Falls Church Business News and Notes


The Falls Church Foot and Ankle Center has partnered with the medical rehabilitation humanitarian group Healing Hands for Haiti ( for its annual shoe drive.

Healing Hands provides therapy services (medical, physical, occupational, speech therapy) for those in need in Haiti. They also teach caregivers how to work with children with disabilities. The podiatry office, owned and operated by Dr. Paul Cannon, will be accepting donations of gently used children’s footwear (infant-teen) through Feb 20. Shoes can be dropped off Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. This is the third year of the drive which has collected more than 400 pairs of shoes. For more information call 703-237-1555 or visit

Vantage Fitness owner Garrett Rambler and Falls Church City Manager, Wyatt Shields have agreed on a new program for Falls Church City employees. The new agreement allows all city employees to join Vantage Fitness at the discounted rate of $39/mo with no enrollment fee or annual agreement. Vantage Fitness offers a similar program to Falls Church City School employees. For information on corporate membership programs contact Garrett Rambler at 703-241-0565 or visit Vantage Fitness is located on the second floor of 402 W. Broad Street in Falls Church.

Virginia Commerce Bancorp, Inc. will host a teleconference call at 11a.m. on Jan. 29 to discuss its fourth quarter 2008 financial results which will be released that morning. The public is invited to listen in by dialing 866-219-5260 at least 10 minutes prior to the call. The public can listen to the replay any time between 2 p.m. that same through 11:59 p.m. Feb. 5, by dialing 888-266-2081 and entering access code 1326293. Virginia Commerce Bancorp, Inc. is the parent bank holding company for Virginia Commerce Bank which recently opened a new Falls Church branch at 7115 Leesburg Pike. For more information visit


Art and Frame of Falls Church is hosting “An Inaugural Celebration” for the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s monthly networking mixer from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27. The event is co-sponsored by Red Hot & Blue, Red, White & Bleu and The Red Book Community Phone Book. Friends of the business community and Chamber members are all invited to this free event. Art and Frame is located at 111 Park Ave, Falls Church.

A Business Resources Workshop will be held Feb. 2 to inform Mason District business people about services and resources available from the Mason District office of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority and the Annandale Chamber of Commerce. The program will feature a discussion to help businesses locate and expand in the Mason District and an overview of Fairfax County’s commercial real estate market. Speaking will be Mason District Supervisor Penelope A. Gross, FCEDA President and CEO Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., and Annandale Chamber President Mark Rodney. It will take place at the Mason District Governmental Center at 6507 Columbia Pike in Annandale. The event is free and lunch will be provided. As space is limited, attendees must register in advance by calling 703-790-0600 or emailing

Falls Church-based Brotman-Winter-Fried Communication is promoting the annual Sister to Sister Heart Health Fair which will be held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6 at the Verizon Center. The event includes free screenings, provided by the Sister to Sister Foundation, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Washington Adventist Hospital, for cholesterol, blood glucose levels, blood pressure, body mass index and family health history as well as heart health. It will also include lifestyle seminars, cooking demonstrations, fitness programs, stress-reduction workshops, massages, makeovers, raffles and giveaways. For more information visit For information on the BWF’s public relations and promotional work, visit

Provident Bank, Fairview Park Marriott Hotel and the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the Chairman’s Gala sponsored by on Saturday, Feb. 7. The black-tie event features music by The Drifters, a premium open bar cocktail reception, silent and live auction, gourmet dinner, installation of the McLean Chamber’s 2009 Board of Directors and dancing. For gala reservations, please contact Katharine Ryan at 703-356-5424 or email