Woodbridge Group Awarded State Welfare-to-Work Grant

Promoting Economic Advancement and Career Education (PEACE) has received a $154,890 Welfare-to-Work grant, the Virginia Department of Social Services recently announced.

PEACE, based in Woodbridge, is one of 13 organizations statewide to obtain funding in the first round of Welfare-to-Work grants. PEACE's grant is part of a $3 million pool of funds that Virginia is using for meeting the needs of long-term welfare recipients.

The Welfare-to-Work funding will complement the Crossroads Station Chocolates project that PEACE is operating. The project provides jobs and life-skills training to low-income people, leading them toward full-time employment and self-sufficiency.

Wolf to Talk Transit At Chamber Breakfast

The Prince William County-Greater Manassas Chamber of Commerce is holding a breakfast tomorrow that will focus on the future of regional transportation. Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R-Va.) and John Milliken, former state secretary of transportation, will speak.

The breakfast will start at 7:30 a.m. at the Battlefield Inn-Best Western, 10820 Balls Ford Rd. in Manassas. It costs $17 for members and $22 for non-members in advance, and $19 and $25, respectively, at the door.

For more information or to make reservations, contact Poppie Bergere at the chamber at 703-368-6600.

Calling New Members For Orientation

The Prince William Regional Chamber of Commerce is holding its new member orientation Tuesday at River Run at Prince William Commons, 13910 Hedgewood Dr., in Woodbridge.

The free event will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. To make reservations, call 703-590-5000.

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.