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October 26 – November 1, 2006

Art and Frame of Falls Church, which recently relocated to 111 Park Avenue, is now sharing space with two nonprofit arts organizations – Creative Cauldron and Falls Church Arts. Creative Cauldron offers after school arts enrichment programs at area elementary schools, summer camps and workshops in the performing and visual arts for children, teens, and adults. Falls Church Arts develops and implements programs to foster the visual, performing and applied arts to ensure that arts are an essential part of the cultural environment in Falls Church. For more information about Creative Cauldron and their upcoming “Gothic and Ghostly” Theater Workshop scheduled for Teacher Workdays November 7 and 8 and “Gothic and Ghostly: Tales to Make You Tremble” presentation on November 11, 2006 visit www.creativecauldron.org. For more information about Falls Church Arts and the grand opening of their Second Annual Holiday Gallery scheduled for FIRSTfriday November 3, 2006, visit www.fallschurcharts.org.

 

CrossLink International is hosting “Around the Table… Around the World”, a Designer Table Luncheon and International Mission Market Place on Saturday, November 11, 2006 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Columbia Baptist Church located at 103 West Columbia Street in Falls Church, Virginia. Attendees will be treated to an international luncheon catered by Johnson & Wales chef, Doug Cook with musical entertainment by a trio from the Washington Balalaika Society, and a missions marketplace featuring purses, jewelry, exquisite quilts and needlework, placemats, ornaments, and handmade papers and cards from indigenous women all around the world in developing countries. Tickets are $25. The non-profit vendors are donating the profits from the craft bazaar to CrossLink International, and the wholesale cost of their crafts will be returned to their ministries to help establish viable micro enterprise businesses in third world settings, providing empowerment to the lives of women around the world. Call 703-534-5465 to make reservations or for more information visit  www.crosslinkinternational.net.

 

Falls Church-based Fairfax Realty was highlighted in the October 20 – 26, 2006 issue of the Washington Business Journal as one of the fastest growing businesses in our area. Sixteen of the top 25 companies ranked by revenue growth 2003 – 2005 are based in Northern Virginia while seven are based in Maryland and two in Washington, DC. Fairfax Realty, with 19 managing brokers and 2,000 agents, experienced 74.5% growth during the two-year period placing them at 20th on the list. For more information on Fairfax Realty’s residential and commercial real estate business visit www.fairfaxrealty.com. For more information on the article, visit http://washington.bizjournals.com/washington.

 

Last call for exhibitors for the Greater Falls Church Business Expo Presented by Acacia Federal Savings Bank. Booth space is available for members of the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce for $375 and for nonmembers for $475. Table space for brochures is also available for $60. The Expo will take place from 11:30 to 8:00 (with a break from 2:00 – 4:30 to enable exhibotors to attend seminars) at the Falls Church Community Center. The event will include business exhibits, free seminars, book signings, and a reception during which Congressman Jim Moran will participate in the final weigh-in for the Community Health Challenge. For more information visit www.fallschurchchamber.org or call 703-532-1050.

 

KEMP Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of affordable server load balancing and SSL acceleration solutions, announced today that its LoadMaster series of load balancing appliances will be available for Government and Commercial purchase through Accelera Solutions, Inc., headquartered in Falls Church, VA. The LoadMaster series of load balancers and SSL accelerators are the new leaders in high-value Internet Traffic Management appliances. Load balancing is an essential component of high availability, web server clustering and fault tolerance, all of which provide the infrastructure for reliable Internet and Intranet sites. For more information on KEMP Technologies visit www.kemptechnologies.com. For more informaiton on Accelera Solutions visit www.accelerasolutions.com.

 

Pat O’Neill of O’Neill Financial Group has been awarded a professional degree in the field of long-term care, Certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC). The program is independent of the insurance industry and focuses on providing insurance professionals the knowledge and tools they need to help their clients put a plan in place for their future long-term care needs. This plan includes family/community resources, government programs, retirement income and assets, and insurance. Call 703-534 3255 for more information.

 

Robeks Fruit Smoothies and Healthy Eats has opened a new location in the City of Falls Church. Stop by the new restaurant, located in the West End Plaza on Saturday, October 28, 2006 anytime from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm for their Grand Opening. The official ribbon cutting will take place at noon. Robeks is located at 1063 W. Broad Street in Falls Church.

 

Weichert, Realtors Arlington Office announced that long time Falls Church resident Michael Elton topped the branch in revenue units for the month of September. Elton is a Chairman of the Board Club member with more than 15 years experience as a real estate professional with licenses in Maryland, DC and Virginia. It was also announced that Chairman of the Board Premiere Club member Ron Cathell led the office in dollar volume for that same period while fellow Premiere Club members David Lloyd and Matthew Shepard led the office in listings and listings sold respectively. Chairman’s Club member Ronnie Molina earned the honor of top seller. For more information about Weichert, Realtors visit www.weichert.com.

 

Wilhelm Monroe & Gallagher, Ltd has changed its name to Wilhelm & Associates, Ltd in conjunction with becoming a CPA Firm. The Firm is the successor to the Tyson’s Corner office of American Express Tax and Business Services. As tax specialists, their motto is “turning tax aggravation into low tax solutions”. The firm includes two CPAs and three professionals with Masters Degrees in Taxation who are also Enrolled Agents (a national certification issued by the IRS). For more information about Wilhelm & Associates, Ltd. Stop by their booth at the Greater Falls Church Business Expo on November 4, 2006 or visit www.lowtaxsolutions.com.

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