Falls Church Business News & Notes

Whole Foods Market is hosting a “Value Tour” on Friday, August 15 at 4:00 pm to help shoppers find real deals and stretch their food budget without sacrificing quality.

The tours are free and include tastings and free goodies. Reservations are required by calling 703-448-1600. Whole Foods is the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket and America’s first national certified organic grocer. The Falls Church Whole Foods Market is located at 7511 Leesburg Pike. For more information about Whole Foods, visit

Ana Visage Institute is hosting a grand opening event at its new Falls Church location from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 16. A ribbon cutting with Vice Mayor Hal Lippman, Falls Church Chamber of Commerce Chairman Gary LaPorta and other local community and business leaders will take place at 10:30 am. Ana Visage provides a wide array of European day spa services to the general public as well as board certified training in massage therapy, electrolysis, esthetics, permanent make-up, and make-up artistry. Ana Visage is located at 350 S. Washington Street in Falls Church. For more information visit

“Principles of Wealth Management”, a personal finance presentation, will be held at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, August 19 at the Falls Church Community Center. “Wealth Management” applies a wide range of investment, tax and financial planning strategies to address individual circumstances to build net worth and achieve personal objectives. The featured speaker is Falls Church resident Michael Byman, Certified Financial Planner ® with Capital Management Group, LLC Registered Investment Advisers. Capital Management Group is a private wealth management firm serving individuals and families. The event is free but space is limited. Contact Byman to reserve a seat BYMAN@CMG-LLC.NET or (202) 296-3306.

Northern Virginia Community College is now offering business and business-related courses at the Virginia Tech/UVA Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church. Business, computer science, engineering, information technology, mathematics and speech along with English history courses are now available through NOVA. The Northern Virginia Center is on Haycock Road in Falls Church, adjacent to the West Falls Church metro. Professor Robert Woodke is coordinating the new NOVA site. Registration is taking place now for classes that start the week of August 25. Students may register online at or in person at the Student Services Center on any of NOVA’s six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge. For more information, contact Woodke at 703-323-4257 or or visit

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce is soliciting nominations for its Torchbearer Awards which honor Virginia companies whose business achievements and corporate citizenship have made a lasting impact on the prosperity and quality of life in the Commonwealth. The nomination deadline is September 1. Nominees may be from any industry but must be based in Virginia. There will be one state winner and four regional winners who will be announced at a gala banquet concluding the 2008 Virginia Economic Summit on October 29 at the Richmond Marriott. For a copy of the Torchbearer Award nomination form or for more information about the Summit, visit

Restaurants interested in being a part of Taste of Falls Church at the Falls Festival are in luck as there are several restaurant spaces still available. Sponsorship opportunities are also being offered. RCN is sponsoring the Children’s Tent. Buck & Associates Real Estate, Cox Communications, Foxcraft Design and Waterford Falls Church are supporting the event as well. Those interested in participating should contact Jenny Elmore as soon as possible at 703-248-5199 or in order to participate in the Saturday, September 13 event.

Falls Church financial planners Hanson Cheng and Jocelyn Kaplan will join over 100 other Certified Financial PlannerTM professionals who will volunteer their time and expertise to answer consumers’ financial questions at a free Financial Planning Clinic on Saturday, September 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Washington. Cheng and Kaplan will meet one-on-one with consumers to answer their individual questions on retirement and investment planning, debt management, etc. The clinic, organized by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., will also feature workshops on topics ranging from ‘Planning for Your Financial Goals’ to ‘Debt Management.’ Free online registration and additional information is available at