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Arlington Business Notes: Oct. 3, 2012

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MinuteClinic has opened a new walk-in medical clinic inside the CVS/pharmacy store at 1201 South Hayes St., Suite C. MinuteClinic nurse practitioners and physician assistants specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common family illnesses. Walk-in camp, sports and college physicals for adolescents are available daily. For patients paying cash or credit, treatment prices are posted at each medical center and on www.minuteclinic.com. The cost for most treatment starts at $79. MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics in Arlington operate from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Alan Drewer, financial services professional, will join The Business Bank’s Commercial Lending and Business Development as the senior vice president. With over 30-year experience in corporate and real estate lending, Drewer was former senior vice president and regional manager at First Horizon National Corporation. He will serve the clients in the Arlington and Alexandria markets.

Engineering Services Network Inc. (ESN), an engineering and technology solutions company based in Arlington, that provides services to the Department of Defense and other federal agencies, announced today that it rose on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies after revenues soared, ranking No. 2556.

Sport&Health has completed its multi-million dollar renovation for its Crystal Park facility in Arlington.

Pet Sitters International has announced that Sara Scott, owner of Sara’s Little Dogs, has earned the designation of Certified Professional Pet Sitter. For more information about the program, visit http://www.petsit.com/certification/.

Engineering Services Network, Inc., an engineering and technology solutions company that provides services to the Department of Defense and other federal agencies, ranked No. 7 among the top 20 Virginia companies in the 2012 Hispanic Business 500.

Chapman Cubine Adams + Hussey (CCAH), a full-service direct marketing firm in Arlington serving global nonprofit organizations, has hired Mary Meredith as vice president of client services and Jamie Noblin as deputy director of list services.

Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington is offering the new minimally invasive Convergent Maze Procedure for patients with advanced Afib symptoms who have not responded to standard treatments. The Convergent Maze Procedure combines the cardiac surgery and electrophysiology to help restore normal heart rhythm for Afib sufferers with no incisions or ports in the patient’s chest, minimal pain, and shorter hospital stays and recovery time.

Virginia Commerce Bank announces the creation of The Virginia Commerce Bank Foundation. The donor advised fund is managed by the Arlington Community Foundation, where R.B. “Randy” Anderson, Jr., the bank’s executive vice president and chief lending officer, serves on the board of trustees as its treasurer. After many years of involvement and support with the Arlington Community Foundation, Virginia Commerce Bank welcomed the partnership as an opportunity to formalize its charitable giving program and continue its support of non-profit organizations throughout Northern Virginia and Fredericksburg.

Joseph R. Loring of Arlington is the 2012 recipient of Virginia Tech's College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award, as well the university's 2012 Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award. Loring is the founder of Loring, with offices in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Princeton, N.J. He started his private practice, Joseph R. Loring & Associates Inc., in 1956. After six years in business, Loring was selected as the engineer to design the electrical systems for the twin 110-story towers comprising the World Trade Center in New York — then the world's tallest buildings.

Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C. of Arlington announced that Shareholder Jonathan Kinney has been recognized by Northern Virginia Magazine as a Northern Virginian of the Year for his work on affordable housing.

Tully Rinckey PLLC is a nationally recognized federal employment law firm, but it is now much more than that in Virginia. At its Arlington law office, the firm has launched three new practice areas outside of the federal sector sphere. The multi-state law firm has hired attorneys who will practice in family and matrimonial law, criminal defense and bankruptcy law, building on its standard menu of legal services in the areas of federal sector employment and labor law, military law and security clearance representation. In an effort to build a trusting relationship first, Tully Rinckey PLLC over the next month will offer free one-hour initial consultations to anyone with a family & matrimonial, criminal or bankruptcy matter. The Virginia office is at 1300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 320. Contact Randy Simons at 703-525-4700 or rsimons@fedattorney.com.

First Virginia Community Bank and 1st Commonwealth Bank of Virginia have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which 1st Commonwealth will be merged with and into FVCbank, with FVCbank being the surviving bank, and all of the outstanding shares of 1st Commonwealth common stock will be converted into shares of FVCbank common stock.

