Falls Church Business News & Notes

Stifel and Capra is hosting a Saturday Sidewalk Sale featuring gift and seasonal merchandise on October 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stifel and Capra is located at 210 Little Falls, Suite 201, in Falls Church.

Visit to view the artwork, jewelry and other items from local artists and craftsmen available.

The Virginia Career Education Foundation is sponsoring the second annual

Virginia Career Week October 12-18, 2008 in appreciation of the business community’s efforts to help schools and promote career awareness. The week is purposefully planned to coincide with Columbus Day in keeping with its slogan: Discover Your Future. VCEF provides online and printed resources and programs for businesses, schools and parents. For more information, visit

Red, White and Bleu is hosting an educational wine and cheese tasting to benefit Falls Church’s sister City, Kokopolori on Tuesday, October 14 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Donations of $25 or more will sponsor Maura Constance’s fundraising through the Marine Corp Marathon, scheduled for Oct. 26, to pay a full year of the doctor’s salary in Kokolopori. Space is limited to the first 40 who sign up. RSVP to by Oct. 12. Red, Hot and Bleu is located at 127 S. Washington Street.

The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a breakfast debate on Election 2008: Energy & Environment on Wednesday, October 15 from 7-9 a.m. at the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott (45020 Aviation Drive). For the first time ever, Democratic Governor Tim Kaine, representing the Obama campaign, and former Republican Governor George Allen, representing the McCain campaign, will debate their parties’ platforms on national energy and environmental policy. Norah O’Donnell, former White House Correspondent and current chief Washington Correspondent for MSNBC, will moderate this debate. Tickets are $45 for members and $55 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit call 571-323-5304.

Acacia Federal Savings Bank is sponsoring two free shred events – one for the community and the other specifically for businesses. Individuals are invited to bring up to five (5) standard size boxes of papers to be shredded free of charge on Saturday, October 18 from 8 a.m.- noon in the front parking lot of 7600 Leesburg Pike. Businesses are invited bring up to 10 standard size boxes of documents on Wednesday, October 29 starting at 9 a.m. in the back parking lot of 7600 Leesburg Pike. For more information visit

Starting October 21, Vantage Fitness in Falls Church will be offering a five week “Boot Camp” for all fitness levels at 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday’s and Thursdays. The Boot Camp provides a total body workout incorporating cardiovascular conditioning, muscular strengthening, toning and core work. The cost is $200 with a $30 drop in fee. Contact Sergeant LauraLynn at for more information.

Falls Church-based Northshore Design received the 2008 Regional Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence and the National Chrysalis Award for Residential Exterior. The custom build and design firm’s winning entry included a wraparound TimberTech composite porch with a three-season screened room on a new Arts & Crafts home. For pictures of the entry or for more information about Northshore Design, visit

Dr. Gordon Theisz of Family Medicine in Falls Church is now providing flu shots for 2008. The CDC has recommended that people get their flu shot as soon as they can this year. Established patients are invited to call and make an appointment. New patients are also welcome to establish with the practice by calling 703-533-7555 for an appointment.

Composition Systems Incorporated (CSI) has hired Brian Lee as its new Director of Business Services. Lee previously served as Director of Sponsorship at the Verizon Center and the Washington Wizards. CSI is a full service print shop specializing in large format, grand format, short-run color printing and trade show exhibits/displays with two locations in Falls Church (205 West Jefferson and 2916 Annandale Road). Clients include Smithsonian museums, government entities, advertising agencies, graphic design firms, restaurants, property management services, and professional sports facilities. For more information visit

Dr. Ralph G. Perrino and Dr. Fred Siegmund have published “Maneuvering the College Funding Maze” in the October issue of Family Magazine. With college costs increasing at nearly 9% per year, while scholarships and grants are a mere 3% of available funding for students, and sources of loans are drying up, “Maneuvering the College Funding Maze” addresses the many options still available to parents as they look for affordable ways to send their children to college. Visit to review the article.

The Washington Center for Weight Management & Research has developed a new program for the treatment of obesity and its related co-morbid conditions. Dr. Domenica Rubino, a board certified endocrinologist and internist is the Program’s Director and her staff formerly of the George Washington University Weight Management Program have developed an individualized clinical program offering dietary options for losing weight. Additionally, the Arlington-based Center participates in ongoing research in obesity including a NIH funded grant and several clinical drug trials. For more information visit