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Anne Marie Chotvacs-Local Leader
Nov 18,2008

This petite Southern charmer leads a legion of savvy fundraisers, party planners and ladies in tartan as Old Town prepares to paint the town plaid for the annual Scottish Walk Weekend.

DC blogger and philanthropist wets Washington whistles daily with Pamela’s Punch / Local Leader Pamela Sorensen
Nov 18,2008

From corporate roots in sales and business development, grew a successful daily blog and a powerful brand, Pamela’s Punch. And grow it has. In one year from September to September, Pamela has grown her faithful audience by 87%.


Mom, I’m going to be SICK! Trish Thackston launches Car Sick Kids.com
Nov 18,2008

Local Leaders Susanne Seidman With holiday travel nearly upon us queasy little stomachs and weary parents are gearing up for travels less over the river and through the woods but more planes, trains and automobiles. For a child with motion sickness and the parents left to clean it up there is a new resource to help keep your journey barf free.

LOCAL LEADERS/John Porter - 38 years of improving the city’s schools
Nov 12,2008

By JOHN ARUNDEL Managing Editor John Porter’s early passion for knowledge growing up in Del Ray in the 1950’s and 60’s blossomed into a lifelong pursuit of improving the Alexandria City Public Schools System.


LOCAL LEADERS/Kristina Robertson - Living Passionately
Nov 04,2008

Kristina Robertson Selected By Virginia Tourism Board To Represent Virginia In New Ad Campaign By Andrea Rodgers Contributing Writer and Pet Aficionado Kristina Robertson, owner of Barkley Square Gourmet Dog Bakery & Boutique in Alexandria, has been chosen to represent Alexandria in the Virginia Tourism Board’s “Portraits of Passion” series.

Local Leaders/Melanie Lalande - The curtain goes up on a rising choreographer
Oct 31,2008

BY JOHN ARUNDEL Managing Editor When the lights went up on Cirque du Soleil's first performance at National Harbor, Artistic Director Melanie Lalande had lots of company sitting in the front row.

LOCAL LEADERS: AvalonBay's Bryce Blair Makes a Difference
Oct 28,2008

By John Arundel Managing Editor Bryce Blair of Alexandria wanted to make a difference. So on Oct. 25, the AvalonBay CEO led several thousand residents, staff, and management of his Alexandria-based apartment REIT in "Make a Difference Day," a national day of service sponsored by USA Weekend.

LOCAL LEADERS/Robert Gelman - Gelman brings New Orleans flair to M&S at National Harbor
Oct 17,2008

BY JOHN ARUNDEL Managing Editor When Robert Gelman was a college student living in New Orleans, famed cajun chef Emeril Lagasse occupied the top floor of his apartment building in the city's Warehouse District.




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