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Cathy Jett is the business editor at The Free Lance-Star, and specializes in covering the area's retail scene. You can email her at

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Chamber to hold public speaking workshop Feb. 27

The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce NOW will hold a workshop on public speaking Feb. 27 at Germanna Community College’s campus in Spotsylvania County.

Jennifer Gregory will cover the communication skills needed to for job interviews, sales presentations and committee meetings.

The program will begin with networking and a continental breakfast from 8 a.m., followed by the hour-long workshop at 8:30 a.m.

To register, click here or call 540/373-9400. The  preregistration fee is $15 for Chamber members and students and $30 for all others. The fee is $2 more if paid at the door.