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Falls Church Business News & Notes

A new Hair Cuttery Salon will be opening May 15 at Vantage at Merrifield located at 8190 Strawberry Lane in Falls Church. Hair Cuttery salons offer the full complement of services, including cuts, color, styling, texturizing and waxing services at an affordable price. Hair Cuttery Salons, which also offer an extensive assortment of professional retail products, are open seven days a week with no appointment necessary. It is the largest family owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, with over 850 company-owned and franchised locations. For more information visit www.haircuttery.com.

Congratulations to Falls Church residents and philanthropists Amy Smith and Scott Tucker for placing 1st and 2nd place respectively with their salsa recipes during the DC 101 Chili Cook Off this past weekend. Smith is known locally as the organizer and master of ceremonies for Ireland‘s Four Provinces’ Wednesday night Pub Quiz. The husband and wife team are also known for their efforts as Divot Charities which is conducting its 5th annual charity golf tournament on Saturday, May 17 at Reston National Golf Course. This year’s event, sponsored by Ireland‘s Four Provinces, Sonic Car Wash, Coakley Construction, and Ed Schimdt will benefit The Fisher House. For more information contact Smith at [email protected]

 
Patty Nicoson of the Dulles Corridor Rail Association will present at the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s Luncheon on Tuesday, May 20 at the Italian Café (7161 Lee Highway, Falls Church). The luncheon will begin with networking at 11:30 and end following the presentation just before 1:30. Tickets for Chamber members are $27 and for nonmembers $32. An additional $5 is charged for walk-ins. Call 703-532-1050 for more information or to reserve a seat.
 
Science Applications International Corporation is hosting The TeraText email, archiving, and records management open forum on the eighth floor of The Rotunda at the Ronald Reagan Building-International Trade Center in Washington, DC on Tuesday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is an open forum to discuss critical challenges and issues facing IT departments. Speakers include Larry Cox and Dr. Timothy Arnold-Moore from SAIC, Browning Marean from DLA Piper, Tim Wickham from Avascent Group and Jeff “Skunk” Baxter – Advisor, Missile Defense Agency. To learn more, visit
 
Busy professionals and business leaders with young children will appreciate “Parents’ Date Night” hosted by Monkey Business from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 30. Potty-trained children ages 3-5 will enjoy playtime, cheese pizza dinner with friends, arts & crafts, music & movement, exploration stations including discovery tables, play-doh, puzzles, kitchen, books, art easel, dress-up and more for $25 per child. Space is limited and reservations are required. Monkey Business is located at 442 S Washington Street in Falls Church. Call 703-241-PLAY or visit www.monkeybiz4kids.com.
 
A number of local businesses are the focus of “Falls Church Memories”, a collection of photos by Dede Haas now on display at Art and Frame of Falls Church. The collection includes photographs of Brown’s Hardware, The State Theatre, Clare & Don’s Beach Shack, Dixie Sheet Metal, Don Beyer Volvo, Bangkok Blues and more than a dozen other businesses and local landmarks that help define Falls Church. For more information about the collection or the artist, visit www.ReflectionsWithin.com. The show runs through the first week of June at Art and Frame of Falls Church, 111 Park Ave., 703-534-4202, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday – Saturday. 
 
Wylie Wagg, a independent family owned pet supply store, will be opening in August at 7505 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church. Wylie Wagg stores focus on all-natural and organic food and treats including Falls Church-based Organic Doggy Kitchen products. Wylie Wagg also carries a full line of accessories and basics at competitive prices and supports animal rescue and adoption efforts. Husband and wife team Laura Clark and Larry Clark have two current Wylie Wagg retail locations – one in Middleburg and another in Fairfax as well as a commerce website. For more information visit www.wyliewagg.com.

 

Microsoft announced the first-half winners of the U.S. Field Partner Awards Program in the Mid-Atlantic States Area, consisting of Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and southern New Jersey. This program, held twice a year, recognizes the contributions of partners serving small, mid-market and enterprise commercial customers. For the half ending Dec. 31, 2007, five partners were recognized across six categories. Of the five winners, four are based in Northern Virginia – two from Reston, one from Sterling and one from Falls Church. Pleasant Valley Business Solutions (Reston) won the Teamwork Category and the Marketing Excellence category, SolutionsDevelopers (Reston) won the Customer Satisfaction & Experience category, i3 Solutions (Sterling) won in the Loyalty category, and Nortec (Falls Church) won the Top Partner category. Additionally, Plus Consulting (Bridgeville, PA) won the Competency category. For more information, please visit www.microsoft.com.