Business News & Notes


Raytheon Company, a technology and innovation company specializing in defense, homeland security, cybersecurity and other government markets, has signed a lease for 600,000 SF on AOL’s Loudon County campus.

The Waltham, MA-based contractor will consolidate its Northern Virginia offices into 600,000 square feet of office space at AOL’s Pacific Corporate Park in Dulles. The project will include a capital investment of about $37.5 million. More than 1,500 employees from Raytheon’s Falls Church, Reston and Herndon sites will relocate next year. The company expects to create an additional 100 full-time jobs over the next three years. Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide, including more than 4,000 in Virginia.

Quick Copy in Falls Church is reaching out to help local residents in search of new jobs find employment. Quick Copy will print resumes on quality resume paper, scan them to PDF for emailing, or fax them – at no charge for anyone actively searching for a job! 417 W. Broad Street – call 703-536-2525 for more info. The full service business center for digital printing and more, owned and operated by Robert Beach, is located at 417 W. Broad Street.

Banfield, The Pet Hospital of Falls Church, has launched its Optimum Wellness Plans, discounted packages of healthcare services that include the cost of preventive care recommended by Banfield veterinarians. The plans, tailored to fit each pet, include vaccinations, twice annual tooth-to-tail examinations, routine dental cleanings and lab work. In addition, the plans provide free office visits and discounts on services not included in the plans. For information visit


The Community Business Partnership Resource Center is presenting “Marketing Plans for Government Contracts” on Friday, April 10. The cost of the seminar featuring Don Beery and Dave Fuller is $100. It will take place 8:30am-2:30pm at 7001 Loisdale Road, Suite C in Springfield. Call 703-768-1440 for more information.

The Fairfax County Public Schools – Adults Community Education Division is sponsoring “Downsizing with Logic and Care, from 7-9pm on Monday, April 13 and Monday, April 27. The seminar will be presented by Jerome Livausais. The $69 event will take place at Fairfax High School. For information call 703-658-1201.

The Falls Church City Economic Development Authority is hosting a Developers’ Forum at 6:30 pm on Tues, April 14 featuring Dr. Gerald Gordon, CEO of Fairfax County Economic Development Authority who will discuss how Fairfax County secured Hiltons’ corporate headquarters in Tysons Corner. The session, which is open to the pubic, will beheld in the Falls Church City Hall Training Room (G level) located at 223 Little Falls Street in Falls Church. For more information contact

The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce is working in cooperation with the school-business partnership programs in Arlington County, Fairfax County, and the City of Falls Church to make it easier for business professionals in all three jurisdictions to volunteer in the schools. The effort was kicked off at the Chamber’s March Luncheon which featured presentations by representatives from Arlington County, Fairfax County and Falls Church City on the volunteer opportunities available the local public schools. To learn how to get involved in Arlington contact Kim Durand at 703-228-6003 or To get involved in Fairfax, contact Shelley Prince at 571-423-1223 or For opportunities in Falls Church City, contact Marybeth Connelly at 703-248-5691 or

Recognizing the uncertainty of the economy, Falls Church Curves is sponsoring Living Your Passion, a seminar that will provide practical, proven strategies to identify what your passions are, how you can go about taking steps towards achieving them, and begin embracing the life that you truly desire. The session will be presented by Monica Thakrar, President and CEO of Joyful Soul Coaching at the Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls Street in Falls Church, 1:30-2:30pm, Saturday, April 25. There is no fee but space is limited. Call 703-536-0140 to register. For more information, visit
Correction: Leslie Hutchison, owner of the recently closed Impulsive, is with ReMax Distinctive and her email address is