This Week

November 15 – 21, 2007

The Entrepreneur Express, a half day of presentations followed by a resource fair focused on starting and growing a small business, will take place Friday, November 16 at the VA Tech/UVA Northern Virginia Center. The event is free but registration at is required to attend the seminars from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration is not required for those who plan to attend only the resource fair from noon to 2 p.m. The event is co-hosted by the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce and the Falls Church City Economic Development Office. It is being sponsored by PNC Bank and supported by VA Tech/UVA N. VA Center, the Original Pancake House, F&B Solutions, Catering by Dana, and Stacy’s Coffee Parlor. Presentations are being provided by the Virginia Department of Business Assistance, Virginia Small Business Development Centers, the Virginia is for Lovers Campaign, and the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Exhibitors, which include PNC Bank, Atlantic Realty Companies, The Young Group, the Falls Church News-Press, SAID/Quick Copy and Paychex, will display and discuss various supports and opportunities available tot the small business community. For more information call 703-532-1050.


Representatives from Arbonne, Silpada, Southern Living Home Décor and Tastefully Simple are hosting a Holiday Bazaar at the Falls Church Community Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 17. Forget the crowded mall and take care of all of your holiday shopping needs in one stop. The Falls Church Community Center is located at 223 Little Falls in Falls Church.


Solano Spine and Sport Chiropractic is celebrating Thanksgiving with its 5th Annual Turkey Day! On Tuesday, November 20, all patients with a scheduled appointment that day will receive a free turkey for the holidays courtesy of Dr. Solano. Solano Spine and Sport Chiropractic is located at 313 Park Avenue in Falls Church. Call 703-536-4366 for an appointment.


Mary Rafferty, the Northern Virginia Organizer of the National Environmental Trust, will speak to business leaders in Falls Church on Global Warming and how small businesses can help the environment. Her presentation will take place at a luncheon hosted by the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, November 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Italian Café. Tickets are $25 for Chamber members and $30 for nonmembers who place their reservations in advance. An additional $5 will be added for walk-ins. Call 703-532-1050 or email


Dominion Hospital has announced that Suzanne Jackson has been selected to serve as its new Chief Executive Officer effective November 12, 2007. In operation for more than 30 years, Dominion Hospital provides treatment of children, adolescents and adults who suffer from debilitating disorders such as anxiety, panic, depression, delusions, eating disorders, schizophrenia, school refusal, and self-injurious behavior. Dominion Hospital is located at 2960 Sleepy Hollow Road in Falls Church. For more information visit or call 703-538-2872.


Verizon Wireless has opened a new retail location in The Byron Building at 513 W. Broad Street in Falls Church. The new wireless communications retailer, which is being managed by Sam Amini, is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit or call 703-241-9880.

Falls Church businesses are invited to submit coupons for a 2008 Coupon Booklet to benefit the Kokolopori-Falls Church Sister City Partnership. Coupons must be valid through December 31, 2008 and offer discounts on products or services. The booklet will encourage patronage of local businesses and be widely promoted throughout the greater Falls Church area. Proceeds will benefit Falls Church City’s sister city, Kokolopori, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Send camera-ready art (5.5" high X 4.25" wide) to KFCSCP, at P.O. Box 6043, Falls Church, VA 22040 or by email to no later than December 15 to be included.


Falls Church One LLC purchased the property at 803 W. Broad Street for $12.6 million. The property contains a seven story 52,626 square foot office building and surface level parking. Current tenants include Coupard Architects and Builders, Falls Church City Public Schools, National Massage Therapy Institute, The Neurofeedback Center of Virginia, the Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry, and several healthcare and information technology companies. Marcus & Millichap's Office and Industrial Properties Group in Washington, D.C., represented the seller, a partnership between Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis investors.

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