Centre View Business Notes

Centre View Business Notes

Pennoni Associates elected President and CEO Tony Bartolomeo, PE, as a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Dr. Kathleen Phillips joins the veterinarian team at the Pet Medical Center of Springfield. Phillips received a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from the University of Rochester and graduated from Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001.

Candice Bennett will serve as president of The Junior League of Northern Virginia’s Board of Directors for the 2013-2014 year.

Joel and Michael Greenzaid, of G Street Fabrics, were honored by Bernina of America for having one of the highest sales dollar volumes of 2012. Bernina of America is a manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines. They have a Centreville location at 5077 Westfields Blvd. Visit www.gstreetfabrics.com.

The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, Inc. ranked the Wydler Brothers Team of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. 59th out of 100 agents nationwide, based on transaction volume in 2012. Brothers Hans and Steve Wydler made the list for the third consecutive year.

Genghis Grill launched a slew of re-branded locations in the Washington D.C area. The update includes new menu options, an elevated Fresh Market Bar experience and a redesigned interior. Upgraded locations in the area include the Alexandria, Chantilly, Sterling, Waldorf and Waugh Chapel restaurants.

The Folds of Honor Foundation, with help from Chantilly furniture business CORT, launched the first Honor Cottage retreat house for military families in Sperry, Okla. The retreat house is designed for military families of injured or fallen soldiers to rest and recover. CORT provided the cottage with furniture, accessories and housewares. Additionally, CORT supplied monetary donations to the foundation and continues to organize fundraising activities across the country. Visit www.cort.com or www.foldsofhonor.org.

At last week’s Chairman’s Luncheon and Annual Meeting for the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce elected officers for the coming year and welcomed Don Owens of Griffin-Owens & Associates in Herndon as the new chairman. Behind him is attorney Mary Gayle Holden from Sterling as Vice-Chair; Bob Gangi of Citibank as Secretary; Eileen Kennedy of Cardinal Bank as Treasurer; and Doug Downer of HRI Associates in Herndon as Vice President for Friday Night Live. The members voted in a slate of directors, including the following newcomers: Matt Chubb with Kaiser Permanente; Dr. Marla Gebaide of Centreville Chiropractic Center; Bruce Gemmill with John Marshall Bank; Matt Hurst with B.F. Saul Hotel Division; Arsalan Lutfi with Trivision Studios in Chantilly; Scott McClinton with Westfields Marriott; Michael O’Reilly, The O’Reilly Law Firm in Herndon; Byron Schulze, Virginia Commerce Bank; and Ken Spedden, ex-officio with Innovative Solutions Consortium.

Chamber partners, Dulles 28 Benefactors, Rising Stars, and committee chairs were thanked for their signal contributions to this chamber. Excellence in the past year was also recognized. The award for a standing committee went to Economic Development and Advocacy, co-chaired by Bill Lauer of TETRA Partners; Joe Ritchey of Prospective, Inc.; and Dave Cordingley of MainStreet Bank. Best event committee awards this year were shared by the Stars Over Dulles Awards Gala, co-chaired by Bob Kessler of Systems Furniture Gallery and Donna Weyh Roberts of Weyh Roberts & Associates; and by the Chantilly Day Committee, co-chaired by Carl Brown, Staybridge Suites Chantilly; and Shak Hill of Shak Hill Insurance, with major support from Bill Keech of Westfields Business Owners Association. Committee chair award went to Bob Gangi of Citibank. Volunteer of the year is Angela Inzerillo of AdviCoach.

Dan Augustine joins CORT Business Services as the new director of government sales. Augustine will manage approximately 16 sales and support team members spread across the United States. Augustine is a former U.S. Army Colonel who prior to joining CORT served as vice president for Elbit Systems.