Kevin V. Shaner joins VCB as Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Head, responsible for developing and managing commercial relationships in the Bank's Alexandria and Arlington markets. Shaner joins the Bank with more than 17 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently he held the position of Senior Vice President and Community Executive for Middleburg Bank, where he played a key role in managing their small business lending initiatives. Shaner currently serves on the Board of Directors for Life Circle Alliances in Fairfax and looks forward to increasing his involvement in the Alexandria and Arlington communities. His office is located at the Bank’s Cameron Station office in Alexandria.

On June 29, The Limited will reopen its doors to a newly remodeled store at The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. This store will be one of few to carry the brand’s eloquii line, designed specifically for today’s modern, full-figured woman. After remodeling six stores in 2011, the iconic fashion retailer will unveil the remodeled store with more than 5,600 square feet of space providing a unique interactive, multi-channel shopping experience (details below).

During the grand opening weekend, customers can receive a free tote with purchase (while supplies last) and enter for a chance to win a $500 gift card each day.

On July 9, six attorneys from the law firm Bean, Kinney & Korman-James W. Korman (Family Law), Jonathan C. Kinney (Land Use/Zoning), James R. Schroll (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights), Timothy R. Hughes (Construction Litigation), Carol Schrier-Polak (Family Law) and Tracy A. Meyer (Family Law)-were selected as 2012 Virginia Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Are you concerned about the environment and want to take action? You can make a difference in our community by becoming a Master Naturalist volunteer. Virginia Master Naturalist volunteers provide environmental education, outreach, stewardship and citizen science to conserve and manage natural resources and public lands. Master Naturalist volunteers gain certification through state-approved natural history courses and a commitment to volunteer service. Interactive training is provided by recognized experts in a wide range of disciplines. Arlington Regional Master Naturalists will be conducting training this fall, beginning September 6 through December 13, 2012 on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Long Branch Nature Center in Arlington. Additional field training will be scheduled on Saturdays (tentative field dates subject to change: September 29, Oct. 13 and 27 and Nov. 10). Applications are due Aug. 15, 2012. For more information and to complete an application, visit the Arlington Regional Master Naturalist website at www.armn.org.

On Thursday, Aug. 9, the Microsoft Store at The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City will hold their Grand Opening ceremony starting at 9:30 a.m. To celebrate, on Saturday, Aug. 11 there will be events including a performance by the band Weezer and a visit from Washington Wizards point guard John Wall.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) announced the acceptance of four Northern Virginia companies into its two-year Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program. The new companies accepted into the program include Ideal Innovations, Inc. of Arlington; Tracen Technologies, Inc. of Manassas; Vehicle Control Technologies, Inc. of Reston; and Vitatech Electromagnetics, LLC of Fredericksburg.

Virginia Hospital Center and Children’s National Medical Center have entered into a three-year agreement that will enhance specialty neonatology care in Northern Virginia. The collaboration will result in Children’s managing Virginia Hospital Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), effective Aug. 15.

H. Eugene Oliver, a new attorney with Arlington Law Firms, debuts with a special offer. Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of H. Eugene Oliver, III, as its newest associate. Oliver will lead the criminal law practice area inside Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Arlington, Va. office. He will also assist on many family and matrimonial law cases. Oliver has defended Virginians accused of everything from serious felony and misdemeanor crimes to common and complicated traffic violations. Oliver will handle divorce, separation, spousal support, child custody, and child support cases. In an effort to build a trusting relationship with his clients Oliver is offering free consultations for all criminal law and family and matrimonial law cases.

Bean, Kinney & Korman announced that Richard D. Kelley has joined the firm as a shareholder. Kelley deals with complex civil litigation, primarily in the areas of business and construction litigation. He has knowledge of intellectual property rights, business torts, commercial real estate contracts, trade secrets, non-compete clauses and other restrictive covenants in employment, partnership and joint venture agreements. He has detailed experience with electronic data discovery.Prior to joining Bean Kinney, Mr. Kelley was a senior associate at Reed Smith LLP. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, Alexandria Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Fairfax Bar Association and the George Mason American Inn of Court.

