8 Prince William companies make Inc. 500/5000 list

Eight companies in Prince William County made the Inc. magazine 500/5000 list of the top 500 and 5,000 fast-growing private businesses in the country.

FederalConference.com, based in Dumfries, was second on the list. Dito, an IT services company in Manassas, was No. 77. Woodbridge law firm Fluet Huber and Hoang was No. 556.

SwimKids Swim School in Woodbridge rose from No. 1,460 last year to No. 1,202. New Horizon Security Services, a family-owned business in Manassas, was No. 1,438, and Creating Results marketing agency of Woodbridge was No. 2,804.

Mid-Atlantic Contracting in Woodbridge was No. 3,376, and Best Value Technology in Haymarket was No. 3,458.

St. Matthew’s congregation donates $12,000 to ACTS

In honor of pastor David Bohannon’s retirement, the congregation of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Woodbridge donated $12,000 to the Emergency Assistance Fund of Action in the Community Through Service.

Bohannon, who served St. Matthew’s for more than 40 years, is on the board of ACTS.

Army veteran will be grand marshal of parade

The Greater Manassas Veterans Day Parade committee selected as grand marshal Army veteran Joseph Ortiz of Manassas.

The parade, which will begin at 11 a.m. Nov. 9 in Old Town Manassas, will recognize Desert Shield and Storm veterans.

In a statement, Ortiz said he felt “humbled and, in a sense, unworthy of the high honor of representing the hundreds of thousands of veterans who so honorably served their country during Desert Shield and Storm.”

— Compiled by Sarah Lane