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Business Notes, June 25 - July 1

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The Small, Women- and Minority-owned (SWaM) mentoring program celebrated the graduation of its first class of participants during a reception June 27 at the Holiday Inn in Arlington. Lynette Spano Weist of SCI Consulting Services Inc. will be the guest speaker for the ceremony. Sixteen companies were selected for the first session including Capital Construction of Sterling, Systems Engineering Inc. of Dulles and We Clean Inc. of South Riding.

Meet leadership from the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Annual Chairman’s Luncheon July 15, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Washington, Dulles Airport Hotel, 45425 Holiday Drive, Dulles. Cost: $50 for members, $65 for nonmembers. Preregistration required by July 8, visit www.dullesregionalchamber.org.

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.