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Jack-the-Ripper Certified Arborists Inc. won the business category of Fairfax County’s 2008 Environmental Excellent Awards which recognize advancement or support of Fairfax County’s environmental goals and policy statements; dedication of personal time and expertise beyond normal fiscal or civic responsibilities; and leadership as a role model for others.

Additional award recipients include Chet McLaren in the resident category and the Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter Project Management Team in the organization category. For more information visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov.

Falls Church-based JDG Communications, Inc. has created a Web site for the Federal Trade Commission to help young consumers learn key consumer and business concepts and to protect themselves against fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices. Children under 12 are reported to spend billions of dollars on goods and services every year. The new Web site www.ftc.gov/YouAreHere takes kids on an experiential journey through a shopping mall to introduce them to key consumer and business concepts including advertising, branding and competition. Kids can learn the rules of advertising by creating their own ad for a shoe store, become familiar with how supply, demand and production costs impact selling prices and gain an understanding of competition by comparing sales pitches. There is also a short movie that shows how Teddy Roosevelt became known as the “Trust Buster” and why the FTC was formed. JDG is a full-service marketing firm that specializes in strategic marketing services. For more information, visit jdgcommunications.com.

Mike’s Deli @ Lazy Sundae is now offering limited free lunchtime delivery to locations in Falls Church. The deli, owned and operated by David Tax and Rebecca Tax, offers a variety of deli style sandwiches available for eat in or take out The deli is open Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., weekends and holidays 9 a.m – 9 p.m. – delivery is available from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mike’s Deli is located in Lazy Sundae at 110 N. West Street in Falls Church. Stop by for more information or call 703-532-5299.

WiGo Wireless is now offering new phone delivery and set up for Blackberrys and Smartphones. WiGo is an authorized AT&T retailer. Owned and operated by Rob Link, WiGo recently moved from its location in the Whitner Jackson building across the parking lot to 1112 W. Broad Street in Falls Church. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday -Saturday. To learn more stop by the new location, call 703-241-9446 or visit wigowireless.com.

Events

PNC Bank in Falls Church is hosting an autograph signing party with Washington Wizards Player Nick Young from 5-7pm on Thurs, Dec. 4. A raffle will also be held for 2 tickets to see the Wizards and a $125 gift certificate for Argia’s. PNC Bank is located in The Read Building located at 402 W. Broad Street.

Healthy By Intention is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a reception at Falls Church Cabinetry 5:30-7:30pm, Thu, Nov 20. Attendees will be treated to food, beverages, seated massage, hand and/or head massage, and the opportunity to win door prizes. For more information about the Falls Church-based professional therapeutic massage center visit healthybyintention.com. Falls Church Cabinetry is located at 1001 W. Broad St. in Falls Church.

Clay Café Studios and the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting the 8th Annual Family Fundraiser to benefit the Falls Church Emergency Homeless Shelter on Tues, Dec. 9. This event is a creative way to support this much needed facility and to make a handmade holiday gift for a loved one. For $25 attendees have the opportunity to paint an ornament, plate, bowl or mug from a select group and enjoy refreshments and door prizes. Space is limited. Stop by Clay Café at 101 N. Maple Avenue in Falls Church or call 703-534-7600 to reserve seats All profits are donated directly to the shelter.

Businesses interested in participating in Falls Church City’s Watch Night festivities on New Year’s Eve can still do so by contacting event organizer Barbara Cram at [email protected]. Watch Night events, which are family friendly and free to the general public, include live music, dancing, karaoke and a wide variety of children’s activities such as a moon bounce and other inflatables. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available for those interested in promoting their business and supporting the community.