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Coffee, Tea, You and Me! will hold the seminar "Developing Your Personal Networking Strategy," on Friday, XXXXX from 3-5 p.m. at Panera Bread, 5762 Union Mill Rd., Clifton. The host is Marvin Powell. Call 703-201-4267.

Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation (NWFCU Foundation) will hold a free seminar for college students on Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at its Herndon office, located at 200 Spring Street. The seminar, titled Money Management 101, will help college students learn how to manage their money on a student budget, how to avoid credit card debt, the basics of checking products, ATM usage tips and fees and more.

If you would like to attend the Money Management 101 seminar, go to www.nwfcufoundation.org or call Shannon Tackett at 703-709-8900 ext. 6463 to register.

The 33rd Green Breakfast will be held on Saturday, July 12 from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Old Country Buffet in Fair City Mall, Route 235 in Fairfax City. The program, "Trees Are Among Man’s Coolest Friends," will be presented by Jim McGlone, Urban Forest Conservationist with the Virginia Department of Forestry. McGlone, a long-time environmental activist and urban forester, will talk about the importance of trees in rapidly urbanizing Fairfax County.

Eleven Fairfax County-based companies, including eight in technology fields, are among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation based on revenue, according to the June issue of Hispanic Business magazine.

The Fairfax County companies are among 18 from Virginia on the Hispanic Business 500 list. Only 13 states have more companies on the list than Fairfax County. In the rest of the Washington, D.C., area, seven companies are from Maryland and four are from the District of Columbia.

The following are the 11 Fairfax County companies on the 2008 Hispanic Business 500 and their location in the county:

42. MVM, Inc., Vienna

88. GeoLogics, Inc., Alexandria

91. Tessada and Associates, Inc., Springfield

141. Priority One Services, Inc., Alexandria

147. Computing Technologies, Inc., Fairfax

159. Kemron Environmental Services Inc., Vienna

211. SCI Consulting Services, Inc., Vienna

303. Citizant, Chantilly

356. Engineering, Management & Integration, Inc., Herndon

405. MicroTech, LLC, Vienna

476. MAC Aerospace Corp., Chantilly

Clifton Resident Helps to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of McCandlish & Lillard Law Firm

Clifton, VA, June 12, 2008 – Clifton resident Willliam Arnold, an attorney at McCandlish & Lillard, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the law firm with his colleagues on June 19, 2008.

Tracing its beginnings to the practice of F.D. Richardson in 1908, McCandlish & Lillard is celebrating its centennial anniversary at its offices in Fairfax, Virginia, tomorrow. To mark this unique milestone, the Firm has documented its 100-year legacy of excellence in a narrative and pictorial history entitled "McCandlish & Lillard 1908-2008: 100 Years of Tradition, Innovation, and Results," which has now been published.

"This is an exciting time for McCandlish & Lillard," says the Firm’s managing partner and President, R. Peyton Mahaffey. "There are few firms in this country who are so deeply rooted in their communities and have achieved the prominence and reputation for legal excellence that McCandlish & Lillard has achieved in Northern Virginia. We look forward to celebrating the Firm’s accomplished history and to continuing the Firm’s legacy into our next century," says Mahaffey.

The growth of McCandlish & Lillard has been closely aligned with the growth of Fairfax County and Northern Virginia. Today, McCandlish & Lillard’s traditions are carried on by its present-day team of 20 lawyers with offices in both Fairfax and Leesburg, Virginia. The Firm provides legal services in six primary practice areas: Business, Health Care, Information Technology, Litigation, Real Estate and Individual Services, including personal injury litigation and domestic relations.

During its 100-year history, McCandlish & Lillard has made significant contributions to the legal and business communities of Fairfax County, Northern Virginia and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Firm has produced two presidents of the Virginia Bar Association, five presidents of the Fairfax Bar Association and the current and a former Loudoun County Bar Association president. Members of the Firm and its employees participate in countless other charitable, pro bono, Chamber of Commerce, and bar related programs.

Eleven attorneys from the Firm were named to Virginia’s Legal Elite in December 2007. Most of the Firm’s attorneys named to the 2007 list have been honored several times previously. Three of the firm’s attorneys, Peter A. Arntson, Gary W. Brown and J. Robert McAllister, III, have been recognized as "The Best Lawyers in America." One attorney, R. Peyton Mahaffey, has been named to "Top Lawyers" by Washingtonian Magazine and to "Super Lawyers" in the Commonwealth of Virginia and in the Washington D.C. area.

For the complete history of McCandlish & Lillard or for more information on its legal services, please call 703-273-2288, or visit its web site at www.mccandlaw.com.

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Chantilly Resident Helps to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of McCandlish & Lillard Law Firm

Chantilly, VA, June 18, 2008 – Chantilly resident Adam Smith, an attorney at McCandlish & Lillard, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the law firm with his colleagues on June 19, 2008.

