This Week’s Business News and Notes

December 27, 2007 – January 2, 2008

Monkey Business, which will be opening soon in Falls Church, offers a variety of playful experiences, the best in instruction and safety, and an environment where kids can just be kids. This new play center for kids will be opening in January at 442 S. Washington Street. Owner Melissa Steele, family, friends and staff are inviting the community to celebrate its Grand Opening on January 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., January 10 from 10 a.m. and on January 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. A $100 Gift Certificate for Monkey Business raffle and punch cards for open play will be available. For more information visit


The Falls Church branch of PNC Bank is hosting a Grand Opening Celebration the evening of Thursday, January 10. The event will include refreshments, wine tasting, raffle prizes and the opportunity to learn about their small business benefits. PNC is located at 402 W. Broad Street. Contact branch manager Alex Mereish at 703-237-3579 for more information.


The Falls Church Business community is supporting Watch Night 2007, December 31, 2007, at even greater levels than in years’ past. The City of Falls Church and Falls Church City Economic Development Authority are serving as Partners of the event while Acacia Federal Savings Bank will be a Watch Night Sponsor and Diener & Associates, CPA’s and Sunrise Assisted Living of Falls Church will be Venue Sponsors. Host Supporters include Drs. Berman & Lee Pediatrics, Drs. Love & Miller, DDS, Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust, the Falls Church Housing Corporation, Foxes Music, Geeks on Call, Point of View Eyewear, and The Young Group. Contributors include Akridge Real Estate Development, Associates in Medicine, Clay Café Studios, Falls Church Animal Hospital, Falls Church Arts, PNC Bank, Kendall Productions/Beverly Lindsay Johnson, and Venable LLP. Additional support was also received from Edward Jones Investments (Michael Ankuma), Solano Spine & Sport Chiropractic, Mark Werblood of Tesler & Werblood, and Watson Salsbury. Watch Night, Falls Church’s New Year’s Eve celebration, is being coordinated by Barbara Cram of Greenscape on behalf of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce and the City of Falls Church.  Activities are being managed by the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, the Village Preservation & Improvement Society, the Victorian Society at Falls Church, Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, The Falls Church, Falls Church Presbyterian, Anime Pavilion, Broad Street Tavern, The Unity Club, Art and Frame of Falls Church, Family Medicine in Falls Church, Falls Church Foot & Ankle Center, Falls Church Volunteer Fire Dept, the Operations Division of FC Department of Environmental Services, and FC Department of Recreation and Parks. Email for information about how your business can participate.

The Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board is seeking a Falls Church City business owner to serve on its board. Northern Virginia's Workforce Investment System is an integrated network made up of many groups-businesses, current and future employees, organized labor, education and training institutions, community support organizations, and public employment services who are dedicated to making our community stronger. The network is collaborating to anticipate and prepare for significant workforce trends and realities. The NVWIB provides oversight to the counties of Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William, as well as the cities of Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas and Manassas Park. For more information or a copy of the board application form visit

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Happy holidays to the Falls Church business community from the staff and Board of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce.