Roberts Enterprises Acquires Health Reliance

Roberts Enterprises of Leesburg, which owns Leesburg Pharmacy and the Loudoun Professional Offices next to Loudoun Hospital Center, has acquired a controlling interest in Health Reliance LLC, of Leesburg. The home health care company will operate under a new name, Esprit Home Care LLC.

Bruce Roberts, owner of Roberts Enterprises, had been a partner in Health Reliance. He bought out his partner and sold part of the company to his employees. Ten work full time and about 20 work in health care on a contract basis.

In addition, Roberts Enterprises, which also owns Insty-Prints in Leesburg, named Edward Violette general manager of the printing company. Violette, a Winchester resident, started at the company as a delivery carrier and has worked in every department.

Leesburg Man Elected to Two Realty Posts

The Dulles Area Association of Realtors elected Tom Jewell, an agent with Carter Braxton Realty in Leesburg, to its governing body, the Virginia Association of Realtors policy board.

Jewell, a Leesburg resident, also was elected president of the Realtors Land Institute Virginia chapter, the part of the National Association of Realtors that concentrates on land sales.

Business Expo to Begin With Breakfast Event

The Dulles Connection Expo, a networking event for local businesses, will kick off with a breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. tomorrow at Dulles Town Center.

The expo will take place tomorrow and Saturday. The mall has extended its hours both days, staying open from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, the event's primary sponsor, expects 10,000 visitors. More than 100 companies will exhibit products and services. Loudoun County government offices, including the Department of Economic Development, also will participate.

All of the exhibitors are members of the Loudoun chamber, but the breakfast is open to members and nonmembers. Members can pay $30 at the door, but prepayment of $35 is required from nonmembers.

For more information, call the chamber at 703-777-2176.

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