Business Notes, May 7

Business Notes, May 7

To have business notes listed, send to or 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102. Call 703-917-6449 with questions. Deadline is Friday.

Jennifer Abernethy, sales stylist and CEO of The Sales Lounge will be keynote speaker at IReferPro’s Signature Program 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 9 at Wildfire Restaurant at Tysons II the Galleria. Abernethy brings over 22 years of award winning sales experience generating over $24 million in revenue during her professional corporate tenure. Abernethy will discuss how to be more customer focused, attracting more clients, referrals and increasing morale within an organization. IReferPro’s Signature Program complements the proprietary online referral program, web profiles, educational events and unique evaluation methodology monitoring success of the referrals. Advanced registration is recommended. $35 for members, $45 non-members. Call IReferPro at 703-319-1997.

The Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Town/Business Liaison Committee invites the public to their first annual Virginia Business Appreciation Week Softball Slam. The tournament will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at Waters Field, corner of Center and Cherry Streets, S.E. The co-ed teams are currently recruiting players of all skill levels. To sign up, contact Tom Hanton, 703-788-3223 or, or Mark Uhron, 703-766-2025 ext. 102 or The teams are also looking for local business sponsors.

Yvonne de Vilar Scientific Skin Care, Ltd. Salon and School is now providing a full-time accelerated Basic Esthetics Course. This course allows students to complete all 600 hours needed for a Basic Esthetics License in either Maryland or Virginia in only three months. This accelerated course also means that there will be more days of student treatments available at discounted prices. Two sessions of the course will begin May 19, graduating Aug. 13, and Sept. 2, graduating Dec. 17. Classes meet Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. with hour-long breaks for lunch and dinner. The Salon and School is located at 305 Maple Ave. W, Vienna. Call 703-281-2070 or visit

BB&T recently announced it has promoted Mike Carpenter to manage its residential real estate lending team for the metro Washington, D.C., area.

The 12-member team, located in Woodbridge, Va., also will include BB&T residential construction specialists Mike Williams, Jason Paxton, Keri Jackson and Rob Lane.

A senior vice president, Carpenter has more than eight years of commercial banking and real estate lending experience, most recently as a regional executive with BB&T in Tysons Corner. Williams, assistant vice president, has more than eight years of real estate finance experience, most recently with BB&T’s commercial real estate finance team in Tysons Corner.

Donleigh Honeywell of Vienna has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple, Inc., a national direct-sales company featuring easy-to-prepare gourmet products. As a consultant, Honeywell offers the company’s gourmet foods and beverages to guests at home taste-testing parties. Guests receive samples, meal ideas, recipes and serving suggestions. For more information about the products and parties, call Honeywell at 703-849-8534.

New York Life Insurance Company has named James E. Adkins, Jr. council vice president, an honor bestowed annually on the New York Life agent with the entire company’s second highest performance achievements. As council vice president, Adkins is a leader of the company’s elite field force comprised of 10,500 licensed New York Life agents. Adkins, associated with New York Life for eleven years, is a registered representative and financial advisor who employs 26 at the firm he founded, Strategic Financial Associates, LLC. Strategic Financial Associates, LLC handles the corporate insurance for over 400 companies and handles insurance and financial products for thousands of individuals, with a particular focus on small business owners, corporate executives, and professionals.

Adkins grew up in the Washington D.C. area and currently lives in Vienna with his wife Nancy and two children, Nicole and Jimmy.

Noufal Hair Color Studio, a full-service salon in Vienna, announced recently that stylists Joey Noufal and Sylvia Ghassemieh are featured in the Color of Passion Volume 8, Volume 9 and Inspire Hair Fashion Volume 61 hair books. Noufal’s stylists have 10 hair color styles in these three industry publications displayed in salons across the country.

Noufal’s color styles and stylist Ghassemieh are represented in Passion and Inspire. To be featured in Passion and Inspire, a salon has to be invited and has to submit headshots. Color of Passion features contemporary colored hair designs. This annual publication is organized into Blondes, Browns and Reds sections, and each of these sections is broken down into three different shades. It also contains an alternative section, featuring more than 50 additional images of various hairstyles using highlights and colors. Inspire is designed for salon clients and features the latest hair fashion for women. Short hair, medium hair, long hair, celebrities and makeovers are featured.

Weekly lunch and lead Tip Group meetings with the Vienna Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce to network, share leads and mingle, Tuesday and Thursday, 12:15-1:30 p.m. at Morton’s, The Steakhouse, 8075 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, 703-883-0800. For information, call Harvey Silverman at 703-319-8806. To RSVP for the Tuesday group, call Harvey Silverman at 703-319-8806; to RSVP for the Thursday group call Christa Walker at 703-766-2300.