Falls Church Business News & Notes

The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce and the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting a “Young Professionals’ Mixer” at Clare & Don’s Beach Shack from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17. Young professionals interested in networking with their peers from McLean and Falls Church are invited to attend. Attendance is free and drink specials will be available. Clare & Don’s ( is located at 130 N. Washington Street in Falls Church.

Jason’s Deli, which has approximately a 180 restaurants nationwide, is opening their new Falls Church restaurant officially on Monday, July 21. The family owned and operated restaurant chain offers deli style sandwiches, New Orleans Muffalatas, hot pastas, stuffed potatoes, a salad bar, kids menu, free ice cream and a number of organic options. The new restaurant is in Idylwood Plaza located at 7505 Leesburg Pike. For more information about Jason’s Deli visit

The Falls Church News-Press will be printing a special Real Estate Guide on Thursday, July 31. The special section, which will include articles of interest regarding the local market, will serve as an insert and a seperate stand-alone publication and be on newsstands throughout summer. For more information about the advertising opportunities available, call 703-532-3267 or visit

Stacy’s Coffee Parlor, located at 709 W. Broad and Falls Church, has been sold by owner/operator Stacy Hennessey to new owners. Hennessey served as the Executive Director of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce for almost three years before purchasing the coffee parlor formerly known as Caffeine. Stacy’s Coffee Parlor, “where something is always brewing,” is a popular venue for coffee, ice cream, breakfast and lunch and is known for its live music, children’s activities, fundraising efforts and political events. The new owners will retain the name. For more information visit

Gay Nuttall retired this week after 16 years at the helm of the Reston-based Washington Suburban Press Network, which has supplied national account advertising to the Falls Church News-Press and other regional weeklies since 1992. Nuttall, a long-time and dear friend of the News-Press, has been replaced by Rich Whippen, who came from Boston to work for the company in the newly created Vice President of Advertising position three months ago. The Washington Suburban Press Network is home to 99 suburban community weekly and daily newspapers, carrier-delivered to households in the Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC and the Northwest section of the District. With over 1.6 million+ audited circulation, our publications are the leading newspapers of record in hundreds of communities throughout the Washington region. For more information visit

Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), has been granted a Fulbright Award to develop recommendations on building a skilled employment base in northern Scotland when a nuclear power plant closes. Gordon will take annual leave in Scotland for four weeks to explore the region’s potential for renewable energy and develop ways to drive investment into the northern Highlands region as the Dounreay reactor is shut down. He has consulted on economic development goals and strategies with U.S. local and state governments as well as in Puerto Rico, Poland and Micronesia. Gordon has been with the FCEDA since late 1983. For more information on the Fairfax EDA visit ( For more information on the US-UK Fulbright Commission visit (

Falls Church-based Axiom Resource Management, Inc., has been named one of America’s Top 100 Companies by Revenue in the field of healthcare information and technology. Healthcare Informatics magazine published their annual list of top healthcare IT firms in June, 2008, ranking Axiom at number 76. Axiom moved up five spots from their 2007 ranking, where they placed at number 81 on the list. Axiom is a professional consulting firm providing program management, operational support, accessibility, management training, and IT solutions. The firm delivers studies and analyses, marketing, distance learning, and Web support. Axiom was selected a “2007 Great Place to Work” in Washington by both Washingtonian magazine and the Washington Business Journal.

Virginia Commerce Bancorp, Inc. will host a teleconference call for the financial community on July 17, 2008, at 11 a.m. to discuss its second quarter 2008 financial results which will be released that morning. The public is invited to listen to this conference call by dialing 866-837-9787 at least 10 minutes prior to the call. A replay of the conference call will be available from 2 that day through 11:59 p.m. July 24 by dialing 888-266-2081 and entering access code 1259618. Virginia Commerce Bancorp, Inc. is the parent bank holding company for Virginia Commerce Bank, which offers a full range of business and consumer banking services through 26 branch offices, one residential mortgage office and an investment services office, principally to individuals and small-to-medium size businesses in Northern Virginia and the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.