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Brenna Holmes, interactive department director for Chapman Cubine Adams + Hussey, a direct marketing firm serving global nonprofit organizations, is participating in the newly launched Grow Your Base certification program. Sponsored by Salsa Labs, Inc., is a new microsite offering a free 12-class certification program for practitioners new to the nonprofit direct marketing industry or those seeking the best practices for online outreach. Her course, “How to Create your Multi-Channel Outreach Plan to Grow Your List,” outlines strategies for nonprofit marketers to create content that can be shared on multiple platforms.

Virginia Hospital Center is among the few hospitals along the east coast to offer Selenia Dimensions 3D mammography (Breast Tomosynthesis), a new screening tool for breast cancer detection. This new technology is performed at the same time as standard digital mammography and with the same system, yet produces a 3D image of a patient’s breast which helps radiologists to see the fine details more clearly by minimizing overlapping tissue.

Brandon M. Barg was promoted to senior vice president, commercial lending at Virginia Commerce Bank. Barg started with the Bank in 2004 as branch manager in Vienna, and in 2007, moved into commercial lending, focusing on the Arlington and Alexandria markets. He is a graduate of Leadership Arlington and is actively involved with Rebuilding Together Alexandria.

Capital English Academy has opened its doors to teach adult students English as a Second Language. Offering eight levels of instruction from beginning to advanced, the Academy is looking to serve the very diverse international population in Northern Virginia. Located on the 4th Floor of the Bank of America building on Columbia Pike and Glebe Road, the school is easily accessible by bus or car. Students can choose from day, evening, or weekend programs and students also receive basic computer skills training. Job placement assistance is given to all program graduates. In addition, the school is able to tailor its curriculum to meet certain needs of industry, such as construction, hotel/

hospitality, food service, etc.

MemoryBanc was named the winner of the AARP Foundation Prize for Older-Adult Focused Innovation at the 2012-2013 George Washington Business Plan Competition. The competition was launched in 2009 to give students, faculty and alumni a real world experiential learning opportunity in entrepreneurship, compete for startup capital and receive mentorship, training and feedback from real business professionals. MemoryBanc help seniors and other adults organize and manage myriad details and accounts related to their personal, financial, medical, online and household assets. Founded in 2012, MemoryBanc’s mission is to help people secure their personal information so they can easily locate it, share it or pass it onto loved ones. This privately-held company is based in Arlington. For more information, call 703-436-2827 or visit

Andrea Campbell Davison has joined Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C. as an associate attorney. Davison practices in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and financial restructuring. Previously, Davison was an associate attorney at an Am Law 200 law

firm in Washington, D.C.

Ashley R. Dobbs has been named a shareholder of Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C.. Dobbs helps clients protect and grow their corporate brand through trademark and copyright protection, licensing and franchising agreements, and compliance with advertising laws. In addition to the practice of law, Dobbs maintains a deep commitment to community service. She has served as a board member, volunteer and fundraiser for community and charitable organizations throughout her career. Currently, she is a member of the U.S. Board of Directors for PetSmart Charities, Inc.

Jennifer A. Harper has joined Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C. as a shareholder. Harper focuses her practice in employment law.

AHC named nonprofit developer of the year. AHC is a nonprofit developer of affordable housing in the mid-Atlantic region that has been providing homes for low- and moderate-income families since 1975. The award recognizes the most outstanding and innovative housing developments, programs and solutions across the Washington, DC metro area. Visit

Matthew P. Thielemann joined the firm of Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C. as an Of Counsel. Thielemann practices in the areas of intellectual property and corporate transactions, and he counsels clients on a number of issues related to copyrights, trademarks, patents, data privacy, software and data licensing. Thielemann earned his LL.M in Intellectual Property Law from the George Washington University Law School, his J.D. from the Mississippi College School of Law and his B.S. from Mississippi College.

A team of employees, family and friends from SIGAL Construction Corporation and GCS, Inc. with a generous donation from Merrifield Garden Center tackled a spring landscaping project at a group home in Arlington. The landscaping and improvements at the Arlington Group Home included the cutting back of overgrown vines and weeds, planting of trees and flowers, creating a small vegetable garden with mulching throughout. Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Inc. is a faith-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire self-reliance, dignity and hope through health and human services.

Lucy Bowen McCauley, of Bowen McCauley Dance, has been appointed to Council Chair of Dance/USA’s Board of Trustees.

