Chamber Leader Named to Board

Deborah L. Jones, executive vice president of the Prince William County-Greater Manassas Chamber of Commerce, was appointed to the board of directors of the Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. She will represent the 10th Congressional District for a three-year term.

The association is an alliance of local chamber executives representing large and small chambers. The group aims to develop the skills of local chambers to contribute to the growth and development of local communities and the commonwealth.

Jones has been on the staff with the Prince William chamber since 1990, beginning as communications coordinator.

School Supplies Needed

The Prince William Regional Chamber of Commerce has kicked off its annual Back to School Drive.

The chamber is seeking donations of new, unused school supplies and book bags.

The drop-off points for supplies include all Catalano Dry Cleaners locations; Kamper Chiropractic, 13662 Office Pl., Suite 103; and the chamber office, 4320 Ridgewood Center Dr. All school supplies received by Sept. 12 will be given to the Hylton Boys & Girls Clubs of Dale City at the Sept. 15 chamber membership meeting.

The program, which began Wednesday, is being chaired by Marla McCormick of Digital Success Corp.

For more information, call the chamber, at 590-5000.

Early Birds Network

The Prince William Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Business Before Hours Networking meeting from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday.

The meeting will be held at the chamber's office, 4320 Ridgewood Center Dr. To make reservations, call 590-5000.

Inn Takes Care of Formalities

The Sleep Inn of Potomac Mills formally opened yesterday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The inn, at 14080 Shopper's Best Way, has 61 rooms. Its general manager is Mina Patel.

Store Comes to Old Town

Brown's Wood Stuff, a family owned and operated furniture store, is holding an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. today to celebrate its opening in Old Town Manassas.

The newest store--the chain's fourth--opened at the old Rohr's Museum, 9126 Center St., in June. Other stores are in Occoquan, Warrenton and Woodbridge.

Today's open house will be followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon Friday. The free events are open to the public.

For more information, call John or Janice Brown, at 494-2224 or 393-1393.

Please fax submissions for Wednesday's business notes column at least a week in advance to Amy Joyce at 670-7197; e-mail them to joycea@washpost.com; or mail them to 13662 Office Pl., Suite 102, Woodbridge, Va. 22192. Publication of submissions is subject to space limitations.