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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 hold its annual General Assembly update Thursday, March 27, at the Hyatt Dulles, 2300 Dulles Corner Blvd., Herndon. Reception at 11:30 a.m., lunch served at noon. Board of directors meeting at 10:30 a.m. Includes discussion with members of Northern Virginia's delegation on their perspective on the challenges and results of the 2008 General Assembly session, particularly with regard to funding for transportation needs in light of the recent Supreme Court decision Reservations required by the Monday prior to the luncheon. Nonmembers: payment in advance $50; payment at the door $55; CFD members: payment in advance $40; payment at the door $45. Call 703-430-8749.
On March 24, DivaFit, 20604 Gordon Park Square, Ashburn, will expand its existing studio to encompass the space next door and will begin offering additional classes. To kick off the opening of the expansion and second dance room, DivaFit will host an open house Saturday, March 29, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Nominations for Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy’s second annual Green Business Awards will be accepted through March 31. Judging will be conducted in April by an awards committee consisting of members. The awards are to recognize businesses each year that demonstrate outstanding leadership for environmental stewardship in Loudoun County. To submit a nomination complete the form at www.loudounwildlife.org/Green_Business_Awards.htm and mail it to Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, P.O. Box 2088, Purcellville, VA 20134 or call Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy at 540-882-9638 and a form will be sent.
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 April 23 at 10:30 a.m.; May 22 at 2 p.m. and June 25 at 10:30 a.m. The sessions will take place at the Loudoun County Government Center. To register, visit www.loudoun.gov/procurement, call 703-777-0403 or e-mail email@example.com.
Lansdowne Resort was presented with the Virginia Green Lodging Certificate of Environmental Commitment by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. This acknowledgement underscores the commitment of Lansdowne Resort to minimizing its environmental impact by conserving resources wherever feasible in its operations. The Virginia Green Lodging Program is an initiative of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to advance pollution prevention methods in the tourism and hospitality industry.
SunTrust Mortgage Inc. announces that the Virginia Housing Development Authority is recognizing one of its Loudoun County mortgage loan consultants, Mary Krueger, as a 2007 Top Producing Loan Officer.
The Leesburg Economic Development Committee is seeking nominations for the 7th Annual Business Appreciation Awards. To submit nominations, visit www.leesburgva.gov, deadline is April 11. The awards will be presented May 13 at the Thomas Birkby House in downtown Leesburg. Call 703-771-2734 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Chantilly and Sterling branches of the Virginia Paving Company have won the Diamond Achievement Award. Presented annually by the National Asphalt Pavement Association, the Diamond Achievement Award is given to select facilities throughout the U.S. that demonstrate a level of excellence in environmental practices, permitting, regulatory compliance, appearance, operations and community relations.
Jennifer Mangum and Suzan Meredith of Redecorate Today, a Northern Virginia interior refining company, have been named a "Gold Members" of the Interior Refiners Network, an organization of one-day redecorators who provide affordable, professional, quality decorating help to the public by working with them to transform their homes by using what they own.
Fabbioli Cellars has started a return program on its raspberry merlot bottle. A $1 refund is offered to customers for each bottle brought back. Because the bottle has a permanently imprinted label and the wine is nonvintage, this package can be reused. The pilot program will run indefinitely and will then be evaluated. For more information on what other sustainable practices Fabbioli Cellars abides by, visit the Web site at www.fabbioli.com.
Inova Health System announces the promotion of Roderick Williams to the role of system vice president for community affairs. In this new role, Williams will have primary responsibility for Inova Health System’s cultural competence division and will oversee Partnership for Healthier Kids, Congregational Health Partnership and Life with Cancer. He will work closely with community leaders and community health agencies throughout Northern Virginia to advance Inova’s community mission.
PGA golf professional Ian Grimwade has joined the staff at the River Creek Club in Leesburg, as the director of golf. Grimwade joins from Atlanta’s premier daily-fee facility, Bear’s Best Atlanta, where he was the head golf professional.
Sterling-based JK Moving & Storage was designated as "the Official Moving Company of the Washington Nationals." Under the terms of the agreement, JK will move the team into its new facilities, a move that will culminate with a ceremonial delivery of home plate from RFK to the new ballpark in time for opening day. Earlier this year, JK shipped the team's gear from D.C. to Florida for spring training.
Let’s Dish! has launched DishDelivery, a delivery service for those in Northern Virginia. DishDelivery adds to the company’s time- and cost-saving services.
The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson located in Sterling announced the hiring of Alex Pineda as the new general manager. Pineda is a native from El Salvador and brings eight years of experience in the hospitality industry to the position.
Sports Bounce of Loudoun has opened in Ashburn. It has eight giant moon bounces and is a place for parents and caregivers to get their children exercise in a fun way. The business also offers birthday parties and fitness classes beginning March 25.
Indra A. Books, owner of On The Go 4U LLC, has launched ConciergeConsole a new online concierge management application she developed. ConciergeConsole is the first all-inclusive, entirely Web-based product to serve one-person firms as well as small-business owners. It allows business owners to manage business from anywhere there is an Internet connection.
Reston Limousine ranked in first place on the recent Washington Business Journal list of the top 25 executive transportation service companies in the Washington, D.C.-metropolitan area. The company is owned by Leesburg resident Kristina Bouweiri. Since 2003, the company has more than doubled its revenues. Bouweiri is actively involved as a board member in a number of local organizations, including the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, Dulles Area Transportation Association, the Loudoun Convention and Visitors Association and numerous trade organizations.
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.