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Thomas J. Fitzpatrick, president and chief operating officer of Sallie Mae, was the keynote speaker at Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Reston. The Sallie Mae Fund, a charitable organization sponsored by Sallie Mae, announced a $5,000 donation to the Have a Heart: Give a Book Drive, co-sponsored by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. The donation benefits the South Lakes Pyramid in an effort to spread the fun of reading to the community's local schools. New, age-appropriate books will be accepted through Feb. 29 at the Greater Reston Chamber, Reston Community Center, Whole Foods Market in Plaza America and Long & Foster Realtors on Wiehle Ave.

The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a series of activities this month.

Networking Breakfast. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 7:30-9:30 a.m. University of Phoenix, 11730 Plaza America Drive, 2nd Floor, Reston. $25/30 non-members.

Network Night at Virginia Commerce Bank. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Virginia Commerce Bank, 11820 Spectrum Center, Reston. $15/20 non-members.

Intellectual Property Seminar. Presented by the Incubator Program. Thursday, Feb. 26, 8-10 a.m. Host Sponsor Nextel, 2001 Edmund Halley Blvd, Reston. Speakers Include: Chuck Divone, Vice President, Legal-Commercial, Nextel Communications; Phil Bronner, Managing Director, Novak Biddle Venture Partners; Pascal Luck, Managing Director, Core Capital Partners; Caroline Saez, Associate Councel, In-Q-Tel; Stephen Glazier, Partner, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, LLP; Leslie Soule, Partner, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, LLP; Sid Smith, OC, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, LLP; and Marc Martin, OC Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, LLP. $25.

SkateQuest Reston, the area's premier family ice skating center, was named one of the top five coolest rinks in America by "American Hockey Magazine."

Salon Nordine & Day Spa is opening in Reston Town Center. Customers will be able to get facials, massage therapies, body treatments, hair color service, makeovers and more in an Moroccan atmosphere at Salon Nordine & Day Spa.