JBG employees volunteered more than 1,600 hours during this year’s community service effort. Among the charities helped were Food and Friends, Habitat for Humanity, Capital Area Food Bank, A Wider Circle, The American Red Cross, Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, A-SPAN, Reston Interfaith and the Rock Creek Conservancy.

Joseph M. Caturano has joined Bean, Kinney & Korman as of counsel. Caturano focuses his practice in domestic relations.

WETA has selected Rick Schneider as the next WETA executive vice president and chief operating officer. Schneider is currently president and chief executive officer of Community Television Foundation of South Florida, which operates Miami public television station WPBT. Schneider will join WETA in late September and succeed Joseph B. Bruns, who is retiring after 13 years in the post.

The construction team of GCS-SIGAL, LLC was recently praised for its efforts at Washington’s Cardozo High School on a D.C. neighborhood blog website. The project at Cardozo High School consists of a 355,400 square foot renovation of the existing historic building and a new 40,000 square foot below-grade athletic center and gymnasium. Originally completed in 1916 as Central High, the new Cardozo High School will accommodate 1,100 students upon completion. Project modernization includes new MEP systems, ADA improvements, code compliance, site improvements, technology improvements, and new furniture, fixtures and equipment requirements.

Fro.Zen.Yo, the self-service frozen yogurt establishment located at 1735 N. Lynn St. (International Place), has expanded its weekend hours. The store is open Saturdays 10 a.m.-11 p.m, Sundays 10 a.m.-10 p.m, Monday through Thursday 7 a.m-10 p.m, and Friday 7a.m-11p.m. Patrons can choose from 16 fat free or low fat yogurt flavors and more than 20 toppings, including fresh fruit, hot fudge, nuts or various chopped cookies or candy.

Robin Robertson has joined Cardinal Bank as senior vice president, assistant director of marketing. Robertson has 20 years of banking experience in branch management and branch operations, as well as bank marketing, most recently with Virginia Commerce Bank where she was senior vice president, marketing and retail administration. A longtime resident of Northern Virginia, Robertson is involved in the Arlington and Alexandria communities. She holds a B.A. in business management from Lynchburg College, and is a graduate of the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management and Leadership Arlington. She is a member of the Virginia Bankers Association and the American Bankers Association, and has held leadership positions with Leadership Arlington, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, and CrisisLink.

SIGAL Construction Corporation has been selected to construct the new Higher Education Center on the Loudoun Campus of the Northern Virginia Community College. NVCC Loudoun Campus continues its expansion and transformation into a progressive educational campus with the addition of the Higher Education Center academic building.

GHT Limited, a D.C. metro area mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering firm, announces the promotion of 16 staff members. The firm named five new senior associates and 11 new associates. New Associates: Joel W. Bell, PE, LEED AP ID+C; Douglas J. Boswell, PE, LEED AP ID+C; Adam A. Demnati, PE, LEED AP; Brian S. Hackett; Tim W. Laddbush, PE; William Brodie Marrow; Timothy Bradley McNiff, PE; John L. Puchala, CPD; Matthew C. Richter, PE, LEED AP; Tonya D. Street and Cindy L. Weeks. New Senior Associates: Kristine Barr, CDT; Ali J. Landaeta, MCSE, MCP+i; Francisco S. Lao; Derek E. Wilson, CPD; and Morty Zemedhun.

Visitors and residents of the nation's capital now have a new set of wheels to use to get around town on - electric bicycles, better known as e-bikes. Arlington’s EZ Bikes Rides launched a comprehensive 3-hour Ride-Around-The-Mall Tour that takes riders to more sites of interest in DC for less money than on a bus or

regular bike tour. See tour route map at EZ Bikes Rides also offers its full-day e-bike rentals for only $39.95; or

double up with a friend on a tandem e-bike for $59.95. As a special introductory offer, EZ Bikes Rides delivers the e-bike free of charge in the downtown area of the city or in Arlington. Call 202-544-4000 for reservations, or see for more.

