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Clifton resident W. McCauley Arnold, a principal of the firm McCandlish & Lillard, has have been recognized by Virginia SuperLawyers magazine as one of Virginia’s top attorneys in 2008. Virginia SuperLawyers determines who is to be included as a "SuperLawyer" by surveying other attorneys practicing in the Commonwealth. Arnold was named in the category of Construction Litigation. His practice has involved the defense and collection of substantial construction related claims, in both private and governmental building projects.

Bowman Consulting of Chantilly is pleased to announce that Christopher M. Mohn, AICP has joined their Winchester office as Director of Planning and Landscape Architecture. As Director, Chris will be in charge of overseeing the department to ensure projects are executed on time, on budget, and in accordance with the clients program and jurisdictional requirements.

VideoNEXT of Chantilly, a founding developer of innovative physical security information management (PSIM) solutions, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Integrated Security Systems (ISS), a security systems integrator serving organizations throughout Florida. Through this agreement, ISS is a certified reseller of videoNEXT's Security Knowledge Manager™ (SKM™) video management solution and its related products to commercial, industrial and government organizations throughout Florida.

Coffee, Tea, You and Me! will hold the seminar "Developing Your Personal Networking VisionQuest," on Friday, Sept. 12 from 3-5 p.m. at Panera Bread, 5762 Union Mill Rd., Clifton. The host is Marvin Powell. Call 703-201-4267.

A Business Network Expo will be held on Monday, Sept. 15, from 4-7 p.m. at McNair Farms Community Center at 2491 McNair Farms Dr. Herndon. This is a B2B event — Admission is free. Put your 30-second elevator speech aside and come network with businesses for up to three hours. Get to really know all about our vendors, their products and services. Give them your business card for future referrals. Door Prizes will be awarded. Contact co-coordinator of event Terry Jones of Cruises Inc. 703-793-9386 or TJones@cruisesinc.com.

Nicholas Draper, president of Granite Source in Chantilly, announced that Mike Kostello, formerly a senior project manager with NV Homes, has been appointed as operations manager. Granite Source, a leading manufacturer of custom granite and marble countertops in Virginia, recently added this position in response to a steady growth pattern that required additional leadership.

Kostello brings more than 25 years experience in customer service — as a district manager for Color Tile, a partner in East Coast Associates, and most recently, with NV Homes. He is no stranger to the countertop industry, as East Coast Associates fabricated and distributed custom countertops in the Washington, D.C. area.

Michael and Laura Pierce, providers of non-medical in-home care services to local families, were recently honored by CK Franchising Inc. for their performance as a Comfort Keepers franchise owner. The Pierces were recognized during the Celebration Dinner and Awards Ceremony during the Comfort Keepers Annual Conference held in Tucson, May 31.

Meet local business owners and build your business network through the BNI Business Owner's Roundtable. Meetings are Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Eggspectation, 5009 Weston Plaza Dr., Chantilly. Cost is $8 for Continental breakfast or $12 for hot breakfast. Email Lauren Kirby at lkirby@turnaroundllc.com.

The Centreville Rotary Club has moved its meeting location from the I-Hop in Centreville to the EggsSpectations Restaurant in Chantilly. The Rotary Club meets Tuesdays from 11:30-12:30 p.m. for lunch. There is a new guest speaker every week with topics ranging from estate planning to how the Rotary helps during emergencies. Contact Gregg Caldwell at gregg@gandcauto.com.

The Clifton Business Connection chapter of BNI invites area business professionals to visit its weekly networking meeting held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Heart in Hand Restaurant in Clifton. Visit www.bninova.com.