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Falls Church Business News & Notes

Curves of Falls Church is hosting a grand reopening on Saturday, May 10 at 240 W. Broad Street. New owner, Kathy Hamor has revamped the workout facility and is offering new members a $100 discount off of the service fee on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10. A number of local businesses are participating in the reopening which will include a raffle for beauty supplies, $50 gift certificates for Vitalia Medspa, refreshments by Edible Arrangements, Natalia’s Elegant Creations and What’s for Dinner? Attendees will also receive a special offer from Falls Church Pilates. A ribbon cutting with Mayor Robin Gardner will take place at 11a.m. Curves works every major muscle group with strength training, cardio and stretching in every 30 minute workout. With more than 11,000 locations in dozens of countries, Curves is the world’s largest fitness franchise. Curves of Falls Church is located at 240 W. Broad Street. For more information, please visit: www.curves.com.

 

The Original Pancake House is hosting is hosting a Dine Out Day for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Greater Washington on Thursday, May 15. On that date, OPH will contribute 15% of its sales for the foundation’s ongoing efforts to find a cure for cystic fibrosis and to help those afflicted live a better quality of life. The Falls Church Original Pancake House is located at 370 W. Broad Street. For more information call 703-891-0148.

 

The American Cancer Society is seeking sponsors and in-kind donors for its second annual Relay For Life in Falls Church. Almost 350 people with more than 35 teams have signed up to date for the overnight event to be held May 31 to June 1 at the track at George Mason High School. Relay For Life is an American Cancer Society-sponsored event designed to raise funds for the battle against cancer, to celebrate cancer survivors and to remember those who have lost their lives to the disease. Business sponsors will be recognized during the event including the opening reception honoring cancer survivors. Stacy’s Coffee Parlor, The Corner Bakery, The Italian Café, Dogwood Tavern, Red, Hot and Blue and Hoang’s Grill and Sushi Bar are among the local businesses who have already committed to providing food for the reception. For more information, check out www.fallschurchrelay.org or contact Chris McCullough of the American Cancer Society at 703-937-1909 or [email protected].

 

Dr. Ralph G. Perrino, owner of Falls Church-based Northern Virginia Tutoring Service, and J. Denise Perrino, Theatre Arts teacher and director at McLean High School, have collaborated on an article that has been published in the May issue of Family Magazine. The article, “Bringing Drama to the Core: A Creative Approach to Teaching Core Subject Areas” explores the concept of bringing new, innovative methodologies to the classroom to enhance the teaching process and to encourage students to think beyond the traditional confines of learning. To read the article see page 36 of the magazine which is available in hard copy and online at www.washingtonfamily.com

 

Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Company reported that first quarter 2008 results in total assets increased over the year prior by $12 million while loans increased $72 million and earnings reached $5.3 million. Earnings per share for the private, locally-owned corporation were $27.54 vs. $23.21 for the same period in 2007. In addition to strong financials, Burke & Herbert again earned an "excellent" rating from TheStreet.com (www.thestreet.com/tscratings) placing the financial institution in an elite group of fewer than 900 banks nationwide representing the top 10.5% of the industry. Established in 1852, Burke & Herbert is the oldest bank in Virginia and the oldest continuously operating bank in the Washington, DC area. The Bank operates 18 branches in Northern Virginia including a Falls Church branch located at 225 W. Broad Street. For more information visit www.burkeandherbert.com.

 
Vista Graphics, Inc. has launched Virginia Wine Lover, a quarterly magazine dedicated to celebrating Virginia’s wine industry. Wine tourism has become big business in Virginia. There are now 140+ wineries in the state and the number grows annually. Wine events are also growing and are attracting record crowds around the state. Vista Graphics is a publishing company based in Hampton Roads. For more information about this new magazine visit www.vawinelover.com.

 

According to just-released Census Bureau data for fiscal 2006, Fairfax County ranks first among all U.S. counties in the value of federal government contracts performed locally. Companies in Fairfax County performed $14 billion worth of procurement contract work in fiscal 2006 – the most recent data available – compared to $13.6 billion in fiscal 2005. The annual Consolidated Federal Funds Report compiled by the Census Bureau also shows that Fairfax County businesses received more federal procurement dollars for work done locally in fiscal 2006 than all but five states (California, Virginia, Texas, Maryland and Florida) and Washington, D.C.For more information about the FCEDA or the recently announced data, visit www.FairfaxCountyEDA.org.

 

The Falls Church News-Press has a special offer for its advertising customers in its May 22 edition, which will include the annual Memorial Day Parade Supplement. For information about the special offer or for general information about advertising, call 703-532-3267 or visit www.fcnp.com.

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