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Elder law attorneys Needham, Mitnick & Pollack PLC(www.elderlawanswers.com), developer Hekemian & Company (www.hekemian.com), and commercial property owner Oshinsky Family Limited Partnership are the most recent businesses to sign onto 2009 sponsorship of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce.

NM&P is a new Silver Level Sponsor of the Chamber. Hekemian is renewing its sponsorship at the Silver level and Oshinsky is renewing at the Bronze level. These three new 2009 sponsors join those that have already committed to funding the Chamber in 2009: Atlantic Realty Companies, the Falls Church News-Press and The Young Group as Partners; Point of View Eyewear and Tax Analysts as Gold Sponsors; Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust, Falls Church Animal Hospital, and William V. Dougherty III, DDS as Silver Sponsors; and the Falls Church Housing Corporation and Northern Virginia Tutoring Service as Bronze Sponsors. For information about the Chamber and/or its sponsorship opportunities, call 703-532-1050 or email sally@fallschurchchamber.org.


Blue Tulip and Tree Top Toys have both closed their Falls Church retail stores in Idylwood Plaza. Blue Tulip declared Chapter 11 and liquidated the entire chain. Tree Top Toys has closed its Falls Church store but remains open in Arlington and McLean. For information about the remaining local Tree Top Toys locations, visit www.treetoptoys.com.


Falls Church-based Brotman-Winter-Fried Communication is promoting the annual Sister to Sister Heart Health Fair which will be held from 8am-2pm on Fri, Feb 6 at the Verizon Center. The event includes free screenings, provided by the Sister to Sister Foundation, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Washington Adventist Hospital, for cholesterol, blood glucose levels, blood pressure, body mass index and family health history as well as heart health. It will also include lifestyle seminars, cooking demonstrations, fitness programs, stress-reduction workshops, massages, makeovers, raffles and giveaways. For more information visit sistertosister.org. For information on the BWF’s public relations and promotional work, visit specialevent.com.


Café Nessma has opened in the former location of Uncle George’s at 1079 W. Broad Street in Falls Church. The new Lebanese restaurant is owned by Saad Masri and managed by his wife Johara Chouki. Café Nessma offers dine-in service from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Carry out service at the new West End Plaza restaurant will soon be available as well. For more information call 571-641-3111.


NASA Federal Credit Union has opened its new Falls Church location at 1130 W. Broad Street. NASA FCU purchased and remodeled the former Whitener Jackson Building for its Falls Church operations. While NASA FSU was created for NASA employees, businesses within a 25 mile radius of any of its locations are eligible for membership. For more information visit www.nasafcu.com.


Pat O’Neill of Falls Church has been made Partner of one of LTC Financial Partners LLC, headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. O’Neill has been an insurance agent since 1996 and joined LTCFP in 2007 to specialist in long-term care insurance. She has earned the LUTCF and CLTC professional designations. She is a member of NAIFA, AHIA, AALTCI, and the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce. She is licensed in Virginia, Maryland, and DC. In 2008 Inc. magazine ranked LTCFP #1,353 among all companies, and #12 in the insurance category, and included it in its annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the nation. Among insurance agencies, LTCFP is the fastest-growing one focusing exclusively on long term care insurance education and sales. For more information call 703-534-3255 or visit http://web.ltcfp.com/PatriciaO’Neill/.


The Medical Care for Children Partnership has formed the MCCP Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. MCCP hopes to expand the types of health care services offered and the number of children served by increasing opportunities for support. The Foundation’s 14 member Board of Directors will provide policy oversight and garner health care resources for uninsured children. Directors include: Steve Balistreri, Partner, Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, P.C.; Former VA State Rep. Jeannemarie Davis, Partner, ICG Government; Former U.S. Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Director, Deloitte Consulting; Harry Klaff, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle; Terry O’Hara Lavoie, Principal, Tohl House, LLC; Mike Lincoln, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish LLC.; Mark C. Lowham, Senior Vice President, West*Group; Philip Clay Marcum, Vice President of Operations (Global Analysis), BAE Systems Inc; Sean McDermott, Chairman and Founder, Windward IT Solutions; Sally L. Merten, GMU; Marion Myers, President, Myers Public Relations, LLC; Pearl Royal, MCCP Advocate; Rev. Dr. Kenny Smith, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church; and Dr. Brent Thibodeaux, Northern Virginia Pediatrics Service Chief, Kaiser Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group and Pediatrics Physician Team Lead, Reston Kaiser Medical Center. MCCP provides free and reduced-cost medical and dental care to uninsured children in Fairfax County who are not eligible for Medicaid or Virginia’s Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan. For more information visit www.mccpfoundation.org.

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