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Business, Aug. 13-19

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cryptek Inc. of Sterling, a secure information sharing and information assurance products and solutions, announces that it has appointed Gary Hobbs as chief operating officer. Hobbs will lead the company’s global teams for sales, professional services, engineering and manufacturing and will be responsible for developing and executing growth initiatives in these areas.

He joins Cryptek from Unisys Corporation where he served as vice president and chief operating officer of federal systems.

Froots, a gourmet smoothie chain, has opened a Sterling location, 46950 Community Plaza, Suite 120. The store is owned by Sean Lee. Visit www.froots.com.