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This Week

December 7 – 13, 2006

Acacia Federal Savings Bank’s chairman, president & CEO, F. Weller Meyer, was named a member of the Thrift Institutions Advocacy Council of the Federal Reserve. He will serve as vice president of the Council in 2007. Meyer served in that position in 1999 and as president in 2000. TIAC is an advisory group of 12 thrift institutions representating savings and loans, savings banks and credit unions. Meyer is immediate past chairman of America’s Community Bankers and director of Acacia Federal Savings Bank, Calvert Group Ltd and IOMAI Corporation. Acacia Federal Savings Bank, located in Falls Church, is a member of the UNIFI Companies, a group of life insurance and financial services firms offering services to individuals, families and business. For more information go to www.afsbonline.com.

Beyond the Garden Gate (450 W. Broad Street, Falls Church) and Stacy’s Coffee Parlor (709 W. Broad Street, Falls Church) are now offering City of Falls Churchopoloy games featuring dozens of local businesses. The games are available for $20, 100% of which is contributed to Hurricane Katrina relief. The games are also available at Art and Frame of Falls Church (111 Park Avenue, Falls Church).

Looking for commercial space in the City of Falls Church? Available properties, and now including contact information, are listed on the City’s website in the Economic Development Authority section under Programs and Services. Each listing includes a photo and information on size and use. To learn about the available space, go to www.fallschurchva.gov/government/eda/AvailableCommercialSpace.

The Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce has created a Holiday Shopping Guide to help gift givers avoid the stresses shopping at this time of year can cause. The Guide can be accessed online at www.fallschurchchamber.org. Hard copies are also available – call 703-532-1050 or email [email protected].

Continuing a 15 month long Hurricane Relief effort, Tori McKinney, Long and Foster Realtor and Falls Church City resident, recently returned to New Orleans to attend the National Realtors Association Convention along with nearly 30,000 Realtors from all over the world including Mexico, South Africa, and South America. While in New Orleans, McKinney volunteered building houses with Habitat for Humanity on their Musicians Village in the Upper 9th Ward. Thousands of Realtors volunteered during the convention donating over 8,500 hours of their time. For information about the Convention visit www.realtor.org/convention.nsf.

Waterford Commercial Development, LLC, in partnership with RER Equities, Inc. and Bouwfonds Property Finance, has acquired 50.6 acres in the Innovation submarket in Prince William County, for the development of Innovation Executive Center. The project is a master planned commercial campus providing up to 640,000 square feet of one, two and three story, architecturally-integrated commercial product. Innovation Executive Center is located within Prince William County’s Innovation Sector, an area strategically designed to foster economic development and partnerships between the County, George Mason University and the private sector. Waterford Commercial is a subsidiary of Reston-based Waterford Development, which developed The Spectrum being built in Falls Church. For more information, visit www.waterfordcommercialllc.com.

 

A number of volunteer opportunities for business people have been identified by Falls Church City Public School teachers. Partnerships vary in scope and length – but they all involve adults sharing their specific expertise with teachers, students and schools.  Volunteers are needed to be guest readers for one-hour visits, host a student intern, share gardening expertise in an outdoor classroom, donate food for a class project, and/or to speak to a class about banking or advertise in the yearbook. To find out more about these and other exciting volunteer opportunities, contact to Marybeth Connelly at 703-248-5691 or [email protected].