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Falls Church Business News & Notes




Curves of Falls Church is hosting a clothing drive to benefit Dress For Success, an organization whose mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and life.

Clean, seasonally appropriate clothing can be dropped off Monday through Friday during business hours at Curves, located at 240 West Broad Street. In appreciation for clothing donations, owner Kathy Hamor and the Falls Church Curves is offering 50% off the service fee for any new member who brings in clothing. The clothing drive and offer will take place through November 1. For more information, please call Curves at 703-536-0140.

Red, White and Bleu Wine and Gourmet Shop is hosting “In Suspense: A Blind Wine Tasting” throughout the weekend of Fri, Oct. 24 – Sun, Oct. 26. The independent, locally owned wine and cheese store, which also carries often hard to find micro-brewed beers and a variety of gourmet items, provides wine tastings with a different theme every weekend. For more information stop by 127 S. Washington Street in Falls Church or visit www.redwhiteandbleu.com.

Dozens of businesses near the corner of Broad and Washington Streets will be “Boo-tified” by local artists on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to noon. Halloween themed artwork will be painted by volunteers on windows and doors and remain on display until Saturday, November 1. The effort is being organized by Falls Church Arts, the Falls Church City Schools Business in Education Partnerships, the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce, Creative Cauldron, and Falls Church Recreation and Parks. For information contact the creator of this program, Marty Behr at [email protected] or the program’s lead organizer, Barbara Cram at [email protected]

Stacy’s Coffee Parlor is hosting a breakfast in the Pavilion for participants in Shelter House‘s walk to benefit homeless families in Falls Church on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 8 – 11 a.m. The walk will start at St. James Catholic School and continue along Spring Street to Cherry Hill Park. To register or for more information [email protected]

Dogfish Head Alehouse is hosting Octoberfest Beer Dinner Monday, Oct. 27 starting at 7pm. For $50 (which includes tax and tip), guests can enjoy perogies paired with Shelter Pale Ale, Spinach Salad paired with Midas Tough, German Sauerkraut Soup paired with Theobroma, sauerbraten with spaetzle paired with Indian Brown Ale, and Apple Strudel and ice cream paired with Punkin Ale. Dogfish Head Alehouse is located in Seven Corners at 6363 Leesburg Pike.

Todd Hughes of Strategic College Funding Solutions will be hosting a free college funding workshop at the Falls Church Community Center on Oct. 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. The workshop, for parents of high school students, will address the financial aid process how to save out of pocket expenses. Registration is required – go to www.scfsinc.com or call 877-778-5481.

The Northern Virginia Business Alliance is hosting the first-ever “Breakfast With A Millionaire” event on Wed, Oct. 29 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Rosemary’s Thyme, 5762 Union Mill Road in Clifton. The featured speaker, Dr. Hany Malik, Founder and President of Suntiva Executive Consulting, will share how Suntiva Executive Consulting began, what steps he took to make it one of America’s fastest growing companies, how his company qualified for the Inc 500 Fastest Growing Private Company list, and the future opportunities that lie ahead for Suntiva. To register, please e-mail Sheila Thompson at [email protected]. For more information the Northern Virginia Business Alliance, contact Josh Fertel at River City Marketing, 703-218-1750, [email protected].

PRS in Falls Church is sponsoring a garage sale on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the parking lot of PRS offices at 500/510 W. Annandale. PRS (formerly Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services) provides community-based support services and training to help men and women recover from mental illness. Businesses or individuals interested in donating items for the garage sale can contact Tammy De Martino at [email protected] or at x6321.

Falls Church-based Homestretch has been selected as one of 68 nonprofits to be featured in the 08-09 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington. More than 200 nonprofits applied for the honor. Homestretch provides transitional housing, budget counseling, job skills training and placement assistance, ESL and life skills classes, pro bono legal advice and substance and domestic violence counseling for homeless women and their families. The Catalogue connects smaller, community-based organizations with individuals who want to contribute to, and make a difference in, their communities. For more information visit www.homestretch-inc.org.

Charles A. Bish, CPA, of Bish & Haffey, PC, has been elected to join the Advisory Board of The Business Bank. He has been a practicing CPA since 1977 and is a founding member of the accounting firm Bish & Haffey, a founding member of the financial planning firm Century Financial Group, LLC and a founding shareholder of the payroll processing company Infinet Payroll Services, Inc. The Business Bank, headquartered in Vienna, is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Financial Banking Companies, Inc. For additional information visit www.businessbankva.com.

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