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Washington-area business diary for week of July 4

Acquisitions

Annapolis-based parking management company Towne Holdings bought Los Angeles-based Quality Parking Services. Terms were not disclosed.

District-based private investment firm DC Capital Partners, through its McLean-based Kaseman portfolio company, has made an undisclosed investment in Bridgeville, Pa.-based Sallyport Global Holdings. Under the terms of the investment, DC Capital will control Sallyport with the option to merge it with Kaseman. Sallyport provides engineering and professional services. Kaseman provides engineering and technical security services.

Associations & industry groups

The District-based American College of Trust and Estate Counsel has elected Nancy G. Fax as an at-large member of its executive committee. Fax is managing partner of Bethesda-based Pasternak & Fidis.

Awards

The Northern Virginia Technology Council announced the winners of its 10th Annual NVTC Hot Ticket Awards: Atlanta-based mobile device management company (with an office in McLean) AirWatch – Hottest Bootstrap; District-based online deal site LivingSocial – Hottest Buzz; McLean-based security technology Invertix – Hottest Emerging Government Contractor; Gaithersburg-based VoIP company BroadSoft – Hottest Exit; Arlington-based energy software company Opower – Hottest Management Team; Alexandria-based networking software company myRete – Hottest Start-up; and Reston-based IT management software company ScienceLogic – Hottest Venture Capital Deal.

District-based professional services company Parker Tide received the Small Business Contractor of the Year Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Rural Development.

Contracts

Herndon-based Vovici has received a contract from the Atlanta-based Arthritis Foundation to provide online survey management software.

Reston-based satellite communications company Optimal Satcom has retained Arlington-based Longbottom Communications for public relations and brand work.

Expansions

Orlando-based restaurant chain Seasons 52 has opened a restaurant at Tysons Corner Center in McLean: 7863L Tysons Corner Center, Suite N11L, McLean, VA 22101. 703- 288-3852. www.seasons52.com.

Reston-based training company Learning Tree International has two training locations in the German cities of Cologne and Heidelberg, and a third in Brussels.

Seattle-based commercial real estate services company Colliers International has opened an office in McLean: 1600 Tysons Blvd., Suite 800, McLean, VA 22102. 703- 245-3000. Also, Colliers has opened a regional property management practice and a government services practice group, both based out of its District office: 1700 K St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006. 202-534-3000.

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Massage Envy has opened a location in Clarendon: 1180 N. Garfield St., Clarendon, VA 22201. 571-483-3333. It has also opened a location in Frederick: 7820 Worman’s Mill Rd., Frederick, MD 21701. 240-397-2333.

Cherry Hill, N.J.-based TD Bank is opening four more branches in the Washington area this month: 8661 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910; 7209 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003; 15830 Shady Grove Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877; and 905 Rhode Island Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20018.

Funding

Alexandria-based cybersecurity company Mandiant has received an investment from New York-based One Equity Partners and Menlo Park, Calif.-based Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The amounts were not disclosed.

Bethesda-based energy company USEC has entered into a standstill agreement with Charlotte, N.C.-based Toshiba America Nuclear Energy Corp. and Babcock & Wilcox Investment Co., also based in Charlotte. Toshiba and Babcock have agreed to not terminate their investments before Aug. 15 while USEC attempts to win a $2 billion loan guarantee from the U.S. Energy Department to build a uranium enrichment plant in Ohio.

Moves

The Melting Pot restaurant of Reston has moved from 11400 Commerce Park Dr. The new location: 11730 Plaza America Dr., Suite 100, Reston, VA 20190. 703-435-1277.

New products & services

Clinton-based security barrier company Nasatka Security is now offering infrastructure and perimeter security enhancements, information technology, biometrics and RFD, CCTV and video surveillance, industrial fencing, design and construction services, and serial or IP sensor integration.

Annapolis-based management and technology consulting firm Immersion Consulting is now offering New York-based Elearningforce’s SharePoint learning management system.

Allendale, N.J.-based media and technology company Automated Media Services has placed its 3GTV Networks in nine Washington-area Bloom grocery stores.

Ashburn-based wireless network technology company Reverb Networks is now offering PerformaBeams, an antenna self-optimizing network software.

Arlington-based language learning company Rosetta Stone has added Dari, Pashto, Urdu, Swahili and Bahasa Indonesia languages to its online offerings.

Reston-based mobile application software company App47 is now offering new software to deploy, monitor and analyze mobile applications: App47 Marketplace, App47 Manager and App47 Analyzer.

Bethesda-based defense and technology company Lockheed Martin is now offering Palisade, a cybersecurity software for energy companies.

Nonprofits

Fort Myer-based United Service Organization of Metropolitan Washington broke ground on its Wounded Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir.

Other

McLean-based IT staffing and consulting company Digital Intelligence Systems is now participating in the Virginia Department of Business Assistance’s Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

Spinoffs

Bethesda-based Marriott International has filed a Form 10 Registration Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the next step in its planned spinoff by the end of the year of its Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. subsidiary.

— Compiled by Shawn Selby

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