Tracing its beginnings to the practice of F.D. Richardson in 1908, McCandlish & Lillard is celebrating its centennial anniversary at its offices in Fairfax, Virginia, tomorrow. To mark this unique milestone, the Firm has documented its 100-year legacy of excellence in a narrative and pictorial history entitled "McCandlish & Lillard 1908-2008: 100 Years of Tradition, Innovation, and Results," which has now been published.

"This is an exciting time for McCandlish & Lillard," says the Firm’s managing partner and President, R. Peyton Mahaffey. "There are few firms in this country who are so deeply rooted in their communities and have achieved the prominence and reputation for legal excellence that McCandlish & Lillard has achieved in Northern Virginia. We look forward to celebrating the Firm’s accomplished history and to continuing the Firm’s legacy into our next century," says Mahaffey.

The growth of McCandlish & Lillard has been closely aligned with the growth of Fairfax County and Northern Virginia. Today, McCandlish & Lillard’s traditions are carried on by its present-day team of 20 lawyers with offices in both Fairfax and Leesburg, Virginia. The Firm provides legal services in six primary practice areas: Business, Health Care, Information Technology, Litigation, Real Estate and Individual Services, including personal injury litigation and domestic relations.

During its 100-year history, McCandlish & Lillard has made significant contributions to the legal and business communities of Fairfax County, Northern Virginia and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Firm has produced two presidents of the Virginia Bar Association, five presidents of the Fairfax Bar Association and the current and a former Loudoun County Bar Association president. Members of the Firm and its employees participate in countless other charitable, pro bono, Chamber of Commerce, and bar related programs.

Eleven attorneys from the Firm were named to Virginia’s Legal Elite in December 2007. Most of the Firm’s attorneys named to the 2007 list have been honored several times previously. Three of the firm’s attorneys, Peter A. Arntson, Gary W. Brown and J. Robert McAllister, III, have been recognized as "The Best Lawyers in America." One attorney, R. Peyton Mahaffey, has been named to "Top Lawyers" by Washingtonian Magazine and to "Super Lawyers" in the Commonwealth of Virginia and in the Washington D.C. area.

For the complete history of McCandlish & Lillard or for more information on its legal services, please call 703-273-2288, or visit its web site at www.mccandlaw.com.

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LOCAL COMFORT KEEPERS® FRANCHISEE NAMED TO PRESIDENT’S CLUB

Fairfax, VA – Michael and Laura Pierce providers of non-medical. in-home care services to local families was recently honored by CK Franchising, Inc. for their performance as a Comfort Keepers franchise owner. Michael and Laura were recognized during the Celebration Dinner and Awards Ceremony during the Comfort Keepers® Annual Conference held in Tucson, AZ, May 31 2008.

Comfort Keepers of Fairfax was recognized for the fourth year in a row with the President’s Club Award. "To be recognized in front of our peers at the Annual Conference was a great honor," said Mr. and Mrs. Pierce. "Ask any senior and they will say that they prefer to stay in their own home. I am thrilled to own a business that can make their wishes a reality."

Comfort Keepers provides in-home care services on an hourly, daily or weekly basis with tailored packages customized to an individual’s needs. Packages include companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, incidental transportation, laundry, recreational activities, and bathing and incontinent care. All trained Comfort Keepers caregivers are employees and have criminal, driving, and credit background checks that ensure dependability and reliability.

About Comfort Keepers®

Michael and Laura, local owners of the Fairfax area Comfort Keepers have been in business since 2001. Since opening, Mr. and Mrs. Pierce have provided service to hundreds of residents in the Northern Virginia area.

Comfort Keepers has over 550 independently owned and operated offices worldwide in 45 U.S. states, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Singapore and Portugal. Long-range projections call for 700 locations worldwide by the end of 2010. Comfort Keepers is in 525 U.S. markets and is targeting 160 new markets by 2010 including Miami/Dade County, Florida, San Francisco, Houston, Oklahoma City, Maine and Portland, Oregon. For more information, call 703.591.7117 or visit www.comfortkeepers.com

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Michelle Luiken, of Centreville, a representative for VITAS Innovative Hospice Care(r) of Northern Virginia, has been inducted as a member of VITAS' prestigious Leadership Council. The VITAS Leadership Council recognizes a select group of top performing managers and patient advocates who embody the company's mission and values and possess the vision, energy and commitment to succeed. Recipients have met specific key performance indicators that contribute to the success of the organization. As a VITAS representative, Luiken educates physicians and healthcare facility professionals about the benefits of hospice care for patients with life-limiting diagnoses. She joined VITAS in 2007 after serving in sales representative and account management positions for several pharmaceutical and healthcare supply companies. Luiken received a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in Morgantown.

Meet local business owners and build your business network through the BNI Business Owner's Roundtable. Meetings are Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Eggspectation, 5009 Weston Plaza Dr., Chantilly. Cost is $8 for Continental breakfast or $12 for hot breakfast. Email Lauren Kirby at lkirby@turnaroundllc.com.

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 its weekly networking meeting held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Heart in Hand Restaurant in Clifton. Visit www.bninova.com.