Sunday, May 22, 2011

Loudoun Dulles Youth Sports Track Season Comes to End

Yesterday was the final internal team meet for the Dulles South Youth Sports Track and Field program, held at South Riding's Freedom High School - a very successful local sports program for grades 3-8, offering instruction, competition and team-building opportunities to future track superstars in sprints (50, 100m), mid-distance (400, 800, 1600m), relays (4x100, 4x400), hurdles, shotput, long jump and high jump. The competitors and families had another fabulous season, with committed, expert assistance by parent, sibling and Freedom High Track Team volunteers. Pics below:

DSYS Track and Field 2011

DSYS Track and Field 2011

DSYS Track and Field 2011

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Northern Virginia Business Networking - Fairfax Breakfast Club

Friday morning's "Fairfax Breakfast Club" at Hoop Magic in Chantilly was a great example of the resurgence in small business activity taking place all around the county, relentlessly driving forward the economy through local business networking, local business relationships and local business entrepreneurialism. Basile Lemba's Fairfax business network mission is summed up as: "The main objective of the Fairfax Breakfast Club is to help all guests and attendees achieve their business goals, whatever they may be. By attending our Breakfast Club events, you will the opportunity to build both your networking skills as well as relationships with potential clients, customers, and business partners".

Many diverse, local businesses, from very small to DC regional, hosted tables with information, offers, marketing and networking opportunities for B2B professionals. The event kicked off with an intro from State Senator Mark Herring (D - District 33), who conveyed a message with words from a "Congratulations" letter sent in by U.S. Mark Warner (video below). In all, a motivating example of local Fairfax, Loudoun and Northern Virginia businesses working very hard in the metropolitan DC area to build business relationships and exposure through in-person, managed networking events. As part of an overall local marketing and advertising strategy, exposure and participation in business networking groups such as this is highly recommended - in addition to significant attention to local digital marketing and social media (contact KME Internet Marketing of Chantilly for more information).

Check out some of the pics below.

Fairfax Breakfast Club
Basile Lemba - Founder of the Fairfax Breakfast Club

Fairfax Breakfast Club
The Fairfax Breakfast Club gets underway at Hoop Magic, in Chantilly VA

Fairfax Breakfast Club
Intelligent Office, Alexandria VA - with Matt Whitaker, President.

Fairfax Breakfast Club
JK Moving Services in Sterling, VA, with Dennis Bell, Certified Moving Consultant

Fairfax Breakfast Club
Cartvertising Local Franchise - Shopping cart advertising displays, with Dave Fox, Regional Manager

Virginia Senator Mark Herring addresses the Breakfast Club, with words from a "Congratulations" letter sent in by U.S. Mark Warner

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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

March of Dimes for Babies - Loudoun County, Ida Lee Park

Guest Post - D. Greenberg
A March for Babies walker in the late-1970s saved my son's life. In 2006, Nathan was born prematurely, spending his first month of life in the hospital. While in the hospital, Nate received artificial surfactant therapy, a treatment developed in the 1980s under a March of Dimes grant. I can say with confidence that Nate would not be with us today without the benefit of this treatment. And that work was funded by people like you and me who took time one Saturday morning to participate in the March of Dimes' signature event -- March for Babies. Funds raised by the March for Babies support lifesaving research, community services, education and advocacy aimed at preventing premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.

On Saturday, May 7, 2011, businesses and families throughout Loudoun County will once again come together at March for Babies to support the mission of the March of Dimes to improve the health of babies in our community. The family friendly, four mile stroll begins and ends on the grounds of Ida Lee Park in Leesburg, Virginia. In addition to supporting a worthy cause, participating in March for Babies also is great fun for the whole family. Roadrunners can leave their timing chips at home. This is a walk, and any level of participation is welcome (both physically and financially). The kids love it. Dogs are welcome. And a picnic lunch and family friendly activities and entertainment will be waiting for you at the finish line.

Register today at For more information, contact Heather Pesch at or 703-824-0111 ex 25. Join us if you can. Be a hero for someone else's son or daughter thirty years from now.