Arbonne sales director Mary Anne Carlson has extended her offer to save money and generate product donations for active military personnel. Now through July 30, 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.
Natalia’s Elegant Creation Pastry Shop and Café is celebrating its one year anniversary by offering customers daily specials and drawings for dessert and other prizes through Saturday, August 2. Natalia’s specializes in European style cakes, pastries, tarts and also serves continental breakfast items, gourmet sandwiches, soups and salads, cappuccinos, lattes and other espresso based beverages. Natalia’s, located at 230 W. Broad Street in Falls Church, is open from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. weekends. For more information please visit ww.nataliaselegantcreations.com.
A number of businesses are hosting FIRSTfriday events in the City of Falls Church on Friday, August 1. Art and Frame of Falls Church, Falls Church Arts, Clay Café Studios, Ireland’s Four Provinces, Impulsive, Curves, Shreve McGonegal, Monkey Business, Stifel and Capra, Sunrise of Falls Church, and PNC Bank are all hosting events. For details on these events or for information on FIRSTfriday dining specials from Argia’s, Clare and Don’s, Ireland’s Four Provinces, Pilin, and Maneki Neko, visit www.firstfridayoffallschurch.com.
Falls Church’s Monkey Business is helping busy business leaders with small children enjoy FIRSTfriday events by hosting FIRSTfriday Parents’ Night Out. While parents head off to the various exhibits and receptions being held Friday, August 1, their children ages three to six can enjoy cheese pizza, playtime, music & movement, a story and crafts from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. Reservations and a small fee will be required. Visit www.monkeybiz4kids.com for more info.
Falls Church art and ornament gallery Stifel & Capra is hosting “Artists Helping Others,” a two- day show and sale to be held on Friday, August 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, August 23 from noone to 4 p.m. in the Great Hall of Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park Street NE, Vienna. The juried show will consist of fine art from local professional artists and members of the community. Proceeds from the show will benefit Homestretch (www.homestretch-inc.org) and CHO (Committee for Helping Others, www.cho-va.com). Vienna Presbyterian is donating the use of its facility for the show. There will be no admission fee, all are welcome. For more information about Stifel and Capra, visit www.stifelandcapra.com.
The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce is offering local businesses the opportunity to sponsor its annual Mini-Golf Family Fun night which will take place Tuesday, September 30 at Upton Hill Regional Park. The event will include unlimited miniature golf, access to batting cages, dinner, music, children’s activities and prizes. This is a terrific opportunity for businesses that provide products and services to children and families. Contact Sally Cole at email@example.com or 703-532-1050 for more information.
The Bennigans Grill and Tavern (www.bennigans.com) located at 6290 Arlington Blvd in Falls Church has closed due to poor sales. Bennigan’s is an Irish American Grill & Tavern which serves salads, burgers, steak and chicken entrees, sandwiches and desserts. The stand-alone restaurant property, located in The Corner section of Seven Corners, is available for lease. Call Dave at First Allied, 800-421-5327.
Suntiva Executive Consulting was awarded a multi-year contract valued at up to $51.9 million with the US Marine Corps Systems Command. Suntiva will provide a broad range of acquisition and procurement-related services, to include acquisition planning, document preparation, contract administration, contract close-out, procurement tracking, and policy and analysis support. Suntiva’s Acquisition Consulting division supports numerous large-scale programs and government agencies in addition to the Marine Corps, to include the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Air Force Medical Command, Washington Headquarters Service, Naval Air Systems Command, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Minority-owned Suntiva is based in Falls Church. For more information visit www.suntiva.com.
The Washington Business Journal and the Greater Washington Board of Trade are hosting the first annual Greater Washington Green Business Awards to recognize those who have successfully incorporated environmental sustainable practices into their business and community work over the past 18 months. Categories include: Innovation, Green Giving, Education/Outreach, Visionary, Invention, Design, and Workplace. The deadline for nominations is August 18. For more information or to nominate a business, go to www.washingtonbusinessjournal.com/nomination.
Businesses interested in purchasing or leasing commercial space in the City of Falls Church may want to visit the City’s website at www.fallschurchva.gov. To find information and photographs on available retail and office space click on “Business Services” and then on “Business Assistance.” Scroll half way down the page and click on “Business Site or Building Location Assistance.”