Marketing Dulles Airport

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has approved a unanimous resolution from the Loudoun County Economic Development Commission (EDC) to contribute $10,000 to a marketing campaign for Dulles International Airport.

The campaign, which was started this month, aims to attract airline executives and others back to Dulles since United Airlines' Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in December.

United is one of Loudoun's largest employers.

"We wanted to make sure that those [airline] executives understood both the scale and power of the market that an airline can access through Dulles and the potential which exists at the airport," said Leo Schefer, president of the Washington Airports Task Force, which is heading the effort.

The county will join the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Capital Region USA and the Greater Washington Initiative to help with the marketing campaign to target senior airline executives and the airline investment community.

Landscape Firm Moving

Accent Plantscaping plans to build a 5,000-square-foot headquarters at Dulles Trade Center II and expects to open by January.

The Fairfax-based company provides interior landscape design, installation, maintenance and holiday decor in hotels, stores and office buildings throughout the region. The company employs 15 people.

Financing for Sterling Firm

Anystream, a Sterling software company, has received $11 million in a third round of financing, led by Falcon Private Equity LP and SCP Private Equity Partners.

The investment brings Anystream's total venture capital funding to more than $28 million to be used to grow the market share for its "Agility" professional media software product line. The software enables businesses to create Web-based interactive media presentations containing video, audio and synchronized PowerPoint slides. The company employs 39 people.

Art Director Hired

ADventures, a Leesburg advertising firm, has hired Michael Palanza as senior art director. Palanza was an art director with MicroArts Corp. in Greenland, N.H, where he developed and designed brands for print ads, direct mail and Web sites.

Before joining MicroArts, Palanza was an associate art director for Impiric in Rochester, N.Y., and a senior designer with Concentrix Advertising, also in Rochester.

Community Development

Virginia Main Street, a downtown business development and community enhancement program, has accepted Main Street Loudoun as an affiliate community.

Virginia Main Street uses the National Main Street model for downtown enhancement, encouraging an incremental approach to build economic vitality using a community's heritage and attributes.

"We are thrilled to be a part of this nationally renowned program," said Martha Mason Semmes, coordinator of Main Street Loudoun. "The support we will receive from Virginia Main Street will have a positive impact on the downtown improvement efforts of all of Loudoun's communities."

Main Street Loudoun will have access to training sessions, economic development and design resources and materials, consultations and a large network of communities dedicated to preserving and enhancing their traditional downtowns and older commercial areas.

Haggar Store Opens

Haggar Clothing Co. opened a new store at the Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets last week. The 3,000-square-foot store features men's clothing, including suits, sport coats, dress pants, ties and outerwear.

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