Falls Church Business News and Notes


Diener & Associates, CPAs (, John Rodock, Esq. of Ober | Kaler ( and Apple Federal Credit Union ( and have committed to Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsorships respectively of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce.

They join Partners Atlantic Realty Companies, the Falls Church News-Press, and The Young Group, Media Partner SmithGifford, Gold Sponsors Point of View and Tax Analysts, Silver Sponsors Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust, William V. Dougherty III, DDS, Falls Church Animal Hospital, Hekemian & Co., and Needham, Mitnick & Pollack, PLC and Bronze Sponsors Falls Church Housing Corporation, Northern Virginia Tutoring Service, and Oshinsky Family Limited Partnership. For information about the Chamber call 703-532-1050 or email

Matt Smith of State Farm Insurance is giving $10 gift certificates to Argia’s restaurant to any business leader or resident who allows his agency to quote their Auto, Homeowners, (Home Renters Condo) Life, Health, or Business Insurance policy. They are offering free food just for allowing them to see if they can save you money and ensure that you have adequate protection. To arrange for an appointment to discuss the options available through State Farm please contact Smith’s Falls Church State Farm office at 703-237-3477 or email

The National Geographic Museum has named Falls Church-based SmithGifford as their advertising agency of record. The Falls Church-based full-service advertising agency’s first task will be to promote the upcoming “Lions & Leopards, The Work of Dereck and Beverly Joubert” exhibit opening Wed., Feb 18. Despite a declining economy, the National Geographic Museum account is one of several accounts the advertising agency has won over the past six months, including The Foundation for the National Archives and the Lindsay Automotive Group. SmithGifford is an award-winning advertising agency with billings of about $30 million and whose client roster includes the Virginia Lottery, Roy Rogers and American Trucking Association, along with others. The National Geographic Museum is located at 17th and M Streets NW in Washington, DC. Visit for more information about upcoming exhibits or for more information about SmithGifford.

National Wholesale Liquidators, which declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November, has closed its doors at 6751 Wilson Boulevard in the Eden Center. The 77,000 SF facility is available but will remain vacant until a new tenant or alternative plans for the site are developed. The property is owned and operated by Capital Commercial Properties, Inc. For more information about the Eden Center, visit


Argia’s (www.argias), Clare & Don’s (, Dogwood Tavern (, Hoang’s Grill and Sushi Bar (, Ireland’s Four Provinces ( and several other Falls Church restaurants are offering fixed price menus and other Valentine’s Day specials. For more information on each of their offerings, contact them directly.

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 Thurs, 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 Registration will start at 7 pm; the program will finish at 9:30 pm.


Employees of Falls Church City businesses are now potentially eligible for free tax preparation by the Falls Church City Housing and Human and Human Services Division. The service, which will be available 8am-3pm, Mon-Fri, Feb 9 – April 13 is available by appointment only. Call 703-248-5005 for an appointment or to learn more.

Is your Falls Church City-based business having difficulties with visibility? Would new, improved commercial signage help? City staff is ready and available to discuss ways in which new or redesigned signage can help your business. Call 703-248-5015 to discuss the options available.