This Week’s Business News and Notes

April 12 -18, 2007

American Asset Management, LC and Realty Exchange Corporation are hosting a free educational seminar titled "Real Estate Investments: The Power of Tax Deferral and Diversification" on Friday, May 4, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Army Navy Country Club located at 1700 Army Navy Drive in Arlington. Owners of investment real estate are urged to attend. This educational seminar is divided into two parts – Part I will discuss the ins and outs of Section 1031 tax deferred real estate exchanges; Part II will provide information about 1031 exchange alternatives. To make your reservations to attend this seminar, please call 703-876-0066. Attendance is free but seating is limited.


The Falls Church City Council has proclaimed April 9 – 14, 2007 as Architecture Week. Arlington County, Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax have passed similar proclamations. The proclamation and events planned during the week commemorate the American Institute of Architecture’s 150th Anniversary. Events include a Glenn Brown Exhibit through April and a lecture on April 12 at the Lyceum, an Architecture in the Schools Exhibit April 13 – 15 at the Athenaeum, and AIA Family Day at the AIA National Headquarters. For additional information visit the AIA Northern Virginia Chapter web site at or contact the chapter at or 703-549-9747.


Carol S. Miller, LCSW is presenting a half day workshop during which business leaders and other interested parties can learn about how to elicit their relaxation response, meditation, guided imagery, gentle movement and other techniques. The workshop will take place from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at The Center for Well Being, PLLC which is located in Suite 1A at 311 Park Avenue in Falls Church. The fee for the workshop is $50 per person. To register or find out more, please call 703-534-5100 x2 or 703-395-4980 or email


Design Frames is holding a moving sale through the month of April during which in-store items are 60% off. Design Frames will remain in the City of Falls Church but is moving to 101 Rowell Court, Suite 100 from its current location at 806 W. Broad Street. For more information call 703-532-2660 or visit  


Don Beyer and Mike Beyer of Don Beyer Volvo are serving as the Honorary Co-Chairs of a Congolese Celebration to help launch a micro-credit fund for Falls Church Sister City Kokolopori, Democratic Republic of Congo. Don Beyer Volvo, DLA Piper US, LLP, Falls Church News-Press, Janmedia Interactive, and Oshinsky Family Limited Partnership are serving as Corporate Champions of the event, scheduled to take place at the International Monetary Fund from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Thursday, April 19, 2007. Additional support has been received from Original House of Pancakes (Corporate Patron), Bob Duncan Real Estate, Inc., Elevation Burger, and the Falls Church Animal Hospital (Corporate Supporters), Falls Church Lions Club (Organizational Champion),  Ambassadors of Peace, Global Conservation Fund at Conservation International, Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce, Temple Rodef Shalom, Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, Virginia 2007 City of Falls Church Committee (Organizational Benefactors), Victorian Society (Organizational Patron), Bushmeat Crisis Task Force, Dulin United Methodist Church, and the International Conservation Education Fund (Organizational Supporters). For more information about this event or the partnership email


F&B Solutions is hosting a grand opening and open house to celebrate the new menus and theme at Miguel’s from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19. Refreshments will be provided in the bar area along with a chance to see some of the exciting changes taking place there and across the street at Bentleys, now celebrating its quarter century anniversary this year! Miguel’s is located at 6633 Arlington Blvd. in the Best Western Falls Church Inn.


Falls Church Cabinetry is in the process of remodeling the former carpet store at the corner of W. Broad and S. West Street. Plans are to open the new showroom and custom cabinet store in May.


A number of local businesses have contributed or sponsored items for the Falls Church Education Foundation’s online auction being held for the Foundation’s annual dinner scheduled on Friday, April 27, 2007 but bidders need not be present to win. Visit for information about the dinner or for more a look at the auction items and donor businesses.


Haycock Elementary School has formed a business partnership with Cosi Restaurant in Falls Church. The newly formed school and business partnership plans to build community relations through the sharing of resources, providing learning opportunities for Haycock’s students, and supporting Haycock’s Technology Fund. Cosi is located at 513 West Broad Street. For more information about Cost visit For more information about the partnership, contact Kelly Sheers, Assistant Principal, at


Virginia Senator Mary Margaret Whipple, Delegate Bob Hull, and Delegate Jim Scott will be the featured speakers at the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s Networking Luncheon scheduled for 11:30 am – 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2007. “The Richmond Report” will take place at the Italian Café located at 7161 Lee Highway. Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers with reserved seats. An additional $5 will be added to attendees who have not reserved their seat. For more information or to RSVP call 703-532-1050 or email


Two Falls Church-based businesses have paired up for a “Doggie Photo Contest”. Tomoko Kawasumi of the Organic Doggie Kitchen is organizing the event and donating the prize of a gift basket filled with wholesome gourmet dog treats. Dr. Michelle Kelly from Falls Church Animal Hospital will judge the entries. The winner will be announced during Doggy Happy Hour being hosted by the Organic Doggy Kitchen which will take place during May’s FIRSTfriday in the parking lot of Art and Frame of Falls Church (111 Park Avenue in Falls Church). Send the photo to along with your contact info and a brief introduction of your dog. 


Sunrise Assisted Living of Falls Church is hosting a presentation on Advance Directives featuring Susan Pollack, an expert in elder law and estate planning with Needham Mitnick & Pollack. The event will take place April 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Bistro area of Sunrise of Falls Church. The event, which includes refreshments, is free and open to the general public. RSVPs are required no later than April 11 – call 703-534-2700.