Falls Church Business News & Notes

The Original Pancake House is hosting a fund raiser for the Prevention of Blindness Society on Thursday, Aug. 21 from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fifteen-percent of proceeds from breakfast and lunch that day will be donated to the improvement and preservation of sight through the provision of services, education, advocacy and innovation.

For more information about the beneficiary visit The Original Pancake House is located at 370 W. Broad St. in Falls Church. For more information about the Original Pancake House, visit

The Unity Club is hosting a car was at Two Sisters Coffee on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Along with the car wash there will be live entertainment and a cookout. Car washes will be provided in exchange for donations to The Unity Club. For information email,

The Organic Doggy Kitchen is hosting a “doggy pool party” to raise funds for the Animal Cancer Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 23. The event will take place from 3 – 4:30 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Animal Swim Center in Middleburg. Special guests include famous Border Collie Leroy and his friends Andrew and Preston from the television show Greatest American Dog (Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on CBS). Tickets are $25 per dog and proceeds benefit the Animal Cancer Foundation. RSVPs are required – email

The Women’s Center of Northern Virginia is sponsoring “Introduction to QuickBooks ProTM for Business Accounting” on Aug. 25 – 26 from 6 – 9 p.m. The two-night course will be held at the Community Business Partnership located at 7001 Loisdale Road in Springfield. The course is $65 for those who pay at least 7 days in advance and $85 for those who do not. To RSVP or for more information, call 703-778-9922 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 Sept. 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 Oct. 29 at the Richmond Marriott. For a copy of the Torchbearer Award nomination form or for more information about the Summit, visit

The Fairfax Chamber of Commerce’s 20th Annual Chamber Debate will feature former Governor Mark Warner and former Governor Jim Gilmore and provide them the opportunity to share their respective plans for representing the Commonwealth in the United States Senate. Moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday and featuring a panel of respected journalists, Governor Gilmore and Governor Warner will provide answers to the tough questions that will help shape the future of our Commonwealth and the nation. The Senate Debate will take place from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18 in the Capital One Complex on Capital One Drive in McLean. Tickets are $75 for Fairfax Chamber members and $95 for non-members. For more information or to RSVP, visit

Restaurants interested in getting involved in what will likely be the busiest election day in many years are being invited to “Adopt a Polling Place” in the City of Falls Church by providing free box lunches to poll workers on Nov. 4. The City has six poll sites. At each location between 10 – 15 individuals will spend from 5:00 a.m. until after 8:00 p.m. manning the polls and recording results. City election organizers are reaching out to the restaurant community with the hope that the provision of free lunches, in addition to the $125 payment poll workers receive, will help entice more people to volunteer for this service. For information about the “Adopt a Polling Place” or serving as a poll worker, contact the Electoral Board at 703-248-5085 or

Falls Church-based Trimark Corporation has sold the Millennium Bank Building located at 1051 Elden St. in Herndon for $2,050,000 to RLV LLC. The building is 7,164 sq. feet. The Reston-based bank’s lease expires in 2013 with three 5-year renewal options. Russell Rowzie and Viet Duong with Trimark Corporation represented the seller and Howard Walton at Evergreen Properties represented the buyer. For more information, visit

The Arlington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has closed its doors after working with small businesses in the area for 17 years. The closing was due to restructuring efforts in the Center’s Virginia network. Small businesses who wish to use SBDC services for technical assistance for startup and existing businesses are requested to contact the Fairfax Small Business Development Center ( at 4031 University Drive, by calling 703-277-7700 or contacting Businesses in need of assistance with government contracting are to contact the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center ( at 4031 University Drive, Suite 200, by calling 703-277-7757 or contacting