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Social Butterfly Celebrates 10 Years in Old Town Manassas

Social Butterfly Celebrates 10 Years in Old Town Manassas

The Social Butterfly, a fashion boutique in Old Town Manassas, Va., is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. The shop is expanding to a larger space which now includes the second floor of 9417 Main Street. It features women’s casual and formal fashion, as well as accessories.  For more information, go to www.socialbutterflyva.com.

For more information about the Historic Manassas, Inc., call 703.361.6599 or go to www.visitmanassas.org.

Attributed to Debbie Haight, executive director, Historic Manassas, Inc.

We’re thrilled to have Social Butterfly part of Old Town Manassas. Its sophisticated, elegant designs bring a bit metropolitan fashion to our neighborhood.    

Salon Daniel Hairstylists Donate Hair Services to Local Teens

Salon Daniel Hairstylists Donate Hair Services to Local Teens

Salon Daniel of McLean, Va. recently treated 54 local teenage girls to a ‘salon day’ in preparation for Pure Fashion Show on Sun., April 3, in Bethesda, Md. The Salon Daniel hair stylists and make-up artists shared their beauty tips and headshots were taken for the Pure Fashion Show program booklet.

 Pure Fashion is a program designed for girls, ages 14 to 18. It is a character formation program that enhances not only a young woman's external appearance, but more importantly, her interior beauty and balanced self confidence.

For more information about Salon Daniel, call 703.893.5000.            

Historic Manassas Now Seeking Sponsorship for 2011 Events

Historic Manassas, Inc. of Manassas, Va. is seeking out sponsors for their 2011 events, ranging in price from $250 to $10,000. For custom sponsorship packages or more information, contact Sarah McHugh at 703.361.6599 or email smchugh@historicmanassasinc.org.

Events include the 4th Annual Spring Cleaning Day, 17th Annual Manassas Heritage Railway Festival, 7th Annual Wine and Jazz Festival, Celebrate America 4th of July, Bands, Brews, and Barbecue Festival,
29th Annual Fall Jubilee and Merry Old Town.

Bridging the Generation Gap in Egypt and the American Workplace

The historical transfer of power in Egypt has seen the departure of an entrenched 82-year-old dictator and a movement toward a democratically elected government where young Egyptians will have a major voice in politics and policies of the future.  A major key to a successful transition that will allow Egypt to move forward as a stable, innovative nation lies in respect and understanding between generations.

The same is true with American businesses.

Innovation is the intersection of the past and present that leads to the future.  That’s why it is so important that business leaders publicly acknowledge the contribution of each generation, applaud the unique strengths brought to the table by workers of different ages, and encourage everyone to share their viewpoints as a way to make a strong team even stronger. 

Civic Leaders Talk Partnership, Economic Growth at State of Prince William

From Andrea Whaley:

Partnership and progress were the words of the day at the “State of Prince William” luncheon, a new Prince William Chamber of Commerce event which brings together County, City and educational leaders for a big-picture look at the opportunities and challenges in the greater Prince William community. 

Nearly 200 business people filled the Continental Events Center in Manassas to hear from Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart, City of Manassas Park Mayor Frank Jones , City of Manassas Vice-Mayor Andy Harrover and Northern Virginia Community College – Woodbridge Provost Dr. Sam Hill. The panelists responded to questions submitted by members of the Chamber prior to the event. Bruce Potter, Publisher of the News & Messenger moderated the discussion; NOVEC- Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative was the Title Sponsor.

Speedy Green Donates 80 Coats to SERVE, Inc. in January

Speedy Green Donates 80 Coats to SERVE, Inc. in January


Local Car Wash Gives Free 80 Car Washes to Customers Donating Coats

Speedy Green Car Wash of Manassas, Va. donated 80 coats, as well as some scarves, gloves and hats to local, community organization, SERVE, Inc. as part of their January coat drive. Customers received a free car wash for bringing in a coat to donate. Speedy Green Car Wash is located at 8411 Centreville Road. For more information, call 703-257-0737 or view www.speedygreencarwash.com.

Owner of Manassas Company Sentenced to 51 Months for Mortgage and Tax Fraud

From the Department of Justice:

WASHINGTON –  Kevin Leonard Shaffer, 40, of Sarasota, Fla., and Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 51 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for engaging in mortgage and tax fraud, announced John A. DiCicco, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

        On Nov. 9, 2010, Shaffer pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud, one count of tax evasion and one count of willful failure to collect and pay over payroll taxes. Schaffer was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee.