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February 7 – 13, 2007  

Ireland’s Four Provinces is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fundraiser from 4 – 7 p.m. on Sunday, February 10. Entertainment includes four singers/bands, Irish Dancing and Bag Pipes and the opportunity to participate in silent and live auctions and a 50/50 raffle. The event is free. Ireland’s Four Provinces is located at 105 W. Broad Street in Falls Church. Call 703-534-8999 for more information.

 

Richard Tucker, Senior Planner for Arlington County will present an update on the East Falls Church Planning and Transportation Study at the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s Networking Luncheon on February 19. The purpose of the Study is to generate a land use and transportation vision for transit-oriented development in the East Falls Church area of Arlington County and the City of Falls Church. The Luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Italian Café (7161 Lee Highway). Tickets are $27 for members, $32 for nonmembers. RSVPs are required – call 703-532-1050 or email [email protected]. An additional $5 charge will be added for walk ins.

Computer Sciences Corporation, one of the world’s largest information technology services companies and one of the 10 largest employers in Fairfax County, will relocate its corporate headquarters to the Falls Church area of Fairfax County from the Los Angeles area. CSC becomes the eighth Fortune 500 company to maintain corporate headquarters in Fairfax County. The relocation will consolidate into one geographic location the corporate executive leadership with the company’s global operational headquarters. Fairfax County is already headquarters of CSC’s largest business unit, the North American Public Sector, and its commercial outsourcing business. The company has about 11,000 employees in the Washington area. Fairfax County is the Washington area’s private-sector job leader and is a major hub for regional economic activity. Time magazine in 2007 called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” The CSC decision follows a September 2007 announcement by Volkswagen of America, Inc., that it would relocate its headquarters to Fairfax County. For more information about doing business in Fairfax County visit www.FairfaxCountyEDA.org. For more information about CSC, visit www.csc.com.

The Falls Church News-Press received prime placement for its new ad appearing in the February 1-7 edition of the Washington Business Journal. The full color ad touts the benefits of advertising in Falls Church’s very own paper. The great Falls Church community is composed of more than 100,000 people with more than $4 billion in discretionary spending in the five local zip codes. The News-Press, with its 36,500 targeted deliveries weekly and a fiercely-loyal readership, is becoming an increasingly popular advertising vehicle. For information on advertising opportunities, visit www.fcnp.com.  

 

The Greater Merrifield Business Association helped raise over $5,000 for PRS, Inc., at their 22nd Annual Holiday Auction in December. Established in 1963, PRS, Inc. provides community based support services and training needed for men and women who are recovering from mental illness. Most PRS clients are Northern Virginia residents with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder or major depression. Many of these clients are languishing in their lives. They may be in and out of hospitals, residing with family members or living on the street. With the personalized services that PRS provides, many of these clients can recover from their illness and can lead fulfilling and contributing lives. PRS will be hosting its 13th Annual PRS Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 3, 2008. To purchase tickets, to donate auction items or for more information, contact Tammy De Martino at 703-531-6321 or [email protected]

For more information about PRS visit www.prsinc.org.

 

Janmedia Interactive has moved its headquarters office to 7247 Lee Highway in Falls Church. Janmedia, which also has an office in the European Union with over 20 employees, is a digital and web agency with clients ranging from local businesses such as The State Theatre and The Washington Times to major international organizations such as Amnesty International and The World Bank to corporate giants such as Eli Lilly & Co., GlaxoSmithKline, Mars, Inc., and Time Warner Cable. For more information about Janmedia and their services, visit www.janmedia.com.

John DeWitt and Martin Fayer of Johnson Capital's Washington, D.C. office recently arranged $36 million in financing for Prestwick Apartments, a 310-unit, mid-rise building in Falls Church. The Johnson Capital team arranged the seven-year, fixed-to-float loan through Freddie Mac's Acquisition-Rehab program, securing an interest rate of 5.8 percent. The new owners recently acquired the 1962-constructed building and will soon implement a multi-million dollar renovation. Prestwick Apartments, located at 6166 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church, offers amenities such as controlled-access entry, air conditioning, a state-of-the-art athletic center, swimming pool and tennis courts. For more information visit www.prestwick-apts.com.

Verizon Wireless has opened a new store in Baileys Crossroads in the Leesburg Pike Shopping Center at 3541 S. Jefferson Street just months after opening its Falls Church location on Broad Street. The new store offers a variety of wireless products and services including the new LG Voyager, which features a large external touch screen as well as a full QWERTY keyboard. Verizon Wireless serves 65.7 million customers and is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide. Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: www.verizonwireless.com.  The Baileys Crossroads store is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The store phone number is (703) 379-6540.