This Week

January 10 – 16, 2008

Monkey Business, a new play center for kids, will be hosting its opening on Thursday, January 10 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Friday, January 11 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. A $100 Gift Certificate for Monkey Business raffle and punch cards for open play will be available. For more information visit Monkey Business is located at 442 S. Washington Street in Falls Church.


The Falls Church branch of PNC Bank is hosting a Grand Opening Wine Tasting Reception on Thursday, January 10 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. 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  


Northern Virginia Tutoring Service and Diagnostic & Educational Resources are hosting a free workshop for parents “Homework: Empowering Students and Parents” on Saturday, January 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the FC Community Center. Topics include helpful hits for homework completion, organization and time management and study strategies. To register email by Friday, Jan 11.


An update on Atlantic Realty Companies’ Falls Church City Center development plans will be provided by ARC Partner Adam Schulman Tuesday, January 15 at the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon. The event will take place from 11:30 – 1 p.m. at the Italian Café (7161 Lee Highway). Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. RSVPs are required. Call 703-532-1050 or email


The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is accepting nominations through January 15 for its Annual Muse Awards. The awards, which champion creativity and innovation in business acumen, are granted each year to nine Virginia companies that demonstrate a uniquely creative approach to their products, services, campaigns, organizational structure, and/or other corporate aspect. Created in 2005, the Muse Awards are sponsored by VMFA's Business Council, an association of business executives who promote and maintain a dialogue between the business community and the VMFA. Seventy businesses were nominated for the 2007 Muse Awards, and 18 were selected as finalists. Intrinergy LLC received the Top Muse award in recognition of extraordinary creativity in its renewable energy processing. Finalists will be announced February 8 and winners will be announced at the Muse Awards Un-Gala March 6. For more information visit


CSI-Capitol Services, Inc., a destination management and special event service provider, has been named a finalist for Best Innovative Event in its budget category by the Association of Destination Management Executives (ADME). ADME’s 2007 Achievement Awards honor event management excellence worldwide with entries submitted from members throughout the US and in nine countries worldwide. CSI is being recognized for overcoming major challenges to produce a community street fair to celebrate the grand opening of a low-income apartment complex and community center in Richmond last summer. Winners will be announced at ADME’s annual conference February 23, 2008. CSI is owned and operated by its founder, Jill McGregor and its President, David Hainline and operates out of Falls Church. For more information visit


Don Beyer Volvo has launched “Green Your Drive”, a collaborative program with Clean Currents, LLC. For every car sold at its Falls Church, Alexandria, Dulles and Winchester showrooms, Don Beyer Volvo will purchase enough Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) through Clean Currents to offset each vehicle’s estimated first year of carbon emissions. The 100% wind powered RECs will offset nearly 15,000 pounds of carbon emissions per vehicle per year. Don Beyer Volvo customers will be able to choose a “green upgrade” option to extend the purchase of RECs to continue offsetting their vehicle’s carbon emissions in years two through five. Don Beyer Volvo is one of the only wind powered auto dealerships in the DC region. For more information visit and


The Inns of Virginia – Falls Church was awarded the Property of the Year 2007 by Strissel Management. The property, which conducted a complete rehab and introduced microfridges and free wireless internet a year ago, has attracted a strong new client base resulting in their best year in sales since 2000. Strissel Management, Inc. provides the management and accounting services for the Inns Of Virginia Hotel Franchise and the Bragg Office Building of Alexandria, Virginia. The Inns of Virginia operate properties in Alexandria, Arlington, Woodbridge and Falls Church. Fore more information visit


Washington Photocopy has moved from its Washington, DC location to Merrifield to expand its sales and better serve its Virginia customers. Washington Photocopy, which has sold copiers, fax and printers from its operation in Washington, DC for 37 years, is known for its two hour emergency response service calls and competitive pricing. More than 20 copiers, fax and printers are on display at the new showroom located at 2931-B Eskridge Road. As an introduction to the Virginia market, Washington Photocopy is offering a limited time special of 50% off of their copies, fax and printers. For more information call Joel Lasko at 703-560-3900.