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Three local sales associates with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in McLean have earned membership in the company’s President’s Club. Sandy Chee, Pam Milan, and Germaine Parra join the group of the top 13 percent of the more than 107,000 Coldwell Banker Sales Associates worldwide. For more information the McLean real estate office, call 703-734-7020 or visit www.cbmove.com.

Falls Church Curves is partnering with Avon to continue the single largest women’s fitness study ever conducted. Based on the preliminary results from the 2008 Curves/Avon Fitness Study, 20,141 participants lost a total of 36,000 pounds during the 30-day study. Falls Church Curves is looking for local women to participate in the study as it continues in 2009. Participants will have access to the Curves workout for 30 days for just $30, and must complete at least 12 workouts over a 30-day period, with a minimum of three workouts per week. Participants will receive pre-and-post fitness evaluations and supervised training from a Curves trainer. As an added incentive, each participant who completes a post fitness evaluation at the end of the study will receive a free gift courtesy of Curves and Avon. For more information on the Study, please contact Curves at 703-536-0140 or visit 240 West Broad St.

The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce announced the resignation of Bill Lecos as President and CEO. Lecos will continue his involvement with the Chamber as a Senior Policy Advisor, consulting on advocacy and key legislative issues that are critical to Fairfax businesses. During his tenure, Lecos delivered a number of significant successes for the Chamber and its stakeholders. His leadership on key transportation initiatives, such as Rail to Dulles, and his efforts to help craft and gain support for the innovative “Transforming Tysons” project will have long lasting socio-economic benefits for the community. Bill leaves at a time when the Chamber Board is seeking to add value through enhanced membership initiatives. The current COO of the Chamber and veteran of the hospitality industry, Richard Frisch, has been appointed as interim CEO. For more information about the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, visit the Chamber’s Web site at www.fairfaxchamber.org.

CommuniKids Language School for Children is opening a Spanish and French Immersion Preschool in the City of Falls Church in the fall. It will be the first complete immersion preschool in the area and will function like a regular preschool but will be entirely in Spanish or French. Students will not need to speak the language prior to joining. CommuniKids is located at 510 N. Washington St. For more information, contact Maria Walker at 703-534-2221 or visit www.communikids.com.

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The Original Pancake House is hosting a Dine-Out Day for the Falls Church Education Foundation on Thursday, March 26. Proceeds throughout the day will benefit the Foundation. The Original Pancake House is located at 370 W. Broad St. in Falls Church. For information about the Falls Church Education Foundation or its upcoming 60th Anniversary Tribute to the City School System, visit www.fcedf.org.

Jos. A. Bank is hosting a National Company Day for local employees. On March 26, the menswear retailer is offering two free suits with the purchase a one suit. Additionally, all executive dress shirts and ties are on sale, 3 for $99 and there is a 20 percent off discount off the regular price of almost everything else in the store. The Falls Church Jos. A. Bank store is in Loehman’s Plaza at 7259 Arlington Blvd. Call 703-573-2800 for more information.

The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program is hosting Business Hazardous Waste Collection Days on April 1, July 22, and October 7 at the I-66 Transfer Station Complex at 4618 West Ox Road. Each event will run from 9am-2pm. These events offer an economical way for businesses that produce less than 100 kilograms of hazardous waste per month to legally dispose of hazardous waste. Charges will be determined by the type and quantity of material being disposed. Visit fairfaxcounty.gov/recycling or call 703-324-5230 for more information.

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