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Falls Church Business News and Notes




Falls Church’s WiGo Wireless has moved across the parking lot from its old location in the Whitner Jackson Building on Broad Street to its new location in Falls Plaza at 1112 W. Broad Street. WiGo Wireless is a full service telecommunications retailer.

For more information visit www.wigowireless.com.

Argia’s in Falls Church is now serving their fall menu featuring a number of new Italian specialties as well as some old favorite comfort foods. New dishes include Polenta Bolognese, Grilled Italian sausage, and a new brushcetta. Old favorites back on the menu include Fettuccini con Funghi, Lamb Osso Buco, braised veal short ribs, sausage & cannelloni, Cioppino and eight new pasta dishes. For information visit www.argias.com. Argia’s is located at 124 N. Washington Street.

The Falls Church Medicine Shoppe is now offering flu shots on a walk-in basis. Business leaders who want to keep their staff members healthy and their business operating this flu season may want to consider sending employees over to 107 Park Avenue to get immunized. For more information call 703-536-4042.

Ireland’s Four Provinces is hosting a Halloween Party Fri., Oct. 31. A costume contest for kids will take place from 5-8pm. A contest for adults will take place from 8-10pm with prizes awarded for Best Couple, Most Original and Sexiest costumes. Door prizes will also be available for those in costume. Ireland’s Four Ps is located at 105 W. Broad Street in Falls Church. For information or reservations call 703-534-8999.

Red, White & Bleu Wine and Gourmet Shop is hosting “A Halloween Wine & Chocolate Pairing” tastings throughout the weekend – Fri, Oct. 31-Sun, Nov. 2. R,W&B, which carries a wines, microbrews and gourmet items, is located at 127 S. Washington Street in Falls Church. For more info visit www.redwhiteandbleu.com.

Solano Spine and Sport Chiropractic in Falls Church has teamed up with the Professional Football Players Mothers Association to conduct a food drive in November to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank. The month long event will include a reception on Tues., Nov. 11 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Solano office located at 313 Park Avenue, Suite 100A. The event will include snacks, refreshments, door prizes, a silent auction and the opportunity to meet Michael Weiss and other sports celebrities. Attendees are asked to bring a food drive donation. Donations will be accepted at the same location all month long. Businesses interested in providing auction items can email [email protected]. Check www.solanospine.com/fooddrive.htm for updates.

Curves Falls Church is sponsoring an international craft fair to support disadvantaged women and artisans around the world on Sat, Nov. 8 from noon to 4pm. Crafts will include fair trade jewelry, home décor, and gifts from Ten Thousand Villages of Alexandria; Kenyan bags, dolls, and kitchen items; Peruvian handicrafts; South African beaded crafts and jewelry, Tanzanian and Cambodian crafts and more! Purchases can be made with cash or checks only – all proceeds are returned to the artisans overseas. Clay Café Studios, Doodlehopper, Natalia’s Elegant Creations, Pho 88, Maneki Neko, Falls Church Antique Center and other neighboring stores will offer specials to make this a festive block fair in downtown Falls Church. Curves is located at 240 W. Broad Street in Falls Church. Call 703-536-0140 for more info.

“Hablemos Claro”, the first Spanish Oratory Club in N. VA, is hosting Toastmasters Meetings every other Tues. at 7:30 pm at the Tyson’s Corner Community Room, 1961 Chain Bridge Road in McLean. The meetings are open to everyone interested in becoming a better communicator and leader. The next meeting will be Nov. 11. For more information call 703-572-9500 or 703-839-5790.

Berhane Habtegabr, Assistant Branch Manager of the Falls Church Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust, has been promoted to serve as the Branch Manager of a new location in Vienna. The new location is at 302 W. Maple in Vienna (formerly a branch of PNC). Habtegabr has been with Burke & Herbert seven years, the last two in Falls Church. His successor has not been named. Marina Westbrook is the Branch Manager of the Falls Church branch at 225 W. Broad Street.

SmithGifford has continued their expansion with the addition of Fred Krazeise as Director of Interactive Strategies, Amanda Hurt as Account Supervisor and Daisy Wilcher as Account Coordinator. Krazeise has more than 20 years marketing experience, most recently as an independent, strategic marketing consultant to Internet, high-technology, market research and software services companies. He will work with SmithGifford clients on strategy, development and execution of direct marketing initiatives across all Web-based channels. Hurt, who was Director of Client Services for the Washington Redskins, will be supervising several SmithGifford accounts including Roy Rogers and the National Archives. Wilcher, previously a graphic artist freelancer, will work on the Virginia Lottery and Brown’s Automotive Group accounts. SmithGifford is an award-winning full-service advertising agency headquartered in Falls Church with an office in Richmond. For more information visit www.smithgifford.com.