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United adds seasonal service from Dulles to Europe

United Airlines on May 25 inaugurated daily, seasonal service to Barcelona, Spain, and Lisbon, Portugal, from Washington Dulles International Airport.

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Arlington Chamber adds new members

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce has announced the following new members (principal contact points in parentheses):

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Arlingtonian wins hospitality lifetime-achievement award

At its 21st annual Hospitality Awards luncheon held recently in Chicago, the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association (IHLA) presented Arlington native Jim Abrahamson, CEO of Interstate Hotels & Resorts, with the J. Patrick Leahy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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McLean Chamber honors students, teachers, employees

A longtime school-resource officer, a former nuclear-plant designer and a previously shy but now thriving Italian student were  among top teachers, students and employees at McLean and Langley high school who were honored May 24 by the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce.

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McLean leaders celebrate as ground is broken for ‘The Signet’

Leaders of The JBG Cos. joined local and state officials May 25 in breaking ground for The Signet, a mixed-use development with residential units and retail space in downtown McLean.

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Arlington awards laud business success, civic engagement

Want to build a business up from the ground floor? Start making connections and developinig a network of supporters and boosters.

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Arlington Transportation Notes, 5/26/16 edition

News of transportation and transit across the region.

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Business hall-of-famers lauded for building community

Three paragons of the local real estate and development community – two living, one a still-revered name from the past – on  May 24 were inducted into the Arlington Business Hall of Fame.

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Fairfax Business Briefs, 5/26/16 edition

News of business and economic development across Fairfax County.

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Tests of private wells on Possum Point turn up toxins

Longtime Dumfries residents Dan and Patty Marrow and their neighbor, Brian West, say they love living on Possum Point, the scenic peninsula where Quantico Creek meets the Potomac River.

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Amid neighborhood opposition, Vienna Council defers rezoning plan

Facing strong community opposition and some unfinished details, the Vienna Town Council on May 23 decided to wait two more weeks before discussing and ruling upon the Vienna Market mixed-use rezoning proposal.

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Leadership Arlington graduates new crop of young-professionals

The Leadership Center for Excellence and Leadership Arlington celebrated the accomplishments of 23 up-and-comers during the Young Professionals Program Spring Class of 2016 graduation ceremony, held May 17 at Marymount University.

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N.Va. Chamber announces finalists for corporate-citizen awards

The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce has announced nominees for its 2016 Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards, with honors to be presented at a ceremony set for June 21.

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New chair tapped for Vienna Business Association

Vienna Business Association (VBA) board chairman Mary Kay Claus has resigned due to a job relocation, and has been succeeded by chair-elect George Creed of Long & Foster Realtors.

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Weichert names manager for Vienna office

Gary Lange has been named sales manager of Weichert’s Vienna office.

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Novant Health UVA Health System facilities change names

The Novant Health UVA Health System facilities officially changed names May 1.

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Fairfax supervisors prepare to order meals-tax referendum

Fairfax County supervisors for years have lamented that the county, unlike surrounding jurisdictions, does not levy a meals tax.

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Vienna notes business anniversaries

The Vienna town government recently saluted the following businesses that celebrated milestone anniversaries in the town:

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Suspects sought in theft of baby formula in Vienna

Vienna police in recent weeks have responded to two baby-formula thefts at the CVS Pharmacy located at 337 Maple Ave., E.

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Knife-wielding man charged with public drunkenness in Vienna

Vienna police dispatched officers to Aldeerah Restaurant, 262 Cedar Lane, S.E., on May 6 at 11:36 p.m. after receiving a report about several men outside of the restaurant, one of whom was armed with a knife.

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Fairfax Business Briefs, 5/19/16 edition

News of business and economic development across Fairfax County.

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Vienna Town Council votes to keep tax rate where it is

Following a May 9 public hearing, Vienna Town Council members voted 6-1 to hold the town’s real estate tax rate steady at 22.5 cents per $100 assessed valuation.

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Arlington Chamber taps business hall of fame honorees

William Buck, John Shooshan and the late Emerson Reinsch have been announced as the 2016 class of the Arlington Business Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

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Vienna Business Association adds new members

The Vienna Business Association recently welcomed the following new members:

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Hunton & Williams to join Tysons Partnership board

Hunton & Williams has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the Tysons Partnership, and will be represented by John McGranahan.

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Asian-American Chamber to host awards gala

The Asian American Chamber of Commerce will hold its “Jewels of Asia” awards night on Friday, May 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. at International Country Club in Fairfax.

