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September 13 – 19, 2007

Falls Church Cabinetry is hosting an open house luncheon for designers, builders, and other interested parties on Thursday, September 13 from noon to 3 p.m. at their new Falls Church showroom. This is a terrific opportunity to learn about their design kitchens, one-of-a-kind bathroom vanities, media centers, closets, and custom millwork including a complete line of in-stock cabinets, ready for delivery. Falls Church Cabinetry is located at 1001 W. Broad Street (corner of W. Broad and S. West Streets). Store hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information visit www.fallschurchcabintry.com.

The Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Merrifield Business Association are co-hosting a luncheon featuring Congressman Tom Davis on Tuesday, September 18. The luncheon will take place from 11:30 – 1:30 at the Italian Café located at 7161 Lee Highway. Reservations are required and of particular importance as this luncheon is typically sold out. Tickets are $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers. GFCCC Members and interested parties from Falls Church are to call 703-532-1050 or email Debbie@fallschurchchamber.org. GMBA Members and interested parties from Merrifield are to email Nikki@hammondagency.com.

 

The Chi Beta Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is hosting Dollars & Sense, a business and entrepreneurship fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 22 at the Falls Church Community Center. The event will showcase local area businesses, inspire future entrepreneurs, and provide business-related information of interest to all who will attend. Ms. Jackie Robinson-Burnette, Deputy, Office of Small Business Programs, U.S. Department of the Army, will keynote the event, addressing entrepreneurs and the public on creating and expanding opportunities for businesses in the area of federal government contracting. An entrepreneur panel, “The Myths and Realities of Being Your Own Boss,” will follow the keynote address. Registration is free to the public. The exhibitor rate is $30. Visit www.chibetaomega-aka.com/Events.html for more information.

 

The Northern Virginia Community Foundation has announced that Kevin Reynolds of Cardinal Bank will be the honoree of their 2007 Annual Leadership Gala which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Reston on Friday, October 12. NVCF, which serves Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties, exists to build a stronger philanthropic community in Northern Virginia by growing community endowments, addressing community needs, and providing community leadership. Sponsorship opportunitites for the event range from $750 – $15,000. For more information visit www.novacf.org.

Atlantic Realty Companies, Hekemian Company, Nova Habitat, The Young Group, and Waterford Development have committed or pledged more than $19 million in cash and cash-equivalent community benefit contributions to the City of Falls Church as a result of recent real estate development projects. These contributions will benefit the public school capital fund, affordable housing efforts, traffic and transportation projects, Streetscaping and other City projects. The funds are being contributed to the City by real estate developers with recently completed or underway mixed-use development projects. This information and additional details are available in a report provided to the Falls Church City Council from City Manager Wyatt Shields which is available on the City’s website at www.fallschurchva.gov/government/eda/documents.

 

Penzey’s Spices has opened its Falls Church location at 513 W. Broad Street. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Penzey’s has retail stores in more than 20 states and a strong mail order business. The renowned spice store carries more than 250 high quality herbs, spices and seasonings along with gift boxes, mills and containers. The new retail store is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sundays from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information call (703) 534-7770 or visit www.penzeys.com.           

 

Viget Labs, a top web consulting firm, has moved into new headquarters in the City of Falls Church. The company, which was co-founded in 1999 by brothers Andy Rankin and Brian Williams, formerly headquartered in office space near Tysons Corner moved to Falls Church largely to accommodate its 300 percent growth over the past three years. This expansion comes only three months after Viget officially opened the doors of its southern office in Durham, NC. Viget Labs provides strategic web consulting, interactive design, web application development, and online marketing services to clients around the world. Typical engagements include concept-to-launch development of online businesses, implementation of online marketing strategies for traditional companies, and custom projects that leverage their full-service capabilities. The new office is located at 400 South Maple Avenue. For more information visit www.viget.com.

 

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency will celebrate the achievements of minority entrepreneurs and business leaders during the 25th Anniversary of the National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week conference September 13-14 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. Steve Forbes, President of Forbes Magazine is the Honorary Chair of the event and Robert Unanue, President of Goya Foods, Inc. is the Honorary Co-Chair. The conference, "Celebrating the Legacy of Innovation and Competitiveness," will honor minority businesses and public leaders who have been outstanding advocates for minority entrepreneurship. The event will also be a forum for business advice and guidance from government officials, Fortune 500 companies and educational institutions on how to grow and strengthen their businesses. For more information visit www.sba.gov.


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