Interstate Hotels & Resorts, announced the appointment of Carrie McIntyre as chief financial officer. Most recently serving as the company’s executive vice president and treasurer, McIntyre’s new position reports directly to the chief executive officer and encompasses the oversight of corporate and hotel accounting, treasury, tax, financial planning and analysis, asset management, internal audit and risk management functions. Throughout her nearly 12-year tenure in the hospitality segment, she has acquired leadership experience with finance, strategic financial planning and analysis, investor relations and risk management. McIntyre holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. For more information on Interstate Hotels & Resorts, visit

The Arlington Youth Orchestral Program announces that Shy-Luen Chen has been named as the new conductor of the String Orchestra, effective for the 2013-2014 season. Chen takes the baton from Jennifer Wade, who served as conductor for the first four seasons and will remain with Prelude as Music Director. Chen holds a doctorate in orchestral conducting from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in violin performance from the University of Maryland, and a second master’s degree in orchestral conducting from the Pennsylvania State University. His conducting experience includes nine years with the DC Youth Orchestra, where he served as first violin sectional coach for their top orchestra, and in other capacities as needed.

O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub of Arlington, was named one of the top five Irish pubs across sixteen states and the District of Columbia., the site dedicated to teaching people how to “loaf” the “lazy” way, recently asked its readers to pick the best Irish pubs in the southern United States. The locally owned and operated pub, about to celebrate its seven-year anniversary, is located at 3207 Washington Blvd. Visit

Bean, Kinney & Korman announced that eight of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America” 2014 The attorneys were recognized for legal work in eight different practice areas: Jennifer Brust: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2010-2014) and Litigation – Bankruptcy (2010-2014); Joseph Corish: Banking and Finance Law (2013-2014); Leo Fisher: Commercial Litigation (2013-2014); Timothy Hughes: Construction Law and Litigation – Construction (2012-2014); Jonathan Kinney: Real Estate Law (2008-2014); James Korman: Family Law (1995-2014); Christian Lapham: Family Law (2014); and James Schroll: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2005-2014).

SIGAL Construction Corporation recently completed renovation of the south wing of Letts Hall at American University. The SIGAL team used fast-track techniques to meet an accelerated schedule of 79 calendar days, while the lowest level and adjoining buildings remained occupied. To learn more about SIGAL Construction Corporation, please visit

The second annual Arlington Small Business Day has been set for Saturday, Nov. 30. The goal of the program is to increase the level of awareness, and to promote the diverse offering of locally owned small businesses and service providers in the Arlington community, and to encourage residents to shop local between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year’s event will target locally owned businesses in the neighborhood areas of Ballston, Clarendon, Columbia Pike, Crystal City, Lee Harrison, Lee Heights, Pentagon City, Rosslyn, Shirlington, Columbia Pike and Westover. On the day of the event, participating businesses are encouraged to offer special discounts, services, contests, giveaways, and in-store events to promote ASBD. A special event is also planned to showcase local home-based and online businesses. For more information about Arlington Small Business Day, contact Shana Lawlor at

An Arlington-based small business earned national recognition for its outstanding achievements in government contracting at the recent Summit for Success event in Washington D.C. Rose Wang, founder and CEO of Binary Group was recognized as the 2013 Women Government Contractor of the Year by American Express OPEN as part of the OPEN for Government Contracts (OGC) program. Binary Group is a woman-owned small business providing technology solutions, training, program management and consulting to the federal government. Binary Group continues to produce results for customers by applying their outcome driven approach to projects in mission-critical areas — financial management, enterprise architecture, cybersecurity and analytics and mission systems support for the intelligence community.

The newest Zinga Frozen Yogurt store is located in the Beacon Shopping Center, 6676 Richmond Highway in Alexandria. The new store is the first Northern Virginia store to be opened by Zinga franchisee Ashley Langland, an Arlington resident. Langland indicated that the new store would be involved with local charities and civic organizations, high school groups and local sports programs. To celebrate the opening, there will be a free Frozen Yogurt Grand Opening blast to anyone who “likes” the new store on Facebook Store hours are Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Call 703-341-6797.

Bean, Kinney & Korman announced that eight of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America” 2014: Jennifer Brust, Joseph Corish, Leo Fisher, Timothy Hughes, Jonathan Kinney, James Korman, Christian Lapham, and James Schroll.

James R. Schroll, of Bean, Kinney & Korman, 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. Schroll, along with the other honorees, will be celebrated at a reception on Oct. 17 at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond. Schroll is the fifth attorney from Bean, Kinney & Korman to be honored with this award since 2008.

