Get in on the Act

The Prince William Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership meeting luncheon at 11:30 a.m. today, at the Montclair Country Club, 16500 Edgewood Dr. in Dumfries.

The main topic is "The Work Force Investment Act." The keynote speakers include Beth Beuhlmann, executive director of the Center for Workforce Preparation at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Rick Slusher, manager of the Prince William County office of the Virginia Employment Commission.

The luncheon also will include the induction of David Schwengel as president of the Prince William Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The lunch costs members $16 in advance and $20 at the door and $20 for nonmembers. All are invited, and reservations are required. To make reservations, call the chamber at 703-590-5000.

Forecasting the Economy

The Prince William County-Greater Manassas Chamber of Commerce is holding an "Economic Development Forecast" luncheon Tuesday.

The lunch will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Best Western Battlefield Inn, 10820 Balls Ford Rd. in Manassas.

Presenters will include Martin J. Briley, executive director of the Prince William County Economic Development Department; Roger Snyder, Manassas director of community development; David W. Reynal, Manassas Park city manager; and Mayor John R. "Jack" Kapp, of Haymarket.

The cost is $17 for members and 422 for nonmembers in advance and $19 and $25, respectively, at the door. For more information or to make reservations, e-mail Poppie Bergere at or call 703-368-6600.

Last Call for Nominations

The Prince William County-Greater Manassas Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 11th Annual Shelley Krasnow Community Service Award.

Businesses and individuals are invited to nominate area nonprofits for their outstanding contributions to the community. The award consists of a $1,000 check for the organization to use in continuing its service to the community.

All nominations must be received by noon Friday.

To request a nomination form or for further information, call Poppie Bergere at 703-368-6600.

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; or mail them to 13662 Office Pl., Suite 102, Woodbridge, Va. 22192. Publication of submissions is subject to space limitations.