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Loudoun County news in brief

Leesburg to host free ‘green’ business program

The Leesburg Environmental Advisory Commission will host a free “green bag” breakfast program, “Building a Green Business Plan Using a Personal Review Checklist” on Friday.

The program will be from 8 to 9 a.m. at Mason Enterprise Center, 202 Church St. SE, Leesburg.

Discussion topics will include energy efficiency, transportation and water conservation, and how new measures can be incorporated into business plans.

Attendees are asked to take a business plan, if they have one, and a laptop with WiFi capabilities for online scoring.

For information, call Mary Haberl at 703-774-5208. To register, e-mail Irish Grandfield, senior environmental planner, at igrandfield@leesburgva.gov.

Loudoun seeks exhibitors for Health for Life Day

The Loudoun County Health Council, Health Department and Public Library will sponsor the fourth annual Loudoun Health for Life Day on April 13.

The event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gum Spring Library, 24600 Millstream Dr., South Riding.

Health for Life Day is part of a wellness initiative to prevent Lyme disease and promote healthier living through good nutrition, physical fitness and preventive care.

Organizations or individuals interested in providing an exhibit on one of these topics should complete an information form at www.loudoun.gov/healthcouncil by Feb. 22. Participation may be limited based on space and the appropriateness of a display.

Team aims to streamline commercial development

As part of an ongoing effort to make Loudoun more business-friendly, county officials have created the Business Assistance Team.

The team includes personnel from several departments who specialize in a particular area of the commercial development process, such as permits, licenses, mapping and zoning, county staff members said in a statement.

The Business Assistance Team also is partnering with other organizations, including the Leesburg Department of Economic Development and the Loudoun Small Business Development Center, to explain current initiatives and tell where to get answers to business-related questions.

Information about the team, including links to information for business customers, is at www.loudoun.gov/businessassistance.

— Compiled by Caitlin Gibson

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