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Aidan Design Toasts Great Collaborations

Aidan Design Toasts Great Collaborations

Aidan Design hosted a client appreciation night at Avery Fine Art

Nadia Subaran, co-owner of Aidan Design, hosted a client appreciation night at the home studio of Evelyn Avery of Avery Fine Art. Top interior designers and architects stopped by including Skip Sroka, Camille Saum, Caitlin Kinkead and Liz Spencer of Lori Graham Design, Anne Jaffe, Chris Snowber and Mike Rouse of Hamilton Snowber Architects, and Pierre Lazare from Fox Architects, as well as representatives from Potomac Lighting and Wood-Mode. Celebrating its 10th year in business and co-owned by John Schmiedigen, the award-winning Aidan Design offers kitchen and bathroom designs for residential spaces.

Set Those Goals

House of Positivity - Set those Goals!!

We are in the third quarter of the year. Are you reaching the goals you set? If you have not set them yet, now is a good time. 

In the past several weeks clients have wanted to focus on goal setting.  So whether I am brainstorming with them to come up with the goals or  they come to me with goals already set and need a partner to hold them accountable to endure successfully reaching them, this is perfect time to get going and pursue them.

Setting goals will make you feel more focused, give you more clarity and can get you the results you desire.  Make sure your actions are aligned with the goals you’re setting and take action steps to reach them. Take the time to internalize your achievement so that the goals set are not just about chase and conquer.

Here’s a few tips when goal setting.  Make sure they’re:

What D.C. Needs...

A group of young investors have taken an uncoventional approach towards their newest business venture.  

The group has launched WhatDCNeeds, a website specifically devoted to receiving suggestions from D.C. residents for what the new business should be.

Users can log onto the site and have their opinion be heard.

We asked some D.C. residents what kind of business they think the entrepreneurs should invest in.  

Check out the video above to see what they had to say; some of the answers might surprise you.

What do you think D.C. needs?  Sound off in the comments section below.

Are You A Weiner, A Whiner, Or A Winner?

Are You A Weiner, A Whiner, Or A Winner?

With more than 14 million Americans currently looking for work, it is definitely a buyer’s market out there.  Companies understandably want to hire the best candidates they can find.  With so many people to choose among, businesses are looking beyond black-and-white credentials such as education and experience to identify prospective employees who bring something more to the table, such as basic common sense. 

In this regard, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s recent fall from grace should serve as an object lesson for anyone who has a job...and especially for anyone who is seeking a job. 

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

It’s that time of the year again where you, dear readers, can make your voices heard and help choose the absolute best the D.C. metro area has to offer. After an exhaustive elimination process, we have narrowed down the list to the below categories and selections so that you can help make our Best Of Issue the ultimate insider’s guide to the best of the best in this region. The deadline for voting is July 1st , so don’t wait and cast your vote for your favorite businesses and people in our area.


 

CLICK HERE TO TAKE SURVEY     

Loudoun Unveils Economic Development Marketing Video Series

Loudoun Unveils Economic Development Marketing Video Series

On Thursday, May 26, the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development unveiled its new seven-part, marketing video series at an exclusive viewing event at The George Washington University Virginia Campus. The gathering of Loudoun VIPs was the first to see all seven videos produced by Emmy award winning company Electro-Fish Media, Inc. These videos position Loudoun as an ideal location for business by describing Loudoun’s competitive edge through the voices of nine Loudoun business leaders whose companies chose to locate in Loudoun County Virginia for access to it all.

All That Glitters: Laura Lee Designs Celebrates Fifth Anniversary at Finnish Ambassador's Residence

All That Glitters: Laura Lee Designs Celebrates Fifth Anniversary at Finnish Ambassador's Residence

It’s not every day that one gets an opportunity to celebrate a professional milestone at an ambassador’s residence, but Laura Lee Williams, owner of Laura Lee Designs, had the good fortune to do so when she celebrated five years at the helm of her handbag business at the home of Finnish Ambassador Pekka Lintu and his wife Laurel Colless.

“What an honor and gift to have the loveliest evening surrounded by advisors, supporters and dear friends,” says Williams. “The Finnish Ambassador and his wife Laurel Colless are supreme hosts and I couldn’t have asked for a better evening.”