Reston ranked No. 1 for tech grads; Guaranteed Ride Home program, today’s events

Reston Town Center
Reston Town Center

As college seniors are weighing offers, negotiating salaries and trying to decide where they’ll be after graduation, DataFox crunched the numbers to find 10 cities with the networking opportunities, affordability and growth potential that should put them on the radar of any new grad who wants to work in tech.

Reston was ranked No. 1.

Click here to read the full article.

link_logoAlso: Do you know about the “Guaranteed Ride Home Program”?

LINK strives to reduce the number of vehicle trips in the region. A common barrier for commuters to give up their cars is the concern that an emergency will require them to get to a location outside of their normal commuting routine. The Guaranteed Ride Home program was set up to address this concern.

Commuters who regularly (twice a week) carpool, vanpool, bike, walk or take transit to work may register to participate in the program Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and Commuter Connections program called Guaranteed Ride Home. The program provides up to four rides per year to get home for unexpected emergencies such as a personal illness or a sick child. GRH can also be used for unscheduled overtime when your employer mandates that you must stay late.

Learn more about the Guaranteed Ride Home program and sign up today. Be sure to follow the Guaranteed Ride Home sidebar links to learn more about restrictions and operating guidelines.

Today’s Events
It may be brisk outside, but that’s no reason to stay indoors! Every Tuesday and Thursday, Potomac River Running hosts an “All-comers’ Group Fun Run” for beginners or competitive runners at 6:30 p.m. The fun, low-key run is safe and social. For information, call 703-689-0999 or go to

Looking Ahead
For The Love Of It 10K will be held this Sunday, Feb. 6. The race starts at 8 a.m. from South Lakes High School.

Online registration closes 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4. Advance registration is $40. Registration is also available Feb. 5 at packet pickup and on race day for $45. All pre-registered runners will receive a long sleeve technical shirt and all runners get post-race Valentine’s Day treats.

If you would like to volunteer, contact Terri Marlin at

peace love joyThe Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce’s Resourceful Women Series presents “Discover Your Inner Artist,” hosted by Pinot’s Palette. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, participants at our Paint and Sip networking event will create a “masterpiece” from the heart — the “Peace, Love, Joy” image (right).

Food for the evening will be barbecue from JJ’s Deli and a wine and cheese pairing courtesy of the Pinot’s Palette-Dulles Gourmet shop.

If You Go
4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9
JJ’s Deli at Herndon Centennial Golf Course, 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA 20170
Cost: $35/GRCC members, $50/future members, extra $10/at-the-door registration

Finally: The Walker Nature Center will host a “Parents’ Night Out” from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 12 so parents can get a head-start on their Valentine’s Day celebration. Kids will play nature games and go on a night hike (weather permitting), design a special clay Valentine,  make a red treat and watch classic cartoons.

Drop off begins at 6:45 p.m. For ages 5-12; $15/child RA members, $20/child non-members. Reservations required by Feb. 9 to 703-476-9689 or email

Did I miss an event happening today? Know of something coming up? Let me know in the comments below. 


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