This Week’s Business News and Notes

June 14 – 20, 2007

Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services has opened a location in Falls Church. Club Z! provides high quality, individualized tutoring to students in the security of their homes, at times convenient to parents. The Falls Church Club Z! is owned and operated by Hadia Cheema. There are more than 500-plus Club Z! franchises throughout the United States, each employing local teachers and degreed professionals to perform the tutoring services. Club Z! tutors are either state certified, public or private school teachers or degreed professionals with expertise in the area they are tutoring. Tutoring is available in all core subjects such as reading, math, science, computers, language arts, in study skills, and in assessment test preparation. To find out more about the Falls Church Club Z! call 703-971-6810 or go to


Diener & Associates, CPAs and the Falls Church News-Press are co-sponsoring their annual Food drive to benefit Food for Others, a local food bank located in Merrifield. Canned goods can be dropped off at either of the co-sponsors or at Anthony’s, Art and Frame of Falls Church, Point of View, the Unity Club or the FC Community Center any time through July 4th. Contact Cindy Elkin at 703-241-8807 for more information.


Fairfax County will present the seminar “Keeping Your Business Healthy: Strategies for Small Businesses During an Influenza Pandemic” to small businesses throughout Fairfax County in May and June in a series of presentations at Board of Supervisors district offices. The seminar will focus on the latest pandemic flu information and the significance of building a plan to continue business operations when a flu pandemic happens. Experts from the Fairfax County Health Department will offer presentations and resources to help business owners develop a pandemic flu preparedness plan. Seating is limited so attendees are encouraged to pre-register by calling Mercedes Riddick, outreach coordinator, on 703-246-6016, TTY 711, or send her an e-mail at For more information about the seminars or pandemic flu preparedness in Fairfax County, call the Health Department at 703-246-2411, TTY 703-591-6435, or visit the county’s pandemic flu Web page at


The Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Mini-Golf Family Fun Night on Tuesday, June 19 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Upton Hill Regional Park. This event provides an exceptional opportunity for business team-building and informal networking. Tickets are $20 for adults. Participants are granted unlimited access to miniature golf, access to batting cages, dinner provided by Bentley’s Family Restaurant and Robeks Healthy Eats, and prizes. For information about the event, call 703-532-1050. Upton Hill Regional Park is located at 6060 Wilson Boulevard. For information about Upton Hill or other Norther Virginia Regional Park Authority Parks, visit


Jessica Cogan Millman, Senior Planner for the Coalition for Smarter Growth, will speak at the June luncheon of the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce. Millman is a trained planner with an MA in planning from the Univ. of North Carolina. She was Chief of Staff to the MD Office of Smart Growth under Governor Glendening and in an executive position with the Smart Growth Leadership Institute chaired by former Governors Glendening and Whitman. Millman also chairs the Smart Growth Alliance Recognition Jury. The luncheon will take place from 11:30 – 1:00 on Tuesday, June 19 at the Italian Café. Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. An additional $5 charge will be added to attendees who have not registered. RSVP to 703-532-1050.


P. David Tarter has joined the Falls Church City Economic Development Authority. Mr. Tarter, an attorney with the firm Lawson, Tarter & Charvet, PC, specializes in real estate development, land use, transactions and community association law. His clients include a broad range of builders, developers and property owners. The EDA is an independent political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia with a wide range of powers, including the power to buy and sell land, in support of its statutory functions. The Falls Church EDA has seven members serving two to four-year terms. Members include Chairman Edward Saltzberg, Barry Buschow, Warren Cohen, Bob Butchko, AC Miller, Bruce Swenson and Mr. Tarter who is serving as Vice Chairman. For more information visit the City’s website at or contact the Economic Development Office at (703) 248-5491 or


Washington, DC-based Whiteford, Taylor & Preston has opened an office in Falls Church. The new office, located at 3190 Fairview Park Drive The new office contains 9,000 square feet and office space for 15 attorneys. The initial group of lawyers transferring to the space practice in the area of Community Associations, representing condominium and homeowners’ associations and property management companies throughout the Commonwealth. By September, this initial group will be joined by corporate lawyers and litigators to broaden the services available to clients. The space also includes offices for visiting attorneys from WTP’s other offices in Baltimore, Towson, Columbia, and the District of Columbia. About Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, visit website at