Have any business notes to submit to the paper? New store? New name? New location? Fax a brief write-up to 703-917-0991.

Christopher Consultants, a multidisciplinary engineering, land-planning and landscape architecture firm, has announced the addition of H. Christopher Hughes L.S. to its team. He will assume the position of survey coordinator and will be based in the Prince William office. He was licensed as a land surveyor in Virginia in 2000.

The American Lung Association of Virginia has received $271,651 to conduct youth tobacco prevention programs in Northern Virginia from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation. The new funds will support the hiring of staff to train local volunteers to conduct three youth tobacco prevention programs in 190 schools and community groups. The youth tobacco prevention programs include Smoke Free, That’s Me, which educates children in grades four to six about their lungs, the social influences to smoke and how to say no to using tobacco; Smoggy & Claire Clear the Air Puppet Shows, which help children in kindergarten through third grade to understand the dangers of secondhand smoke and how to avoid exposure to secondhand smoke; Not on Tobacco (N-O-T), a school-based program developed to help high-school students stop smoking or reduce the number of cigarettes smoked and also addresses girl and boy smokers separately. If you are interested in volunteering, contact your local American Lung Association by calling 1800-LUNG-USA.

Lovey L. Hammel, president of Employment Enterprises Inc., was re-elected chairman of the George Mason University Foundation Board of Trustees. Paul E. Kyle, James W. Hazel, Ricky K. Brown, Carol Walcoff Dixon, W. James Green, Edwin W. Lynch, Jr. and Juan A. Mencia were newly elected. Re-elected members include Otis D. Coston Jr., J. Hamilton Lambert, Earl W. Stafford, D. Jean Wu and Michael G. Anzilotti. All will serve three-year terms.

Weichert Realtors have announced their top sales associates for May. For the Springfield office, Sheila Gillette was honored as the office’s top producer, and David Billups was recognized as top sales associate. Gillette was also recognized for generating the most listings and listings sold. The Fairfax office honored Otilia Moursi as top producer and for most listings sold, Firoza Hasan was top sales associate, and Inge South was top lister. At the Fair Oaks office, Rosemary Graham swept all the honors as top producer, generating the most sales, the most listings, and having the most listings sold. Kathleen Quintarelli did the same in the Burke/Fairfax Station office, sweeping all of the honors.

The Three Wishes Program makes available to senior citizens (65 years old and up) and the permanently disabled, electric power wheelchairs at no cost to the qualified recipient. The recipients are those who cannot walk and cannot self-propel a manual wheelchair in their home and who meet additional program guidelines. No required deposit. Call 1-800-451-0971 to see if you or someone you know qualifies.

Legum & Norman Realty Inc. has been awarded a multi-year management contract for Carriage Park Condominium Association, a 192-unit, townhouse-style condominium community located near Government Center Parkway in Fairfax. Legum & Norman will provide Carriage Park with financial management contract supervision and administration and professional management guidance.

For further information, contact Daniel Bauman at Legum & Norman Inc., 4401 Ford Ave., Suite 1200, Alexandria, 703-848-4334.

Virginians for the Arts has newly elected Thomas E. Waldrop, Waldrop Inc., of Vienna as a director on Virginians for the Arts board of directors.

Donald R. Tindall has been appointed vice president of Move Management by Interstate Relocation Service . He will be responsible for day-to-day operations of Interstate’s Move Management services, its government program initiatives, as well as strategic business development for Interstate Relocation Service. Tindall joined Interstate Relocation in November 2000 after a distinguished career in the U.S. Army.

The diagnostic practice of Diagnostic Radiology of Northern Virginia at Concord Center in Springfield has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound and mammography as a result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology.

Greenspring Village recently held its Third Annual Gala celebration. Proceeds will go toward Greenspring’s Benevolent Care Fund, established to assist residents who may suffer from unforeseen financial difficulties. The “Evening on the Silver Screen” theme raised over $75,000 for the fund.

Susan L. Bogan has been promoted to assistant vice president at First Virginia Bank Inc. She joined First Virginia Bank in 1988 as a teller and entered its Management Training Program in 1991. She was promoted to branch manager in 1993 and assistant vice president in 1997. In 1999 she transferred to the holding company as a training officer in the Corporate Training and Professional Development Program. Bogan earned a bachelor of science degree in recreation education from the University of Iowa and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in adult education at Virginia Tech. She and her husband, Alan, live in Springfield.

Abdallah Traish and Shelia Gillette, sales associates at Weichert Realtors’ Offices in Springfield, have been honored for their achievements in April. Traish was recognized as the top sales associate as well as the office’s top producer. Gillette was recognized for generating and selling the most listings. They can be contacted for business at 703-569-9700.

Greenspring Village is the proud recipient of the 2002 Riggs Bank/ARC of Northern Virginia Educational Leadership Award. Nominated by the staff members of Fairfax County Public Schools’ New Generations program, the honor is based on the significant achievements that Greenspring Village has made toward the education of children with disabilities.

