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Border Cafe is holding a fund-raiser June 19-23, as well as on June 17, for the Armel Family and Garbarino Family trust funds. (Vicky Armel and Mike Garbarino were the two police officers killed at the Sully District Station). To participate, diners at Border Cafe need to tell their server that they wish to do so, and a percentage of their total check will be contributed.

Large groups are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity because, the larger the group, the more money that can be donated. Border Cafe is at 5825 Trinity Parkway, Centreville. Call Stacie Brown at 703-554-3270 or e-mail sbrown@bordercafe.com.

Patriot Harley-Davidson in Fairfax has started a fund-raiser to support the families of the Fairfax County officers who were shot on May 8 at Sully District Police Station. The owner of the dealership, Bob DeHaven will match donations dollar for dollar. Patriot started the drive a few weeks ago, and will run it through June 30. Patriot Harley-Davidson is located at 9739 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Call 703-352-5400 or visit www.patriothd.com.

Thompson, Greenspon and Co., P.C. (T&G), a Washington, D.C., area CPA firm, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, the firm recently held an anniversary gala at the Westfields Marriott Conference Center in Chantilly.

Gerald G. Thompson and Irving L. Greenspon founded the firm on May 1, 1956 in the City of Fairfax. The firm grew as the demand for accounting, auditing, consulting and tax preparation services grew. T&G soon became one of Northern Virginia's largest local CPA firms. The firm opened a second office in Manassas, in 2000.

Thompson and Greenspon retired in the 1990s. Both of them returned to join the anniversary celebration. Today, seven partners and more than 50 employees comprise the firm.

"Entrepreneurship 1-1: Starting a Business in Fairfax County" seminars will continue in 2006 with nine dates for the year. The Fairfax Economic Development Authority conducts the workshop for individuals interested in beginning a business in Fairfax County.

Held on the first Tuesday of each month at FCEDA headquarters, 8300 Boone Blvd., Suite 4550, Vienna. Sessions begin at 8 a.m. with refreshments and networking. Sessions are free but pre-registration is required. Interested participants can register on the FCEDA's Web site at www.FairfaxCountyEDA.org. The scheduled 2006 dates are: Sept. 12, Oct. 3 and Nov. 7.

The FCEDA promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA assists businesses by identifying possible sites and facilities, and is a source for up-to-date demographic and economic information.

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 Gregg@gandcauto.com.