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February 28 – March 5, 2008

Falls Church Pilates is opening Saturday, March 1 in Suite 100 at 513 West Broad Street in Falls Church. The new full service Pilates and Yoga studio offers a variety of group classes along with private and semi-private apparatus training on state of the art Pilates equipment. Falls Church Pilates will host a grand opening party from noon – 3 p.m., Saturday, March 22. Refreshments will be provided. For more information visit www.fallschurchpilates.com.

The Falls Church Business and Professional Women are inviting members of the public to their dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 3 at La Promessa (7630 Lee Highway). The evening program will include a feature presentation by Pat O’Neill, long-term care insurance specialist from O’Neill Financial Group. She will be address long-term care, its definition, risks, costs, and solutions and she will review the new Virginia State Partnership program for long-term care insurance. Additionally, the nominating committee will present a slate of officers for the 2008-2009 year. For information and/or reservations call 703-560-0527.

Cartridge Depot has opened a new Falls Church franchise store offering environmentally friendly cost savings on ink and toner needs. The new business is owned and operated by local resident Michael Neuman. Cartridge Depot refills and remanufactures ink and toner cartridges with their exclusive process for up to 50% less than buying new ones. Cartridge Depot picks up and delivers ink, toner and fax cartridges for business customers, providing convenience, cost savings and guaranteed quality performance. Neuman will be offering an unconditional 14-day money back guarantee and a 30-day replacement warranty. For information, call 571-296-5879 or email FallsChurch@thecartridgedepot.com. For information on all Cartridge Depot products and services, visit www.TheCartridgeDepot.com.

 

Pie-tanza plans to open its new Falls Church restaurant in April. The locally owned gourmet pizza establishment currently operates a location in Arlington’s Lee Harris Shopping Center (2503B N. Harrison Street). Menu items include wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza, fresh oversized salads, authentic Italian entrees, hot and cold subs and beer and wine on premise. The Arlington restaurant was named one of AOL Cityguide’s top 10 Family Friendly restaurants in the DC area. The Falls Church restaurant will be located at 1216 W. Broad Street. For more information visit www.pie-tanza.com.  

Great American Restaurants announced the promotion of Cuyler Thomas to Executive Chef at Carlyle in Shirlington following a 17 year career with the company, most recently as chef at Artie’s in Fairfax. The restaurant company, which operates nine restaurants and a bakery in Northern Virginia, also announced the promotions of Jeff Gaiko and Tom Rush from Managing Partners to Senior Managing Partners. Great American Restaurants donates $.25 from the sale of each dessert sold Artie’s, Carlyle, Coastal Flats, Mike’s “American”, Silverado and Sweetwater Tavern and 5% of all bread sales from Best Bunds Bread Co. to charitable organizations. For more information visit www.greatamericanrestaurants.com.

Falls Church-based USIS, a national leader in pre-employment screening services and the largest provider of security investigations to the U.S. government, has appointed Phillip C. McVey to the position of president of its Commercial Services Division (CSD). McVey served in positions of increasing scope and responsibility in operations, sales and marketing for ADT Security Services, Inc. and Tyco International, Inc. He also served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army. CSD offers more than 33,000 customers across the U.S. from the aviation, trucking, retail, healthcare, insurance, and gaming industries comprehensive pre-employment screening services that include criminal records searches, credit reports, motor vehicle reports, employment and education verifications, drug testing, and other products. For more information visit www.usis.com.

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (www.FairfaxCountyEDA.org) named San Francisco-based marketing experts Vaughn Mulder and Neil Cohen as co-directors of its West Coast marketing efforts. FCEDA, which is moving its California offices from Palo Alto to San Francisco, has maintained a marketing office in California since July 2006. Mulder and Cohen will assist West Coast-based technology companies that want to establish or expand operations in the Washington, D.C. area and work with venture capitalists seeking investment opportunities in Fairfax County. A number of northern California-based companies including Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, HP and Google have federal sales offices in Fairfax County. In January Computer Sciences Corporation announced a move of its Southern California headquarters to Fairfax County in order to be closer to its government customer base. Companies doing business in Fairfax County won more than $13 billion in federal contracts in fiscal 2005.

Businesses interested in saving time and a trip to the Tysons Corner DMV may consider securing vehicle titles, vehicle registrations, license plate orders and dealer title and registration transactions at the Falls Church City DMV Select Office. These services as well as voter registration, driver transcripts, handicapped parking placards/plates, and address changes are all available in Falls Church for anyone, not just Falls Church City residents and businesses. The Falls Church DMV Select Office is located on the first floor of the East Wing of City Hall located at 300 Park Avenue in Falls Church. It is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 – 4:30 p.m. Call 703-248-5019 or email commissioner@fallschurchva.gov for more information.

 

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