ABC7/WJLA-TV announced today that Jacqui Jeras will be joining the ABC7 Weather Team. Jeras will be the primary meteorologist for ABC7’s Good Morning Washington and ABC7 News at Noon. Prior to coming to joining WJLA, Jeras was at CNN for thirteen years where she was responsible for forecasting, researching, producing and preparing on camera weather and science segments for CNN's domestic network. She also served as an expert for all of CNN's networks on weather, space, science and environmental stories. Jeras holds seals of approval from both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association (NWA). She currently serves as the Recertification Chair for the National Weather Association. She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Iowa State University and received a Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.

Joseph P. Corish of Bean, Kinney & Korman in Arlington has been recognized as a “Leader in the Law” honoree by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Each year, Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents this award to those in the legal field who are changing and advancing the law, improving the justice system, serving the community and setting the standard for other lawyers. Corish, along with the other honorees, will be celebrated at a reception on Oct. 25 at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond. Corish was named a “Leader in the Law” for his efforts in developing, leading and managing Bean, Kinney & Korman’s financial institution practice and his involvement in various professional and community organizations. Since 1988, Corish has increased Bean, Kinney & Korman’s lender clientele from one primary financial institution to a substantial number of institutions lending nationally and in the Washington metropolitan area. Corish has also been active in the bankruptcy and financial services arena as a member of the Walter Chandler American Inn of Court and the Risk Management Association.

Virginia Commerce Bank proudly announces the recent appointment of Ladonna L. “Donna” Coley as Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager, of the Clarendon Branch. Prior to joining the Bank, Coley served as a Branch Manager for PNC. In addition to managing the daily operations of the branch, Coley will focus on business development and community outreach to continue VCB’s commitment to and impact in the vibrant Clarendon market.

DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC-Crystal City in Arlington is adding the finishing touches to a multi-million dollar renovation, designed by D.C.-based architecture and design firm CORE. The award-winning hotel design team redesigned the hotel’s entry, two-story lobby and bar. The main architectural elements have a neutral palette to give the lobby a more timeless and classic back drop.

New mixed-use building “Tellus” in Arlington is seeking LEED Gold Certification. Power Design, Inc. has been named electrical contractor on Tellus. Power Design partnered with the developers Erkiletian, Jefferson Apartment Group, WDG Architecture and Mechanical Design Group to provide the electrical systems design on the project and SE Foster will be spearheading the construction. The 254-unit luxury residential tower will feature Energy Star’s advanced lighting package, renewable energy sources, energy-efficient materials, sustainable landscaping and advanced recycling systems.

Bean, Kinney & Korman announced that nine of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).The attorneys were recognized for their distinguished legal work in 10 different practice areas. The Bean, Kinney & Korman lawyers included in Best Lawyers are:

· Jennifer A. Brust: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2010-2013) and Litigation – Bankruptcy (2010-2013)

· Joseph P. Corish: Banking and Finance Law (2013)

· Leo S. Fisher: Commercial Litigation (2013)

· Timothy R. Hughes: Litigation – Construction (2012-2013)

· Jonathan C. Kinney: Real Estate Law (2008-2013)

· James W. Korman: Family Law (1995-2013)

· Tracy A. Meyer: Family Law (2011-2013)

· Carol Schrier-Polak: Arbitration (1995-2013), Family Law (1995-2013) and Family Law Mediation (1995-2013)

· James R. Schroll: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2005-2013)

TWD & Associates, Inc. (TWD), a communication and collaboration solutions provider for the public sector, announced that Dave Arundel will oversee the company’s new Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) Center as its GWAC Manager. Arundel will manage TWD’s GWAC and Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicles, as well as develop and implement GWAC Center procedures and processes. Arundel moves to his new role as GWAC Manager after serving as a Program Manager for TWD for the past five years. He earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and holds Project Management Professional (PMP) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) v3 Foundations level certifications.