This Week’s Business News and Notes

December 28 – January 3, 2006

Cox Communications Northern Virginia has announced the launch of PowerBoostÔ , a cable industry exclusive speed enhancement that will give high speed Internet customers a burst when downloading large files. PowerBoost automatically utilizes additional capacity on Cox’s local fiber network to give customers a speed burst above and beyond their normal speed. The new feature is now available to Cox’s Northern Virginia Internet customers, and will eventually be launched in other Cox markets across the country. PowerBoost is the latest in a series of enhancements introduced to Cox High Speed Internet customers this year. Recent enhancements include new security and parental control software, more WebMail features and speed increases. More information about the services of Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at ,, and

The January FIRSTfriday of Falls Church will take place Friday, January 5th 2007. Events will include an exhibit of abstract photographic images entitled "Obstructive Succession Series" by Rich Tilley and a performance by musician, singer and songwriter Roger Henderson hosted by Art and Frame of Falls Church. Another exhibit, entitled “Color and Shape” featuring the work of three prominent local painters will be hosted by Falls Church Arts. These events will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the home of both Art and Frame of Falls Church and Falls Church Arts’ Gallery located at 111 Park Avenue in Falls Church. Additionally, an open house with dance classes for participation and/or viewing will be hosted by the Falls Church School of Ballet from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at 109 Park Avenue. The events are free and open to the general public. A detailed schedule of events, supporters, and FIRSTfriday discounts and specials will be included in the Falls Church News-Press January 4, 2007 edition.


George Mason High School in Falls Church, Virginia, has two exciting opportunities to help market local businesses. The Student Council is looking for a variety of items to give as “swag” to competitors and judges of the Mr. & Ms. Mason competition scheduled for February 2, 2007 which will benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Contact Marybeth Connelly at or 703-248-5691. Deadline is January 15th. Additionally, the Mustang Yearbook staff is offering advertising to businesses this year in addition to the family ads. Contact Melanie Besio for details or 703-248-3091. Deadline: February 15, 2007.


Watch Night 2006, Falls Church’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration, will offer something for everyone this year. With support from the local business community, this year’s event will include live music, dancing, an impressive Flash Pointe Light/Music Show, a “Walking Watch Night Menu”, new and different amusements, and interactive fun for kids of all ages. Watch Night 2006 is co-sponsored by the City of Falls Church, the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, Acacia Federal Savings Bank and the Falls Church Economic Development Authority. Event hosts include the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, the Village Preservation and Improvement Society and the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce are hosting activities. Visit for more information including an outline of the evening’s activities. A full listing of activities and supporters are included in the Program which will be available on-site.