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Aug. 27

Chamber Mixer

2012 Golf Classic

Loudoun Chamber of Commerce 5:30-7 p.m. Springhill Suites Ashburn Every third Thursday of the month, members of the Chamber of Commerce are invited to a mixer to meet Chamber officials and Board members. Register online by 2 p.m. Aug. 16. For more information, go to

Aug. 21 Women in Business Fall Fashion Preview

Loudoun Chamber of Commerce 5:30-8 p.m. Belmont Country Club Join Women In Business for their fifth annual Fall Fashion preview, Through the Looking Glass: Reflecting the Right Image. Altar’d State Clothing Store, EBRADA Alilier Bridal, and many more boutiques will have display booths. Guest emcees include Angie Geoff from NBC news, and Annette Harris from Harris ImageWorks. Admission is $35 for members, $50 for non-members. All information for this event is at

Start Your Business

Small Business Development Center 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. GWU Virginia Science & Technology Campus Robin Suomi, executive director of Loudoun SBDC, and Arthur Thompson, principal at Keyser Thompson Insurance Agency, will be presenting everything you need to know about how to start your small business. Topics including taxes and licensing, business plan development, marketing, sources of financing, insurance, and entrepreneurial traits will be discussed. Register online at www.

Aug. 22 Productizing 101

MIT Enterprise Forum 6-9 p.m. George Mason University Loudoun, 21641 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling, Marketing and sales risk management expert Andy Rudin of Outside Technologies helps entrepreneurs connect with their target market and investors in this interactive workshop and networking event co-sponsored by the Loudoun Small Business Development Center. Cost is $40, but call the Loudoun SBDC for a special discount code to use when registering online at


Loudoun Chamber of Commerce 10 a.m. Creighton Farms Your company can be a sponsor in Loudoun County’s 30th Annual Golf Classic. This event will create great marketing exposure for companies with the added bonus of a relaxing day of golf. More information can be found at

Aug. 28

National Conference Center Hosts Summer Interns The National Conference Center in Lansdowne hosts college students from around the country every year for a summer internship. As part of the internship, the students create a new

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program at the center, and this year's class developed “Aspire Higher,” a

Green Business Challenge “Coffee Series” program to Loudoun Chamber of Commerce 8 a.m.-10 a.m. George Washington University Virginia Science & Technology Campus Local businesses have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and Loudoun County Office of Transportation Services Employer Outreach Program over coffee and breakfast. The 2012 Loudoun County Green Business Challenge will be discussed, and participation in the Challenge can reduce business’ carbon footprints. Information for this event is at

recognize NCC employees who have provided an extraordinary service experience beyond the scope of their jobs. Shown from left, Lindsay Boyd of NCC's Human Resources department; interns Justin Thompson, Rachel Lewis, Laura Ransone, MacKenzie Johnson and Garrett Bushby; Human Resources Manager Ildiko Agoston; and General Manager Kurt Krause.

Sept. 10 Women’s Forum

Miles LeHane Company 4-7 p.m., Glenfiddich House Join Tracy Fitzsimmons, the first female President of Shenandoah University in Winchester, as she discusses her important role in leading a university in changing times. She will share experiences and new ideas throughout the presentation, and will discuss these topics with the audience as well. The first hour will be devoted to be networking, followed by Fitzsimmons’ presentation. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Go to for more information.

Sept. 13 Sterling Women

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Location TBD Brigitta Toruño of Uno Translations and Communications will be the featured speaker for the monthly networking luncheon founded by Reston Limousine CEO Kristina Bouweiri. To register and for more details, go to

Loudoun Chamber's Grow Your Business Business owners from a variety of industries attended the July 17 Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce's focus group-style meeting led by Mallard Owen, vice president of of Business Performance Services with Lindsey Business Group. During the “Small Business Leaders – How Can We Help You Succeed?” meeting, Owen talked to business owners about their needs and the challenges they face.

BB&T Opens New Potomac Station Financial Center BB&T held a grand opening July 24 for its Potomac Station Financial Center at 680 Potomac Station Drive, NE, where Angela Davis will lead the team. The new center will offer a full array of services including checking and savings accounts, business, personal and

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mortgage loans, safe deposit boxes, investment services and insurance services..

Loudoun Business August 202  

The August 2012 issue of Loudoun Business

Loudoun Business August 202  

The August 2012 issue of Loudoun Business