Modern Business and Entrepreneurs
by I AM Modern Magazine
for Northern Virginia and Metro DC
After many years designing for large, well-known retailers, Kane decided to break out on her own to launch her unique vision for a children’s garment line not long after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York. “After 9/11, I— like many other Americans—found myself re-evaluating what was most important insofar as my own life, goals and values. I thought back to how many years I had already spent running the rat race, living life in a big fast city while working for others. I knew then it was time to leave The Big Apple and seek out or create new experiences and goals for myself both professionally and personally.”
The name Van Metre comes from the Dutch Van Meteren, pronounced "Van Mayteren", which means “from the manor or village of Meteren” located in the Waal Valley about halfway between Rotterdam and Nijmegen.
This year Regal Maid service takes the crown for the best cleaning service in the DC suburbs. Since 1992, this family-run cleaning company has been committed to reliability, honesty, and hard work, and it shows.
THE QUAINT TOWN of Leesburg, Virginia has been home to generals, ghosts and gentry who once occupied the 18th century brick, stone and log buildings that still stand today.
Carolina Brothers Pit Barbeque takes the winning title for Best BBQ of the DC Suburbs for the second year in a row. A small, rustic building with a welcoming front porch, Carolina Brothers is an Ashburn, Virginia favorite. Conveniently located right off the W&OD trail, the BBQ joint is a popular stop for the area’s many cyclists.