In last Thursday's Extra, an item on the business page incorrectly identified the recruiting business recently started by Bonnie McCauley, of Sterling. It is Precise Placements. (Published 11/18/99)

Personnel Recruiter Sees an Opening

Sterling resident Bonnie McCauley, who has spent 10 years in the recruiting industry, has struck out on her own to take advantage of the biggest boom in recruiting she says she has ever seen.

McCauley's company, Permanent Placements, opened three weeks ago in McCauley's home. On Jan. 1, however, McCauley said she will move to office space in Countryside. "Nothing is available [there] now . . . so we had to settle for this arrangement until then," she said.

She has three full-time employees and one part-time worker and hopes primarily to serve Loudoun County residents. She will focus on administrative, customer service, human resources, legal and technical positions.

AnnuityNet to Serve Bank One Web Site, a Leesburg company that sells variable annuities over the Internet, has been tapped by Bank One Insurance Group, of Columbus, Ohio, to run an annuity center on the insurance company's World Wide Web site.

The site,, will now include the annuity center to offer information and interactive tools for use in planning for retirement. Visitors also will be able to purchase AnnuityNet products.

AnnuityNet, in Market Station, was founded two years ago by Shane Chalke of Middleburg.

Small Businesses to Star at Awards Dinner

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce will honor the outstanding small businesses of Loudoun County at its annual 1999 Small Business Awards dinner Nov. 18 at Holiday Inn-Carradoc Hall in Leesburg.

The eight awards include a winner and finalist in each category:

* Small Business of the Year: winner--The Fun House, Middleburg, Betsie Davis; finalist--Mr. Print, Purcellville, Nolan Barzee.

* Entrepreneur of the Year: winner--The Laundry Club, Leesburg, Randy and Tami Kernus; finalist--Dulles Golf Center and Sports Park, Sterling, Bob Reiver.

* Retailer of the Year: winner--The Potomac Gallery, Linda Callegy and Julie Doiron; finalist: Caulkins Jewelers, Leesburg, Stanley Caulkins.

* Service Business of the Year: winner--Advertising Management Services, Paeonian Springs, Fran Mitchell; finalist--Wallace Lock and Key, Leesburg/South Riding, Doug Wallace.

* Product of the Year: winner--Don Tango Foods, Sterling, Brigetta Toruno;finalist--Thistlewood Buffalo Farm, Chantilly, Wray Dawson.

* High-Tech Business of the Year: winner--Infinite Ventures, Purcellville, Eugene Evans; finalist--Spectrum Computers, Leesburg, Alan Liska.

* Home-Based Business of the Year: winner: Bridge Design, Leesburg, Diana Bridges; finalist: Images By Jan, Ashburn, Jan Carson.

* Agribusiness of the Year: winner--Patowmack Farm, Lovettsville, Beverly Morton Billand; finalist: Jebraa Farm, Leesburg, Edna and Jim Cross.

Sponsors of the event include the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, MCI WorldCom Inc., Merrill Lynch & Co. and Crestar Bank.

Tickets to the event are $35 per person, $350 for a reserved table of 10. Cocktails are at 6 p.m., dinner at 7. Events sponsorships are still available. For tickets and more information, call 703-777-2176.

Cutting Hair for Diabetes Association

Sharon Payne, owner of Hair Sculptors, will hold a charity event at her salon from 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday to raise money for the Loudoun County chapter of the American Diabetes Association.

Payne and her stylists will offer hair cuts in exchange for donations of at least $15. In addition, Payne will raffle off spa services, and the association will offer diabetes screenings.

The salon is at 27 S. King St. in Leesburg's historic district.

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