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Business Notes, June 18-24

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

The Committee for Dulles will host Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority president and CEO James E. Bennett for the annual Airport Authority update, Thursday, June 19, at the Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, The reception starts at 11:30 a.m., with lunch at noon. Reservations required by the Monday prior to the luncheon; Nonmembers pay $55 in advance, $60 at the door, members pay $45 advance, $50 at door. Call 703-430-8749 for reservations.

UpClick Marketing, a search engine marketing and online social media marketing firm, announces that The Good Shepherd Alliance is the winning nonprofit that will benefit from the new Web 2.0 social media marketing program called W2DotZero. The program will build the online presence of GSA using online social media marketing and search engine marketing techniques, thereby increasing GSA’s opportunity to meet many if its goals and objectives for 2008 and beyond.

Oasis Landscaping of Sterling has launched a new Web site, which will help educate children and their parents about the positive emotional, mental and physical effects of gardening at a young age. To view the new Oasis Kids site visit www.Oasis4kids.com. A free coloring book is available for download.

Nova Medical, a primary-care practice with offices in Ashburn, Sterling, Leesburg and Warrenton, is now offering its employees the opportunity to become company owners. The company has implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, making 100 percent of Nova Medical, including Nova Medical Group, Nova Urgent Care and The Medical Spa at Nova, owned by its employees.

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.

Radiology Imaging Associates, with offices in Sterling and Lansdowne, offers patients advanced MRI breast imaging and biopsy capabilities with computer aided detection.

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 June 25, at 10:30 a.m.; 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.

Chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Scott K. York (I-At Large) will brief business leaders on the issues impacting the county's economy and business climate when he delivers the 2008 "State of the County" address, Tuesday, June 10, 8-10 a.m., at Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. Chamber of Commerce members in advance, $30; at the door, $40; for nonmembers add $15. Visit www.loudounchamber.org, or call 571-209-9036.

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.