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Weekly Enews
Friday, February 9, 2007

Section: Chamber News

E-News, “Make the Connection” This Week
Friday, February 9, 2007
Have you visited the new Chamber website?
The Loudoun County Chamber Commerce   launched a new web site that will create a more dynamic, user-friendly experience to allow our members to take greater advantage of online membership services and event registrations. This new Chamber web site will offer all of the vital information you need on the outstanding programs and services available to our members. The new site will also offer new features that Chamber members can use to register for events, update their company’s contact information and find other businesses in a high-powered member search engine.  Read More

 Support Loudoun County’s real life heroes at the 2007 Valor Awards
They are Loudoun County’s real life heroes and on April 10, the Loudoun County Chamber will honor 32 of our police, sheriff and fire & rescue personnel for their heroic actions in the line of duty at the annual Valor Awards. As Loudoun County residents and business leaders, Chamber members have the exclusive opportunity to support this proudest of all Chamber traditions.  Your company’s sponsorship of the Valor Awards shows your appreciation for the immeasurable contributions that Loudoun County’s public safety heroes make to our community and to your business’ success. To secure your Valor awards sponsorship, contact Chamber Events Manager Roxane Remley at rremley@loudounchamber.org.

ONE TOUCH Sponsorship Program now available!
The ONE TOUCH sponsorship program offers a detailed look at the Chamber’s 2007 agenda of its most popular programs and services.  There is also information on the highly sought after sponsorships that allow Loudoun County’s premier businesses to associate their brand with the Chamber’s outstanding events. Many of these sponsorships are available on a “first come, first served” basis, so act NOW to secure those opportunities that best support your company’s business goals. View One Touch!
Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce opposes Greenway toll hike
Earlier this week, the Chamber Board unanimously approved a resolution opposing the proposed toll increase on the Dulles Greenway, to nearly $5 one-way, citing the adverse impact on area businesses, commuters and county’s road network. Read Press Release.

1. February 12, 2007 - Winter Job Fair, List of Employers, Feria de Trabajo
2. February 15, 2007 – After Hours Mixer 
3. February 28, 2007 - WIBA Lunch featuring Tax Planning
4. March 13, 2007 - Lunch & Learn (details coming soon!)

**All sales are final, no refunds or credits issued. Please note that no-shows will be charged.
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A. Meet #47 CHRIS COOLEY of the Washington Redskins at PNC Bank (44080 Pipeline Plaza) in Ashburn on February 10th, 2007 11AM-2PM, and get a free autograph and Also get FREE MONEY with No strings attached starting at 11 AM, branch staff will be handing out envelopes to our first 100 guests containing a $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 dollar bills.
B. General Admission tickets for America’s Cup of Polo go on sale February 14th, proving that Virginia really is for lovers! Tickets may be purchased at www.AmericasCupofPolo.com or at the Loudoun Convention & Visitors Association's Visitor Center (222 Catoctin Circle, Suite 100) in Leesburg.

C. What’s creative and casual with a “Joe” in the name? One hint – it’s not coffee. Not Your Average Joe’s restaurant (571.333.5637) is coming soon to Lansdowne Town Center. Founder Stephen Silverstein’s “guest obsession” philosophy and wallet-friendly prices make it an easy weeknight stop. Want to find out for yourself when you can get Mustard-Crusted Chicken, the infamous Peanut Butter Thing, and over 40 bottles of wine for under $30? Sign up to be in the “Joe” with Danielle@nyajoes.com

D. Fitness Together of Ashburn invites each of you to join our 1st Supermarket Tour of the New Year on Tuesday, February 20th at 7:30pm at Harris Teeter in Ashburn.  In this 50-minute hands-on tour you will learn valuable information on how to read and understand food labels as well as making healthy choices when shopping for groceries. Visit http://www.grocerytour.ashburnfit.com to register today.

E. Eat, Drink and Be Merry with the YMCA Loudoun County!  Join us Friday, February 23 for the 19th Annual Chocolates Galore & More: the most tantalizing celebration of food in Loudoun County at the Lansdowne Resort from 7pm–11pm. Tickets: $50.00 per person in advance; $55.00 per person at the door. To order, call 703.777.9622

F. Robeks Fruit Smoothies & Healthy Eats announces a new customer appreciation program that provides weekly discounts to various business and customer groups at their Ashburn or Sterling locations.  Each day of the week a different group is targeted to receive a 20% discount on anything they purchase from the Loudoun-based Robeks. For further information visit www.Robeks.com.

G. SurveyFacile.com gives you the tools you need to create and publish custom surveys quickly, and then review results graphically in real time. This easy-to-use online survey software provides a robust framework for your business to direct every aspect of your online survey. Check out our online survey software at www.surveyFacile.com

H. Save the Date! Next Level 4 Teens presents its 1st Annual Golf Charity Tournament at Belmont Country Club on Monday, April 23, 2007.  For player and sponsorship information, visit www.nextlevel4teens.org, call 703-724-0404 or email office@nextlevel4teens.org

Loudoun County Small Business Development Center presents the following seminar(s):

The Loudoun County High School Career Center is interested in partnering with local businesses to offer part-time employment and internship opportunities for students after school and during the summer.    Local employers are asked to visit the LCHS employment web page - (http://cmsweb1.loudoun.k12.va.us/lchs/  for details/instructions.  For more information, contact Michele Fulcer, LCHS Career Center Rep., 571-252-2012 or email michele.fulcer@loudoun.k12.va.us

Loudoun Volunteer Services is seeking nominations for outstanding student volunteers to be recognized as Student Volunteer of the Month.  Nominations are accepted for students in grades K-12 from the organization or business in which their volunteer service is being performed.  For more information about the process and criteria for nominating someone, please visit www.loudoun.gov/pio/volunteer.htm, call 703-777-0113 or e-mail pivs@loudoun.gov

Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy announces call for nominations
The Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy (LWC) has issued a March 31st deadline for nominations to be submitted for its first Green Business Awards program that will be held in May at LWC’s annual meeting and widely publicized. The purpose of the awards is to recognize businesses that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in habitat protection in Loudoun County on an annual basis. For additional information, visit www.loudounwildlife.org/Green_Business_Awards.htm  or call 540-882-9638.

NEW MEMBERS -  January 2007 New Member List

AR Group  • Best Western Leesburg Hotel & Conference Center  • Charron Consulting  •  Comfort Suites Leesburg, VA by Choice Hotels  •  DPR Construction • George Mason University  • Lightfoot Restaurant •  Mercantile Potomac Bank • Middleburg Investment Group •  Mike Wagner and the NEXT LEVEL Team •  Moore Cadillac Hummer  •  Griffin-Owens & Associates Insurance & Financial Services •  Ritz Carlton Golf Club Creighton Farms •  Sam’s Club  •  Yount, Hyde & Barbour, PC

The Chamber E-newsletter is produced weekly by the Senior Editorial Board of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. If you have any questions or don’t want to receive E-news, please e-mail marketing@loudounchamber.org


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