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The Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce offers the following upcoming events:

* Lunch and Lead Tip Group. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:15-1:30 p.m., at Shula’s Steakhouse, 8028 Leesburg Pike in the Tysons Corner Marriott. RSVP to Harvey Silverman at 703-319-8806. Dutch.

* Executive Lunch Club. Every Friday from 12:15-1:30 p.m., at Shula’s Steakhouse, 8028 Leesburg Pike in the Tysons Corner Marriott. RSVP to Harvey Silverman at 703-319-8806. Dutch.

The Fairfax County Economic Development Association provides business counseling services through

an arrangement with the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), a U.S. Small Business Administration initiative. A SCORE counselor is

available by appointment on the first, second and third Friday of every month at FCEDA, 8300 Boone Blvd., Suite 450, Vienna. Visit www.score.org. For an appointment, call 703-790-0600 or e-mail info@fceda.org.

Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce presented service awards for 2005. Winners include All Star Movers (Billy Thompson, owner) for Business of the Year; Carole Wolfand, Vienna Paint & Decorating for Business Person of the Year; Katherine Hutt, Nautilus Communications for Entrepreneur of the Year; Russell Brannan, United Stor-All for New Member of the Year; Stacey Capra, organizer of the Vienna Relay for Life for Citizen of the Year; Optimist Club of Vienna for Non-Profit of the Year; Julian Johnson and D.H. Scarborough, Johnson & Scarborough CPAs for Lifetime Service Award.

“Driving Out Poverty” was the theme as more than 50 golfers from the Washington, D.C. business community raised over $30,000 in the “X-Out Poverty Classic” at Westwood Golf and Country Club in Vienna on Monday, Sept. 19. The tournament benefited Five Talents International, a Vienna-based nonprofit organization that empowers the poor by promoting innovative savings and micro credit programs along with business training and spiritual development.

Underwriting sponsors for the tournament included: 1st Mariner Bank, Atlas Plumbing, Comerica Bank, Garner Custom Homes, J Street Consulting, Jack Bays Inc., Johnson & Strachan Insurance, Kwik Kopy Printing, The Mayhood Company, McMullan and Associates, New Media Solutions, Northstar Consulting, Potomac Bank, Real Estate Group, Roeder & Associates, Virginia Commerce Bank, Webb/Mason Inc. and others. Orval Bonds, president of Atlas Plumbing, led the winning team, including Lee Crow, Jonas Guarino and Ed Gotchef.