Monthly Archives: September 2009

World Beer Experience – DC’s Beer Country – NOVA Brew Fest Oct. 24-25th

The Northern Virginia Brew Fest “World Beer Experience” on October 24th and 25th, at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, VA, will feature more than 40 of the world’s best breweries, plenty of delicious food to complement the craft beers and outstanding local and regional bands providing entertainment. Bull Run Regional Park includes huge, spacious fields, scenic woodlands and trails, and is a quick trek about 30 minutes to the west of DC, off of Rt. 29 in Centreville – an easy ride from Rt. 66.

Musical entertainment on the Main Stage will include genres such as rock, classic rock, blues, and folk – and all are included with the price of admission. Great local and regional bands will be joining us all weekend long, including Road Soda (rock/hip hop/classic rock quartet from Fairfax, Virginia), Gonzo’s Nose (80’s and 90’s rock covers, from Arlington), Gypsy Sons (classic rock, from Alexandria), The Cheaters (rock, southern and classic rock, from Baltimore), Backseat Betties (Northern Virginia female trio, 80’s through today’s rock and country covers), and Klepto Radio (classic/modern rock to old school/modern Hip Hop).

For those ready to sample the very finest and world-renown beers, here’s the lineup of over 40 breweries expected – some especially fabulous and award-winning breweries featured along with local champs:

Read more at Gateway to Loudoun


NOVA Loudoun Insurance Group Adds Employee Account Manager

While the economy continues to suffer, and unemployment statistics continue to be negative, some hopeful signs are percolating in the local Northern Virginia services industries. For example, NOVA Loudoun Insurance Group of South Riding VA, recently announced addition of a new employee, Kim M. Leduc, as a licensed Account Manager.
Kim Leduc, NOVA Loudoun Insurance Group Accounts Manager

According to Khalid Umerani, NOVA Insurance Group (Allstate) owner, “Kim has been licensed since 2005, actively engaged in the Sales & Service of Property & Casualty Insurance policies. She has performed extensive reviews of both personal and commercial insurance policies, conducted client interviews, and followed-up with claims. She has had many years of experience evaluating and processing policy ratings & renewals, and is a very valuable addition to our Agency.”

He further relays that “while consumer spending on services is still constrained, many individuals, families and businesses continue to realize the economic necessity and advantages of properly managed and tuned insurance policies. In fact, the insurance business in Northern Virginia is actually quite healthy – for example, the economic downturn has depleted the lifetime savings and investments of many Northern Virginia, Chantilly and Loudoun residents, making it more important than ever to plan ahead for future long term care insurance costs and strategies”.

Meet the Loudoun NOVA Insurance Group Team!

Allstate Insurance - NOVA Loudoun Insurance Group

Chris Myers is an Exclusive Financial Specialist, working with NOVA Loudoun Insurance Group as a Personal Financial Representative to assist agency clients with their Financial Services needs. Ms. Dawn Reames is our Customer Service Manager, involved with our day-to-day Agency operations. Her specialty areas are billings, claims, policy changes and endorsements, as well as handling all customer service inquiries. Khalid Umerani and Kim Leduc are also pictured.

NOVA Loudoun Insurance Group specializes in Auto , Property, Business and Life Insurance policies, targeting the entire Dulles South region including western Fairfax areas of Herndon, Sterling, Chantilly and Centreville, and eastern Loudoun County including South Riding, Brambleton, Arcola, Stone Ridge and the Broadlands.

NOVA Loudoun Insurance Group can be found online at or .

San Diego Limos – Green Travel?

Here’s an interesting post about San Diego limos espousing the business and transportation method as “Green Travel” – or, at least, greener than using your own car, possibly public transportation, and certainly greener than multiple vehicles, parking and gas for parties under 20 traveling for business, entertainment or to sports venues.

This understanding and concept probably applies quite readily to the DC area as well, especially in the suburban areas of Virginia and Maryland – where traffic is hideous, parking options poor, and groups very acclimated to typically driving separately to events and entertainment.

Read more about San Diego Limos – Green Travel Options.