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This Week’s Business News and Notes

January 3 – 9, 2008

Monkey Business, a new play center for kids will be hosting its opening on January 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.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 www.monkeybiz4kids.com. Monkey Business is located at 442 S. Washington Street.

 

The Falls Church branch of PNC Bank is hosting a Wine Tasting Reception on Thursday, January 10 from 5 – 7 p.m. Join Branch Manager Alex Mereish and his staff while you learn about a variety of fine wines, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and network with local business owners and other area professionals. PNC is located at 402 W. Broad Street. Please RSVP to Alex Mereish directly at 703-237-3690 or [email protected].

 

The recently opened Chesterbrook Residences will be hosting its next “Chesterbook Chat” on Tuesday, January 15 at 7 p.m. “Your Legal Affairs as a Senior, What You Need to Start the New Year!” is the topic that will be addressed by Susan Pollack, Eldercare Attorney with the law firm of Needham, Mitnick and Pollack of Falls Church. Admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Tours of Chesterbrook Residences will be available before and following the program. Please call Debbie Dement at 703-531-0781, Extension 103, to RSVP. For more information about Chesterbrook Residences, a non-denominational, non-profit, affordable Assisted Living Residence located at 2030 Westmoreland Street in Falls Church, visit www.chesterbrookres.org.

 

Hughes Financial Solutions is hosting a Free College Funding discussion at Stacy’s Coffee Parlor on Thursday, January 24 from 7-8p.m. All parents with High School children are urged to attend. “Coffee Time with College Funding” will address how the financial aid process really works, how to qualify for more aid, how to pay for college the most tax efficient way, how to pick schools ahead of time that will give you the most free money, how to pay thousands less than the “Sticker Price” of a school, how you may be able to send your child to an expensive private school for less than an in-state University and much more. Reservations are required. Call 877-855-1708 or register online at www.OurCFA.com. Reservations are free but seating is very limited.

 

Mike Parkinson, a principal of 24 Hour Company, a Falls Church-based graphics firm, has just published his third book, Do-It-Yourself Billion Dollar Business Graphics: 3 Fast and Easy Steps to Turn Your Text and Ideas Into Graphics that Sell. The book is a culmination of extensive research about the impact and application of visual communication for businesses. It shows real-world examples used to win million and billion dollar contracts for his clients. In 2006, Parkinson set out to educate people on the value of graphics. He published two books and created an editable graphics DVD and a Microsoft® PowerPoint™ template DVD to assist business professionals in designing quick, communicative graphics that add more impact to their presentations and marketing pieces. During 2007, he has spoken at over 25 conferences, held training sessions around the Beltway and beyond, and sold out of his initial books. Do-It-Yourself Billion Dollar Business Graphics combines his original books while offering new ways for business professionals to create compelling visuals. For more information, please visit www.billiondollargraphics.com or www.24hrco.com.

Falls Church-based Crabtree +Company’s design submission to commemorate NASA’s 50th Anniversary was selected to represent the milestone achievement. The design incorporates the Hubble Space Telescope image of the “grand design” spiral galaxy M81 located 11.6 million light years away in the constellation Ursa Major. For more information about NASA’s anniversary plans visit www.nasa.gov/50th. For more information about Crabtree + Company visit www.crabtreecompany.com

Broad Street Tavern closed its doors at 132 W. Broad Street on New Years’ Eve. According to Broad Street owner Duane “Dallas” Dallachiesa, the restaurant has been sold to the owners of the well known Arlington restaurant Rhodeside Grill. The space will remain closed for approximately two months while it is renovated. Details will be provided as they become available. For information about Rhodeside Grill visit http://rhodesidegrill.homestead.com.

Clay Café Studios raised $1,125 for the Falls Church Emergency Homeless Shelter through its 7th Annual FUNraiser which was co-hosted by the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce. The Italian Café (7161 Lee Highway) donated pizza for the event while Natalia’s Elegant Creations (230 W. Broad Street) donated a variety of desserts and pastries. When not enjoying the local fare, attendees spent the evening painting bowls, plates, mugs, and ornaments and shared the holiday spirit with friends and family. Clay Café Studios is located at 101 N. Maple Avenue in Falls Church. Clay Café also operates with another location in Chantilly and a mobile unit “Catered Clay™”. Clay Café Studios is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Call (703) 534-7600 for more information.

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