The Junior League of Northern Virginia (JLNV) commemorated the Sept. 11 National Day of Service. JLNV recognized those who were injured during the attacks, but also remembered the first responders, volunteers, rescue and recovery workers, uniformed safety personnel and members of our armed forces. As part of the National Day of Service and Remembrance, JLNV planned to prepare and distribute 140 bagged meals to the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN) and Cornerstones (formerly Reston Interfaith) for their clients in Arlington and Reston. Visit,,,, or email

Virginians for the Arts named Bowen McCauley Dance a 2013 Dominion ArtStars Award recipient. The awards recognize arts organizations throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia that best demonstrate the ability to enhance communities, lift our spirits and build a better quality of life. Through the generosity of Dominion a cash prize of $5,000 will be presented to BMD as the "Shining Star" winner at an upcoming performance by BMD on Nov. 16 at the CenterStage at Reston Community Center. BMD will perform in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of The Rite of Spring as part of RCC's double feature program; they will be followed by The Bohemian Jazz Orchestra. Winners also will be recognized at the January 2014 ArtWorks conference in Richmond.

Neil A.G. McPhie, has been recognized as a leader in the law in the state with the second highest concentration of federal executive branch employees. Virginia Lawyers Weekly recently named McPhie, a former chairman of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, to its 2013 class of “Leaders in the Law,” which features attorneys who are “setting the standards for other lawyers in Virginia.” In 2011, McPhie joined Tully Rinckey PLLC as its managing partner in Virginia. At the firm’s Arlington office, he oversees Tully Rinckey PLLC’s MSPB practice – one of the firm’s largest practice areas. McPhie received his juris doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center in 1976. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Howard University in 1973, graduating magna cum laude.

A wide-ranging food and retail redevelopment program at Reagan National and Dulles International Airports will bring new and exciting choices to airport travelers over the next 30 months. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced the initial phase of this program, which will bring iconic restaurants Ben's Chili Bowl and Legal Sea Foods to Reagan National and new French restaurant Bistro Atelier to Dulles International by the spring of 2014. As part of this redevelopment, some of Reagan National's most popular stores and eateries have been selected to enhance their airport presence. Brooks Brothers will remodel and enhance its location pre-security. Five Guys Burgers and Fries will also redesign and expand its location near gates 35-45, one of the busiest locations across the nation-wide chain. Dulles will add to its international flair with new food and shops, including a new Au Bon Pain restaurant and Tumi travel and business accessories.

Writer, book artist, and educator Sushmita Mazumdar is opening StudioPAUSE at 2421 S. 26th Road. StudioPAUSE was created to provide a safe space for individuals to be creative while exploring art and writing and celebrating community. The studio offers clients the opportunity to learn about themselves and challenge their own presumptions about others. With a variety of art and writing PAUSE Sessions, plus free CommunityPAUSE and CausePAUSE sessions, Mazumdar will be able to provide individualized and group support as visitors explore their role in the world and interact with local leaders, neighbors, and social and advocating organizations. Mazumdar has many years of experience teaching people to share experiences and heritage through art and stories and has done many programs in schools, museums, and art organizations in the DC Metro area. Sushmita Mazumdar is a graduate of Empowered Women International’s Entrepreneur Training for Success program.

The Tandoor will be expanding to Ballston Common at the end of this month. Jack Katyl, a New Delhi emigrant, has been a restaurateur for 43 years, and has appeared in cooking segments on Oprah and NBC 4 News. He is primarily famous for being a pioneer in Tandoori cuisine with his book "Famous Indian Recipes Made Easy: From the House of Tandoor" that sold more than 100,000 copies. He is one of the first restaurants with a Tandoor oven in the region or nation. At the end of September 2013, Tandoor will move into Ballston Common Food Court on the bottom floor of the mall adjacent to the Chick-fil-A.

Panera Bread opens at 1701 N. Moore St. Hours will be Monday to Saturday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Visit for more.

Tom Yum District, Rosslyn's first fast-casual Thai restaurant, now offers delivery and curbside pickup 5-9 p.m. seven days a week. Call 703-528-THAI. A $20 minimum order is required for delivery service. There is a $2 delivery charge. Delivery is within a three-mile radius.

Piola, 1550 Wilson Blvd., now offers delivery. Call 703-528-1502 for lunch or dinner.