This Week

October 19 – 25, 2006

Authors of two new business oriented books will present and participate in book signings at the Greater Falls Church Business Expo on November 4, 2006 at the Falls Church Community Center. Paint your own pottery studio owner Adeena Mignogna will read from and sign her book Cute Little Store: Between Entrepreneurial Dream and Business Reality after which former Associated Press chief White House correspondent Ron Fournier will present and sign his new book, Applebee’s America: How Successful Political, Business, and Religious Leaders Connect with the New American Community. The presentations and book signings will take place at approximately 5:45 pm and will be followed by a reception. The event is free and open to the business community and general public. For more information about exhibit opportunities and the schedule of events, visit or call 703-532-1050.


ManTech International Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of GRS Solutions, Inc. (GRS), a rapidly growing provider of specialized technical, operational, and analytical services to the intelligence community. ManTech will acquire all of the outstanding shares of GRS, and the transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to ManTech’s earnings per share. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, and founded in 1998, GRS is a privately held, specialized company providing analysis, technical management, program development, and program implementation services supporting the counterterrorism/ counterintelligence mission around the world. More than 90 percent of GRS’ employees have high-level clearances. The company generated annual revenues for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2006 in excess of $10 million with robust operating margins. Information on Fairfax based ManTech can be found at


The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the nation’s largest member organization for insurance agents and financial advisors, has partnered with Horsesmouth, a leading provider of online products and services for financial advisors. Horsesmouth’s offerings help advisors with sales and marketing, investment strategies, money and wealth management, and practice management. NAIFA members receive a 90-day free trial—plus a second 90 days free with a discounted annual Horsesmouth membership. NAIFA members also receive an exclusive, bi-weekly electronic newsletter called The NAIFA Advantage. Developed by Horsesmouth and NAIFA, the emailed newsletter contains links to practice-oriented articles and resources from Horsesmouth, as well as links to current NAIFA issues and topics. For more information about Falls Church based NAIFA visit

Robeks Fruit Smoothies and Healthy Eats will be opening soon at the West End Plaza in Falls Church. They have invited members of the business community to stop by on Thursday, October 26, 2006 to learn about what they have to offer. Then, they will be hosting a Grand Opening on Saturday, October 28, 2006 – ribbon cutting at noon. For more information on Robeks visit


Wigo Wireless is hosting a reception for business leaders and the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce from 5:30 – 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 24, 2006. The networking event is free and open to the general public interested in learning more about their communications products and services. Wigo Wireless is located at 1130A West Broad Street in Falls Church.