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Commercial real estate continues headlong growth in Fairfax

New office and mixed-use projects are being built like gangbusters in Fairfax County and the county’s economy remains formidable, a local real estate expert said May 11.

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Real-estate firm raises funds for Free Clinic dental efforts

Stewart Commercial Realty of McLean helped raise more than $100,000 in support of the Arlington Free Clinic’s dental initiative through a Bites & Blues Party, held April 23 at Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill.

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Vienna Council OKs first Maple Ave. redevelopment project

A year and a half after approving creation of the town’s Maple Avenue Commercial (MAC) zone, the Vienna Town Council on May 9 unanimously approved the first project under the new ordinance.

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Arlington board set to reimpose tourism tax

Arlington government officials estimate that restoration of a surtax on hotel stays will bring in $1.25 million for the promotion of tourism and business travel over the next fiscal year.

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Dominion set to begin releasing coal-ash water into Quantico Creek

Dominion Virginia Power offers an inside look at the $35 million process of treating and releasing coal-ash water into Quantico Creek.

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Dulles ranks 10th as international gateway

Washington Dulles International Airport ranks 10th nationally in terms of passengers on international flights, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

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MCA board unhappy with plan for higher density in Fairfax development

McLean Citizens Association (MCA) board members on May 4 inveighed against a proposed Fairfax County zoning-ordinance amendment that would ramp up building density dramatically in some areas.

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Details set for Arlington ‘State of the County’ speech

County Board Chairman Libby Garvey will give a progress report on her year as chair at the annual “State of the County” program, sponsored by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

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New service to Peru, Canada debuts at Dulles

The May 2 arrival of a LAN Peru aircraft at Washington Dulles International Airport added another non-stop international destination to the airport’s roster.

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Fairfax jobless rate edges up slightly in March

Fairfax County’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly from February to March, part of a general trend of little movement one way or another across Northern Virginia.

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Arlington joblessness remains lowest in commonwealth

Despite a slight uptick from a month before, Arlington’s unemployment rate in March remained the lowest in the commonwealth.

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Newspapers to adopt InsideNoVa name

Starting next week, Prince William Today and the Stafford County Sun will have new names.

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N.Va. Chamber augments board, adds new members

Karen McKee, senior account executive with WUSA 9 (Tegna), and Tracey White, vice president of community and government relations for Reston Hospital Center, have been named new members of the board of directors of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

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Fairfax supervisors to hold hearing on allowing big boost in density

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on April 26 authorized two public hearings to discuss a zoning-ordinance amendment that would allow significantly higher development density in some locations.

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Fairfax accepts state funds to boost Ernst & Young expansion

Fairfax County supervisors unanimously agreed April 26 to allow the county’s Economic Development Authority to accept $1.3 million in state grant funding to help expand the operations of accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP at 1775 Tysons Blvd. in Tysons.

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Regional jobless rate posts year-over-year decline

The Washington region’s year-over-year unemployment rate declined in March, part of a general national trend, according to new federal figures

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Artist’s water-lily mural captures dynamism of Tysons

Tucked beneath an office building’s parking garage near The Boro, a future mixed-use project in Tysons, the quasi-Cubist mural created by post-modern artist Lawrence Atoigue is an eye-catcher.

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N.Va. Chamber presents Innovation Awards

The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce has announced recipients of its second annual Greater Washington Innovation Awards, presented April 21 at a gala held at the Hyatt Regency Reston.

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PenFed joins board of Tysons Partnership

Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) has been elected to membership on the board of directors of the Tysons Partnership, where it will be represented by Scott Lind, executive vice president and general counsel.

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Fairfax Business Briefcase, 4/28/16 edition

News of business and economic development across the county.

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Stafford County's Embrey Mill hosts celebration

The Embrey Mill Sweet 16 Celebration on April 16 introduced two new amenities, the Dogwood Dog Park and Rocky Run Trail, part of 10 miles of trails throughout the community. Also on display were three new model homes from, Miller & Smith, Stanley Martin Homes and Lennar.

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At Home store to open in old Kmart building

The former Dale City Kmart store, shuttered for more than a year, will become the new home this summer of At Home, which describes itself as a “big-box specialty store for home décor.”

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Frontier to inaugurate seasonal Dulles-to-Denver service

Frontier Airlines has announced plans to add once-a-day round-trip service between Washington Dulles International Airport and Denver, beginning May 13.

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Arlington Business Briefcase, 4/21/16 edition

News of business and economic development across Arlington this week.

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