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February 14 – 20, 2008

The Original Pancake House is celebrating Library Lover’s Month by donating 15% of its gross sales to the Mary Riley Styles Public Library Foundation Trust on Thursday, February 21. The Original Pancake House, located at 370 W. Broad Street, is open from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. and offers a wide variety of breakfast and lunch menu items. For more information call 703-891-0148.

 

Leonardo da Vinci exemplified the Italian Renaissance, transcending his time and place, inventing things like a helicopter 500 years before the technology existed to build one. Business leaders looking for creative ways to start thinking out of the box may want to consider attending “In Leonardo’s Workshop”, a performance by Oran Sandel, originally created for the Library of Congress, which provides the opportunity to visit the workshop of Leonardo’s mind and learn how a genius thinks. This event, part of a year long series of performances sponsored by Creative Cauldron and Falls Church Arts, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 16 at the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment (222 N. Washington Street). Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Visit www.creativecauldron.org to reserve tickets.

 

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’s February 19 Networking Luncheon. 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 am 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.

 

The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program is hosting hazardous waste clean-up days for any small business within Fairfax County that qualifies as a “Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, Wednesday, July 23, and Wednesday, October 1 at the I-66 Transfer Station Complex. Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators are classified by Virginia regulation as businesses that generate 220 pounds or 27 gallons of hazardous waste per calendar month. The most common qualified businesses in Fairfax County include print shops, auto repair shops, building contractors, exterminators, landscape contractors and property management companies. For details visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/recycling.

 

Dawn Bakken and Randy Bakken have opened a Falls Church Edible Arrangements location at 6180 Arlington Boulevard. Edible Arrangements offers a wide variety of fresh fruit and fresh fruit dipped chocolate “flower” arrangements available for delivery or pick up. To view the arrangements available, which are perfect for parties or as special occasion gifts, visit www.ediblearrangements.com or stop by the new location. Orders can be placed on the website or by calling 703-639-0077.

 

Kathy Hamor, a ten-year resident of Falls Church has purchased the Curves franchise at 240 West Broad Street. The Curves Workout program allows women of all ages and fitness levels to pursue a complete fitness program, combining strength and cardiovascular training through hydraulic resistance, while enhancing flexibility. The experienced instructors at Curves offer one-on-one training, and the comfortable, welcoming atmosphere has helped women of all fitness levels commit to an ongoing fitness program and achieve results. For more information about the Falls Church Curves, call 703-536-0140.

 

The Business Bank, headquartered in Tysons Corner, has announced a number of promotions. Terry Frey was promoted from Head of Loan Administration to Senior Vice President, Patty Bhatia was promoted from Loan Administration to Vice President, Carla Colon was promoted from Deposit Operations to Vice President, Shawn Cox was promoted from IT Systems and Electronic Banking Administrator to Vice President, Tony Smith was promoted from Regional Branch Operations Specialist to Assistant Vice President & Security Officer, and Sarah Carvalho was promoted from Training Officer to Assistant Vice President. With December 31, 2007 assets of $220 million, The Business Bank operates six locations, in Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the United Financial Banking Companies, Inc., along with affiliates United Title, LLC and Bankers Insurance, LLC. For more information visit www.businessbankva.com.

 

Among the new State tax changes that affect Virginia businesses in 2008 is a new sales tax holiday May 25 through May 31 to encourage hurricane preparedness. Purchases of generators selling for $1,000 or less and equipment selling for $60 or less per item, will be exempt from the sales tax. This “holiday” joins existing sales-tax exemption periods for school supplies and clothing from August 3 through August 5 and for Energy Star products from October 5 through October 8. For details on the sales tax holidays or the any of the Virginia tax changes visit tax.virginia.gov.

 

The City of Falls Church has developed a new brochure outlining its event sponsorship opportunities throughout the year. The City is seeking sponsors for its Easter Egg Hunt, its Memorial Day activities, its Independence Day celebration, the Sunset Cinema series, the Fall Festival and Taste of Falls Church, Falls Church Farm Day, the Annual Halloween Carnival, and the Holiday Craft Show. Sponsorship opportunities range from $500 to $10,000. For more information contact Jenny Elmore at 703-248-5199 or email [email protected].