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has won three regional awards for career and technical education from the Virginia Council for Career and Technical Education. The Advisory Council-Committed Award was given for FCPS’ contributions to the marketing program over the past 30 years. The Business and Industry Partnerships Award was given to the FCPS-Ford-Washington-Area New Automobile Dealers Association partnership at Marshall Academy. Representing HVAC at Edison Academy, Rob Stringham received the Creating Excellence Individual Educator Award. These awards were presented on June 17 in Richmond. For more information, contact Nancy King at 703-208-7795.

Francis Gary Powers Jr. of Fairfax was recognized on June 29 as one of the 10 Outstanding Young Americans by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Award’s honorary chairman, Ted Waitt. Thirty-seven-year-old Powers’ involvement in philanthropic and charitable endeavors spans 24 years. Powers, founder of the Cold War Museum, has been invited to address various historians across the world and has been interviewed by network television and radio stations both nationally and overseas. The awards ceremony took place at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, S.D., in conjunction with the U.S. Junior Chamber’s annual meeting.

Nine Organizations in Northern Virginia have been awarded funding to implement youth tobacco use prevention programs. The Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundations (VTSF) awarded over $794,000 to Arlington Department of Human Services, Training Solutions Interactive Inc./North, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington-Prince William County, Barrios Unidos, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area, Prince William Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, Northern Virginia Family Service, Manassas Park City Schools and Fairfax/Falls Church Community Services Board. VTSF was established in 1999 by the Virginia General Assembly to lead a statewide effort to reduce and prevent the use of tobacco products by youth in Virginia. These programs will reach 375,000 Virginia youth ages 4-18. Northern Virginia has received a total of $1.64 million of the $8.6 million given by VTSF.

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presented its prestigious annual Pyramid Awards June 6 to individuals and companies who made significant contributions to the advancement of the arts within the community over the past year. Nextel president and CEO Tim Donahue accepted the National Corporate Citizenship Award on behalf of Nextel, which was the symphony’s season sponsor. The Regional Corporate Citizenship Award was accepted by former symphony band member John Stroud on behalf of Riggs & Co., the only organization to receive this award twice. Ted Britt Ford was the first automobile dealership to receive the Virginia Corporate Citizenship Award. The Dorothy Farnham Feuer Award, named after the symphony’s founder, was awarded to Lorraine Hutchinson and Marty Irving for their outstanding efforts during the annual Valentine Pops gala. The Arthur Kellar family received the Barbara Serage Award for their outstanding support of the symphony’s music education for youth programs. The Ruth Capone Award was presented to Suzy Broyhill and Penny Geiger for significant contributions of time, talent and resources. Former Postmaster General Paul Carlin was awarded the Outstanding Service Award for overall leadership and guidance of the symphony’s development efforts. Barbara and Jack Lewis were given the Zeki Erim Award for outstanding philanthropic support. Jody Baptie received the last award of the night, a special award for her dedicated leadership of the symphony’s Volunteer Council.

Computertots/Computer Explorers, a company based in Fairfax, offers continuing education for child-care professionals. This optional continuing-education credit is a part of Computertots/Computer Explorers Technology Training Program for child-care professionals. This year-old company is dedicated to children’s technology education and trains teachers to integrate computers into the classroom, adding a critical element to the traditional classroom environment by offering a powerful tool to reinforce learning. ECW Corp., home of Computertots/Computer explorers, provides weekly computer classes and related services to thousands of students at child-care centers, schools and other community sites. For more information, contact Robin Kaplan at 703-691-1929 or log on to

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage congratulates the following sales associates for winning Honor Roll Achievements for April 2002:

Rachel Taylor — top producer, top sales, top buyer agency contracts;

Joe Zadareky — top producer, top sales, top buyer agency contracts, top listings sold, top listing agent;

Donna Fortune — top listings sold;

Deborah Baird — top listing agent.

EcoStewards Alliance recently awarded executive director of the Center for a New American Dream, Betsy Taylor, its 2002 EcoSteward of the Year. The award is presented annually to the person who makes an impact modeling sustainable ecological and economic choices. Taylor is the recipient of this honor for her work to increase awareness of the dangers posed by runaway consumer culture and the impact of individual choices on the environment. She has led campaigns such as Our Kids and Commercialism, SImplify the Holidays, and Turn the Tide: Nine Actions for the Planet. EcoStewards Alliance is a non-profit organization that tries to reduce consumption of the Earth’s resources, enrich community and quality of life, and restore habitats and watersheds in the Potomac Valley Region.

Lipton Corporate Child Care Centers, Inc. offers corporations back-up child care. Lipton is holding a roundtable event at 12 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 at Sam & Harry’s in Tysons Corner. $35. Fax 202-408-8882 to respond.