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Art and Frame of Falls Church has hired local artist Bev Rocco as its new Corporate Sales Manager and now has custom framing catalogs available.

In her new capacity, Rocco will consult with current and potential new clients to integrate artwork into work and public spaces. For a copy of the new catalog or for more information visit Art and Frame of Falls Church, home of FIRSTfriday of Falls Church (www.firstfridayoffallschurch.org), at 111 Park Avenue or call 703-534-4202.

The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program is seeking nominations for its eighth annual Business Recycling Awards. Any waste reduction, recycling, and/or reuse effort carried out by a Fairfax County business or nonprofit is eligible. The deadline is March 13. Program details and award applications are available at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/reculcing/biz-awardintro.htm.

The Greater Merrifield Business Association held its 23rd Annual Holiday Luncheon and Auction to benefit PRS, Inc. on Dec 16. PRS, a Falls Church located community-based nonprofit that serves people in recovery from serious mental illness in Northern Virginia, obtained a challenge grant of $5,000 from a generous donor. Thanks to generous auction attendees, the match was met the contribution generated by GMBA to PRS was therefore doubled. For more information about PRS visit www.prsinc.org. For more information about GMBA call 703-849-1200.

Northshore Design has been recognized as “Outstanding” by Washington Spaces, the DC Metro area’s luxury home design publication. The Falls Church based design/build firm will be featured in The Best of Baths in the upcoming January/February issue. Northshore Design has won a number of honors this past year including a 2008 Regional Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence, the National Chrysalis Award for a Residential Exterior and a Best of the Best Silver Award from Professional Remodeler. For more information about Northshore Design visit www.northsd.com. For more information about Washington Spaces, visit www.washingtonspaces.com.

Tax Analysts, the nonprofit publisher that provides the latest and most in-depth tax information worldwide, is the first new supporter to commit to the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s 2009 annual sponsorship program. Under the direction of President and Publisher Christopher Bergin, Tax Analysts works for the transparency of tax rules, fosters increased dialogue between authorities and taxpayers, and provides forums for education and debate, thereby encouraging the creation of tax systems that are fairer, simpler, and more economically efficient. The Chamber’s new Gold Sponsor supplies information resources for tax professionals and offers daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly publications that provide news and analysis on tax policy, practice, administration, regulation, and legislation. Chamber annual sponsorships, which range in cost from $1,000 to $5,000, provide businesses with recognition and promotional opportunities throughout the year to raise visibility and generate customer loyalty in the Falls Church community. For more information about Tax Analysts, which owns and operates out of the building at 400 S. Maple Avenue in Falls Church, visit www.taxanalysts.com. For information about the Chamber and its sponsorships call 703-532-0476 or email [email protected].

Events

The City of Falls Church Economic Development Authority is hosting a Developer’s Forum on “The Eden Center: What is the Future of this Unique Regional Hub of Dining and Shopping Activity” on Tues, Jan 6 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Alan B. Frank, the general counsel and senior vice president of Capital Commercial Properties, Inc., owners of the Eden Center, is the featured speaker. With over 130 Vietnamese restaurants, shops, and vendors, the Eden Center, located on Wilson Boulevard in the Seven Corners area, is N. VA’s premier Asian shopping destination. The Forum will take place in the Falls Church City Hall Training Room, “G” Level. For information on this event or the services provided by the City’s EDA, call (703) 248-5491.

McLean Community Connections, which fosters interactive, multicultural dialogue for better understanding within communities, is hosting a McLean Community Dialogue entitled “Economy Down, Stress Up; Questions for our Community” on Thursday, Feb. 26 at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave in McLean. The event will enable attendees to share stories and learn from the experience of others. Reservations are required by Feb. 23 at 703-324-3453 or [email protected]. Registration will start at 7 p.m.; the program will finish at 9:30 p.m.

The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program is hosting Business Hazardous Waste Collection Days on April 1, July 22, and October 7 at the I-66 Transfer Station Complex at 4618 West Ox Road. Each event will run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. These events offer an economical way for businesses that produce less than 100 kilograms of hazardous waste per month to legally dispose of hazardous waste. Charges will be determined by the type and quantity of material being disposed. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/recylcing or call 703-324-5230 for more information.

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