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The Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce invites all to the Tysons Business Forum on March 28. Sen. George Allen, R-Va., will lead a discussion on transportation in Northern Virginia. The forum will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Tysons Corner Marriott, located at 8028 Leesburg Pike. A small fee will be charged to offset the cost of the meeting. Call the Chamber office for reservations, at 703-281-1333.

The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce will recognize members of the community at the annual Community Awards Dinner on April 2 at 6:15 at the Tysons Marriott. The ceremony will include awards to local teachers and Students of the Year, as well as Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year. The beautification award goes to McLean Animal Hospital. Several special recognition awards will be presented. Tickets are $35 per person. Reservations may be made by calling the Chamber office at 703-356-5424 by March 24. .

American Express Financial Advisors Inc. is presenting a seminar called “Achieving Financial Success” on March 27, 6:30 p.m., at 8045 Leesburg Pike, Suite 500, Vienna. This free seminar explores issues like paying for children’s education, achieving financial flexibility, and saving and investing for retirement. Seating is limited. Call 703-902-8940 for reservations.

Sunrise Assisted Living of McLean is hosting a networking event at its facilities, 8315 Turning Leaf Lane, McLean. On March 27, 2-4 p.m., the Proaging.com will celebrate Social Work Month with a senior networking meeting. For more information, call 703-734-1600.

TheTysons Business Forum will discuss "Transportation in Tysons Corner: Problems, Opportunities, Strategies and Solutions" on Friday, March 28, 7:30-9:30 a.m., at the Tysons Corner Marriott, 8028 Leesburg Pike. Steve Eldridge, "Sprawl and Crawl" reporter for WTOP Radio, will moderate. Panelists include Katherine K. Hanley, chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; John G. Milken, partner, Venerable LLP, and former Virginia secretary of transportation; and Bill Menda, Freddie Mac, chairman of Tysons Transportation Association Inc. Cost is $20/members, $30/nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to 703-281-1333 or www.vtrcc.org/rsvp.htm.

Northern Virginia Family Service announces that its Road to Independence Gala 2003 will be co-chaired by Dan Bannister and Alex Orfinger. Through programs that encourage, teach and empower people to improve their lives, Northern Virginia Family Service works to strengthen the community and promote cooperation in responding to family needs. Businesses and individuals may support the Gala through several types of sponsorships, and individual tickets are available at $150 per person. For more information, call 703-533-4757.

The Northern Virginia office of Womble Carlysle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, is moving into its new, premier location at Fairfax Square in Tysons Corner. Womble Carlysle is a full-service business law firm for companies doing business on the East Coast. The firm is headquartered in North Carolina, with two offices in the D.C. and Northern Virginia markets. The firm’s move to Tysons Corner is proof of its continued commitment to invest and grow in the market as well as throughout the Southeast. For more information about this law firm, visit www.wcsr.com.

Eclips Salon and Spa will take part in this year’s Project Daymaker, a national movement in spas and salons that allows aesthetic professionals to use their skills and give back to their communities. On Sunday, April 27, the Eclips staff will select 10 worthy and needy individuals at the two Northern Virginia locations to receive a daylong makeover. The services will include haircuts, hair color, manicures, pedicures, a makeup application and a gift of professional products to take home, all provided free. Eclips Salon and Day Spa’s owner Diane Fisher says, “We are currently taking nominations” of people who need the lift of a complete makeover. “Parents with hospitalized children, cancer patients, volunteers or members of the community who always seem to be giving so much of themselves. We want to provide these services as a gesture of thanks.” A nomination form may be picked up at any of the Eclips locations until April 17. This will be the first year that Eclips takes part in this program.

Fifteen Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices were honored as 2002 Premiere Offices at the "Tipping Our Hats to the Tops" breakfast galas recently held at the Radisson Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore and at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland.

Among the offices honored was the Coldwell Banker McLean office, located at 6832 Old Dominion Drive, Suite 300, McLean.

The office operates under the guidance of Mary Lou Griggs, branch vice president.