Mall to Open More Stores

On Oct. 1, Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets will begin its second-phase expansion, which will include the opening of 20 new stores. The stores--including Adidas, Pottery Barn Furniture Outlet, Movado and Naturalizer--will open on a rolling basis through November.

By Christmas, there will be a total of 80 stores at the mall, according to Chelsea GCA Reality Inc., owners of the center. The center's second phase includes 90,000 square feet of new retail space. The third, and final, phase of the complex will add another 90,000 square feet, but Chelsea representatives said the company has not scheduled a starting date for that expansion.

Small-Business Seminar

The Loudoun County Small Business Development Center will hold a seminar from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on developing a mission plan and positioning a small company against competition. The speaker will be Paul Draisey, president of KBK Communications in Middleburg.

The seminar is open to small-business owners, home-based business owners and anyone planning to start a company. It will be held at Eastern Loudoun Regional Library in Cascades. The cost is $25. To register, call 703-430-7222.

Expo Volunteers Needed

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers for the Dulles Connection Expo. The two-day networking event is scheduled for Oct. 1 and 2 at Dulles Town Center mall. More than 100 vendors will have exhibits at the event, which also will include entertainment and prize drawings.

The chamber needs volunteers to help vendors load and unload props and equipment, to register vendors, staff the hospitality tables and help break down the exhibits at the end of the day Oct. 2. Companies that want to volunteer their employees should call Debbie Stevenson at 540-338-4755.

Please fax items for Thursday's business page to Sarah Schafer at 703-777-8437, or send them by mail to 305 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg, Va. 20175, or by e-mail to schafers@washpost.com.