This Week

November 8 – 14, 2007

Vintage This & That, which has opened a new retail location at 1075 W. Broad Street in Falls Church, is hosting a reception and private showing on Friday, November 9 from 7 – 10 p.m. and a grand opening on Saturday, November 10 starting at 10 a.m. Owned and operated by Delores E. Fischer-Jenkins and Althea M. Roseboro, Vintage This & That provides “Distinctive Furnishings and Accessories of Yesteryear”. For more information call 703-533-8012.


The Village Preservation and Improvement Society will provide an update on the Falls Church City Center and announce its 2007 Award for Excellence in Design at its fall meeting to be held at 3 .p.m on Sunday, November 11 at the Falls Church Community Center. The award will be granted to a new or renovated residential and commercial buildings finished within the past five years. Refreshments will be provided and the public is invited. For more information visit


The Original Pancake House, Stacy’s Coffee Parlor, and F&B Solutions (food service provider for Bentley’s and Miguel’s on Route 50 in Falls Church) are providing refreshments for Entrepreneur Express: Moving Your Business Forward, a seminar co-hosted by the Falls Church City Economic Development Office and the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce. PNC Bank is sponsoring the event with additional support from Virginia Tech/University of Virginia Northern Virginia Center. Registration is required for the professional development sessions which will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. The resource fair will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Both events are free and will take place Friday, November 16 at the Northern Virginia Center located at 7054 Haycock Road in Falls Church. Visit for more information or to register for this free event. For information about PNC Bank, visit


Admissions Consultants, Hughes Financial Solutions, and the Northern Virginia Tutoring Service are hosting a free college workshop: “Preparing, Applying and Funding” on Saturday, December 8 for parents of students who are planning to attend college in the next several years. This workshop will be held at the Falls Church Community Center from 1 – 3 p.m. Dr. Ralph G. Perrino (Northern Virginia Tutoring Service), Todd Hughes (Hughes Financial Solutions), and David Petersam (Admissions Consultants) will discuss issues that are on the minds of all parents of prospective college students. Registration is free but seating is limited. To register, please call 877-778-5481.


Four Falls Church businesses made the Washington Business Journal’s Lists in the November 2 – November 8 edition. JDG Communications, Crabtree + Co., and Eye Design & Marketing were #7, #10, and #19 as graphic design firms ranked by metro-area revenue and Lara Shull & May were #25 for securities brokers and dealers as ranked by 2006 year-end capital. For more information visit


Two Falls Church nonprofits are included among the seventeen nonprofits highlighted in the 2007-2008 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington. The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia and College Access Fairfax were among 17 Northern Virginia nonprofits highlighted as being among the best small charities in the Washington, DC region. The Catalogue profiles environmental, cultural, educational, human services, and international organizations and is supported by the Harman Family Foundation, Meyer Foundation, Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, Freddie Mac Foundation, John Edward Fowler Memorial Foundation, and Corina Higginson Trust and local corporations CGI, Chevy Chase Trust, Fannie Mae, and Landon Butler & Co. For information about the catalogue visit

Do you know a Falls Church City business that has dramatically improved a commercial property or that demonstrates concern for the environment or that provides excellent customer service? Do you know a business person who contributes personally and professionally to the community? If so, show them how much you appreciate their efforts and nominate them by November 16 for the City’s 2007 Business Awards. Visit for more information or a copy of the nomination form.

The Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for outstanding small business owners and the champions who support them for their contribution to the U.S. economy. Awards to be granted are for the Small Business Person of the Year and Champions Awards. The deadline for submission is November 23, 2007. Contact Diane Bynum BDS/Public Information Officer at (202) 272-0365 or for a copy of the forms required. Visit for more information.

The Falls Church Housing Corporation is conducting a salary survey with businesses in the greater Falls Church area to help determine the area’s workforce housing needs. The data they are seeking from each business includes the number of individuals on payroll, a listing of job positions, their pay ranges and the number of individuals at each range. This information will be kept in the strictest of confidence and will only be shared in its aggregate. If you have not responded to this survey but would like to, please contact Participating businesses will be listed with the survey results as contributors unless otherwise specified by the business owner.