This Week

October 12 – 18, 2006

Apple Federal Credit Union received special honors at the state level with the Credit Union National Association-sponsored Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award.   Apple’s leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of youth financial literacy, as exemplified through its award-winning Student-Run Credit Union program, was chosen as best in category for Virginia credit unions with more than $200 million in assets.  This marks Apple’s second receipt of the Desjardins Award, having previously won in 2004.  For more information about Apple Federal Credit Union and its products and services, call 703-788-4800 or visit


A guide to restaurants, food providers and food services in the City of Falls Church has been published by the City’s 2007 Committee to Celebrate America’s 400th Anniversary in association with the City’s Commissioner of the Revenue, the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce, and Taste of Falls Church with funding from the City’s Economic Development Authority.  “Treats and Eats in the City” is now available at the Falls Church City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce, and online at


The board of directors of General Dynamics yesterday elected John C. Ulrich, 52, a vice president of the corporation. In accordance with a previously announced plan, Ulrich has become president of the General Dynamics European Land Combat Systems business unit, reporting to Charles M. Hall, executive vice president and group executive for General Dynamics’ Combat Systems business group. Ulrich succeeds H. Michael Malzacher, who is retiring. General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 81,900 people worldwide and had 2005 revenue of $21.2 billion. More information can be found online at


The Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Merrifield Business Association invite business leaders and residents to attend a co-hosted luncheon with a presentation by representatives from  2007 Committee to Celebrate America’s 400th Anniversary.  The luncheon will take place from 11:30 – 1:00 on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at the Italian Café located at 7161 Lee Highway.  The cost is $25 for members of GFCCC or GMBA and $30 for nonmembers.  Email GFCCC at  or GMBA at to reserve seats. 

Waterford Development received an award for best condominium project in the Mid-Atlantic region for The Palladium, a luxury residence in McLean, Va. The award, given by Delta Associates, was presented October 5 at the 10th Annual Multifamily Awards for Excellence. The Palladium is a mixed-use development featuring 69 luxury condominiums, as well as 10,000 square feet of retail and 6,500 square feet of office space along with a terraced outdoor park with a water sculpture at its center. Waterford Development is a full-service real estate development company headquartered in Reston, Virginia, with an office in Raleigh, North Carolina. Over the past 15 years, Waterford Development has developed thousands of acres of land and completed numerous unique residential communities, as well as innovative office and retail spaces. Recent developments include The Spectrum in Falls Church, now under construction. For more information, visit .