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Benihana, 21089 Dulles Town Circle, Dulles, recently donated a new commercial-sized refrigerator to Loudoun Interfaith Relief. LIR’s mission is to feed the hungry by providing emergency food assistance to those in need and promote client self-sufficiency to any person or family living in Loudoun County.
Jabberü, a foreign language learning center, has opened its fourth location in Ashburn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ThanksUSA, a nonpartisan charitable organization, and Intelligent Decisions Inc., a federal systems integrator and professional services company headquartered in Ashburn, are teaming up to support not only our servicemen and servicewomen, but also their families.
Intelligent Decisions Inc. served as the premier sponsor for ThanksUSA’s VIP golf tournament April 29, at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va. Ninety percent of tournament proceeds will go to ThanksUSA’s scholarship program supporting children and spouses of servicemen and servicewomen in the United States armed forces.
Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center has added an ophthalmology service through an alliance with Scottsdale, Ariz., based Eye Care for Animals. The new offering, which became available March 4, is provided by Dr. Gwendolyn Lynch, a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist and associate doctor at Eye Care for Animals' Leesburg location.
Arthur Bronsord, physical therapist announces the opening of his new practice, State of the Art Physical Therapy. Bronsord has been in practice since 1986 and working in Loudoun County since 1989. His expertise lies in all sorts of injuries ranging from arthritis to post operative care. The office is located at 20098 Ashbrook Place, Suite 190, Ashburn.