Business Notes

Business Notes

Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce Open House and Pizza Party Lunch On Friday, July 21, from 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. Stop by the Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce's Chantilly office and help celebrate the arrival of new host, Karla Wills. She is the new assistant vice president and branch manager of the Potomac Bank and host for the Chamber's Chantilly office staff. In addition to serving up a free lunch, there will be door prizes and chances to win "Count the Cash". The combined offices are located at the intersection of Willard Road and Brookfield Corporate Drive, across from the Chantilly Post Office. RSVP directly to our host Karla Wills, 703-319-9505 or Hosted by Potomac Bank of Virginia, 14231 Willard Road, Suite 100, Chantilly, Va., or e-mail

Networking Breakfast and Program — Unlocking the Potential of Networking and Sales on Thursday, July 27, from 7:45-9:30 a.m., at Holiday Inn Select--Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly. The Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce invites the business community to a hot breakfast, to make good connections and to learn how to employ all those business cards you collect. Naseem Saab, president and founder of Results Software, will discuss best practices using Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and business management software. Cost of $25 members/$30 nonmembers includes a hot buffet breakfast and the chance to win a door prize. Register in advance online at via the Events page or call 571-323-5300, or e-mail Walk ins welcome. Sponsored by Access National Bank, Cox Business Services and Griffin-Owens & Associates.

Michael J. O’Hara, Jr., P.E. has been named an associate of Christopher Consultants, Ltd. of Fairfax. O'Hara is a native of Pennsylvania, a graduate of Lehigh University, and has been in Christopher Consultants’ Fairfax office since 1997. He has worked on many of Christopher Consultants’ most significant projects, including the Potomac Yard development, Powhatan Skate Park, the Arlington Transitway and he is now project manager on the Arlington North Tract Park. He is a Certified Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is also LEED certified.

Christopher Consultants, Ltd. is a multi-disciplined civil engineering, surveying, land planning and landscape architecture firm, founded in 1982, and with offices in Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Fredericksburg and Winchester, Va., and Columbia, Md.

<lst>Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce Events

* Friday Night Live! — Friday, July 7, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Free rock and roll concerts in downtown Herndon. Details on

* Chairman's Luncheon/Annual Membership Meeting — Tuesday, July 11, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at Hyatt Dulles, 2300 Dulles Corner Blvd., Herndon. At this membership meeting of the Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce, learn about the exciting announcements that will impact organizations in a great way. $40 members; $45 nonmembers. Reply to or register online on the Events page of

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

A new Rotary Club is forming in Centreville. The club meets on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at the Border Cafe in Centreville. Rotary is a global network of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The Centreville club has 15 potential members and is looking for at least five more to receive its charter. E-mail