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Business Notes, May 28-June 3

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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.

Certified Risk Managers International of Potomac Falls recently conferred the designation of certified risk manager on a select number of individuals who completed the rigorous five-course program. Bryan Casey of McLean Insurance Agency was one of this group of risk management professionals.

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.

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.