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Have any business notes to submit to the paper? New store? New name? New location? Fax a brief write-up to 703-917-0991 or call Mary Anne Weber at 703-917-6436

The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce has scheduled the following December events.

Rise N Shine Networking breakfast at 6671 Old Dominion Drive from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11 Fee $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

Chamber Holiday Mixer at the McLean Project for the Arts, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, Thursday, Dec. 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free to members.

H&K Strategic Business Solutions (HKSBS), the strategic, management and financial solutions provider for emerging, middle market and technology companies, has announced the formation of a Board of Advisors of respected regional industry veterans to augment its commitment to help growing government contractors break barriers to business success.  Joining the HKSBS Board of Advisors are the designated Chairman, Jack Hughes, Carl McNair, Israel Feldman and Gary R. Nelson.

Jack Hughes, the newly appointed Senior Vice President,

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of IITRI, a not-for-profit

engineering and technology company, will serve as Chairman. Hughes was previously the Principal Financial Consultant of

HKSBS.

Carl McNair is the Special Assistant to the President and CEOat Dyncorp, responsible for the executive oversight and

coordination of Dyncorp Government Relations and LegislativeAffairs.  Prior to this position, he held a series of executive positions within Dyncorp culminating in his position of President, Enterprise Management.

Israel Feldman is a leader in the evolution of the computer

industry spanning 40 years.  He is widely recognized as one of the leaders of the federal information technology sector; most recently, as the founder of both Government Computer News and the E-Gov Journal, and the E-Gov National Conference-Expo. Mr. Feldman is founder of the Industry Advisory Council, and has orchestrated a number of industry conferences and has authored important publications.

Gary Nelson has more than 25 years of experience in

government and technology services.  He helped lead SRA

International, Inc., from $2 million in revenues to $300+ million as

head of business development and corporate ventures, retiringas Vice Chairman.  Prior to SRA, he was a charter member of

the Senior Executive Service of the federal government

The Board of Directors of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce today unanimously approved the creation of a Political Action Committee that will enable the organization to make campaign contributions to candidates for state and local offices in Virginia.

With plans to begin making contributions during the 2003 state and local elections, the Chamber will begin raising funds for the Fairfax County Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC) with a $100 a person event at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner on December 17.

Chairman Michael J. Lewis said the formation of the PAC is a critical step in the Chamber's ongoing efforts to connect policy and politics.

All campaign contributions issued by the Fairfax County Chamber Political Action Committee will be directly tied to the legislative priorities established by the Chamber's 125-member Board of Directors.

The PAC will consider making contributions to candidates in Northern Virginia for state and local offices, as well as key legislative races throughout the Commonwealth. "Our decisions to support candidates will be based solely on the substance of the issues. Their votes and positions on the Chamber's legislative priorities are all that matter, and the tough votes will matter most," Lewis said

Elaine Decker Rosenweig of McLean has been named to the Levine School of Music Board of Trustees. Rosenweig is a patron of the arts, an art historian, consultant and collector. She serves on the Board of the Eastgate Trust and The Washington Opera and has been recently appointed as lifeguard for Mt. Vernon by the Mt. Vernon Ladies Assocition. She is the chair of the Board of the Samuel and Robert Decker foundation as well as the Decker Development Company.

Applications for the Long & Foster Scholarship Program can be obtained from any of Long & Foster's 200 residential sales offices located throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, from high school guidance counselors, via Long & Foster's web site at www.longandfoster.com/scholarship oar by calling 1-703-359-1750.

A hard copy of the application and the required attachments must be mailed to Long & Fose by March 3 at the following address Long& FosterScolarsip Program, c/0 Corporate Marketing Department, Long& Foster Real Estate, Inc. 11351 Random Hills Road, Fairfax 22030-6082.