Send announcements or events, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or e-mail <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call 703-917-6454.
Hair Port Salon & Day Spa is holding its 11th annual Cut-a-thon, Sunday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 46 Pidgeon Hill Drive, Sterling. All proceeds donated directly to the City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Call 703-430-3400. In addition, the Countryside Fall Festival takes place in the shopping center, from noon-4 p.m. and includes food, a moon bounce, games and prizes.
NetSecurity, a computer security and forensics firm based in Dulles, was granted its private investigation license from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice. The license allows the company to conduct digital forensics investigations and positions its consultants as expert witnesses in criminal and civil proceedings.
SkyLink USA, a Dulles-based company that specializes in transportation, airport management, disaster relief and aviation support services, named Rima Saleh as its new vice president of sales and services.