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RainedOut Wins Soccer Product of the Year Award

RainedOut Wins Soccer Product of the Year Award

LEESBURG, VA -- Omnilert®, LLC, maker of RainedOut™, the leading provider of event and group communication services, announced today that RainedOut has won the 2011 Soccer Product of the Year Award for Best Web Application. The 2011 SPY Awards, hosted by TopDrawerSoccer.com, recognized all the best products and services that make up the soccer scene. RainedOut was announced the winner during the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) annual convention in Baltimore last week. RainedOut is a FREE+ text message alerting service used by soccer clubs and leagues across America.

"It is an honor to be recognized as a soccer product of the year," said Ara Bagdasarian, CEO of Omnilert. "We are excited about 2011 and the introduction of our sponsor-based fundraising model – so leagues not only have the best communication system, but they can also raise funds with every message sent."

Hideaway Massage Expands Into New Downtown Leesburg Location

Hideaway Massage Expands Into New Downtown Leesburg Location

From the Town of Leesburg – Hideaway Massage, a small business in Historic Downtown Leesburg, has moved to a new expanded location.  Less than one year after opening, Hideaway Massage’s owner Allison Shorb, CMT, has moved from her 204 square foot location to a new 1,184 square foot location at 210 South King Street.

Hideaway Massage’s new location in a newly restored carriage house features three treatment rooms.  A variety of bodywork is offered, including Reflexology, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic, Prenatal, Hot Stone, Thai, Sports, Lymphatic Drainage and Bella Nina Facelift massage.  For those clients on the go, shorter 30 minute massages focused on hands, feet and neck are also available.  In the warmer months, sunrise yoga and massage under the stars will be offered in the private fenced yard.

Local Business Makes Local Difference: Cheers Sports & Team Joe Charities Assist Inova Fairfax NICU

Local Business Makes Local Difference: Cheers Sports & Team Joe Charities Assist Inova Fairfax NICU

This week, WUSA 9 recognizes Cheers Sports for its neighborhood contribution through Team Joe Charities.

Thanks to Andrea Alexander (Aesa Consulting) for nominating Cheers Sports as this week's Local Business ... Local Difference.

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Year-end holiday stress on top of double-digit unemployment and an economy that threatens to relapse into recession has left many Americans feeling utterly helpless and hopeless.  This makes winter 2010 a perfect season for personal growth. 

We all experience key moments in both our personal and professional lives.  I define a ‘key moment’ as a triggering event or situation which presents a challenge and elicits (or demands) a response.  The important thing is not so much the moment itself, but how we respond to it.  

Because when a key moment occurs, we make an important choice to make.  Consciously or unconsciously, we will choose how we will respond.  In large measure, the quality of our lives, our happiness, and our personal effectiveness are determined by that response and how we handle the challenge of a key moment.  

Wiki Leaks and Whistleblowers: Why Private Information Goes Public

Ask an average person to name a whistleblower and they’re likely to think of ‘private citizens’ like Erin Brokovich, Karen Silkwood, and Jeffrey Wigand or journalists like Carl Berstein and Bob Woodward.  These red, white and blue American whistleblowers have been portrayed in Academy Award-winning movies as admirable people who had the courage to reveal wrongdoing in workplaces and government agencies in a spirit of justice.  

But are there other motivations that drive people to release sensitive documents and information that bring down companies and governments?  I believe the answer is yes.  Fame is certainly a motivator...and so is vengeance.  Employers in the private and public sectors that stubbornly refuse to acknowledge the link between employee engagement and corporate security are likely to find themselves the victims of leaks. 

Leesburg Adopts New---More Relaxed---Sign Ordinance

Leesburg Adopts New---More Relaxed---Sign Ordinance

Revised ordinance provides significant regulatory relief to Leesburg businesses.

Discover harmony with Melodee Music

Discover harmony with Melodee Music