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Falls Church Business News and Notes

NEWS

Impulsive, the eclectic gift shop located at The Broadway, 502 W Broad Street, officially closed its doors Sunday, March 29. Owner and Remax Allegiance Realtor Leslie Hutchison closed the store in order to better focus on her real estate business. For more information email [email protected].

Jim Koons Automotive Companies is opening a new Koons Nissan in Falls Church. The dealership, formerly Koons Dodge, is located at 1051 East Broad Street next to Koons Ford in the Seven Corners area. The new dealership’s grand opening is scheduled for mid-May. Jim Koons Automotive is a billion dollar company with 19 locations in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware with over 1,300 employees. Founded in 1964 by John Koons Sr., Koons was the first dealer in history to be inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in Midland, Michigan. Koons Ford is the original dealership of the Jim Koons Organization and has been a landmark at 7 Corners for over four decades. For more information call 703-241-7200.

The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce celebrated the spirit of Falls Church, kicked off the City School’s 60th Anniversary and honored leaders in the community at its Awards Gala held Saturday, March 28. Chamber Chairman from 2007-2008, Gary LaPorta (Miniatures from the Attic) received the inaugural Falls Church City Business in Education Partner of the Year Award while Edna Frady received the Chamber Appreciation Award, Hope Galley (American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life) received the James S. Elkin Award for Humanitarianism, Tom Gittins (Art and Frame of Falls Church) received the Carroll V. Shreve Award and John Shreve (Shreve McGonegal) received the highest honor of the evening, the Pillar of the Community Award. Along with the awards, the evening’s program included a video history of the Chamber’s relationship with the Falls Church schools, a silent auction featuring almost 80 items donated by local businesses, and a live auction with Colm Dillon, owner of Ireland’s Four Provinces . For more information call 703-532-1050 or email [email protected].

Falls Church-based Northshore Design has formed a new company, ReGreenEnergy, LLC. ReGreen is an environmentally-conscious company that will focus on providing clients energy savings, while reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainability in design. ReGreen will conduct energy audits and address issues with insulation, heating and cooling and water heating. For more information on ReGreenEnergy contact Sean Stoopman at 703-879-2520.

The Entrepreneur’s Source is celebrating its 25th anniversary of providing service to individuals seeking the entrepreneurial dream of business ownership. Since it’s founding in 1984, The Entrepreneur’s Source, which became a franchise operation in 1998, has helped tens of thousands of individuals become franchise business owners and has grown into over 230 Franchise Business Coaching offices throughout North America. E-Source offers a full range of services to individuals seeking alternate career options and to franchise businesses looking to increase performance. Visit FranchiseNewsRoom.com for more information.

EVENTS

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Business Assistance and the US Small Business Administration is conducting its next monthly workshop for individuals interested in starting a business in Fairfax on April 7. The workshop provides an overview of start-up basics such as licenses and permits, workforce service and training programs, and resources, financing and certification programs. They held on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 am to 10 am. For more information or to register visit www.fairfaxcountyeda.org or call 703-790-0600.

Vantage Fitness is hosting “Dr. Solano Day” on Tues, April 7 featuring Dr. Raymond Solano of Solano Spine & Sport Chiropractic. From 3 pm-8 pm, Dr. Solano will present to trainers, greet members and prospective members, and be available to answer questions about spinal health and wellness. Vantage Fitness is located on the second floor at 402 W. Broad Street. For information about Dr. Solano or his practice, visit www.solanospine.com.

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