This Week’s Business News and Notes

March 27 – April 2, 2008

FedEx Kinko’s has opened a new office and print center in Falls Church at 8190 Strawberry Lane. Manager Mac Via Daens is hosting a grand opening event from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on April 1, 2008. The public is invited to stop by and see Fedex Kinko’s race car #11, enjoy free snacks and refreshments and participate in a raffle to win a 7” Digital Picture Frame. For more information about this new location call 703-280-0125 or email to


Dr. Ralph Perrino, director of the Northern Virginia Tutoring Service, has published “The Importance of Intercultural Communication in the World of Business” in the Winter edition of Bytes & Pieces, the newsletter of the James Madison University student chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. Dr. Perrino, who serves as the Chair-Elect of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce, will also speak to the Society on “The Importance of Business Networking and Managerial Communication” at their April 2, 2008 (Volume VIII, Issue 1). The article can be viewed at For more information visit

FOSE 2008, the most comprehensive event for government information technology professionals, is launching "FOSE for Schools," a new program for 2008 that will donate technology products to the Washington, DC Public School (DCPS) system. Committed to giving back to the community, FOSE 2008 is working with its exhibitors and sponsors to secure charitable contributions that will directly impact the learning and advancement of DCPS students. Scheduled for April 1-3, 2008 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, FOSE 2008 is the largest trade show for government technology professionals. Now in its 32nd year, FOSE 2008 is expected to attract more than 16,000 attendees and feature more than 500 exhibitors, as well as offer a conference and tutorial program and free professional education sessions at the exposition. For more information about FOSE 2008 visit

The Safe Community Coalition and Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce are hosting a community and business awards night on Thursday, April 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean 22102). Award Recipients include: McLean High School Teacher of the Year – Ghislaine Tulou, McLean High School Student of the Year – Chelsea V. Shaloup, Langley High School Teacher of the Year – Kathy Bowdring, Langley High School Student of the Year – Alexa Gallucci, Fairfax County Police Officer – Master Police Officer Philip Quesada of the McLean District Station, Fairfax County Firefighter – Master Technician Jeff Wharton of McLean Station 1, Beautification Award – McLean Professional Park, Chairman’s Award – Lynn Gulick of Cardinal Bank, MVP Award – Scott Monett of Monettech, Commitment Award – Jennifer Taylor of Paychex, Outstanding Business Person – James Wordsworth of JR’s Stockyard Inn and Catering, Hometown Hero – Boone & Sons Fine Jewelry, Community Sprit Award – Wheat’s Landscaping. Toast to McLean at this fun evening reception with fabulous catering at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Register on the Chamber website, or pay at the door $30.


Red, White and Bleu Wine and Gourmet Shop will be opening in early to mid-April at 127 S. Washington Street in Falls Church. Complete with a wine tasting room, the new store will initially offer 400 – 500 wines along with gourmet cheeses, olives, olive oils, crackers, and other wine and wine tasting items. James Roth, Harry Silverstein and Argia’s Adam Roth are the owners of this new independently owned wine and gourmet store.  


To provide support to the Falls Church City Public Schools, companies that are based in Falls Church and across the nation are sponsoring this year’s major fundraising effort being organized by the Falls Church Education Foundation.  The Foundation’s 4th Annual Dinner will be held on April 18 at The Westin Arlington Gateway. Corporate sponsors include Moore Cadillac Hummer (Lead Sponsor) and others such as Acacia Federal Savings Bank, Aladdin’s Lamp, Atlantic Realty Companies, Clark Construction, Cox Communications, Creative Classics, Diener & Associates, Dominion, Falls Church News Press, Greenscape, H & R Mortgage, Harris Teeter, LaFave & Associates, Needham/Mitnick & Pollack, Northern Virginia Tutoring Service, Original Pancake House, PNC Bank, Simply Success, Virzona, Inc., Walter L. Phillips, Inc. and The Young Group. Corporate sponsorships range from $10,000 to $150. For more information or tickets, please contact Donna Englander, FCEF Executive Director at (703) 538-3381 or click on the link on the Foundation’s website at


The Arc of Northern Virginia is seeking corporate sponsors for their 30th Annual Patriot’s Cup Corporate Challenge 8K Race May 4, 2008 on the George Mason University Campus. Sponsorship opportunities range from $1,500 to $10,000. The business community can also enter corporate teams of five to seven runners can be entered for $500 and receive individualized team shirts with the business logo, a team plaque, etc. Post race events include food and festivities including children’s activities (childcare will also be available). For more information visit or contact Lynn Ruiz at 703-532-3214 x114 or


Washingtonian magazine is looking for reader input for their Best & Worst issue. Vote for your favorite pizza, barbeque, crab cakes, burger, French fries, seafood, vegetarian food, cupcakes, birthday cake, pasta, sushi, brunch, bar menu, live music venue, etc. by visiting