Business Notes

Business Notes

Coffee, Tea, You and Me! will hold the seminar "Developing Your Personal Networking Strategy," on Friday, June 13 from 3-5 p.m. at Panera Bread, 5762 Union Mill Rd., Clifton. The host is Marvin Powell. Call 703-201-4267.

NVS Kitchen & Bath Inc. has been selected by REMODELING magazine as a winner of the 2008 Big50 Award as a "Mover and Shaker." The Big50 awards were presented at a gala dinner at the Remodeling Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 5. NVS Kitchen & Bath along with the 49 other winners from around the nation were joined by industry leaders and Big50 Alumni.

Each year, REMODELING magazine inducts 50 companies who have set the standard for professionalism and integrity through smart marketing, exemplary business practices, unique design, and extraordinary impact in their community or the industry at large. Big50 remodelers are successful firms that have taken the lead in raising industry standards.

Glen Miracle, president of NVS Kitchen & Bath, attributed the company's success to "hiring talented people that care about our customers and the communities they live in."

NVS Kitchen & Bath, Inc. started as NVS (Northern Virginia Specialists) Contractors in 1986. In 2001, the name was changed to NVS Kitchen & Bath Inc. when Rich Perkins partnered with Glen Miracle to grow the company's cabinet-distribution division. Changing its name to the current NVS Kitchen & Bath, Inc. the company has skyrocketed to success. Serving Northern Virginia, the luxury remodeling firm operates a 5,000-square-foot showroom that is often referred to as one of the area's most impressive remodeling showrooms.

Meet local business owners and build your business network through the BNI Business Owner's Roundtable. Meetings are Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Eggspectation, 5009 Weston Plaza Dr., Chantilly. Cost is $8 for Continental breakfast or $12 for hot breakfast. Email Lauren Kirby at

The Centreville Rotary Club has moved its meeting location from the I-Hop in Centreville to the EggsSpectations Restaurant in Chantilly. The Rotary Club meets Tuesdays from 11:30-12:30 p.m. for lunch. There is a new guest speaker every week with topics ranging from estate planning to how the Rotary helps during emergencies. Contact Gregg Caldwell at

The Clifton Business Connection chapter of BNI invites area business professionals to visit its weekly networking meeting held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Heart in Hand Restaurant in Clifton. Visit

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. VITAS Innovative Hospice Care(r), a pioneer and leader in the hospice movement since 1978, is one of the nation's largest providers of end-of-life care.