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Falls Church Business News & Notes




Red, White & Blue Wine and Gourmet Shop is now hosting wine tastings Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 8 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 – 5 p.m.

The new Falls Church wine store, which also offers micro-brewed beers, fine cheeses and gourmet items, is owned and operated by Adam Roth (also a co-owner of Argia’s Italian restaurant), James Roth, and Harry Silverstein. Red, White & Blue is located at 127 S. Washington Street. For more information call (703) 533-WINE (9463) or visit redwhiteandbleu.com.

The Community Business Partnership is hosting a free seminar on Small Business Resources every Thursday in their offices located at 7001 Loisdale Road in Springfield. The CBP, known for “Building Business in Fairfax and Beyond”, provides a vast array of resources and services through its Business Finance, a Business Incubation, Financial, Small Business and Women’s Business Centers. On September 4 the seminar will take place from noon to 1 p.m., on September 11 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., on September 18 from 8 – 9 a.m. and on September 25 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Attendance in this class provides the opportunity to take advantage of the CBP’s other business building courses. For more information call 703-768-1440 or visit www.cbponline.org.

The Original Pancake House has signed on as a sponsor of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s Mini-Golf Family Fun Night. OPH will treat attendees with wraps during the picnic style event that will include unlimited access to miniature golf and softball and baseball batting cages. The event is a terrific opportunity for business leaders to network with friends, family and staff members in an informal, relaxed and fun atmosphere. The annual Mini-Golf Family Fun Night will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30 at Upton Hill Regional Park. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for kids, and free for children 6 and under. Call 703-532-1050 or email [email protected] for more information.

Jenna Caudillo, of myNeighborsNetwork.com, is serving as chair of the marketing committee for the Fairfax Partnership for Youth‘s Third Annual Changing Lives-One Youth at a Time Awards Breakfast. Nominations are sought for outstanding youth between 5th and 12th grades. Nine distinguished awards will be presented with monetary awards totaling $5,000, sponsored by the Apple Federal Credit Union Education Foundation. Winners will be recognized at an awards breakfast on Tuesday, October 28, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency Reston with Art Monk delivering the key note address. For nomination information and forms, see www.fairfaxyouth.org. The nomination deadline is September 15, 2008. Limited sponsorship opportunities available as well, see website for information.

According to the 2008 Digital Counties Survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties, Fairfax County is one of the top digital counties in the nation for jurisdictions with populations over 500,000. All U.S. counties were invited to respond to a questionnaire including more than 100 measurements and data points about online service delivery, infrastructure, architecture and governance models. Fairfax County received third place in the 500,000 or more population category, ranking in the top five for the fourth consecutive year. The county’s E-government program addresses the digital divide for residents and businesses through multiple access channels and has been successful in creating a government without walls, doors or clocks. The program features many information delivery methods, including the Web, customer information kiosks, Interactive Voice Response via touch-tone phone and a cable TV government channel. Through the county’s E-government platforms, people can complete services online such as paying taxes, locating facilities and transportation routes, reporting property and zoning concerns, accessing general court information, and registering for parks and recreation classes. For more information visit fairfaxcounty.gov.

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce is soliciting nominations for its Torchbearer Awards to 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 http://www.vachamber.com.

Interested in buying an established business in Falls Church? According to bizbuysell.com there are nine businesses for sale in the City of Falls Church including the Meineke franchise, a well known tanning salon, and a coffee shop. To find businesses available for purchase visit the site and select you location of choice almost anywhere in the world. Already have a business but looking for a location in the City? A listing of available commercial space, including photographs, can be found on the City’s website at www.fallschurchva.gov. Click on “Business Services” and then on “Business Assistance”. Scroll half way down the page and click on “Business Site or Building Location Assistance”.