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Curves of Chantilly is rolling out the red carpet to members of the Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program designed for older adults. Beginning Jan. 1, SilverSneakers members are eligible to join Curves of Chantilly at no cost. There are 6,500 Curves locations and more than 2.5 million women in the U.S. who are eligible for the SilverSneakers program. Call 703-961-1700.

The Chantilly-Centreville Chamber of Commerce, in affiliation with the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, will debut its Dulles Leadshare South, which joins the Dulles North and Dulles Central groups already in operation. The meetings will be held on the first and third Thursdays of each month, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Leadshare is meeting comprised of business people -- one representative per industry – who meet regularly to exchange leads and develop business relationships. You must be a member of the Dulles Regional Chamber to join this group. There is no charge.

The Dulles Leadshare South currently has openings for the following industries: Business Lawyer; CPA; Mortgage Broker; Office Equipment; Physical Therapist; Home Inspection; Construction; Flooring.

For more information, contact Kirk Forman at mdkforman@aol.com.

Chantilly-based Frank Stitely, Partner, Stitely & Karstetter, CPAs, announced the launch of their interactive online Client Center in conjunction with their new Web site: www.skcpas.com. This is the first interactive online client management service of its kind to be offered by a CPA firm for individuals and businesses throughout the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. The Client Center is secure, easy to use and provides access to clients’ tax preparation and return information seven days a week, 24 hours a day. It also offers clients and the firm the opportunity to be more environmentally friendly, eliminating much of the paper usually associated with CPA firms. Additional information is available on the Stitely & Karstetter web site: www.skcpas.com or you may contact Frank Stitely at 703-802-2309.

The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce will stage its premiere celebration with an Anniversary Gala titled Hour Story: Eat, Drink and Dance Your Way Through Five Decades. This will include silent and live auction, a scrolling visual history of the Chamber events and leaders interspersed with major events of those decades. The event is being held on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 7 p.m. to midnight, at Westfields Marriott in Chantilly.

Interested in doing business with the Commonwealth of Virginia? For free business counseling on eVA, the State's web-based purchasing system, or SWaM (small, women and minority) business certification contact the Mason Enterprise Center at 703-993-9415 or send an email to jleonard@gmu.edu. This program is provided by the Virginia Department of Business Assistance. Seats are limited.

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.