Kennedy’s Natural Foods Bought by Longtime Customer
Karen Sherwood has purchased Kennedy’s Natural Foods and Kasha’s Kitchen in Falls Church. Sherwood, a longtime customer of Kennedy’s, has also opened Nourish Market in McLean.
Both stores will carry a variety of health foods, vitamins and all natural products. The menu for Kasha’s Kitchen, which includes popular items such as the Power Veggie sandwich, homemade soups, etc., will remain largely the same. Plans are underway to also provide breakfast options and a catering menu. Kennedy’s and Kasha’s Kitchen are located in the West End Plaza located at 1051 W. Broad Street. For more information call 703-533-8484.
Fairfax EDA President Receives Hispanic Chamber Award
Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority will receive a 2010 Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Bridge Builder Award at its annual gala to be held in Richmond on Friday, April 23, 2010. It presents Bridge Builder Awards to those who forge connections among Virginia’s diverse racial, ethnic, religious and cultural groups. Former recipients include former Mexico President Vicente Fox, former U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez, former U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral, and U.S. Sen. (and former Virginia governor) Mark Warner. The VAHCC is an FCEDA partner and maintains its northern Virginia office in the FCEDA’s Tysons Corner headquarters. For more information visit www.vahcc.com.
Vantage Fitness Hosting Breast Cancer Fundraiser
Vantage Fitness is hosting the 2nd annual “Pennies for Pounds” community fundraiser for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer on Saturday, April 24. The event, which is open to the public, features a special group exercise combo class (spinning, turbo kick and yoga), raffle, Members vs. Staff Tug O’War competition and individual strength competitions by personal trainers. The personal trainers will perform special feats to raise funds based on pledges secured from Vantage members. All proceeds from the event will go directly to support the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Pledges and donations are being accepted. Stop by Vantage Fitness in Falls Church at 402 W. Broad Street (2nd floor) or call 703-241-0565 for more information and to support this important cause.
Kory & Scott to Speak at F.C., Merrifield Networking Luncheon
The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Merrifield Business Association are hosting the annual Richmond Report Networking Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 20 at the Italian Cafe. Delegate Jim Scott and Delegate Kaye Kory will provide an overview of the Commonwealth’s most recent legislative session. Tickets are $27 for members or $32 for nonmembers. Space permitting, walk-ins will be charged an additional $5. RSVP to email@example.com or Nikki@hammondagency.com.
Seven Corners Dressbarn Hosts Teacher VIP Event Saturday
The Falls Church Dressbarn is hosting a Teacher VIP (Very Indulgent Party) event on Saturday, April 17. Teachers shopping that day will receive personalized attention, spring fashion tips and a 15% discount off of their entire purchase. The Falls Church Dressbarn is in Seven Corners at 6308 Arlington Boulevard. Teacher VIP events will take place in all Virginia Dressbarn stores that day and in their Washington DC locations the day prior (Friday, April 16). For more information visit www.dressbarn.com or call 703-533-0972.
NoVa Chambers Join for Congressional Business Debate
The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce is hosting a business-focused Congressional debate in collaboration with the Mt. Vernon-Lee Chamber, Springfield Chamber, Northern Virginia Black Chamber and Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and with the support of the Fairfax Chamber, Vienna Chamber and Falls Church Chamber of Commerce. Debate participants include Congressman Jim Moran (D) and his challengers – Matthew Berry (R), Ron Mitchell (D) and Patrick Murray (R). It will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m, Thursday, May 13 at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City Hotel. To register or for more information visit www.alexchamber.com.
The Business News & Notes section is compiled by Sally Cole, Executive Director of Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce. She may be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.