to raise funds and gift certificates to area restaurants and shops. The result, more than $112,500 in financial contributions and more than $84,000 in gifts certificates to area restaurants, hotels, golf courses, shops and concert tickets.

Sterling-based Reston Limousine announces its commitment to reducing area traffic congestion by initiating a formal teleworking program. Several of its employees are actively involved.

The metro-Washington, D.C., SCORE Chapter has named LTI DataComm, 23020 Eaglewood Court, Suite 100, Sterling, as its Client of the Year.

Sunrise Lawn/Landscaping Services Inc., 43813 Beaver Meadow Road, Suite 100, Sterling, a member of the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), participated in "Renewal & Remembrance" at Arlington National Cemetery and Historic Congressional Cemetery Monday, July 21.

The Care of Trees of Dulles, a member of the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), participated in "Renewal & Remembrance" at Arlington National Cemetery and Historic Congressional Cemetery Monday, July 21.