Business Notes

Business Notes

The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce held its annual ACE Awards on June 12 at the Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel. Attending the awards were state Sen. Janet Howell (D-32), Del. Ken Plum (D-36) and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors chairman Kate Hanley. Keynote speaker was Washington Business Journal publisher, Alex Orfinger.

Pinnacle Awards: Georgia Graves of Bridgman Communications; Linda Miller of Miller Marketing.

Member of the Year: Darcy Davis of Davis Kingsley & Associates.

Entrepreneur of the Year: Advanced Radio Corporation

Small Business of the Year: Edge Media Design

Medium Business of the Year: Morton's of Chicago

Large Business of the Year: Freddie Mac

Program of the Year: Dulles Corridor Virtual Reality Tour

Event of the Year: Best of Reston

Committees of the Year: Global Marketing Committee, Community Services Committee.

The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce has announced several networking opportunities for local business owners during the month of June. Call 703-707-9045 for sponsorship information or visit

On June 18 the chamber will host David & Goliath Do Business, where Keynote Speaker Ronald Jones, Sr. Manager of Supply and Diversity at Nextel Communications will speak on the importance of building connections between large and smaller businesses and offer advice on making these connections. The session will be held at the ASCE Conference Center, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive from 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. and will cost $25 for chamber members and $30 for non-members.

The chamber will host Network Night on June 24. This event offers local business owners an opportunity to meet and greet members of the Chamber of Commerce in a relaxed, casual environment. The event will be held at BMW of Sterling, 21826 Pacific Blvd. from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. the event will cost $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

Sixty-five staff from Deloitte Consulting's Federal Practice based in Reston spent the day volunteering at Fort Meade in Maryland as part of the company's IMPACT program. The team cleaned up an historic fire station, which is now being used as a new Volunteer Community Center. The restored facility also houses a new food bank and over the weekend, it was put into service, coming to the assistance of a young soldier.

National Realty in Reston held their "Sale A Day" contest for May 2003. The winners include Dave Frutchey, Tim Johnson, Deborah Santos, Imran Awan, Derek Clarke, Terri Robinson, Becky Ritter, Sara Baldino-Pryor, Dave Kresslein, Keith Newcombe, Jennifer Tomeldan, Janice Polacek, Lori Botteicher, Ray Day, Sandee Long, and Mike Holubek.

The "Top Agents" of National Realty for the month of May are: top sales associate, Dave Frutchey, top lister, Dave Kresslein; top producer, Deborah Santos; and top buyer agent, Mike Sivy. The President's Club honorees are Tim Johnson, Imran Awan, Brandi Brookhouse and Deborah Santos.

The Reston North Hills office of Long and Foster has set a record of over $45,000,000 in sales for May, according to manager Jon Querolo. Querolo credited the numbers in a written statement to "incredibly low rates and what appears to be an insatiable appetite for people to buy homes in all price ranges."

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage recently announced their top producers for the month of April, a list which included Mark Ackerman and Kitty Bernard of Reston.