Business Notes

Business Notes

Lindsay Automotive Group will sponsor the June 9 Potomac Nationals game to benefit nonprofit organization Autism Speaks. After the game, jerseys worn by Nationals players will be auctioned off, with all proceeds going directly toward autism advocacy and research efforts. Lindsay Auto Group will also support a team at the upcoming Bike to the Beach for Autism—a 100-mile charity bike ride from Washington, D.C. to Dewey Beach, Del.—on Aug. 2. Several of the company’s employees are riding in the event, including Michael Lindsay, president of Lindsay Auto Group. Visit

Becky’s Pet Care of Alexandria is the 2013 Business of the Year Award recipient by the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.

Becky O’Neil was named the NAPPS 2013 Business of the Year Award recipient for many reasons; as an entrepreneur, she developed her business as sole proprietor and sole employee 14 years ago and has since grown to serve more than 3,500 clients in the Alexandria area. Becky’s Pet Care currently staffs nearly 100 pet care professionals in addition to a full administrative office.

In addition to managing her active pet care business, O’Neil supports various local and national animal rescue groups and participates in several community organizations. She is the president of the Northern Virginia Professional Pet Sitters Network, serves on the board of the Community Business Partnership in Alexandria and is the current president of her local Parent/Teacher Association.

Inova Alexandria Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology. Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation as a cancer treatment, in conjunction with other cancer treatments or to aid in symptomatic relief when a cure is not possible.

Virginia Commerce Bank congratulates John McManus, Senior Vice President, Community Banking, on his recent award of Committee Chairman of the Year for 2012 from the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce. McManus won the award for his work as Chair of the Membership Committee, which assists staff in their efforts to retain current members and recruit new members of the Chamber.

In 2012, the Membership Committee was responsible for the establishment of the Chamber’s new Ambassador’s Program. Ambassadors are a select group of representatives who work to enhance the level of engagement of current Chamber members. Ambassadors also assist new members to get oriented with the Chamber upon their joining.

As Chairman of the Membership Committee, McManus also serves as a member of as a Vice Chairman of the Chamber’s Board of Directors.

Alexandria Pet Care is offering new services designed to help owners with puppy housetraining, mental stimulation, learning, and exercise. The Puppy Play services come in two lengths, so puppy owners can select from 10-minute visits or 15-minute visits. Clients also can choose once-daily or twice-daily visits. Services are designed for puppies 12 months and younger, and complement the company's existing professional dog walking services. Visit or 703-548-1516.

Local Motion Studio offers childcare during adult yoga, pilates, ballet barre, prenatal or postpartum fitness classes. Most adult classes at Local Motion Studio offer childcare led by adults in a colorful playroom designed to be interactive and educational. Fun, age appropriate toys and books for children aged 6 months to 7 years old. Local Motion Studio is located at 2377 S. Dove St. 703-299-0017.

Dr. John Kling, II has earned Accreditation in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry — an accomplishment completed by only 350 dental professionals to date.

Raised in Alexandria, Kling graduated from Wake Forest University in North Carolina with a B.A. in biology and from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, with a doctorate of dental surgery. He completed his residency at Buffalo General Hospital in 1985, and has been in private practice in Old Town Alexandria since that time.

As an active community member, Dr. Kling belongs to the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and the Alexandria Rotary Club. He is an annual sponsor of the Alexandria Walk to Fight Breast Cancer and was the former chair of the Alexandria Public Health Advisory Commission. Dr. Kling volunteered for years at the Northern Virginia Dental Clinic and the citywide program placing protective sealants on children’s teeth. He currently is involved with the “Give Back a Smile” program, providing local individuals with reconstructive dentistry after domestic abuse.

Rooftop Chimney Sweeps has earned the service industry-coveted 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies. Rooftop Chimney Sweeps, LTD is a family-owned chimney sweep company located in Alexandria, operating in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area since 1978. Rooftop Chimney Sweeps, LTD specializes in the inspection, cleaning, repair and rebuilding of fireplaces, chimneys and other venting systems such as dryer vents, furnace vents, wood stoves and flues. Contact Andy Raycroft at 703-836-7858,, or visit Rooftop Chimney

Sweeps, LTD 3915 Wheeler Ave.

Military Officers Association of America has earned the distinction of being selected as one of the 2013 “Best Non-Profit Organizations to Work for.” A publication profiling the 50 organizations selected was published in the April 1, 2013 issue of “The NonProfit Times.”

In order to be selected, MOAA underwent a workplace assessment process that included surveying employees, as well as taking an inventory of organizational benefits, policies and offerings. The information was processed and analyzed and used to determine the “Best NonProfits to Work for.” MOAA, ranked #32 in 2013, also received the “Best NonProfit Organizations to Work for” in 2011.

Diane L. Webster was promoted to vice president, branch manager of the Prince Street branch of Virginia Commerce Bank. Webster just celebrated her 10-year anniversary with the Bank last year. She is actively involved in the Alexandria community and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the West End Business Association.

Rodney Peele, was recently given the “Distinguished Service Award” by the Iowa Optometric Association during its 115th Annual Congress held this year at the Embassy Suites Downtown Des Moines. Rodney serves as the Assistant Director of Regulatory Policy and Outreach at the American Optometric Association Washington office. His primary focus is to direct AOA’s interaction with federal agencies, including the US Department of Health and Human Services and Medicare. Rodney joined the AOA team in July 2008, and works at the AOA office in Alexandria. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law. He lives in Rockville.

Paul Thompson, proprietor of the Ted’s Montana Grill located at 2451 Eisenhower Ave., was recognized for his outstanding work at the restaurant company’s 2013 annual meeting, held at Lake Lanier Islands Resort in Buford, Ga. Thompson, of Olney, Md. Thompson was named “Rookie Proprietor of the Year.” A University of Maryland graduate, he joined Ted’s Montana Grill in January 2012 and has demonstrated strong leadership results since that time.

Military Officers Association of America has been awarded Best in Class by the Interactive Media Awards™ for its work on the MOAA Web Base Website. The honor recognizes that the project met and surpassed the basic standards of excellence that comprise the web’s most professional work. The site was honored specifically for excellence in Advocacy, a category which had 65 entries.

Aesthetician Judy Enlow has joined the team at Salon Khouri. Judy has more than 20 years in the industry, and a loyal following. View a full menu of facials at Judy comes to Salon Khouri from the Lifetime Fitness Center in Centreville, where she had been for the previous 12 years.

Lindsay Automotive Group, a long-standing provider of new and preowned vehicles in the D.C. metro area including Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria, has partnered with the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation to sponsor dogs and cats until the organization can find them loving homes.

Through the “Pal for Paws” program, individuals and organizations can sign up to support the

medical expenses and other costs for keeping pets healthy and happy. In the meantime, Lost

Dog & Cat Rescue works hard to find these animals a permanent home in the local community.

Any individual or organization can sign up for the Pals for Paws program, which has a minimum

tax-deductible donation amount of $50. On the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue website, donors can

browse the profiles of dogs and cats and decide which animal they would like to sponsor. Once

a contribution has been made, the sponsors’ names will appear on the website along with their

chosen pets. Visit for more.

The Fountains at Washington House’s Medicare-certified skilled nursing center, known as The Springs, has earned the highest five-star quality rating and four-star overall rating from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, announced Connie Haworth, executive director of the Alexandria retirement community. The Fountains at Washington House, 5100 Fillmore Avenue, is one of 32 communities operated by Watermark Retirement Communities, a company dedicated to creating communities where people thrive. For more information, visit or call 703-845-5000.