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Business Notes, July 9-15

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The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly Power Networking Breakfast Thursday, July 24. The event also includes a hot breakfast buffet and networking. The breakfast takes place at the Holiday Inn Select, Dulles Expo Center, 4335 Chantilly Shopping Center from 8-9:30 a.m. Cost for members is $25; nonmembers $30. Contact the chamber at 571-323-5304 or to register online, visit www.dullesregionalchamber.org/events.

Virginia Commerce Bank announces its newest branch opening. Located at 23510 Overland Drive, off Old Ox Road in Sterling, the new Dulles branch is the third location in Loudoun County and the 26 branch overall.

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, July 22, at 2 p.m.; 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.

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.