This Week’s Business News and Notes

March 1 – 7, 2007

The 2007 Career and Entrepreneurship Expo “Building A Market for Career and Business Growth” will be held Saturday, March 17, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the Fairfax Government Center. This event is for individuals seeking employment or a career change and entrepreneurs and business owners who want to do business with state agencies. More than 50 employers from a variety of industries will be accepting applications or interviewing on-site. Resources and the opportunity to meet with purchasing staff from Northern Virginia Community College and state agencies for small, women and minority owned businesses will be available. Employers wishing to participate in the job fair should contact For general information contact Lauryn Han at The event, sponsored by SkillSource, Fairfax County, Business Development Assistance Group, and the Center for Business Planning and Development, is free and open to the general public.


American Legion Veteran Small Business Workshops are being held March 6, 2007 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Department of Economic Small Business Task Force is hosting this first annual mid-winter conference Small Business Development Workshop and Seminar Series. This free event will be held at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel located at 999 Ninth Street NW in Washington, DC. For information contact the Northeast Veterans Business Resource Center at


Arc of Northern Virginia is hosting a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at

Sponsors are needed for the Washington D.C. Area Angelman Syndrome Foundation (ASF) Annual Walk-A-Thon to be held May 19, 2007 at the Westfields Business Park in Chantilly, VA. Thousands of participants will walk in 17 metropolitan areas to raise funds and awareness about Angelman Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder characterized by severe developmental disabilities, absent speech, seizures, and a lifelong need for constant care. This is the sixth year of the DC area ASF Walk-A-Thon. Last year more than 400 walkers helped raise nearly $100,000 which, combined with funds raised by more than 2,700 walkers at 11 other sites across the country, raised more than $600,000 to increase diagnosis, support research, and assist individuals with Angelman Syndrome and their families. If you re interested in learning about the benefits of sponsoring this event, contact Hal Lippman at or 703-237-9089.


Chesterbrook Residences, a non-denominational, non-profit, affordable Assisted Living Residence currently under construction at 2030 Westmoreland Street in Falls Church, will be hosting free monthly information meetings regarding issues facing senior citizens and their families. The first meeting will take place Sunday, March 11, 2007 at 2:30 pm at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church and feature Steve Gurney, the publisher and founder of The Guide to Retirement Living SOURCEBOOK. His topic will be, ‘Understanding Senior Living Options.’ A construction update on the progress at Chesterbrook Residences will also be provided.  Admission is free and open to the public. It will begin at 2:30 PM at Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland Street in Falls Church. To RSVP or for more information regarding the March “Chesterbrook Chat” and residential opportunities in Chesterbrook Residences, contact Marketing and Admissions Director Chuck Thornton at 703-356-0655.


The Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Gala and 60th Anniversary Celebration will be held Saturday, March 10, 2007 at the Clarendon Ballroom. Supporting businesses include Partners the Falls Church News-Press and The Young Group; Gold Sponsors Point of View Eyewear and Venable LLP; Silver Sponsors Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust, Clay Café Studios, Diener & Associates, Falls Church Animal Hospital, and the Original Pancake House; and Bronze Sponsors Falls Church Housing Corporation, Oshinsky Family Limited Partnership and Mark Werblood of Tesler & Werblood. For information about the event call 703-532-1050 or email


Fairfax County is hosting “Keeping Your Business Healthy…In More Ways Than One”, a Pandemic Flu Summit, from 7:30 am – 2:00 pm on March 15, 2007. Wren Griffith, Director Program Compliance & Risk Management for Northern Virginia Training Center, Dr. Gloria Dr. Addo-Ayensu, Director Fairfax County Health Department and Cathy Muse, Purchasing Agent for Fairfax County will lead practical discussions on planning for pandemic flu and provide information on managing your business during a pandemic influenza epidemic. The Summit, to be held at the Fairfax County Government Center (12000 Government Center Parkway), is also offering an opportunity for local businesses to participate in a Business Expo on site. Visit to register. Call the Fairfax County Office of Vendor Relations at (703) 324-3201 for more information.


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