Falls Church Business News & Notes


Christopher Bergin, president and publisher of Tax Analysts, participated in the 125th edition of Columbia Business School’s intensive month long Senior Executive Program (CSEP) designed to help business leaders “maximize their leadership potential within their organizations.”

CSEP helps participants to better provide strategic direction and bring needed change to their organizations, to maximize the performance of individuals and teams, and to use communications skills more effectively in the performance of their jobs. Bergin has served in his current capacity at Tax Analysts since 1991. Previously, he was editor of Tax Notes magazine, the nonprofit’s flagship publication, for eight years and has run other Tax Analysts publications. The nonprofit provider of federal, state and international tax news and analysis is the second largest employer in Falls Church where it has been located since 1981. For more information, visit

Falls Church Curves is now participating in the award-winning Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program, a reimbursement program designed for older adults that enables SilverSneakers’ members to join Falls Church Curves at no cost. In March, if you bring in a bag of non-perishable food for our food drive, Curves will waive the service fee of $149. SilverSneakers® members will receive full membership to Curves, use of any participating SilverSneakers® location in the nation as well as health education and social events. Participating Medicare health plans in our area include: AARP MedicareComplete, Anthem BCBS, Humana Medicare, PacificCare Retirees, SecureHorizons and United Healthcare. For more information about Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program, visit or call 1-800-295-4993.

Fast Track Physical Therapy & Sports Performance has opened in Falls Church. Located in the Vantage Fitness gym facility on the 2nd Floor of 402 W. Broad Street, Fast Track provides comprehensive physical therapy and sport performance services, specifically for the athletic population. Fast Track was founded and is operated by Kerri Kramer, MSPT who is a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS) pursuing her transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT) and Manual Therapy Certification (MTC). She has worked in the orthopedic outpatient setting since 2000 with a primary focus in sports medicine and biomechanical analysis. Kramer is also a column writer on injury prevention for Tri-DC Magazine. For more information go to

Atlantic Realty Companies, the Falls Church News-Press, The Young Group, SmithGifford, Diener & Associates, Point of View Eyewear and Tax Analysts are all sponsoring the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming 2009 Awards Gala and Auction. Auction supporters include: Aladdin’s Lamp, Alli Oliver/Hekemian, Argia’s, Art and Frame of Falls Church, Bill Abel Watercolors, Brown’s Artdware, Cathy Kaye, Choralis, Clay Café Studios, Cline Rose Design, CSI Printing, Curves, Diener & Assoc, Dogfish Head Alehouse, Dogwood Tavern, Don Beyer Volvo, Dr. William V. Dougherty, III DDS, Edible Arrangements, Erik Pelton, FC Animal Hospital, Finding Resolution, Gary LaPorta, KidDesktop, Koons Ford, Ireland’s Four Provinces, Michael Byman – Capital Management Group, Mark Werblood – Tesler & Werblood, Mary Anne Carlson/Arbonne, Mayor Robin Gardner, Metro Green – Patty Shields, Oakwood Apartments, Of All The Beads, Organic Doggy Kitchen, Paul & Jeanette Barkley, Point of View Eyewear, Quick Copy/SAID, ReGreen Energy, Treena Rinaldi/Treena Lombardo/W Magazine, Solano Spine & Sport Chiropractic, Stifel & Capra, and Vantage Fitness. The Chamber Awards Gala and Auction will take place 6-11p.m., Sat, March 28 at the Clarendon Ballroom in Arlington. For info call 703-532-1050.


Ireland’s Four Provinces is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day all day long on Tues, March 17. The festivities start with “Kegs & Eggs”, featuring their well-known Irish Fry and their American Breakfast, starting at 8am in the bar area. The celebration will continue with both lunch and dinner specials including Corned Beef & Cabbage, Irish Stew, Cottage Pie, Whiskey Chicken Tullamore, Salmon Kilkenny and Fish & Chips. Seatings for lunch, priced at $26.95, are at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Seatings for dinner, priced at $36.95, are at 5pm or 9pm (the 7pm seating is sold out). Reservations for Kegs & Eggs, lunch and/or dinner are highly recommended – call 703-534-8999.

Falls Church Arts and Creative Cauldron are hosting a Business Open Forum on Mon, March 23 from 7-9 p.m. to discuss the economic impact of the arts and the performing and visual arts space soon to be constructed at Pearson Square (410 S. Maple Avenue) in Falls Church. Laura Hull, founder/director of Creative Cauldron and Jim Lynch, president of FC Arts, will review ways in which the business and arts communities can work together to maximize the economic opportunities. The meeting will take place at Shreve McGonegal located at 212 N. West Street in Falls Church. For more information visit