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The next monthly business mixer of the Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce will take place on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Dulles Hilton, located at 13869 Park Center Road, (intersection of Route 28 and McLearen Road), Dulles. Cost is $5 for members, $10 non-members. RSVP to: events@herndondulleschamber.org or call 703-437-5556.

Valon Salon's team will be participating in the Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in Reston. The two- to three-mile walk is in honor of Virginia Run resident Bryce Onaran and in memory of Michele Fox of Alexandria. Valon Salon is raising the funds by encouraging the community to contribute to help find a cure. Valon team members will be doing a Power Hour when each stylist will be donating one hour's worth of their income to the Leukemia Society. The team hopes to raise more than $1,500 from pledges. Valon Salon is located at 5708 Pickwick Road, Centreville. Call 703-266-7660.

Fair Oaks Mall will provide teens with a back-to-school reprieve during a special Teen Night shopping event on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The evening will be filled with store specials, fashion tips, makeover demonstrations and more.

Join HOT 99.5 and popular DJ, Mark Anthony, in the mall's Grand Court as they present "Say What" Karaoke. Performing for the crowd can earn teens prizes including CDs, concert tickets, movie passes and more. Drawings will also be held for Fair Oaks gift certificates.

Gov. Mark R. Warner appointed Bonnie L. McQuaid of Centreville to the Joint Subcommittee to Study the Regulatory Responsibilities, Policies and Activities of the State Corporation Commission. She is the clinical manager, pulmonary diagnostics at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

"I am pleased to appoint these hardworking citizens who are willing to dedicate their efforts to move Virginia forward," said Gov. Warner.

Carl P. Cecil of Chantilly left Electronic Data Systems to join the Century 21 New Millennium office in Centreville. Carl has been licensed to sell real estate in Virginia since 2001.

Barry Huitema, branch manager of Virginia Commerce Bank, Chantilly, was among the 57 Virginia bankers who graduated Aug. 9 from the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The Bank Management Course broadened the graduates' knowledge in all respects of banking, economics, and related subjects. Huitema graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and has been in banking for eight years. He has managed the Virginia Commerce Bank office in Chantilly since it opened in November 2000. The office is located at 13881 G Metrotech Drive, in the Sully Place Shopping Center.

The Longaberger Company, America's premier maker of hand-crafted baskets, recognized Diana Leineweber of Centreville as a 2002 National Top Sales Award Winner and a 2002 National Top Sponsoring Award Winner at its annual convention held in Columbus, Ohio. Longaberger is a direct-selling company, with more than 70,000 Independent Sales Consultants nationwide that sells Longaberger baskets and home and lifestyle products, including pottery, fabric accessories and wrought iron, through home shows.