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Oblon Celebrates 50 Years

September 18, 2018

Oblon rang in its golden anniversary by hosting a party for all attorneys and staff at the Ballroom of the Westin Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia on Sept. 13.

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AHLEF Awards Record-Breaking $1.3 Million In Scholarships

September 14, 2018

The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, announced $1.3 million was awarded via 420 scholarships this year – the highest amount ever awarded to students seeking a career in the hospitality industry

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NVAR Reports August Home Sales Inch Up

September 12, 2018

With many August home sales data points tracking horizontally or up, leaders at the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® conclude that the anticipated expected tax deductions have not adversely affected Northern Virginia home sales.

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Comcast Opens Thousands Of Xfinity WiFi Hotspots In the Greater DC Area For Hurricane Florence

September 12, 2018

As Hurricane Florence approaches, Comcast has opened thousands of Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the Greater Washington, D.C. Area to anyone who needs them – including non-Xfinity customers – to help residents, businesses and emergency personnel stay connected for free. The Xfinity WiFi hotspots are open now through Monday, Sep. 17.

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Seasonal Flu Vaccinations Now Available At Giant Food

September 11, 2018

Giant Food announced today that flu shots are once again available at all of its in-store pharmacies for both adults and children. The vaccinations are administered by Giant's dedicated and certified in-store pharmacists and are often covered in-full by most insurance plans.

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Weichert, Realtors’ Alexandria/Old Town Office Recognized For Regional Sales Awards

September 10, 2018

Mark Ackermann, president of Weichert, Realtors’ Capital Region, announced that the Alexandria/Old Town office was recognized for exceptional performance in August.

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Virginia Tech Paves Way For Research Partnerships And Start-ups

September 7, 2018

Virginia Tech is enhancing its research environment with an innovative, discovery-to-market approach to industry partnerships, commercializing technology, and supporting start-ups.

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REPORT: Energy Efficiency Employs 2.25 Million Americans

September 6, 2018

Energy efficiency added more new jobs than any other industry in the entire U.S. energy sector in 2017, and now employs nearly 2.25 million Americans, according to a new jobs analysis from E4TheFuture and the national, nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs. Virginia ranked tenth in the nation for energy-efficiency employment.

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Live Fully Support Group Established For Alternative, Innovative Care For Those In Chronic Pain

September 5, 2018

The GW Center for Integrative Medicine, in partnership with Alexandria-based Four Directions Wellness, will launch a monthly support group for non-drug strategies for those suffering with chronic pain and chronic illness on Sept. 12, 2018.

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Alexandria Great Harvest Bread Company Celebrates 25th Anniversary

August 29, 2018

Local business owners Brad and Megan Hurst are marking the 25th anniversary of Great Harvest in Alexandria. The celebration will last three days from Thursday, Aug. 30 through Saturday, Sept. 1. On Sept. 1, the bakery will offer free pancakes in addition to their regular slices for anyone visiting the bakery between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

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