This Week

October 18 -24, 2007

AT&T, NIH, TSA, the US State Department, and Verizon all have representatives participating in “GIT Rockin”, the second annual battle of the government IT bands at The State Theatre in Falls Church on Thursday, October 18th.  Hosted by 1105 Government Information Group, this friendly competition allows executives — from government and industry alike — to network with peers, colleagues and spouses in a high-energy, out-of-the-industry-norm environment.  It's a tongue-in-cheek affair for a great cause as 100% of the proceeds go to the USO.  For more information or to purchase tickets at $20 each, go to  Doors open at 7:00 pm.  For information about The State Theatre visit

The Greater Merrifield Business Association is proud to host its Third Annual Merrifield Falls Festival on Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.  The free event, which will take place rain or shine at the Luther Jackson Middle School at 3020 Gallows Rd in Falls Church.  The Festival includes events fun for the whole family including, for the first time this year, a Taste of Merrifield from 11:00 – 2:00 pm.  The event is made possible thanks to generous support from the business community including the event Gold Sponsors Edens & Avant, Fairfax Plaza, Long Companies/ DSF Advisors, Trammell Crow Residential and Uniwest.


Vantage Fitness, home of the “Smarter Workout” is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony during a reception at its new 402 W. Broad Street facility on Tuesday, October 23.   Vantage Fitness, which was highlighted in the Tuesday, October 9 edition of the Washington Post Express, is a full service gym offering a variety of classes, personal training options, child care, free weights, strength training and cardio equipment. For more information visit


The City of Falls Church is seeking nominations for its 2007 Business Awards. Awards will be granted in seven categories: Business of the Year, New Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Most Improved Commercial Property, Environmental Stewardship, Excellence in Customer Service, and Innovative Technology. Completed nomination forms are due by Friday, November 16. Winners will be selected based on their ability to meet the criteria of the category for which they are nominated. Nominees must be in regulatory and financial compliance with the City in order to be eligible for consideration. Nomination forms are available at City Hall (300 Park Ave.), the Community Center (223 Little Falls St.), the Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave.), the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce (417 W. Broad St, #205) and on the City Web site at Nominations should be submitted by mail to City of Falls Church, c/o Lovey Testa, 300 Park Ave., Falls Church, VA 22046; fax to 703-248-5103; e-mail to; or placed in drop boxes at the Mary Riley Styles Public Library, the Community Center, or the Economic Development Office and the City Manager’s Office in City Hall.

Century 21 New Millennium has announced that Kevin Kleifges and Lori Wertz have joined the firm as sales associates.  Kleifges will specialize in residential property sales in Northern Virginia, Maryland and DC.  Wertz will specialize in the Northern Virginia Area.  Century 21 New Millennium is a full service real estate brokerage company locates in McLean.  Century 21 Real Estate LLC is the franchisor of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organization.  For more information visit

Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area (JA), The Washingtonian and the Greater Washington Board of Trade announced the names of five area business legends who will be inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame during its annual induction ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at the Wardman Park Marriott Hotel on 2660 Woodley Road, NW in Washington, DC. The 2007 Hall of Fame Laureates are: Sidney O. Dewberry, Chairman, Dewberry, Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Senior Managing Director, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC / Senior Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, John P. McDaniel, Chief Executive Officer, MedStar Health, Inc., David Reznick, Chairman, Reznick Group, and David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group. Laureate induction into the Washington Business Hall of Fame is a lifetime achievement award for individuals who have made a major, positive impact on the Greater Washington Region through the private sector economy. Those interested in learning more about the Hall of Fame, or how to attend, can visit