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Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerald Connolly and Del. Kenneth R. Plum (D-36th) along with co-owners Heather Plum and Joyce Licurgo cut the ribbon at the new location of Reflections of You Salon and Spa on Sunday, Nov. 14 at an open house celebration.

Co-owners Heather Plum, a graduate of the cosmetology program at South Lakes High School, and Joyce Licurgo, a certified esthetician, have expanded and relocated Reflections of You Salon and Spa to 11213-L Lee Highway in the Fairfax Centre in Fairfax.

The salon is equipped with modern copper stylist stations, and the shampoo area features new Shiatsu backwash chairs. The Spa introduces the Derma Clinic for exceptional skin care. Many special products and services include the Oxy Jet, Skin Master and SkinCeuticals.

Visit www.reflections-of-u.com to learn about the services. Call 703-591-5306 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Free food, movie passes, CDs, books and more will greet day-after-Thanksgiving, early-bird shoppers at Fair Oaks Shopping Center this year. The first 150 early birds in the mall at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 26 will enjoy complimentary donuts, orange juice and Starbucks coffee in Grand Court.

The Fairfax County Regional Library will offer an informative two-hour workshop on starting a small business, Monday, Dec. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Centreville Library. The workshop will explore the questions to ask to make informed decisions on choosing your legal entity registration, tax identification, marketing and the other concerns of a start-up. The information will be specific to Fairfax County. Handouts will be provided. The Centreville Library is located at 14200 St. Germaine Drive, Centreville. There is no charge for this workshop. Call the Community Business Partnership at 703-768-1440.

Gov. Mark R. Warner has announced that Michael T. Reilly of Centreville was appointed to the Virginia Fire Services Board. Reilly is the battalion fire chief of the Fairfax County Office of the Fire Marshal.

Ratner Companies, the parent organization for the Hair Cuttery salon chain, honored Mina Khannejad of its Fair Lakes salon on Oct. 17 for receiving one of its highest leadership scores in the Washington, D.C., and Virginia region. Twice every year, the staff of each Hair Cuttery salon in the U.S. completes a leadership survey. Stylists are asked to rate their salon leaders based upon success in upholding the company values in the salon. The values are instilling self-confidence; building teamwork building relationships; integrity; and promoting quality of life.

Diamonds & Rust Enterprises Inc., an antiques and collectibles dealer geared toward women, is now collecting winter business clothing and accessories through Dec. 7 for Suited for Change — a Washington nonprofit organization for low-income women. D&R's drop-off site is located at 4515 Daly Drive, behind the Chantilly Post Office. Telephone: 703-222-9085.

Diamonds & Rust is now collecting winter attire every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Dec. 7 for Suited For Change's winter drive. Contributors are asked to provide clothing that meets donation guidelines: all clothing must be in nearly-new condition, in current style, cleaned, pressed and on hangers. Acceptable items include suits, blazers, skirts, blouses, shoes, purses, dresses, dress pants, jewelry, belts, scarves and brief cases. Clothing sizes 16 and larger, along with wide shoe sizes are in especially high demand.

Holiday Tree Lighting & Sing-along — Saturday, Dec. 4, 5 p.m. Town Hall Square (Elden St. and Lynn St.), Herndon. Community gathering sponsored by the Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce.

Power Networking Breakfast & Program — Thursday, Dec. 9, 8-9:30 a.m. (instead of the usual fourth Thursday of the month), at the Holiday Inn Select-Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly. Pat Williams, owner of GraceFul care, will be the chair of the Herndon Dulles Chamber in 2005. She will speak about how giving to your community puts you in the best position to network. Also at this session, gain more business by participating in the "Power Networking" segment. RSVP to 703-437-5556, ext. 100, or sign up on-line at www.herndondulleschamber.org. Sponsored by the Centreville-Chantilly Business Council, a subsidiary of the Chamber of Commerce. Rates: $15/20 members/nonmembers 48 hours in advance; otherwise $20 at the door for all. All welcome.

Chamber 101 — Wednesday, Dec. 15, noon, at ITT Technical Institute, 14420 Albemarle Point Place, Suite 100, Chantilly. Learn how to maximize the benefits of membership in Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce. Geared to new and prospective members. Free, but RSVP to Membership Manager Ellen Kaminsky 703-437-5556, ext. 102, or e-mail membership@HerndonDullesChamber.org.

Scott-Long Construction Inc. of Chantilly has been awarded the construction contract for the Inova Healthplex MRI Suite. The project was competitively bid and was awarded based on project approach, experience with this type of construction and cost. The work will include relocation of an existing darkroom within the existing and operating radiology department. The renovation encompasses approximately 2,000 sf of existing radiology space to advanced technology MRI Suite and Control Room.

The Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for 2004 business awards. This is an opportunity for every business in the community to consider nominating a fellow business or one's own for possible recognition at the Chamber's annual Awards Gala, which takes place Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Westfields Marriott. Last year's winners included: New Business: For Health and Balance; Small Office/Home Office: Welcome Home; Mid-Sized Business: Chick-Fil-A, Chantilly; Large Business: Reston Limousine; and Business Citizens: Tom and Betsy Grein, The Observer Newspapers. To obtain a nomination form, visit the Web site at www.herndondulleschamber.org. The deadline for returning applications is Friday, Dec. 3. Send your nominations to Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 327, Herndon, VA 20172; or fax them to 703-787-8859.

A Business Networks International (BNI) Referral Networking meeting takes place every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Centreville Lonestar Steakhouse off Route 29 in the Centreville Square Shopping Center. Contact Chris Allen at 703-653-8946.

Three principals of Homes, Lowry, Horn & Johnson, Ltd., a certified public accounting firm located in Fairfax, have won the title of Super CPA within their profession. The Virginia Society of CPAs partnered with Virginia Business magazine to develop a list of Super CPAs to highlight Virginia's top certified public accountants for their contributions to the CPA profession and the prosperity of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Virginia Business sent a ballot to more than 5,300 Virginia CPAs asking them to identify the names of peers they considered to be the best at their craft. Members were nominated in 10 different categories of professional service areas. The November 2004 issue of Virginia Business magazine will highlight the winners.

Virginia Business magazine will announce in its November 2004 publication that eight Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) from Thompson, Greenspon & Co. of Fairfax were selected as "best of the best" in its 2004 Virginia Super CPAs Contest. The winners are: Thomas E. Cox, Daniel S. Thompson, Jan. E. Thompson, Charles F. Helme III, Richard D. Castro, W. Thomas Miller III, Yvonne Y. Shang and Nathan S. White IV. They were chosen along with approximately 200 other nominees by thousands of CPAs licensed in Virginia.

Virginia Business developed the contest to highlight Virginia's top CPAs for their contributions to the CPA profession and the prosperity of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The magazine sent ballots to more than 5,000 Virginia CPAs asking them to identify the names of peers they considered to be the best at their craft. All the Thompson, Greenspon & Co. firm partners won.

James Monroe Bank has opened its sixth branch in Chantilly. The branch is located at 3914 Centreville Road with regular hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

"Opening in Chantilly gives us another opportunity to realize our philosophy of 'building community,' which we take very seriously," said David Pijor, chairman. "We decided before we started in 1998 to be advocates for our clients, to empower them to their best aspirations. By being such a bank, our legacy will be much, much more than fiscal success. We will make a difference."