Business Notes

Business Notes

Coffee, Tea, You and Me! will hold the seminar "Developing Your Personal Networking VisionQuest," on Friday, July 18 from 3-5 p.m. at Panera Bread, 5762 Union Mill Rd., Clifton. The host is Marvin Powell. Call 703-201-4267.

The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly Power Networking Breakfast on Thursday, July 24. The breakfast’s fast-paced format brings business to the table, as participants network, exchange business cards, develop prospects and introduce their company to over 50 other attendees. The event also includes a hot breakfast buffet and plenty of networking. Those who register by Tuesday, July 22 have their contact information provided to all attendees at registration. 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; non-members $30. Contact the Chamber at 571-323-5304; or to register online, visit

The Northern Virginia Plumbing-Heating-Cooling-Contractors Association and the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Adult Education join the Department of Labor in congratulating Laimonas Tutkus of Centreville for graduating on June 11 from the HVAC and Plumbing Apprenticeship program.

Brian Jilg has joined Evolve Technologies, a Fairfax company that specializes in providing information technology (IT) solutions for small businesses, as a senior network engineer. In this role, Jilg is responsible for team technical training, technical call escalations, which provide direct vendor support to onsite engineers, and project planning for the company's D.C. Metro client base.

Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation (NWFCU Foundation) will hold a free seminar for college students on Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at its Herndon office, located at 200 Spring Street. The seminar, titled Money Management 101, will help college students learn how to manage their money on a student budget, how to avoid credit card debt, the basics of checking products, ATM usage tips and fees and more.

If you would like to attend the Money Management 101 seminar, go to or call Shannon Tackett at 703-709-8900 ext. 6463 to register.

Eleven Fairfax County-based companies, including eight in technology fields, are among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation based on revenue, according to the June issue of Hispanic Business magazine.

The Fairfax County companies are among 18 from Virginia on the Hispanic Business 500 list. Only 13 states have more companies on the list than Fairfax County. In the rest of the Washington, D.C., area, seven companies are from Maryland and four are from the District of Columbia.

The following are the 11 Fairfax County companies on the 2008 Hispanic Business 500 and their location in the county:

42. MVM, Inc., Vienna

88. GeoLogics, Inc., Alexandria

91. Tessada and Associates, Inc., Springfield

141. Priority One Services, Inc., Alexandria

147. Computing Technologies, Inc., Fairfax

159. Kemron Environmental Services Inc., Vienna

211. SCI Consulting Services, Inc., Vienna

303. Citizant, Chantilly

356. Engineering, Management & Integration, Inc., Herndon

405. MicroTech, LLC, Vienna

476. MAC Aerospace Corp., Chantilly

Michael and Laura Pierce providers of non-medical. in-home care services to local families was recently honored by CK Franchising, Inc. for their performance as a Comfort Keepers franchise owner. Michael and Laura were recognized during the Celebration Dinner and Awards Ceremony during the Comfort Keepers Annual Conference held in Tucson, May 31.

Comfort Keepers of Fairfax was recognized for the fourth year in a row with the President’s Club Award. "To be recognized in front of our peers at the Annual Conference was a great honor," said Mr. and Mrs. Pierce. "Ask any senior and they will say that they prefer to stay in their own home. I am thrilled to own a business that can make their wishes a reality."

Michelle Luiken, of Centreville, a representative for VITAS Innovative Hospice Care(r) of Northern Virginia, has been inducted as a member of VITAS' prestigious Leadership Council. The VITAS Leadership Council recognizes a select group of top performing managers and patient advocates who embody the company's mission and values and possess the vision, energy and commitment to succeed. Recipients have met specific key performance indicators that contribute to the success of the organization. As a VITAS representative, Luiken educates physicians and healthcare facility professionals about the benefits of hospice care for patients with life-limiting diagnoses. She joined VITAS in 2007 after serving in sales representative and account management positions for several pharmaceutical and healthcare supply companies. Luiken received a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in Morgantown.