This Week’s Business News and Notes

August 16 – 22, 2007

Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust named Marina Westbrook as the new branch manager of the Falls Church location. Westbrook replaces Gary Fletcher who accepted a loan officer position with Burke & Herbert’s Alexandria headquarters office. Westbrook served as the assistant branch manager of the Falls Church location under Fletcher prior to serving as the manager of the Skyline branch. For more information about Burke & Herbert visit or call 703-519-1634.


The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, based in Falls Church, has named John J. Healy, CAE, as its new chief executive officer. Healy brings more than 25 years of association management experience and a track record of innovation, leading organizational change, increasing membership, enhancing government relations programs and creating greater customer and member value. He most recently serviced as President and CEO of the Washington, D.C., area-based American Machine Tool Distributors Association. Healy, who will officially join the NAIFA Team as CEO in early September at the upcoming NAIFA Convention and Career Conference, Sept. 8-12, 2007, succeeds David F. Woods, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, who will step down as NAIFA’s CEO on August 31 but will remain as president of the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education. For more information visit


Driven-Inc. has moved its facility to 6400 Arlington Boulevard in Falls Church (BB&T Buildings).Driven provides a wide variety of solutions-based color printing and litigation support services including digital printing, bindery and finishing, large format printing, mounting and laminating, advertising specialties, and graphic design as well as digital reproduction, blowback, scanning, conversion, graphic design and printing, and electronic data discovery. For more information visit


Falls Church Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy, owned and operated by Corinne Norton, has moved to 120 North Lee Street, Lower Level, Suite 108 in Falls Church. Falls Church Massage specializes in medical massage. For more information email


The Virginia Department of Transportation is hosting a VDOT Mega Project Outreach meeting on Friday, August 24 in Springfield, Va. The session will review how Disadvantaged Business Enterprises and Small, Women and Minority-owned companies are needed as sub-contractors or sub-consultants for Mega Projects.

Mega-projects include Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, Dulles Corridor Project, HOT Lanes, Widening i-95, BRAC at Ft. Belvoir, and General Engineering Consultant Services Contract. Sessions are being offered at 9:30 a.m. and at 1 p.m. For questions call 703-383-2341. To register or for more information visit


The Virginia Employment Commission is hosting a Job Fair in its Fairfax Offices from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 23. Employers include: Metro Health, U.S. Marine Corps, Horace Mann, TruGreen/Chemlawn, Caliper, Transportation Security Administration, UPS, Babies R Us, FedEx, Primerica, Fairfax County Government, Award Crafters and others. Attendees should be prepared to fill out applications or submit resumes. Some employers may interview on the spot.The event will take place at 13135 Lee Jackson Highway in Fairfax.For more information call 703-803-0000, email or visit


Nick Benton, Falls Church News-Press owner and editor-in-chief, was featured in the cover article of Metro Weekly’s August 9 issue. “Citizen Nick: Nicholas F. Benton's gay-friendly, progressive paper grows in Falls Church” provides a candid biography of Benton and the unique history of the News-Press. The photos and article are available on the web at


Falls Church-based Uniwest Commercial Realty was ranked #19 in metro area leasing revenue by the Washington Business Journal. The list of commercial real estate leasing brokers included only one other firm from Northern Virginia, Herndon-based Cambridge. Of the 20 additional companies listed, 5 were based in Maryland, and 14 were based in the District. For more information visit


Applications are being accepted by business leaders interested in representing the City of Falls Church on the Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board. NVWIB is the local Workforce Investment Board for the counties of Fairfax, Loudon, Prince William, and the cities of Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas, and Manassas Park. is a product of the Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board's commitment to providing quality workforce development services. For an application or more information about the NVWIB or SkillSource, visit

The City of Falls Church is accepting applications for Community Development Block Grant funding through noon Friday, September 21. Funding is available for for-profit organizations, nonprofits, and public agencies to support public services, housing rehabilitation, homebuyer assistance, and economic development activities for low and moderate income households. Funded projects in the past have included home repair, rental assistance, housing development, recreation activities for disabled adults, legal counsel for families facing eviction or homelessness, first time homebuyer programs, family literacy programs and home buyer education classes. Businesses and organizations interested in securing CBDG funds can secure additional information and application guidelines by visiting, click on Services, then Housing Services. The CDBG link will be on the right side menu. Call 703-248-5005 for additional information.


Local business sponsors are being sought by the Falls Church Education Foundation for the 2nd Annual Run for the Schools 5K certified race and 1 mile family fun run scheduled for September 16 and by Homestretch for their wine tasting and silent auction fundraiser scheduled for September 28.For information about the opportunities available with the Falls Church Education Foundation, contact Donna Englander at 703-538-3381 or For information about the opportunities with Homestretch, contact Gina Cocomello at 703-237-2035×117 or