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Reston to Host Ultimate Business Expo

The ninth Ultimate NOVA Business Expo is taking place on May 17, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at QINETQ Building, 11091 Sunset Hills, Suite No. 800 in Reston, with some 100 exhibitors and hundreds of additional guests. This is the perfect place for business owners and other professionals to promote and grow their businesses.

Come and experience the following:

  • 100 exhibitors ready to welcome you and introduce you to services/products that will help you enhance your business/personal life.
  • Networking with other guests and exhibitors and doing business
  • Educational seminars with speakers that will help you increase your knowledge and competencies
  • Fun & doors prizes: Delicious food, gourmet beverages, free massages, various door prizes and a cruise to top it all.

Register at ultbizexpo.com.

For more information call 703-359-5642.

FranNet to Host Franchise Fair

The Capital Area Franchise Fair, the semi-annual learning event hosted by FranNet of Virginia in partnership with the Community Business Partnership and SCORE, will help prospective entrepreneurs explore franchise options that fit with their financial, professional and personal goals. Experts will be sharing advice about: the best franchise fit, industry trends, the franchise business model, local regulations affecting franchises, and how to fund a franchise. FranNet of Virginia is a franchise matchmaking service in Virginia and DC that provides free counseling as well as educational seminars to entrepreneurs through SCORE and the Virginia Small Business Development Centers; government agencies; and local military bases.

The fair will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 1-5:30 p.m. at the Reston Association Conference Center, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive in Reston. Tickets cost $35 ($45 at the door). Register at http://franchisefairspring2013.eventbrite.com/. For questions, contact Heather Rosen at 703-291-0939 or hrosen@frannet.com.

Girls Learn International at South Lakes Hosts Hunger Banquet

The Girls Learn International Chapter at South Lakes High School hosts a Hunger Banquet Friday, May 31, open to the community. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at South Lakes High School and costs $10 per person (children under 5 eat free).

Guests are sorted upon arrival into different income groups and seated and separately served a meal reflecting food availability among different income lines. The meal personalizes the reality of world hunger and helps guests visualize the magnitude of hunger in the world.

The Sentinel, the South Lakes High School newspaper, has an article online, written by student Editor Gargie Nagarkar, with more information about the banquet: http://www.southlakessentinel.com/uncategorized/2013/05/10/girls-learn-international-will-host-a-hunger-banquet-to-raise-awareness/.