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City Square Cafe Celebrates Uruguay Independence Day with Uruguayan Cuisine and Tango Dancers

City Square Cafe Celebrates Uruguay Independence Day with Uruguayan Cuisine and Tango Dancers

CITY SQUARE CAFÉ CELEBRATES URUGUAY INDEPENDENCE DAY

Old Town Manassas Bistro Features Uruguayan Cuisine on Sat., Aug. 27 and Tango Reo Dancers
 
In celebration of Uruguay’s Independence Day on Aug. 25, Uruguayan restaurant owners, Susana and Robert Barolin of City Square Café in Manassas, Va. are creating Uruguayan special dinners, including Tortellini a la Carusso, Churrasco a Caballo and Milanesa con Guarnicion on Sat., Aug. 27 at 5 p.m. Specials range from $19.99 to $24.99, not including tax and gratuity. Uruguayan wine and Tango Reo dancers will also be featured. For reservations, call 703.369.6022 or visit www.citysquarecafe.com.

Tips for Effective Written Business Communication

Tips for Effective Written Business Communication

Every day, businesses across America engage in a variety of written forms of communication. From presentations to letters, and everything in between, there is a continuous need for effective business communication. The more a business understands what it takes to get their message across effectively, the more professional they will appear. Plus, their message is more likely to help them reach their intended goals.

“Whether working on oral or written business communication, it is important to do what you can to get it right and keep it professional,” explains Dr. Lloyd Gibson, dean of the School of Business at Stratford University (www.stratford.edu). “Successful business transactions rely upon written communications being effective. This is true in both formal and informal business communication.”

Here are some tips to keep in mind for effective written business communication:

First Virginia Community Bank Opens Reston, VA, Office in Pursuit of Government Contracting Business

First Virginia Community Bank Opens Reston, VA, Office in Pursuit of Government Contracting Business

First Virginia Community Bank (FVCbank) has opened a new branch office at 11260 Roger Bacon Drive (at the corner of Wiehle Avenue and Roger Bacon Drive) in Reston, Virginia. Stephanie Carey serves as branch manager; Sergio Silva, assistant branch manager; and Afshin Rouhani, customer service representative/teller.

The Reston office is the third branch for FVCbank. The bank’s corporate offices and main office branch, located at 11325 Random Hills Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, were opened in November 2007.The Bank’s second office, located at 7900 Sudley Road, Manassas, Virginia, opened in July 2008.

Opening of the Reston branch is part of an expansion effort funded by a private stock offering, which raised $6.3 million in the fall of 2010.

5 Bargains to Shop for at Thrift Stores

5 Bargains to Shop for at Thrift Stores

 

As the B-thrifty thrift store prepares to open the doors of the area’s largest shop on August 19, 2011, many people are wondering what all the buzz is about. Those who regularly shop at thrift stores will find that they have a new place to browse, one that is stocked with over 250,000 items in more than 100,000 square feet. Those who are new to thrift-store shopping may not know where to begin to find the bargains, but they do abound!

“Thrift-store shopping has always been popular, but today it is even more so,” explains Diego Belmonte, co- owner of B-thrifty (www.b-thrifty.com). "It is environmentally friendly, and there are always great bargains to be found. Plus, you can find some rare and valuable items there that you just can’t find elsewhere.”

Tranquility Day Spa Raffles $1300 Gift Card Package to Help Build Home for Zambian Orphans

 

Tranquility Day Spa and Salon of Haymarket, Va. is raffling off a $1300 gift card package to help raise funds to build a house for eight Zambian orphans. Tickets are being sold from now through July 30, 2011 and are $20 per ticket. The prize is a $1000 gift card to Tranquility Day Spa and Salon and a $300 gift card to Girasole or Panino, located in The Plains, Va., and Manassas, Va., respectively.  The raffle winner will be announced on Sat., July 30, when the spa will celebrate the building of the new orphanage and provide food, entertainment and prizes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 571-248-4150 or visit www.tranquilitydayspa.com.

Set Those Goals

House of Positivity - Set those Goals!!

We are in the third quarter of the year. Are you reaching the goals you set? If you have not set them yet, now is a good time. 

In the past several weeks clients have wanted to focus on goal setting.  So whether I am brainstorming with them to come up with the goals or  they come to me with goals already set and need a partner to hold them accountable to endure successfully reaching them, this is perfect time to get going and pursue them.

Setting goals will make you feel more focused, give you more clarity and can get you the results you desire.  Make sure your actions are aligned with the goals you’re setting and take action steps to reach them. Take the time to internalize your achievement so that the goals set are not just about chase and conquer.

Here’s a few tips when goal setting.  Make sure they’re:

Are You A Weiner, A Whiner, Or A Winner?

Are You A Weiner, A Whiner, Or A Winner?

With more than 14 million Americans currently looking for work, it is definitely a buyer’s market out there.  Companies understandably want to hire the best candidates they can find.  With so many people to choose among, businesses are looking beyond black-and-white credentials such as education and experience to identify prospective employees who bring something more to the table, such as basic common sense. 

In this regard, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s recent fall from grace should serve as an object lesson for anyone who has a job...and especially for anyone who is seeking a job.