Arbonne sales director Mary Anne Carlson is offering a unique opportunity to save money and generate product donations in honor of the 4th of July. Now through July 10, purchases made through Carlson directly of $200 or more will receive a 50% discount (not including shipping) and generate a product donation for military personnel. If 10 people participate, $700 in Arbonne products will be contributed. Visit www.arbonne.com to view the product line but be sure to call 703-994-2551 or email [email protected] to participate in this offer.
Jason’s Deli is hosting their Grand Opening and Official Ribbon Cutting from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 10. The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce and the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce will both be in attendance and take part in the ribbon cutting. Jason’s Deli, which has approximately a 180 restaurants nationwide, is family owned and operated. The restaurants offer big deli style sandwiches, New Orleans Muffalatas, hot pastas, giant stuffed potatoes, a salad bar, kids menu, free ice cream and a number of organic options. RSVPs are requested. Contact Adam Roth, Catering manager, at 703-448-5514 or email [email protected]. For more information about Jason’s Deli visit www.jasonsdeli.com.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has introduced two new free online finance courses to help small business owners with the basic principles of finance and borrowing. The new self-paced courses, Finance Primer: Guide to SBA’s Loan Guaranty Programs at app1.sba.gov/sbtn/registration/index.cfm?CourseId=29 and How to Prepare a Loan Package at app1.sba.gov/sbtn/registration/index.cfm?CourseId=28, walk business owners through steps that answer questions about what debt financing is, what loan programs are available, what small businesses should know about borrowing money, how to prepare a loan package and how loan requests are reviewed by lenders. Course participants who complete the 30-minute online training programs can earn a certificate of completion from the SBA, with their name, date and course title. The new finance courses have been added to a menu of more than 26 online tutorials offered by the SBA. For more information visit the Small Business Training Network (SBTN) at (www.sba.gov/training).
Falls Church-based North Shore Design was honored with the 2008 National Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence for a Residential Exterior. The winning entry included a wraparound TimberTech composite porch with a three-season screened room. The Chrysalis Awards honor the finest remodeling projects in the country to provide consumers, remodelers, designers, architects and editors with a resource for remodeling ideas and to identify those companies that produce award-winning work. The judges are editors and writers of consumer publications such as Better Homes & Gardens, Woman’s Day’s Home Remodeling & Makeovers, Southern Living Magazine and Sunset Magazine. The projects are judged on design, use of materials, use of space and integration into the existing space. For more information on the Chrysalis Awards visit www.chrysalisawards.com. For more information about North Shore, the custom building and remodeling company, visit www.northsd.com.
Residents have started moving into the new condominium homes at Falls Church’s Spectrum developed by Waterford Development. The “green roofed” Spectrum is a new, environmentally friendly condominium community located on Broad Street (Route 7) featuring 15 different floor plans for one- and two-bedroom residences, two-story lofts, and penthouse residences. Amenities include concierge services, a clubroom with a pool table and lounge area with a fireplace and plasma TV, a business center, small movie theater, catering kitchen, and a private dining room/conference room. For more information about Spectrum, please contact Johnnie Jamison or Deborah Condrey at 703.533.8525. For more information about Waterford Development, visit www.waterforddevelopmentllc.com.
Great American Restaurants will open Jackson’s Mighty Fine Food & Lucky Lounge in September as part of the expansion of Reston Town Center. Jeff Gaiko has been appointed to Senior Managing Partner of the new concept restaurant. Additional members of the management team include Jeremy Green: Head Kitchen Manager, Vincent Spinoso: Chef, Alissa Cross and Shannon Farr: Assistant General Managers. Jackson’s will be a 1940’s casual restaurant with an outdoor bar, the Lucky Lounge. The menu will include sushi, fresh hand cut fries, prime rib, macaroni & cheese and deviled eggs. Great American Restaurants is a locally owned company that operates nine restaurants and one bakery in Northern Virginia including Artie’s, Best Buns Bread Co., Carlyle, Coastal Flats (two), Mike’s “American,” Silverado and Sweetwater Tavern (three). For more information visit www.greatamericanrestaurants.com.
Clarification: The Director of the Falls Church CommuniKids office is Maria Biggers Walker, known as Ms. Biggers while teaching at George Mason High School. For more information call 703-534-2221, email [email protected] or visit www.communikids.com.