A Mix of Business and Pleasure

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce will hold a "bare-bones" small business expo of 30 vendors from various industries from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow at Costco Wholesale in Sterling. The event is free. There may still be exhibition space available. For information, call the chamber at 703-777-2176 or event chairman Donna Praytor at 703-378-1399. The cost to exhibit is $100.

The chamber will hold a mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. July 21 at Stoneleigh Golf Club in Round Hill.

Before 1 p.m. that day, the club will allow chamber members to play a round of golf at half-price. Starting at 5 p.m., there will be a putting tournament, tours of the facilities and an open house in the pro shop, with discounts available to chamber members. The club will serve complimentary hors d'oeuvres, and there will be a cash bar.

The cost is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. To register, call the chamber. For tee times, call the club pro shop at 540-338-GOLF.

The chamber has begun planning the 1999 annual Dulles Connection Expo, scheduled to take place Oct. 1 and 2. America Online Inc. is the main sponsor of this trade show, which is open to large and small companies. For information, call the chamber.

Network Over Dinner at Dulles

The Information Management Exchange (TIME), a business networking group, will hold a dinner meeting from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 20 at the Dulles Airport Marriott.

Freddi Donner, president of Marketing 101 in Northern Virginia, will be the guest speaker.

The exchange, which has about 150 members, holds monthly networking dinners, mostly on topics aimed at the information technology sector.

To register for this month's dinner, call 703-904-8000. The cost is $25 for members and first-time guests, $20 for student members and $35 for returning nonmembers.

Realty Firm Leaves Mark on Easter Seals

Century 21 South Lakes, of Reston and Sterling, was among the largest fund-raisers for the seventh Easter Seals Cruise for Kids, held three weeks ago on the Potomac River. Co-owners Keith Hartke and Mark Justice, both boating buffs, and their employees raised $1,800.

Local yacht owners donated their crafts for the event, which allowed children with special needs to take a two-hour river cruise. The money raised will go toward programs run by the Washington-Baltimore office of Easter Seals, including rehabilitation and education programs.

Although the event is over, Easter Seals will accept donations until Aug. 31. Call Century 21 South Lakes in Sterling at 703-404-1000 to make a donation.

Atlantic Coast Traffic Soars

Atlantic Coast Airlines, which operates as United Express in the Eastern and Midwestern United States, last week announced that June traffic--the number of revenue-producing passenger miles--increased 42.8 percent over the same month last year.

The Dulles company carried 302,078 passengers in June, a 37.7 percent increase over a year ago.

The airline operates a fleet of 80 aircraft, offering 264 daily flights from Dulles International Airport to 44 airports.

Atlantic Coast spokesman Rick DeLisi attributed the increase in traffic to the airline's increased jet service and its expansion into new markets, such as Columbia, S.C.

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