Business Notes

Business Notes

Sallie Mae President and COO, Tim Fitzpatrick (left) and Chamber Board Member Joni Reich (middle) giving check to Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Chairman Joe Watson accepting for the "Have a Heart: Give a Book" drive to encourage reading in our community's youth.

<lst>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.

Jaime Jones, a certified physician assistant, has joined Women First OB/GYN in Reston. Women First OB/GYN is located at 1860 Town Center Drive Suite 140, Reston.

The Reston Chorale is actively partnering with corporations and individuals who can contribute financial support for the world premiere presentation of "A Journey to Freedom, Honor and Glory." Donations in support may be sent by mail to: The Reston Chorale, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191. More information is available online through "Support the Chorale" at or by calling The Reston Chorale at 703-834-0079, or by e-mail at The Reston Chorale is a tax deductible, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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.

Time Management from the Top Down. A half-day workshop on how to learn to clarify priorities and develop a focused action plan to help attain balance and succeed at goals. The workshop will be held at the Reston Chamber of Commerce, 1763 Fountain Drive, Reston 8:30 a.m.-noon on March 10. The cost is $65 with a $10 discount for Reston chamber and NAWBO/NOVA members. To register, call Susan Kousek at 703-742-9179.

The U.S. Air Force has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation to build a national military command and control system for Bulgaria. Under the contract, Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems sector will develop, integrate, test, install and support the command and control system for the Bulgarian National Military Command Center and train Bulgarian soldiers to use the system. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, based in Reston, is a global integrator of complex, mission-enabling systems and services for defense, intelligence and civil government markets. The sector's technology leadership and expertise spans areas such as strategic systems, including intercontinental ballistic missiles; missile defense; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; command and control; technical services and training.