Centre View Business Notes 7/18/12

Centre View Business Notes 7/18/12

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Chantilly-based Creative Dance Center Competition Team (CDC*CT) was named one of the “Top Ten Dance Studios in the Nation” by Star Systems Talent Competition, an industry leader in its 25th year in the talent business.

This designation was awarded to 10 studios in the U.S. who received the highest composite scores on their top five advanced dance entries in small groups, large groups, and lines/productions during Regional Competition. At Star Systems Regional Qualifier in Basking Ridge, N.J., Creative Dance Center’s Competition Team was given the designation “Super Star Studio Award” for having the highest score when the top five CDC*CT dance scores were added together. The team will travel to Nationals in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in July to compete for glory on a national stage.

The Creative Dance Center Competition Team consists of approximately 140 boys and girls ranging in age from 4 to 18. The dancers compete regionally and nationally in lyrical, jazz, tap, open, musical theater and contemporary categories.

For more information, visit http://www.cdcdance.com.

David Lareau has been named chief executive officer of Medicomp Systems of Chantilly. Lareau has been with the company since 1995 as the chief operating officer responsible for operations, product management, and business development. Before joining Medicomp Systems, Lareau founded a company that successfully put one of the first PC-based LAN systems, which used e-mail and groupware, into the Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. Following the success of The Sinai Hospital project, Lareau founded another company that focused on medical billing, which ultimately led him to partner with Peter Goltra of Medicomp Systems.

Summer arrives in style at Fair Oaks Mall, where four fashionable retailers are joining the center’s expanding lineup. ALDO and Francesca’s Collections have just opened, and Cotton On and Bauer’s Fashion Eyewear will debut in July in the area’s premier shopping destination.

Strategic Storage Trust, Inc. (SSTI), a publicly registered non-traded REIT targeting the self-storage market, has purchased an 870-unit self-storage property in Chantilly. The property, which is 93 percent occupied, is located at 14518 Lee Road in Chantilly between Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy 50 to the north and Willard Road to the south.

Suffolk Construction announced that its Mid-Atlantic Region was selected by INOVA Health System to build the new INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital Medical Office Building IV located in Fairfax. Suffolk Construction Mid-Atlantic was selected based on the company’s award-winning national experience in healthcare construction combined with a local team of professionals who are committed to delivering the “Build Smart” approach to healthcare construction management.

Virginia Commerce Bank announces the recent promotion of Kimberly Triglia to Branch Manager, Centre Ridge branch. Triglia originally joined the Bank in 2006 as a teller and has earned a series of promotions during her tenure, most recently serving as the assistant manager of the Centre Ridge branch. Triglia may be reached at 703-828-1450 or in person at the branch located at 6375 Multiplex Drive in Centreville.

RG Group, a distribution company, has opened its new Instrumentation Solution Center branch location in Chantilly. The ISC is located at 14301 Sully Field Circle, Suite A, Chantilly. Visit www.rg-group.com.

Fair Oaks Mall is debuting the first Me-Ality Size Matching Station in the Washington D.C. metro area. Me-Ality is a free service that takes less than 10 minutes (from scan to shopping guide) to help shoppers identify the fit, style, design and cut that best match their body. The Me-Ality Size Matching Station is located on the lower level of Fair Oaks Mall, off the Fountain Court, and is open during all mall hours. With no sizing standard for clothing manufacturers, Me-Ality is designed to take the guesswork out of sizing when clothes shopping. After registering some basic demographic information, customers will first step fully clothed into the Me-Ality body imaging system and in about 10 seconds, 200,000 data points will capture precise body measurements.

After being scanned, shoppers will view their shopping guide at one of the touch-screen monitors at the Size Matching Station. The Me-Ality shopping guide lists styles that best fit the shopper’s exact body shape. The customized Me-Ality shopping guide can filter the list by brand, style, price or retailer.

Pennoni Associates, an ENR Top 100 engineering, design, and consulting firm with five Virginia locations, is pleased to announce that Senior Engineer Helman Castro, PE, DPE, recently passed the LEED AP Neighborhood Development exam. This makes Castro one of approximately 11 people in the state of Virginia to be recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) with the LEED AP ND certification.

For seven years, Virginia business and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants have teamed up to recognize the thousands of extraordinary certified public accountants who work in Virginia. The prestigious Virginia CFO Awards program was developed to honor chief financial officers or those holding equivalent positions whose ingenuity and dedication have led to success for their companies, their staff and their professional careers.

More than 40 finalists and top winners were announced at the awards ceremony June 21 at the historic Jefferson Hotel in Richmond in the following categories: public company, small private company, large private company, small nonprofit and large nonprofit.

The VSCPA congratulates its CPA members who were selected as award finalists: Large Private Companies. Bruce Enger, CPA, of The Long & Foster Companies, Inc., in Chantilly.