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Apple Federal Credit Union’s newest location will open its doors in Chantilly (3519-B Centreville Road) — the company's 17th branch in Northern Virginia. This third quarter debut now puts Apple three-quarters of the way to achieving its organizational goal of four new branches in 12 months.

Apple’s Chantilly branch offers a full range of financial products and services, including:

* Cash services;

* A 24-hour walk-up ATM;

* Extended Saturday hours;

Many of Apple’s branches provide financial education support for Credit Union affiliated schools in their area. The Chantilly location will provide such support for Chantilly High School’s Student-Run Credit Union branch. Apple’s Student-Run Credit Union program provides students with real world financial literacy and the opportunity to explore future employment prospects, while developing an understanding of money, both conceptually and in practice. Branch staff who visit these schools help to provide practical knowledge and support for the students and faculty administering the program.

Chantilly’s hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Apple’s fourth and final 2008 branch is Kingstowne (6831 Sir Viceroy Drive, next to Kohl’s) in Alexandria.

The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Newsmaker Lncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 16 entitled "Workforce Solutions in a Challenging Economy." The special guest speaker, Dr. Robert Templin, president of NVCC, will discuss topics related to today's workforce within our economic times. The luncheon will take place at the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, VA. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by a seated lunch. For more information on this luncheon, visit http://www.dullesregionalchamber.org/events/index.html. Any press who would like to attend, email Audrey at communications@dullesregionalchamber.org.

Coffee, Tea, You and Me! will hold the seminar "Developing Your Personal Networking VisionQuest," on Friday, Sept. 19 from 3-5 p.m. at Panera Bread, 5762 Union Mill Rd., Clifton. The host is Marvin Powell. Call 703-201-4267.

Nicholas Draper, president of Granite Source in Chantilly, announced that Mike Kostello, formerly a senior project manager with NV Homes, has been appointed as operations manager. Granite Source, a leading manufacturer of custom granite and marble countertops in Virginia, recently added this position in response to a steady growth pattern that required additional leadership.

Kostello brings more than 25 years experience in customer service — as a district manager for Color Tile, a partner in East Coast Associates, and most recently, with NV Homes. He is no stranger to the countertop industry, as East Coast Associates fabricated and distributed custom countertops in the Washington, D.C. area.

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

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.