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Comcast Offers More Options for Small Businesses

Comcast Corporation announced the launch of Business Class Signature Support, a new 24/7 technical support and equipment protection program for its small business customers. With this new offering, Comcast Business Services now provides its customers a single, trusted source of support for the computers, tablets, mobile devices, servers and networks that power their small business.

“Our small business customers have been telling us they need help keeping up with and getting ahead of today’s ever-evolving technology,” said Daniel Herscovici, vice president of Signature Support at Comcast. “Whether it’s setting up a network, helping a small business get its employees connected remotely, removing a virus, or providing critical cloud-based data back-up, our new Business Class Signature Support service enables customers to meet their growing technology requirements.”

With Business Class Signature Support, small business customers will have access to experienced IT specialists who can provide advanced technical support online, over the phone, or in-person at their convenience. For more information on Business Class Signature Support, please visit business.comcast.com/signaturesupport or call 855-556-0602.

RA to Host Accessibility Discussion

Learn how pending proposed accessibility updates to the Virginia building code and a proposed General Assembly bill can improve accessibility for Restonians with disabilities, and how, together, we can help advocate for their success. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston.

Presentations: Del. Ken Plum (D-36); Matthew Barkley, director, Disability Services Planning and Development, Fairfax County Department of Family Services; Ken Fredgren, chairman, Reston Accessibility Committee of Reston Citizens Association.

RSVP: Jan Pohl, Reston Interfaith, E-mail: jan.pohl@restoninterfaith.org; Tel: 571-323-1412.

John Deardorff Named President and CEO of Reston Hospital Center

John A. Deardorff, FACHE, has been named president and chief executive officer of 187-bed Reston Hospital Center effective Jan. 1, 2013. He will also serve as lead executive for HCA Virginia’s Northern Virginia Market, which includes Dominion Hospital, a 100-bed behavioral health hospital, as well as Reston Surgery Center and Fairfax Surgery Center.

Margaret Lewis, president of HCA’s Capital Division and senior executive of HCA Virginia, and Joe Ritchey, chairman of Reston Hospital’s Board of Directors, said Deardorff built an outstanding track record as a CEO of several HCA hospitals.

Deardorff replaces Tim McManus, who was promoted to CEO of HCA’s Chippenham and Johnston-Willis hospitals, a 758-bed, two-campus facility in Richmond.

Deardorff and his wife Karen have two daughters—Kacie and Katelyn.

‘Deep eMotion 7500’ for Performing Arts

Reston-based Gin Dance Company (GDC) announced the kickoff of their “Deep eMotion 7500” fundraising campaign. Under the campaign, the company will be seeking support of businesses, organizations and individuals to help raise $7500 by Oct. 25, 2012 to fund upcoming performing arts productions. Among other events planned, GDC has partnered with Barnes & Noble for a fundraising event at the Barnes & Noble in Fairfax on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “In these trying economic times, funding the arts is a real challenge,” says GDC Artistic Director Shu-Chen Cuff. GDC would like anyone interested in supporting the arts and helping GDC achieve its funding goals to contact them at Gary@GinDance.com or by visiting the GDCwebsite at gindance.org.