Monthly Archives: February 2009

Social Media for #loudoun businesses – #virginia

(As also published this month in the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce Biz Connect newsletter)

As the Obama administration settles into office this year, what’s described as the “most connected ever” group of leaders are quickly focusing on how to leverage the groundswell of “social media” use and expertise demonstrated by the campaigns. Social media, proven useful in politics, is rapidly being adopted by students and families, and is dramatically changing the landscape of traditional news reporting. But is it good for business, here in Loudoun and Northern Virginia?

Read more at Loudoun Times

Take a Clue from California for Detoxifying Stress Relief – Eat Rocks

Detoxification is all the rage lately, with celebrities from Beyonce Knowles to Gywneth Paltrow claiming they diet to detox. But recent research has shown rapid changes in your diet can be dangerous.

What can we do, then, to rid our bodies of daily toxins and chemicals in our food and the environment? An organization specializing in ionic clay mineral supplements might just have the answer.

Ionic Minerals Clay Supplements for Detox

Eat rocks (well, “clay”) to relieve stress and detoxify yourself.

The minerals – for people, animals, and environmental health – are naturally made with a fine-powdered ionic clay mineral compound (calcium montmorillonite) known as ION-MIN. This product, which you can eat, use in clay baths or use in colonic detoxification procedures will detoxify toxic chemicals inside and out. You can even give it to your pets.

Sounds a lot better than fasting for a week, now, doesn’t it?

Southern Maryland Hotels, Hotel Rooms – Calvert and St. Mary’s County, PAX River

For those of you heading to Maryland or Southern Maryland for the Celebrate 375 Maryland festivities, or for any of the other great tourist destinations, events or Chesapeake Bay activities, here’s a rundown on the very best Southern Maryland hotels and hotel rooms…

Hampton Inn, Waldorf
3750 Crain Highway
Waldorf, MD 20603
Phone: 301-632-9600
Fax: 301-632- 6209

Hilton Garden Inn, Solomons
13100 Dowell Road
Dowell, MD 20629
Phone: 301-866-2060

Hampton Inn, Lexington Park
22211 Three Notch Road
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Phone: 301-863-3200
Fax 301-863-7865

Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Lexington Park
22119 Three Notch Road
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Phone: 301-863-0203
Fax: 301-863-2113

Veterans Charity Raffles for Veteran Service Dogs and Fundraising

There’s a very special charity raffle underway to specifically benefit the Virginia-based “Paws4Vets” foundation, US military veterans and associated nonprofits.

Veterans Charity Raffles Fundraising for Veterans Service Dogs

Retired USAF Colonel Mike Turner remarks “Join me in helping paws4vets(TM) match trained Service Dogs to soldiers returning home with PTSD, brain injuries, blindness, physical disabilities and burns. In over ten years as a fundraiser for non-profits, I’ve never seen so much value added at every point in an altruistic program. Our wounded vets are thrown a lifeline to find their way back to their loved ones. The dogs, often rescued from certain death, are restored to health, cared for and loved for the rest of their lives. The prison inmates training the dogs for our soldiers get self-esteem and post-prison job opportunities for the first time in their lives. And this revolutionary way for all of us to support our vets also gives you extraordinary odds to win hundreds of prizes up to $1M.”

Simply visit the Paws4Vets veterans charity raffle to buy raffle tickets, and support these worthy causes.

If you represent a Veterans charity or nonprofit of some kind, and want to learn more about raising money through nonprofit charity raffle fundraisers, contact I-raffles.org nonprofit fundraising solutions.

Professional Resume – CAD Engineer Architect – Pennsylvania

For your consideration and information:

Professional engineering resume of an accomplished Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) service provider in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania (near Allentown) – capabilities and services provided include:

  • Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) 
  • Creating, analyzing engineering and architectural blueprints
  • 3D Architectural Models, Floor Plans and Elevations 
  • Electrical, Gas, Water, and Air Flow Single Line Diagrams
  • Electrical Energy Efficiency (LEED) Audits 
  • Exceptional communication and organizational talents
  • MicroStation and AutoCAD Conversion 
  • Proficient with computer productivity tools and methods
  • Maximizes team and individual performance 
  • Excel at conflict resolution without sacrificing quality or time
  • Project and Program Management 
  • Real Estate Appraisal, Valuation and Municipal Coordination

Northern Virginia and McLean Home Renovation – Repair News

Home Improvement is one of the smartest investments a homeowner can make, especially in this economic downturn – and is many times overlooked. Yes there is dust, dirt but the end result is typically well worth the inconvenience. With residential real estate in such turmoil many are choosing to remodel and renovate Northern Virginia and McLean or Great Falls homes – their own homes. Give your home a ”facelift” or makeover that provides an updated or new look, while not uprooting your family to a new location (i.e. no need to move!).

Northern Virginia Home Remodeling - Loudoun County Leesburg Historic District - After

Here’s a truly inspiring example of a home renovation in the Leesburg Historic district and Great Falls – both the “before” and “after” pictures. The “Miles Carriage House” in Leesburg received a commendation from the Town of Leesburg for outstanding adherence to historical design standards.

Read more about Northern Virginia Home Renovation and Remodeling

Read more about Northern Virginia Real Estate and Prince William Real Estate