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ClearedJobs.Net, located in Falls Church, provided attendees at its 2008 job fairs the opportunity to vote for the nation’s top recruiters for positions requiring security clearances.

Over 4,500 job seekers in the security cleared marketplace selected 100 recruiters from government contractor companies as the best in the industry nationwide. Recruiters from BAE Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI , Department of Homeland Security, General Dynamics IT, JL White and Associates, L-3 Global Security & Engineering Solutions, L-3 Communications (ISD), Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, RGS Associates, Inc., and SAIC were recognized as the countries best security cleared job recruiters. ClearedJobs.net, which was founded in 2001, supports security cleared professionals in their career searches by producing Cleared Job Fairs, posting on-line security cleared jobs and industry information to assist security cleared job seekers in their career transitions. For a full list or for information on the December 5 event honoring those named, visit www.clearedjobs.net.

Virginia Commerce Bancorp, Inc has received preliminary approval of its application for a $71 million investment by the U.S. Department of the Treasury under its Capital Purchase Program which would enable the company to issue up to $71 million of preferred stock and warrants to purchase approximately $10.65 million of Company common stock to the Treasury and increase the company’s total risk-based capital ratio to 14.58%, compared to 11.59% as of September 30, 2008. Virginia Commerce Bancorp, Inc. is the parent bank holding company for Virginia Commerce Bank offering a full range of business and consumer banking services through twenty-six branch offices, one residential mortgage office and one investment services office, principally to individuals and small-to-medium size businesses in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. A new Falls Church location will be opening December 15 at 7115 Leesburg Pike under the direction of Branch Manager Puneet Bhasin. For more information, visit: www.virginiacommercebank.com.

Events

PNC Bank in Falls Church is hosting an autograph signing party with Washington Wizards Player Nick Young from 5 – 7 p.m. on Thurs, Dec. 4. A raffle will also be held for 2 tickets to see the Wizards and a $125 gift certificate for Argia’s. PNC Bank is located in The Read Building located at 402 W. Broad Street.

Art and Frame of Falls Church is raffling a Jim Zorn autographed Redskin football to benefit The Unity Club on Fri, Dec 5 in conjunction with FIRSTfriday of Falls Church. Tickets are available during regular shop hours from 10am-6pm until the raffle drawing the evening of Dec 5. Tickets are also available through The Unity Club. Contact Dan Greenwood for more information at 703-477-9242. Art and Frame of Falls Church is located at 111 Park Ave.

The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 12th Annual Reindog Show presented by Wylie Wagg from 8 – 9:30 a.m., Sat, Dec 6 at the Langley Shopping Center at 1362-1398 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Last year 200 participants and their canines together participated in the canine costume contest with prizes from Wylie Wagg and local businesses, photos with Santa and more. Celebrity judges include Peggy Fox, WUSA News Anchor. The Reindog Show collects food & other donations for Homeless Animal Rescue Team, a non-profit organization helping unwanted pets find permanent homes since 1990. The entrance fee for the Reindog Show is two cans of dog/cat food. The first 150 attendees receive a goodie bag courtesy of sponsors. For more information, visit www.mcleanchamber.org or contact Katharine Ryan at kryan@mcleanchamber.org or 703-356-5424.

Blue Tulip, the all occasion shop in Idylwood Plaza, is offering free personalization on ornaments Sun, Dec 7 from noon-3 p.m. Blue Tulip is located at 7505 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church. For more information visit www.bluetulip.com.

Clay Café Studios, Mike’s Deli @ Lazy Sundae, and the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce are hosting the 8th Annual Family FUNdraiser to benefit the Falls Church Emergency Homeless Shelter 7-9pm Tuesday, December 9. For $25 per person, attendees can paint an ornament, mug, or plate and enjoy food from Mike’s Deli@Lazy Sundae and Clare and Don’s Beach Shack. RSVPs are required by calling Clay Café at 703-534-7600. Clay Café is located at 101 Maple Avenue in Falls Church.

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