Posted: December 8, 2012
The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber will host a Business after Hours from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in The George Washington Hotel at 103 E. Piccadilly St. in Winchester.
All chamber members and prospective members are welcome to attend. They should bring business cards for networking and door prizes.
The Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Center hopes to help small businesses with the complicated registration and bidding process for state government jobs during its workshop Wednesday.
Speakers from various state departments are slated to explain how to bid on projects, and time will be available for small-business owners to meet with representatives from Virginia and with local buyers, such as the Winchester and Frederick County school systems.
The state government’s electronic procurement system — the eVA Program — has purchased more than $33 billion in products and services since its inception in 2001.
More than 53,000 suppliers and at least 22,000 state, higher education and local government users are in the system and use eVA daily to process procurements.
But state leaders have struggled to meet a 40 percent target of contracts with small businesses.
Anastasia Triplett, who directs procurement at LFCC, said it can sometimes be difficult to find registered small-business vendors.
Bill Sirbaugh, executive director of the Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Center, hopes that will change after the workshop.
The event, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Corron Community Center at LFCC in Middletown, costs $25.
For more information or to register, contact Andy Gyurisin at the Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Center at 540-868-7093 or visit lfsbdc.org
The countdown has begun to the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber’s annual awards celebration.
Chamber members will meet Jan. 25 in the Best Western Lee-Jackson for informal networking over cocktails and dinner. A silent auction is also planned.
The 2013 board of directors will be installed, and awards will be presented for the Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and Citizen of the Year.
Tickets cost $65 in advance for members. The early purchase of tickets is recommended.
The Uniform Store at 10 Weems Lane in Winchester has expanded its location by one-third.
The expansion has allowed the business to increase its hospitality, chef, casual Friday and shoe inventory. The store continues to carry a large selection of name-brand medical scrubs and lab coats.
The Uniform Store was purchased by Lisa Beggs in April 2009, and this expansion is its second in four years. The original 900-square-foot store, once at 14 Weems Lane, moved to its current location in June 2010 and increased its square footage to 1,800.
This new expansion gives The Uniform Store 2,700 square feet of space.
The store’s website is uniformstoreonline.com; its telephone number is 540-678-8711.
Skyline Team Real Estate has announced that Robin Gochenour was the top listing agent and Donna Leeds-Shipe was the top selling agent and the top producer for November.
Long & Foster/Webber & Associates has announced that Jim Thomson was its top lister for November; Bob Boden was the firm’s top salesperson; Julie Teetswas the top producer.
Ron Price was Success Mortgage’s top producing loan officer for November.
Bill Askew was top volume producer for the month.
Prime Lending has announced the addition of Anita Hill as a mortgage loan officer.
With 23 years of lending experience, Hill isaid she looks forward to spending time with her customers to explore the mortgage options available in today’s market.
Prime Lending is a full-service mortgage company handling conventional, Jumbo, FHA, VA and USDA loans, as well as many renovation loans.
Hill will cover the Winchester, Frederick County, Clarke County and western Loudoun County area from her office at 15 E. Piccadilly St. in Winchester. Call 540-247-2002.
Briefcase submissions may be emailed to Janice Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 540-667-1649, or sent to 2 N. Kent St., Winchester, Va. 22601. The deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday. Head-shot photos may be sent by email, but group photos cannot be published.