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Dentist Dr. Ray Obertone of Burke has joined the Centreville and Manassas offices of Dr. Jeffrey Ackerman and Associates. Dr. Obertone specializes in esthetic dentistry and oral surgery.

* Chamber of Commerce Mixer. Thursday, May 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Eggspectation, 5009 Westone Plaza, Chantilly. Exchange business cards with great connections in a new restaurant. RSVP online, www.dullesregionalchamber.org, by email: info@dullesregionalchamber.org, or by phone: 571.323.5304. Or you may pay at the door $10 members; $15 nonmembers.

* Friday Night Live! Friday, May 18, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Herndon Chamber of Commerce brings to the community a free, live, outdoor rock concert in historic downtown Herndon (behind Municipal Center, Lynn St.) every Friday evening, weather permitting, from May through August. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Presented by the Chamber's Friday Night Live Committee, Title Sponsor Cox Business Services, as well as many other sponsors and volunteers. Now in it's 13th year. Family friendly. Proceeds from tips benefit schools and community nonprofits. For the band line up and directions, visit www.HerndonRocks.com.

Dulles Women’s Business Network will be holding its monthly meeting on Friday, May 18, from noon to 2 p.m. at That’s Amore, 46300 Potomac Run Plaza, #130, Sterling. The keynote speaker will be Robbin Shefski with the National Association for the Self-Employed. Shefski will be talking about "How to Shop for Health Insurance." RSVPs are required. Visit www.wahmfest.org/womensbusinessnet or contact Marybeth Henry at 703-766-0294 or mbbeauty@cox.net.

BNI Northern Virginia is hosting a "Coffee, Tea, You & Me" networking session on Friday, May 18, from 3-5 p.m. at the IHOP in Centreville. This week's special topic is "Creating Profitable 1-on-1's With Your Team!" Use one-on-ones for real business growth opportunities. The Centreville IHOP is at 13810 Braddock Road, Centreville. Call 703-201-4267.

Weekly radio talk show, "Divorce Mediation: Myths & Facts," hosted by local professional mediator Philip Mulford, has recently expanded to the VoiceAmerica Business Network. Mulford's weekly show can be heard live on Thursdays at 2 p.m. on voice.voiceamerica.com and is now rebroadcast on business.voiceamerica.com on Wednesdays at 5 p.m.

Mulford Mediation has offices in Warrenton and Fairfax and specializes in complex and difficult divorce settlements. Go to www.mulfordmediation.com or call 540-341-4615.

The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area sponsored a Law Day program on May 1 at George Mason University in partnership with the GMU Pre-Law Society, the GMU Law School Trial Advocacy Association (Law School), and the Fairfax Bar Association Law Education Committee. In keeping with this year's 2007 Law Day theme, "Empowering Youth, Ensuring Democracy," this program involved law students, university students and high school students.

Congratulations to Anna Lenox of Centreville who received "The Mortar Board" Award for her commitment to continuing education at the Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates’ (CASA) annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on April 26. Fairfax CASA recruits and trains volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Fairfax County. To learn more about Fairfax CASA or to apply to be a volunteer, visit www.casafairfax.org.

* Power Networking Breakfast. Thursday, May 24, 8-9:30 a.m. at Holiday Inn Select-Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly Shopping Center Dr., Chantilly. Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce invites business folks to connect face to face with potential customers or allies via several rounds of organized networking right after a hot breakfast. Bring 40 or more business cards. Fees: $25 in advance or $30 at door for members; $35 nonmembers. Sign up via www.dullesregionalchamber.org, by email: info@dullesregionalchamber.org, or by phone: 571.323.5304. Sponsors: Access National Bank (Platinum), Cox Business Services and Griffin-Owens & Associates.

* Friday Night Live! Friday, May 25, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Herndon Chamber of Commerce brings to the community a free, live, outdoor rock concert in downtown Herndon (behind Municipal Center, Lynn St.) every Friday evening, weather permitting, from May through August. Hear reggae group Black Sheep. Presented by the Chamber's Friday Night Live Committee, Title Sponsor Cox Business Services. For the band line up and directions, visit www.HerndonRocks.com.

* Herndon Festival Business EXPO. The Herndon Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to see what products and services are hot at the annual Business EXPO located on Pine Street in downtown Herndon during the weekend of Herndon Festival. Business Expo is open from 10-5 p.m., Saturday, June 2 and from 11-5 p.m. on Sunday, June 3. Exhibitors: To display your products and services at the Chamber's Business Expo, call 571-323-5304 or download the application from www.DullesRegionalChamber.org. Full information for the multi-day Herndon Festival, which begins the evening of Thursday, May 31, can be found at http://www.herndon-va.gov/festival/.

The Credit Union Executive Society (CUES) has bestowed a prominent industry honor upon Apple Federal Credit Union. In ceremonies taking place Wednesday, April 25, Apple’s Web site, www.applefcu.org was recognized with a merit Golden Mirror Award for achievement in Web site Marketing.

The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Virginia Community Foundation are seeking applicants for the Business and Technology Scholarship. This scholarship was established to provide business and technology merit scholarships to strengthen the area's workforce readiness supply. Students can obtain applications at these schools:

* Centreville High School, 703-802-5400;

* Chantilly Academy, 703-222-7460;

* Chantilly High School, 703-222-8100;

* Mountain View School, 703-227-2316;

* Westfield High School, 703-488-6300.

The application forms are available now and are due back by May 21. E-mail to ecurtis@dullesregionalchamber.org.

* Power Networking Breakfast. Thursday, May 24, 8-9:30 a.m. at Holiday Inn Select-Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly Shopping Center Dr., Chantilly. Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce invites business folks to connect face to face with potential customers or allies via several rounds of organized networking right after a hot breakfast. Bring 40 or more business cards. Fees: $25 in advance or $30 at door for members; $35 nonmembers. Sign up via www.dullesregionalchamber.org, by email: info@dullesregionalchamber.org, or by phone: 571.323.5304.

* Festival Golf Tournament. Thursday, May 31, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Herndon Centennial Golf Course, Ferndale Ave. The Herndon Chamber of Commerce and Hilton Washington Dulles Airport present the 20th annual Festival Golf Tournament. Registration, lunch and putting range from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; shotgun at 12:30 p.m. Day includes beverages on the course, gifts, dinner, prizes, raffle drawings, casual networking and fun. Sponsors to date: Hilton, Eggspectation, Griffin-Owens, TML Copiers and Digital Solutions, and The Observer Newspapers. $150/individual; $600/foursome. Sign up via www.dullesregionalchamber.org, by email: info@dullesregionalchamber.org, or by phone: 571-323-5304.

* Herndon Festival Business EXPO. The Herndon Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to see what products and services are hot at the annual Business EXPO located on Pine Street in downtown Herndon during the weekend of Herndon Festival. Business Expo is open from 10-5 p.m., Saturday, June 2 and from 11-5 p.m. on Sunday, June 3. Exhibitors: To display your products and services at the Chamber's Business Expo, call 571-323-5304 or download the application from www.DullesRegionalChamber.org.

The Centreville Rotary Club has moved its meeting location from the I-Hop in Centreville to the EggsSpectations Restaurant in Chantilly. The Rotary Club meets Tuesdays from 11:30-12:30 p.m. for lunch. There is a new guest speaker every week with topics ranging from estate planning to how the Rotary helps during emergencies. Contact Gregg Caldwell at gregg@gandcauto.com.

The Clifton Business Connection chapter of BNI invites area business professionals to visit their weekly networking meeting held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Heart in Hand Restaurant in Clifton. Visit www.bninova.com for more information.