Staffing Seminar

The Small Office/Home Office Committee of the Prince William County-Greater Manassas Chamber of Commerce will hold a presentation tomorrow on "Staffing: How to Keep Your Employees," at the chamber office, 8963 Center St. in Manassas, from noon to 1 p.m.

The event is free.

To make reservations, call 368-6600.

Get Oriented

The Prince William County-Greater Manassas Chamber will hold a new members orientation from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday.

The event, which is open to all members, will be held at Prince William Health System, Fourth Floor Conference Center, 8650 Sudley Rd.

To make reservations for the free event, call 368-6600.

Columbia Gas Breaks Ground

Columbia Gas of Virginia broke ground in Stafford County last week on construction of its new operations office, which will serve customers in the company's northern region.

The building site, in the Heritage Commerce Center off Route 17 in southern Stafford, will house a 17,000-square-foot, $2.5 million operations office.

The company will transfer all of its Fredericksburg employees to the new building when it is completed at the end of the year.

Falcon Lands Deal

Falcon Communications Solutions Inc. of Manassas has been selected as Nextel Communications Inc.'s wireless communication service provider in the Washington area.

Falcon Communications is a business telecommunications company serving businesses throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

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