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Finding The Next Great Idea

Ballston BID announced this week the 10 semi-finalists and four alternates for the inaugural LaunchPad Challenge, a competition to find the next great business idea

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Mentoring To Help Your Small Business Get Off The Ground

Back in February we told you about a "Shark Tank"-style competition for up-and-coming entrepreneurs. The Ballston Business Improvement District has chosen 10 semi-finalists and the winner could get the chance to pitch the idea to Ted Leonsis.

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Ballston BID Announces LaunchPad Semi-Finalists

Ten will be pared to three in November, and the final three will pitch their ideas to renowned investor Ted Leonsis.

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Taste of Arlington 2013 in Ballston Sunday

Some proceeds from this year's Taste of Arlington will benefit Arlington Food Assistance Center.

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Ballston Business Improvement District (BID) Unveils Virtual Statues of Washington, D.C. Area Sports Stars Using Augmented Reality

Human Circuit Is the Lead Technology and Design Consultant for this 'Augmented Reality' Concept.

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Photos: Taste of Arlington 2013

Thousands flocked to Ballston Sunday afternoon for the 26th annual Taste of Arlington festival.

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Taste of Arlington 2013: Who's Dishing and Pouring

The 2013 Taste of Arlington features more than 40 restaurants in addition to a wine and beer garden.

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Taste of Arlington 2013: Bands and Entertainment

Four local bands will be playing on the concert stage throughout the event.

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‘Taste of Arlington’ Returns This Weekend

The annual “Taste of Arlington” celebration will be held on Sunday, May 19 from noon to 5 p.m. along Wilson Boulevard near Ballston Common Mall.

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Transit Screen signs partnerships with Georgetown and Ballston BIDs

Transit Screen is expanding its reach. The company, which makes screens that show real-time bus and Metrorail arrivals, has formed partnerships with the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) and the Ballston BID to place screens in public areas and test whether they reduce pedestrian crowding and encourage the use of transit.

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