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Robert E. Beach AIA, Principal of Robert E Beach Architects, LLC located at 417 W. Broad Street has successfully completed the examination to become a LEED Accredited Professional.

LEED Professional Accreditation distinguishes building professionals with the knowledge and skills to successfully steward the LEED Certification process. LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and the LEED Green Building Rating System. For more information call 703-533-8333.

CVS Pharmacy in Fairfax was named Employer of the Year by PRS (formerly Psychiatric Services). The CVS is located at 10390 Willard Way in Fairfax and it employs one PRS client who works closely with CVS store manager Joshua Burd. PRS is a community-based nonprofit that provides training and support to men and women with psychiatric disabilities to maximize their independence and self-sufficiency. For more information visit prsinc.org.

Hilton Hotels Corporation has signed a 10-year lease for office space at Park Place II, in the Tysons Corner area. Hilton’s global headquarters will occupy approximately one-third of the 11-story, 323,000-square- foot building. The property, which is located at 7930 Jones Branch Drive, was completed in 2008 and is owned by the B.F. Saul Real Estate Investment Trust. The building is LEED Gold certified, meeting one of the highest environmental standards for design, construction and operation. Hilton operates more than 3,200 hotels and 545,000 rooms in 77 countries and territories. The Hilton decision follows moves announced by Volkswagen Group of America and CSC (formerly Computer Sciences Corporation) in 2007 and 2008, respectively, to relocate their headquarters to Fairfax County. For more information visit FairfaxCountyEDA.org).

Impulsive, the eclectic gift shop located at 502 W Broad Street, will be closing its doors for the final time on March 29. The gift shop carries a wide variety of unique gift items from more than 300 artists. It was created by Remax Allegiance Realtor Leslie Hutchison for her now late mother-in-law and managed in recent years by her daughter who is relocating. Items in the store are between 45% and 80% off. All fixtures, shelving, supplies and furniture will be for sale as well. To view some of Impulsive’s offerings online, visit impulsivegallery.com.

Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area is now accepting applications for its 6th Annual Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Competition sponsored by Ernst & Young. The competition will recognize young people in the region who have best embraces the entrepreneurial spirit. The competition is open until April 6 to any student in the 9-12 grades who has started and is currently running his or her own business. The first place winner will be recognized at the awards banquet June 18, will receive a $1,000 scholarship, and will be invited t attend the Washington Business Hall of Fame in December. To learn more about the competition or Junior Achievement, visit myja.org.

Mad Fox Brewing Company is seeking investors for its planned Falls Church restaurant and brewpub. The announcement of Mad Fox’s Letter of Intent with Waterford Development appeared in last week’s Falls Church News-Press. Mad Fox plans to move into the space in the Spectrum where Not Your Average Joe’s was originally planned. For information about the investment opportunities available, contact Rick Garvin at [email protected].

Quick Copy is offering free resume service to individuals in the area actively searching for a job. Quick Copy will print resumes on quality resume paper, scan them to PDF for emailing, or fax them – at no charge. Owned and operated by Robert “Bob” Beach, Quick Copy is located at 417 W. Broad Street in Falls Church. Call 703-536-2525 for more information.

Vintage This & That has closed its doors and vacated its space in the West End Plaza at 1075 W. Broad Street in Falls Church. The vintage furniture and home accessories shop opened in February 2008. It was independently owned and operated by Althea Roseboro and Dorothy Jenkins.