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David Guernsey of Clifton is the winner of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce's James M. Rees Award. The award recognizes an individual who has contributed to both the community as well as the Chamber. Guernsey is the president and CEO of Guernsey Office Products and has held many community services roles including chairman of the Arlington County Chamber of Commerce (1985) and chairman of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce (2000). He currently serves on the board of Community Residences and chairs the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance.

Events Sponsored by the Chantilly-Centreville Chamber of Commerce. RSVP online, www.dullesregionalchamber.org, by email: info@dullesregionalchamber.org, or by phone: 571-323-5304.

* Brown Bag Luncheon — Friday, July 13, noon-1 p.m., at Dulles Regional Chamber's Chantilly office, 3901 Centerview Drive, Suite R. Discussion follows introduction of a topic (TBA) by a business coach from ActionCOACH. Bring your own lunch.

* Friday Night Live! — Friday, July 13, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Outdoor rock concert series on the green behind Municipal Center on Lynn Street. Runs through August. Free Admission. Family friendly. Go to www.HerndonRocks.com. Hotline is 703-481-6133.

* Power Networking Breakfast — Thursday, July 26, 8-9:30 am, at Holiday Inn Select-Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly Shopping Center Dr., Chantilly. Connect face to face with potential customers or allies via several rounds of organized networking right after a hot breakfast. Fees: $25 in advance or $30 at door for members; $35 nonmembers.

BNI Northern Virginia is hosting a "Coffee, Tea, You & Me" networking session on Friday, July 13, from 3-5 p.m. at the Panera Bread in Clifton. This week's special topic is "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Networkers." The host is Marvin Powell. Use one-on-ones for real business growth opportunities. The Panera Bread is located at 5762 Union Mill Road, Clifton. Call 703-201-4267.

A real estate workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 24 at 7 p.m. for those who have never purchased a home before but would like to at some point in the future. A financial expert will answer such questions as: "How do I know if I am financially ready to purchase a home?" or "If I am not ready, what must I do to become ready?" There will also be a drawing for a door prize. The workshop will be held at Centreville High School, 6601 Union Mill Road, Clifton. For directions, call Michele Marion, Keller Williams Realty at 703-568-1091.

The Hampton Inn Washington Dulles South has completed a $1.5 million upgrade in order to provide outstanding guest experience and to embrace the Hampton brand nationwide brand redesign. The renovation will touch every aspect of the guest experience.