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Falls Church Business News and Notes




Openings

Virginia Commerce Bank will open its Falls Church branch in the West Metro Plaza at 7115 Leesburg Pike on Mon, Dec. 15.

The branch will be open Mon through Thu, 9 a.m. -5p.m.; Fri, 9 a.m. -6 p.m; and Sat, 9 a.m.- noon. Established in 1988, VCB is a full-service, community bank headquartered in Arlington with over $2.6 billion in assets. The Bank serves the Northern Virginia and Fredericksburg markets with 26 branches, a mortgage lending office and an investment services department. For further information about Virginia Commerce Bank visit VCBonline.com.

News

Falls Church-based Curtiss-Wright Flow Control (CWFC) announced the promotion of David J. Linton, President of Curtiss-Wright Flow Control, the Flow Control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation, to the newly created position of Co-Chief Operating Officer of New Jersey-based Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Mr. Linton brings 26 years of diversified experience in aerospace, defense and technology markets to his new position. As President of the Flow Control segment, Mr. Linton aligned an extensive product portfolio within core markets of defense, power generation, oil and gas and general industry and expanded the business from nine to 32 operating facilities. For more information visit www.cwfc.com.

Long & Foster Insurance Agency, Inc., the insurance arm of the Long & Foster Companies, has acquired two independent insurance agencies: Falls Church-based MY Insurance Agency (712 W. Broad St) and Fairfax-based Cryst & Associates (4041 University Drive). Both offices will close and the newly acquired companies will operate from Long & Foster’s corporate headquarters at 14501 George Carter Way in Chantilly. Cryst & Associates is a multi-line, middle market agency founded by Linda Christ in 1990. Christ has joined Long & Foster Insurance Agency, Inc. as a Senior Commercial Lines Producer. MY Insurance Agency has served a large Hispanic speaking clientele since 1999 and has offered a broad array of personal insurance coverages. Long & Foster’s Insurance Supervisor, Latino Division, Anna Martinez, assumes the duties previously handled by the firm’s former owner Marilyn Yanez who is no longer in the insurance business.

Events

Stifel and Capra, the Falls Church gift shop owned and operated by Theresa Stifel, is hosting a Black Friday Champaign Brunch during which customers can shop for one of a kind locally made jewelry, crafts, art and other gift items while enjoying refreshments. The event will take place 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Fri, Nov 28 at 210 Little Falls, Suite 201. Stifel and Capra’s new Sat hours, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., will start the next day and run through Christmas. For more information visit stifelandcapra.com.

Solano Spine & Sport Chiropractic is continuing its food drive collection in partnership with the Professional Football Players Mother’s Association to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank through the end of November. Nonperishable food items can be dropped off at 313 Park Ave, Suite 100A. For more information visit www.solanospine.com.

Doodlehopper 4 Kids is offering 20% off of almost everything in the store from Fri, Nov. 28-Mon, Dec. 1. Doodlehopper carries toys, books, baby gifts and clothing and is an official Toys 4 Tots drop off location. One of two locations owned and operated by Terry Young, the Falls Church store is located at 228 W. Broad St. Visit www.huntsmandoodlehopper.com for more information.

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.

The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 12th Annual Reindog Show presented by Wylie Wagg from 8-9:30am, Sat, Dec 6 at the Langley Shopping Center at 1362-1398 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Last year 200 participants and their canines together participated in the canine costume contest with prizes from Wylie Wagg and local businesses, photos with Santa and more. Celebrity judges include Peggy Fox, WUSA News Anchor. The Reindog Show collects food & other donations for Homeless Animal Rescue Team, a non-profit organization helping unwanted pets find permanent homes since 1990. The entrance fee for the Reindog Show is 2 cans of dog/cat food. The first 150 attendees receive a goodie bag courtesy of sponsors. For more information, visit www.mcleanchamber.org or contact Katharine Ryan at [email protected] or 703-356-5424.

Clay Café Studios, Mike’s Deli @ Lazy Sundae, and the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce are hosting the 8th Annual Family FUNdraiser to benefit the Falls Church Emergency Homeless Shelter 7-9pm Tuesday, December 9. For $25 per person, attendees can paint an ornament, mug, or plate and enjoy food from Mike’s [email protected] Sundae and Clare and Don’s Beach Shack. RSVPs are required by calling Clay Café at 703-534-7600. Clay Café is located at 101 Maple Avenue in Falls Church.

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