Falls Church Business News & Notes

April 23, 2009 3:55 PM0 comments




News

The Falls Church City Post Office’s retail services will move to the new building located at 800 W. Broad St. in Falls Church (the Flower Building) at the end of April or early May.

As part of that move, some post office box numbers may change as the Post Office streamlines its services – those affected have been notified. Businesses who have received a letter regarding the change and who are concerned abut the change are encouraged to contact the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce at 703-532-1050 or info@fallschurchchamber.

Congratulations to Chris Lefbom, Adam Lubar, and Wilson Whitney on the first year anniversary of Dogwood Tavern. They will be celebrating on Fri, April 24 with specials and music from Shane Hines. One Ton Wonton plays Saturday, April 25. Dogwood Tavern is located 132 W. Broad St. in Falls Church.

Vantage Fitness, Argia’s, Clare & Don’s Beach Shack, Natalia’s Elegant Creations, and Sunrise Assisted Living in Falls Church have all signed on to support this year’s Relay for Life to support the American Cancer Society. The 24-hour event will take place May 30-31 at George Mason High School in Falls Church. Information about sponsorship and employee team building opportunities in available at www.fallschurchrelay.org.

Events

The Falls Church Curves is hosting Living Your Passion, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 at the Falls Church Community Center located at 223 Little Falls in Falls Church. The seminar, which is being offered by Life and Wellness Coach Monica Thakrar, will provide practical, proven strategies to identify your passions and take steps towards achieving them. There is no fee to attend the seminar, but space is limited. Call 703-536-0140 to RSVP. For more information visit joyfulsoulcoaching.com.

Virginia Commerce Bank is hosting a ribbon cutting in conjunction with the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s April Mixer. The Mixer will be held from 5:30 – 7 p.m., Tues, April 28. Business leaders, employees and members of the pubic are invited to attend this free event. Enjoy refreshments and check out the new bank and building located at 7115 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church (across from George Mason High School).

Business leaders are invited to learn about ReferenceUSA at the Mary Riley Styles Public Library or from home/office with a MRSPL library card. ReferenceUSA includes detailed information on over 14 million US businesses, 210 million US households, and 855,000 physicians and dentists. The Wall Street Journal calls ReferenceUSA “a powerful market research tool.” MRSPL is offering a 45 minute overview at noon on Wednesday, April 29, with light refreshments, brown bag lunch recommended.

Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Business and Community Partnerships is hosting its Partners in Education and MentorWorks Awards Ceremony on Thur, May 14 at Falls Church High School located at 7521 Jaguar Trail in Falls Church. Reception states at 3:30, Awards Ceremony will take place from 4 – 5 p.m. Contact Lisa Andrews at LRAndrews@fcps.edu or 571-423-1206 for more information.

Sunrise of Falls Church is hosting a reception for business leaders who provide services to seniors from 4:30 – 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 20. Representatives from businesses that work with the senior population are invited to attend this free “Senior Networking Mixer”. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Myra Robinson at FallsChurch.DCR@sunriseseniorliving.com or 703-534-2700. Sunrise is located at 330 N. Washington Street in Falls Church.

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority is presenting “The New Urban Economic Model: The Transformation of Fairfax County” on Thursday, June 18 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. Learn how suburban communities are meeting the challenges of growth to become better locations for business with stronger economies and a higher quality of life. Interact with distinguished speakers such as Urban Land Institute Senior Resident Fellow (and former Indianapolis Mayor) William Hudnut and Brookings Institution urban policy scholar Anthony Downs, and expert panelists from the Washington, New York and Seattle areas. This is a must-attend event full of insight and networking opportunities for corporate executives, corporate facilities managers, site location consultants, commercial real estate professionals, economic developers and urban planners. Visit www.transformingfairfax.org for event information and registration.

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