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LEARNINGRx of VIENNA/RESTON, VA. LEADS 4th ANNUAL, AWARD-WINNING JOB SHADOW PROGRAM

LEARNINGRx of VIENNA/RESTON, VA. LEADS 4th ANNUAL, AWARD-WINNING JOB SHADOW PROGRAM


Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna, Va., and Reston, Va. is leading the fourth annual Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) job shadow program for 60, 11th and 12th grade students of Oakton, James Madison and George C. Marshall high schools in Fairfax County, Va., where students will shadow professionals in various industries for one day in  January or February. The program received a Blue Ribbon Award from Fairfax County Schools in 2014. Loftus is heading up the program as she is the chair of the TRCC’s Youth and Education Committee. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com

More than 30 local companies are hosting students, to include: 1st Stage, Earls, Fairfax Water, Intelsat, LearningRx, Sen. Mark Warner’s office, MITRE, Navy Federal Credit Union, Nordstrom, Sun Gazette, Our Daily Bread, Purple Onion and YEXT.

MONZA DONATES MORE THAN 100 COATS to SERVE

MONZA DONATES MORE THAN 100 COATS to SERVE

Monza of Historic Manassas collected more than 100 gently used coats to donate to SERVE in exchange for a $10 Monza or Carmello’s gift card and free hot chocolate and coffee during the Greater Manassas Christmas Parade. For more information, go to www.eatmonza.com.

 “We appreciate all the support to help SERVE provide coats to those in need,” said Alice Pires, owner of Monza and Carmello’s in Historic Manassas, Va.

ABOUT SERVE:
SERVE of NVFS (Northern Virginia Family Services) offers a continuum of housing assistance programs, from homelessness to rental assistance to homeownership. Go to http://www.nvfs.org/housing.

5 Healthy Travel Trends for the New Year

5 Healthy Travel Trends for the New Year

The New Year is a time when people announce resolutions and work to create new habits. However, out of the 45 percent of the population that is estimated to make them, only around 8 percent actually achieve them. Even within the business travel world, there are plenty of resolutions and trends that people will set, as they make their way around the country and world in the name of business. There are some emerging trends for the New Year that will help keep travelers healthy as well as happy.

“Anytime we can maintain healthy habits while traveling, we are doing great,” explains Jayne McAllister, of Jayne McAllister Travel Wellness. “Traveling can be demanding for anyone who is even remotely health conscious, but times are changing as indicated by exciting new trends that facilitate keeping a healthy mind and body on the road.”

Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Joins Boulder Crest Retreat for Military & Veteran Wellness

Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Joins Boulder Crest Retreat for Military & Veteran Wellness

Chuck Hagel served as the 24th Secretary of Defense, being in office from February 2013 - February 2015, and also served two terms in the U.S. Senate. Now, he’s taking on a new role in continuing to defend our country and protect our principals, by focusing on the country’s military veterans. Boulder Crest Retreat for Military Veteran Wellness announces that Chuck Hagel has joined the honorary advisory board.

Veteran Wellness Center Wins Multiple Chamber of Commerce Awards

Veteran Wellness Center Wins Multiple Chamber of Commerce Awards

Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness announces two awards from the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce. The awards for Nonprofit of the Year and the Small Business of the Year were presented at the 21st Annual event at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne, Virginia.

“Not only did we win the nonprofit category of the year, but we also won the small business of the year,” explains Ken Falke, chairman and founder of Boulder Crest Retreat. “This is the first time in 21 years of this event that a nonprofit won the small business category. We are thrilled to have these honors and appreciate that our great work is being noticed by our community.”

LEARNINGRx of RESTON, VA. EARNS NATIONAL COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD and CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

LEARNINGRx of RESTON, VA. EARNS NATIONAL COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD  and CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx brain training centers of Reston, Va. and Vienna, Va. received the national 2015 Community Impact Award for being one of the top 10 LearningRx brain centers in the United States and was recognized for the 2015 Outstanding Customer Service Award by LearningRx’s corporate offices in Colorado Springs, Colo. LearningRx of Vienna, Va. is also celebrating their five-year anniversary. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

 “As someone that has suffered a brain injury, I know that brain training can be life changing, whether you’re just looking for some improvement in school, or whether you’ve been affected by brain trauma,” said Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Reston, Va. and Vienna, Va.   “We love being part of the Reston community and being part of our students’ achievements,” said Loftus.

Boulder Crest Retreat Welcomes Two New Board Members

Boulder Crest Retreat Welcomes Two New Board Members

Boulder Crest Retreat, a free therapeutic retreat for combat veterans and their families, has two new board members

 

Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness welcomes two new members to their board of directors. The two new members bring with them a wealth of military experience that will be helpful in fulfilling the vision and mission of the retreat. Lieutenant Generals U.S. Army retired, John A. Dubia and Raymond Palumbo join the board that helps to guide the therapeutic retreat created for combat veterans, and especially those with combat-related stress, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and physical injuries.

“We are honored to have these two gentleman joining our board,” explains Ken Falke, chairman and founder of Boulder Crest Retreat.