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Falls Church Business News & Notes




JoS. A. Bank is offering local business leaders and staff members a day of savings on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Shop and receive 50 percent off, plus an additional $50 off all regular price suits, suit separates, sport coats, blazers, outerwear and luggage; 20 percent off, plus $50 off all regular priced dress trousers; and 20 percent off, plus $10 off all regular prices dress shirts and sportswear.

The Falls Church retail store, which provides on-site tailoring, is located in Loehmans Plaza at 7259 Arlington Blvd. For more information, visit www.josbank.com.


Falls Church’s PNC Bank is sponsoring the City of Falls Church’s Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, Sept. 20. Electronics, cell phones, clothing and textiles, bicycles, eyeglasses, hearing aids, etc. will be collected at the property yard on Gordon Road in Falls Church from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stop by for recycling or for the PNC sponsored raffle. For more info about PNC, visit www.pnc.com. For the recycling event, visit www.fallschurchva.gov.


Commuters interested in biking to work will be interested in Wheel 2 Work on the W&OD Trail taking place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. The free event will be held at the Town of Herndon Square on Elden Street, in front of Old Town Hall off the W&OD Trail. The Herndon Police Department, the Fairfax Department of Transportation, the Herndon Parks and Recreation department and area bike shops will distribute maps, give commuting cyclists the opportunity to learn their quickest and safest route to work and include presentations on riding safely, proper equipment fitting and routing. Water bottles, helmets and a grand prize bike from The Bike Lane will be given away at the event. For more information, contact Jenny Hofler, [email protected] or visit www.nvrpa.org.


Foxcraft Design Group is hosting a networking mixer for the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Foxcraft is an award-winning design/build firm offering functional, innovative design and quality craftsmanship. The event will include catering by Clare & Don’s Beach Shack and a tour of the old farmhouse at 110 Great Falls St. in Falls Church, which Foxcraft Design Group converted to their office. The event is free for Chamber members and guests. For more information about the design/build company, visit www.foxcraft.com.


The McLean Project for the Arts is hosting the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce members and guests for an Evening at the Gallery on Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the MPA Gallery in the McLean Community Center located at 1234 Ingleside Ave. The event features information about current exhibit and programs, cocktails, appetizers and raffles. For more information, call the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce at 703-356-5424, or e-mail [email protected].


MyNeighborsNetwork.com is celebrating its newly redesigned website, which now serves the entire D.C. suburban metro area, by offering free one-year subscriptions through the month of September. myNeighborsNetwork.com provides local business referrals and community information. To take advantage of this special offer, valued at $65, go to www.myneighborsnetwork.com and click on “Become a Member.” Sign up using gift code N111. This offer is for new members only. For more information or questions, please call 703-759-2102 or e-mail [email protected].


Anthony’s has joined The Original Pancake House as a participant in Restaurants for Recovery benefiting PRS (formerly Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services). In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, eat at Anthony’s in Falls Church on Wednesday, Oct. 8 (all day) and/or at The Original Pancake House on Thursday, Oct. 9 (from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.), and a portion of the profits for the day will go to support PRS’ Adult Education Program. PRS provides supports and services to persons with serious mental illness. Restaurants interested in hosting similar fund-raising days are to contact Tammy De Martino at [email protected] or at 703-531-6321.


Impulsive, the Falls Church gift shop and gallery owned by Remax Allegiance Realtor Leslie Hutchison, is hosting an art exhibit and sale featuring artist Anne Schwarz, who creates original handmade watercolor greeting/note cards and paper sculptures and collages influenced by local parks and trails. Light fare will be provided at the exhibit from 6 – 8:30 pm, Friday, Oct. 3 as part of the FIRSTfriday of Falls Church events. Impulsive is located in The Broadway located at 502 W. Broad St. in Falls Church.


The Falls Church City Economic Development Office, the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center are hosting Falls Church’s second annual Entrepreneur Express from 8:30 a.m. – noon on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the N. VA Center. This is a great event for anyone interested in starting or growing a small business. The event is free but space is limited and registration is required. For more information, go to www.vastartup.org or call 804-371-8131.


Falls Church resident, entrepreneur and baker Kendall Barrett was recently highlighted on washingtonpost.com. To learn more about Barrett and Kendall’s Cakes, her popular and delicious cake baking and design business, view the video footage at www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/2008/09/08/GA2008090801953.html.