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Business, Feb. 4-10

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:loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com">loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com</a>. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged.

Pink Karma Salon and Spa, at 20960 Southbank St., Sterling, is holding a grand opening party, Friday, Feb. 13, from 4-9 p.m. Pink Karma will be offering specials on spa services like manicures and facials, as well as complimentary makeup consultations with product purchases, massages and henna tattoos. There will also be refreshments, gift bags, prizes and even a chance to win an Aveda gift basket worth more than $200. For more information, visit www.pinkkarmasalon.com, e-mail

info@pinkkarmasalon.com or call 703-444-8700.

The Loudoun Convention and Visitors Association is accepting nominations for the 2008 LCVA Annual Tourism Awards. All award entries must be for individuals, organizations or programs and recognize accomplishments for activities or events that occurred or were completed during 2008. Entries must be received at the LCVA Office or by online submission by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17.

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, through it's volunteer initiative, Loudoun Places, will be hosting a Business Association Summit Monday, Feb. 23, 6-8 p.m., at Rehau, 1503 Edwards Ferry Road N.E., Leesburg. The objective is for existing business associations in Loudoun to share about the benefits they offer members, greatest successes and lessons learned. Registration is free; preregistration is requested. Contact Philip Denino at the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, 703-777-0585 or philip.denino@loudoun.gov.

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 Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m.; Wednesday, March 25, 10:30 a.m.; Thursday, April 23, 2 p.m.; Thursday, May 21, 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday, June 23, 2 p.m.

For locations call 703-777-0403 or send an e-mail to Rebecca Kummel at procurement@loudoun.gov.

Lerner Enterprises, Washington, D.C.'s largest private real estate developer, sold approximately 42 acres at Dulles Town Center in Dulles to the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation of Herndon to be held for the possible future development of a new highly energy efficient and cost effective corporate headquarters earmarked for Gold LEED Certification.

The owners of Kincora, a proposed 400-acre mixed-use business community located at the intersection of routes 7 and 28 in Loudoun County, have partnered with the Windy Hill Foundation on a plan to incorporate up to 228 affordable workforce apartments and condos into their project. The owners of Kincora have committed that 16.25 percent of the apartments and condos in Kincora will be affordable to households earning less than 100 percent of the area median income.